Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Early struggles force UMass women’s basketball to try different lineups

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

November 20, 2013

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

A young team takes time to come together and find out what works best for them, and that’s just what the Massachusetts women’s basketball team is doing this season, as the team has sent out three different pairs of starting...

C.J. Anderson, Rashaan Holloway officially sign with UMass

By Mark Chiarelli

November 19, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg made it official on Monday, announcing that both C.J. Anderson and Rashaan Holloway signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Minutemen. Kellogg spoke highly of both players before Monday’s practice, describ...

UMass club hockey defeated by Boston College on the road

By Matthew Zackman

November 19, 2013

Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Winter Sports

On Friday, the Massachusetts club hockey team traveled to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College. The game didn’t go as planned for the Minutemen, as they fell 4-2 in their second loss to the Eagles this season. UMass coach Jamie Magarian believed that “we left the rink knowing we we...

UMass women’s basketball hurts itself with turnovers in loss to AU

By Andrew Cyr

November 18, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

At the beginning of the season, Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley knew that with a young team that likes to run in transition, there were going to be turnovers. However, there comes a time when the turnover...

Veteran leadership offers steady hand in UMass’ win

By Mark Chiarelli

November 17, 2013

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

  The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s 85-69 victory over Youngstown State wasn’t flashy, nor was it ever in doubt. UMass carried itself with a business-like manner, spending  all but one minute, 23 seconds...

UMass pulls away late to knock off feisty Youngstown State

By Patrick Strohecker

November 17, 2013

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

  It took the Massachusetts men’s basketball team 35 minutes, six seconds to find the killer instinct to put away a feisty Youngstown State squad. It was better late than never. With the Penguins hanging around for most of ...

Minutemen ready for under the radar Youngstown State

By Mark Chiarelli

November 16, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

There’s no mistaking the importance of Massachusetts’ game against Youngstown State on Sunday at the Mullins Center. No, the matinee 1 p.m. matchup won’t carry the prominence of a nationally televised ESPN appearance against Louisiana State. It also won’t hold the clo...

Late goal from Branden Gracel gives UMass 2-2 tie with BC

By Nick Canelas

November 15, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

CHESTNUT HILL – Branden Gracel came into the weekend sporting a whole new look. He completely cut off the long locks that draped down to the back of his shoulders in favor of a shorter, standard haircut. Not only did Gracel...

Controversial ruling leads to UMass hockey’s loss to BC

By Nick Canelas

November 15, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team thought it had just tied the game. Steven Iacobellis found Troy Power cutting to the middle of the ice from the neutral zone and the redshirt junior took the puck and finished the rest, moving...

Fouls play major role UMass men’s basketball’s win over LSU

By Patrick Strohecker

November 13, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

  Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg used the term “ticky-tack” to describe the foul calls. Louisiana State coach Johnny Jones said the referees made it clear early on how the game was going to...

UMass men’s basketball hangs on to beat LSU in wild affair

By Mark Chiarelli

November 12, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

It was a fitting way to end the game. Sampson Carter, a Baton Rouge, La., native, stood at the line with a chance to preserve a lead his team desperately clung to against a pesky Louisiana State team. Calmly, Car...

UMass prepares for morning affair with LSU in home opener

By Mark Chiarelli

November 12, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Just as the basketball higher powers envisioned, fans of Massachusetts men’s basketball will get a taste of NCAA Tournament-type basketball to go along with their morning breakfast. UMass will host Louisiana State on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for its home opener as part of ESPN’s 24-hour Tip-O...