Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Thomas Johnston

Thomas has been writing for The Collegian since his freshman year and is currently an assistant sports editor. He primarily covers men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse.

Thomas Johnston, Assistant Sports Editor

Mar 13, 2019
UMass men’s basketball falls to George Washington in opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Rashaan Holloway has memorable final game in Amherst (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
UMass men’s basketball pulls off comeback victory over Saint Joseph’s (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
UMass men’s basketball falls to George Washington in D.C. (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Johnston: UMass men’s basketball looks inspired after loss to Fordham (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
Carl Pierre’s 23 points lead UMass upset over Davidson (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
UMass men’s basketball looks to earn road win against La Salle (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
UMass men’s basketball searches for first conference win against St. Bonaventure (Story)
Jan 05, 2019
UMass offense goes stagnant in loss to La Salle (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Holloway’s 16-point second half sparks UMass comeback against Fairleigh Dickinson (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Second half turnovers lead Temple over UMass (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
UMass looks to stay hot at Temple (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
UMass football introduces Walt Bell as head coach (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Updated: UMass football hires Walt Bell as head coach (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Second half shooting leads UMass men’s basketball over Quinnipiac (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
UMass men’s basketball looks to build off momentum gained at Vegas tournament (Story)
Nov 24, 2018
UMass falls to No. 6 Nevada in Las Vegas Holiday Invitational Championship (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
Report: UMass to let go of football coach Mark Whipple (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
UMass men’s basketball dominates from start-to-finish in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
UMass gets blown out in season finale against Georgia (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
UMass men’s basketball turns in lackadaisical performance against Howard (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Andy Isabella 15 yards away from breaking UMass’ single-season receiving record (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
UMass men’s basketball suffers first loss of the season (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
UMass men’s basketball set to renew rivalry with Harvard (Story)
Nov 10, 2018
Poor third quarter hinders UMass football in loss to BYU (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Rashaan Holloway impresses in return to court (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Rashaan Holloway’s redemption season: How the senior is preparing for his final run (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
From Senegal to New Jersey, Samba Diallo’s journey to UMass is a long one (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Johnston: Observations from Westfield State scrimmage (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Things to watch for in UMass basketball’s scrimmage against Westfield State (Story)
Oct 27, 2018
UMass defense turns in best performance of the season in win over UConn (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
UMass football looks to get back in win column against Connecticut (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Big plays, rushing game the difference as UMass football falls to Coastal Carolina (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
With added bench depth, UMass men’s basketball looks to play at faster pace (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
Big plays hinder UMass football against South Florida (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Ed Pinkham set to lead UMass against South Florida (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
UMass set to take on South Florida without coach Mark Whipple (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
UMass football’s defense preparing for explosive Ohio offense (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Johnston: UMass has chance to prove themselves at Ohio (Story)
Sep 22, 2018
Explosive first quarter helps end UMass’ losing skid (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
UMass routed by Florida International in third straight loss (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Bryton Barr’s twisting, winding path to UMass (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Johnston: It’s time for UMass football to put all the pieces together and take a leap forward (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
UMass faces competitive test against Georgia Southern (Story)
Sep 01, 2018
Johnston: UMass has improved, but still has a long way to go (Story)
Aug 25, 2018
UMass opens season with blowout win over Duquesne (Story)
May 12, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse falls to Yale in first round of the NCAA tournament (Story)
May 05, 2018
UMass defeats Towson in CAA championship game (Story)
May 03, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse advances to CAA championship game, defeating Hofstra 10-6 (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Johnston: If you aren’t already, it’s time to start paying attention to the UMass men’s lacrosse team (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Sconone shines as UMass wins eighth straight game (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
No. 18 UMass men’s lacrosse travels to Fairfield Saturday in search of eighth straight win (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Malik Hines to utilize NCAA graduate transfer exemption, will not return for senior year (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Jeff Trainor’s four goals led UMass men’s lacrosse over Towson (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
