Massachusetts Daily Collegian

No 8. UMass to take on top-seeded Eagles in Hockey East Playoffs

By Scott Cournoyer

March 7, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Winter Sports

For six long months, the Massachusetts hockey team has grinded its way through the toughest collegiate conference in the country for a chance to make the postseason tournament. This weekend will tell the tale of the season. For...

Big playoff implications on the line as Minutemen face Rhode Island

By Jackson Alexander

March 2, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will conclude its regular season on Saturday when it hosts Rhode Island. The Minutemen will honor seniors Sean Carter and Matt Hill, as the two will be competing at the Mullins Center in a regular...

A journey of jumps for Zachary Koncki

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 8, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track and Field, Winter Sports

Zachary Koncki wanted to be a javelin thrower. He wasn’t a long jumper and he didn’t know how his full potential. He didn’t even get on the runway for the event until the end of his senior year of high school. When he did, h...

UM welcomes 1st place St. Bonaventure

By David Martin

February 8, 2012

Filed under Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

In its efforts to end its six-game losing streak and to improve its position in the Atlantic 10 standings, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will take on No. 25 St. Bonaventure at home at the Mullins Center tonight at 5 p.m. The Mi...

UM travels to DU after week-long break

By David Martin

January 25, 2012

Filed under Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

As it looks to rebound from a slow start to January, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team prepares to take on a streaking Duquesne squad at the A.J. Palumbo Center tonight. The Minutewomen (6-13, 1-3 Atlantic 10) ...

All hands on deck for UM

By Eric Mansfield

January 25, 2012

Filed under Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

So far this season, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team has kept a pretty fair balance on offense, with all five starters averaging at least six points per game but none more than 12 points per game. All of those...

Men’s swimming dominates Bryant, heads to Upper Valley

By Chris Corso

January 25, 2012

Filed under Swimming & Diving, Winter Sports

Last Friday night, the Minutemen swimming team sped past Bryant University with a victory score of 153-88. In a one-sided matchup, UMass won a total of 12 of the 13 events last week. The men look to bring this success and intensity ...

Minutewomen tennis return to courts against Eagles, Crimson

By Cameron McDonough

January 25, 2012

Filed under Tennis, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts women’s tennis team will return to the courts this weekend with a pair of challenging matches against regional rivals Boston College and Harvard. UMass had a very positive showing throughout the fall...

Minutemen tied for 2nd in A-10 following winter break

By Stephen Hewitt

January 22, 2012

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

Following its victory on the road at Richmond on Saturday, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team currently sits in a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 with Xavier after a winter break that saw the team go a solid 7-2. ...

Scribner: UMass slowly gaining more national attention

By Herb Scribner

January 22, 2012

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

I’ve been a member of the Daily Collegian sports staff since 2009 and for all of those years, I’ve seen the sports teams come and go with a common phrase shared between them: “maybe next year.” Time and time again, throug...

Minutemen blank Boston College

By Nick Canelas

January 22, 2012

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It was a night of firsts for the Massachusetts hockey team in its 4-0 upset win over No. 4 Boston College. Although it is their second win of the season over the Eagles, the Minutemen (9-8-5, 5-6-4 Hockey East) shutout...

Asser: Don’t look now but here come the Minutemen

By Jay Asser

January 22, 2012

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

Massachusetts fans have had to bear recent struggles, but it appears the men’s basketball team is finally starting to give reason for hope for a return to prominence. Ever since I arrived to the University of Massachu...