Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Plourde finally receives chance to show greatness in national tournament

By Adam Miller

May 20, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports Columns

Massachusetts softball was never supposed to be the same after losing its hard-throwing pitcher, Brandice Balschmiter, to graduation. Few pitchers dominated the game like she did with her sub-1.00 earned run average and...

Calipari, Walberg best coaching duo to utilize Rose

By Adam Miller

May 11, 2010

Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

John Calipari’s name is in the news again. No, there is no controversy with John Wall, or any of the other Kentucky men’s basketball players for that matter. But he might be following his star point guard to the National Basketball Association to become the coach of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls recently f...

Calipari and Kellogg relationship will pay dividends

By David Brinch

March 31, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

This past Massachusetts men’s basketball season can be summed up in nine simple words which will leave UMass fans with an optimistic view for years to come. The talent is there. The results were not. Be patient. The Minutemen...

Beat writers hand out 2009-10 awards for Mass Attack

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 23, 2010

Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

The 2009-10 season was similar to ones in years past for the Massachusetts hockey team. UMass started the season as one of the nation’s best and then went on a second-half skid. While the season didn’t end the way the Minutemen...

NCAA Tournament picture is clearer after weekend

By Adam Miller

March 2, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Sports Columns

The NCAA Tournament bubble got a little clearer for the Atlantic 10 over the weekend. Xavier topped Richmond in double-overtime and joined Temple in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but the only thing that game affected was the...

UMass needs better scheduled games, familiar opponents

By Adam Miller

March 1, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

If you’ve been to a Massachusetts men’s basketball game this season, you’ve probably noticed that the Mullins Center is a little more empty than usual. Although based on the empty seats I’ve seen at most games, you...

Five teams in A-10 have chance at Big Dance

By Adam Miller

February 23, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Sports Columns

One of these things is not like the others. The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big East, Atlantic 10 and Big Ten are all predicted by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi to have five or more teams going to the NCAA Tournament. Out...

No need to worry, Minutemen will be fine

By Nick O'Malley

December 9, 2009

Filed under Hockey, Sports Columns

Despite the warnings signs, it’s not quite panic mode yet for the Massachusetts hockey team. Yes, they’ve dropped three straight games at the end of their stretch of five straight ranked teams. Sure, the team has had a...

Chris Piekos should be the goalkeeper for the UMass men's soccer team

By Adam Miller

September 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports Columns

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch still doesn’t know who his starting goalkeeper will be for the rest of the season. But after the win over Northeastern, junior Chris Piekos showed that he clearly deserves that ho...

Don’t be surprised by these Minutemen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 21, 2009

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

Please raise your hand if you had high expectations for the Massachusetts football team entering this season. If your hand is raised, you might be Kevin Morris, somehow connected to UMass Athletics or you were lying to yourself...