Takeaways from UMass football’s annual spring game (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Buddy Carr looking to keep strong offensive play going against Towson (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Randall West ready for opportunity in spring football game (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to keep win streak going in Delaware (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Greg Cannella picks up 200th career win as UMass tops Drexel (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
UMass holds annual pro day at McGuirk Alumni Stadium (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to cap off non-conference slate on positive note (Story)
Mar 18, 2018
Connolly’s six goals push UMass men’s lacrosse over Hartford (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse wins second straight, topping UMass Lowell 13-6 (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse ends three-game skid with blowout win over NJIT (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Johnston: Despite early exit in A-10 tournament, UMass men’s basketball has reasons for optimism moving forward (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Notebook: UMass takes on George Mason in second round (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
UMass blown out at against Richmond (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
UMass gets off to another slow start, falls to No. 11 Yale (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Poor first quarter the difference as UMass falls to Harvard (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Paparo, Valenza to play in 2018 World Lacrosse Championship (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Pipkins drops 38 points but UMass men’s basketball falls 82-78 to VCU (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
UMass men’s basketball looks to gain confidence before A-10 tournament (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Lack of depth beginning to catch up with UMass (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse picks up first win of season (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
UMass men’s lacrosse opens season with tilt against No. 16 Army (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Pipkins miracle 3-pointer helps end UMass’ five game losing skid (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
UMass presented with big opportunity as No. 22 URI comes to town (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Fordham catches fire in the second half to push UMass’ losing skid to four (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
UMass men’s basketball blown out for third straight game (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Rashaan Holloway ruled academically ineligible, will miss rest of season (Story)
Jan 20, 2018
UMass men’s basketball gets blown out by Saint Louis, 66-47 (Story)
Jan 10, 2018
Pipkins breaks UMass single game scoring record in comeback win over La Salle (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
Johnston: UMass fails to earn first conference win against George Mason (Story)
Dec 22, 2017
Dominant first half leads UMass over Maine (Story)
Dec 20, 2017
Minutemen’s three game win streak comes to an end with loss to Georgia State (Story)
Dec 16, 2017
Hot outside shooting leads UMass over Georgia (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
Second half run leads UMass men’s basketball over Providence (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
UMass has best defensive performance of year against Holy Cross (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
UMass men’s basketball looks to get back into the win column against Holy Cross (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
UMass men’s basketball’s late run not enough, lose 68-66 to Quinnipiac (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Holloway and Hines continue to see court time together for UMass men’s basketball (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Pipkins’ double-double leads UMass men’s basketball over Western Carolina (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
UMass to face tough test with Niagara backcourt (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
C.J. Anderson steps into leadership role for UMass (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Johnston: UMass once again going through a transition year (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
UMass men’s soccer hosts Colgate in opening round of NCAA tournament (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
UMass men’s basketball opens season with a win over UMass Lowell (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Ball movement a focus for UMass men’s basketball heading into opening night (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Notebook: Second half three-point shooting leads UMass men’s basketball over Springfield in exhibition game (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Strong defense leads UMass men’s soccer over Saint Louis (Story)
Oct 28, 2017
Andrew Ford’s injury sparked UMass football to rally to victory (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
UMass men’s soccer ranked in the Coaches Poll for the first time since 2008 (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
DeSantis penalty kick lifts UMass men’s soccer over Dayton (Story)
Oct 21, 2017
UMass football picks up first win of the season in blowout win over Georgia Southern (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Boino’s blast gives UMass men’s soccer sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
UMass men’s soccer takes on Rhode Island with top conference spot on the line (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
UMass men’s soccer moves to 8-0-1 at home in win over La Salle (Story)
Oct 07, 2017
UMass men’s soccer scores five goals in rout over Duquesne (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
UMass men’s soccer in great position heading into conference play (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
UMass Men’s Soccer to complete non-conference play against Vermont (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
UMass football gives up 58 points in shootout loss to Ohio (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
UMass men’s soccer begins A-10 play against Saint Louis (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
UMass men’s soccer remains unbeaten at home (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Massachusetts men’s soccer ties Central Connecticut State in double overtime (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Massachusetts men’s soccer looks for first road win of the season (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Strong second half leads Massachusetts men’s soccer over Colgate (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
