Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s basketball heads to Eastern Michigan after eight-day layoff

By Patrick Strohecker

December 3, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

It’s been eight days since the Massachusetts men’s basketball team last played a game. And while everything has been smooth sailing for UMass to start the season, it must now prepare for its first true road test of the year when it takes on Eastern Michigan on Tuesd...

UMass hockey drubbed by No. 5 Quinnipiac, 6-1

By Nick Canelas

December 2, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

With a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of No. 5 Quinnipiac on Saturday night, the Massachusetts hockey team can finally part ways with a forgettable month of November. And forgettable might be an understatement. The Minutemen were victori...

UMass women’s basketball finding different ways to win games

By Joey Saade

November 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Don't look now, but the Massachusetts women's basketball team is riding a two-game winning streak. Following Wednesday's upset win over a Rutgers team coached by Vivian Stringer, the Minutewomen battled a cold start against Hartford on Saturday and came out with a 63-59 come-from-behind victor...

Minutewomen ride momentum of two-game winning streak into matchup with Holy Cross

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

November 26, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team is heading into Tuesday’s game against Holy Cross with a feeling it hasn’t had in a long time: the momentum of a winning streak. After defeating Rutgers on Wednesday and following it up with a win over Hartford on Saturday, the Minutewomen ...

Chiarelli: For at least this instant, UMass basketball back in national fold

By Mark Chiarelli

November 26, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns, Winter Sports

What did you do when you woke up today? Did you roll over and press snooze on your alarm clock? Or should I say, rolled over and unlocked your smartphone, tapping the screen a few times to keep the world from becoming real for at least a few minutes? Or did you do as I did, immediatel...

UMass cracks AP Top 25 poll at No. 24

By Patrick Strohecker

November 26, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Entering the season, all the talk surrounding the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was about ending the 15-year NCAA Tournament drought. On Monday, it ended a different 15-year drought. The Associated Press released its weekly poll on Monday with UMass slotted in at N...

UMass hockey shut down by Mike Santaguida, UVM on the road

By Nick Canelas

November 25, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Massachusetts hockey team couldn't have asked much more from Steve Mastalerz on Sunday. The junior goaltender played about as well as he could have in just his second game back from an undisclosed injury that kept him sidelined for three games. ...

UMass women’s basketball wins second consecutive nailbiter

By Andrew Cyr

November 25, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Massachusetts’s women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley knew that with a young roster it was going to take some time for her team to get acclimated to playing at such a competitive level. However, just five games into the season, wit...

UMass divers find success at Frank Elm Invitational

By Tom Mulherin

November 25, 2013

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Over the weekend, the Massachusetts men’s and women’s diving teams found success in the diving portion of the Frank Elm Invitational in New Brunswick, N.J., as senior Michaela Butler and sophomore Josh Koppel won the one-meter...

UMass hockey lets early lead slip away, loses to UVM

By Cameron McDonough

November 22, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It’s hard to have a better opening 59 seconds than the Massachusetts hockey team had on Friday night. But hockey isn’t a 59-second game. The other 59 minutes, one second, on the other hand, belonged to Vermont. The Minutemen ...

UMass upsets No. 19 New Mexico, 81-65

By Patrick Strohecker

November 22, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team entered Friday’s Charleston Classic semifinal undefeated. Its wins were notable, but it was still looking for that one marquee win that would grab the nation’s attention. On F...

UMass men’s basketball knocks off Nebraska

By Patrick Strohecker

November 21, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Before leaving on Tuesday for the Charleston Classic, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg called the tournament a “business trip.” While the 96-90 victory wasn’t business as usual for the Minutemen, it...