Massachusetts men’s soccer team looks to continue strong start versus Dartmouth (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Penalty kick lifts UMass soccer over Boston University (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Massachusetts men’s soccer can’t get offense going in loss to New Hampshire (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Strong defense leads UMass men’s soccer to a tie vs. Columbia (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
UMass men’s soccer shutout Sacred Heart 3-0 behind pair of goals from Alex DeSantis (Story)
May 01, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse sends seniors out with 14-8 win over Drexel (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse to honor seniors Friday against Drexel (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse needs another big game from goalkeeper D.J. Smith against No. 10 Hofstra (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse plays complete game in win over Fairfield (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to connect on transition opportunities against Fairfield (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to snap losing streak again Towson (Story)
Apr 03, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse wins first conference game in two years against Delaware (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Defense holds strong for UMass men’s lacrosse in loss to Brown (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to build on three-game winning streak against Brown (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse stuns No. 15/20 Yale with 11-9 upsets (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
UMass women’s basketball heading in the right direction with season in rear-view mirror (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
UMass women’s basketball loses in first round of Atlantic 10 Tournament (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse’s late rally falls short against Harvard (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse defense relying on senior leadership with new faces in starting lineup (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse drops close game against No. 20 Ohio State in Columbus (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse looks to get offense back on track against Ohio State (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
UMass men’s lacrosse opens season Saturday vs. Army (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
UMass women’s basketball hosts annual Play4Kay game Saturday (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
UMass women’s basketball in search of better execution against Saint Louis Wednesday (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
UMass women’s basketball blows 18-point third-quarter lead Wednesday afternoon against La Salle (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Hailey Leidel hits second buzzer beater of the season to give UMass women’s basketball win over Davidson (Story)
Jan 04, 2017
Late-game defense preserves UMass women’s basketball’s win against rival Rhode Island (Story)
Dec 27, 2016
UMass women’s basketball drops first game of FIU Holiday Classic (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Mulligan looks to continue seven game double-double streak at Hofstra (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
UMass women’s basketball falls to Hartford, snaps three-game winning streak (Story)
Nov 25, 2016
Maggie Mulligan’s career day leads UMass women’s basketball in win over CCSU Wednesday (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
UMass women’s basketball dominates paint in first win of season (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
UMass women’s basketball, Leah McDerment transitioning well under leadership of Tory Verdi (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
UMass men’s soccer clinches spot in A-10 tournament in victory over Fordham (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Overtime goal lifts Massachusetts’ soccer over VCU (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
UMass tennis opens season on high note with performance at Brown Invitational (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
UMass men’s soccer defense can’t hold up against Albany (Story)
May 16, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse advances to quarterfinal of NCAA tournament (Story)
May 14, 2016
Eileen McDonald’s overtime goal advances UMass women’s lacrosse in NCAA tournament (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse scores 19 goals in Sunday’s win against La Salle (Story)
Apr 10, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse uses 10-1 run to defeat George Washington Sunday afternoon (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
No. 20 UMass women’s lacrosse defeats Duquesne 15-9 (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse begins Atlantic 10 play Friday against St. Joe’s (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse gets revenge in 13-7 win over Albany (Story)
Mar 12, 2016
Hot start lifts UMass women’s lacrosse lacrosse past No. 20 Connecticut (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse suffers first loss of season against No. 15 Boston College (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse team loaded with talented, experienced players looks to continue success in 2016 (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
UMass women’s lacrosse begins season with high expectations, seeking eighth straight A-10 championship (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Student athlete spotlight: Trey Davis scores 30 points in back-to-back games (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
UNH tops Maine, Eagles and Huskies tie (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
UMass men’s rugby ends season on high note (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Younger UMass rowers get first experience in New Hampshire over weekend (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
MAC football notebook: Western Michigan crushes EMU, Central Michigan downs Akron (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
UMass rugby tames Great Danes (Story)
Oct 16, 2015
UMass women’s soccer continues its dominance at home in Thursday win (Story)