Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Canelas: Lack of accountability made Charley Molnar unfit to lead UMass

By Nick Canelas

December 27, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The beginning of Charley Molnar's end came on Aug. 31 in Madison, Wis. Everything was going about the way one could have expected. The Massachusetts football team was trailing then-No. 23 Wisconsin 10-0 midway through the second quarter, and appeare...

A.J. Doyle ‘not 100 percent shocked’ by Molnar’s firing

By Nick Canelas

December 26, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Based on the reactions flooding Twitter throughout the day, not many Massachusetts football players were expecting to wake up to news that coach Charley Molnar was fired Thursday morning. One of those players was quart...

Charley Molnar fired after two seasons as UMass football coach

By Mark Chiarelli

December 26, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The University of Massachusetts fired football coach Charley Molnar on Thursday morning, the university announced in a news release. Molnar, who coached UMass to a 2-22 record in its first two seasons as a Football Bowl Subdivision...

UMass football’s season comes to close with loss to Ohio

By Cameron McDonough

December 2, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

Year 2 of the Massachusetts football team’s move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision is in the books, and the results look awfully similar to Year 1. The Minutemen closed out the 2013 season with only one win and 11 losses,...

Canelas: UMass football improved some, but left plenty to be desired in 2013

By Nick Canelas

December 2, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Columns

For a program in transition, the goal is to get better every year. So after a 1-11 record in its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Massachusetts football team had its sights set on bigger and better things –...

Leaping penalty among missed opportunities for UMass football in loss to Akron

By Nick Canelas

November 16, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

FOXBORO — About an hour before kickoff on Saturday, Hockey East released a statement with clarification on a ruling that was made that eventually led to the Massachusetts hockey team's 2-1 loss to Boston College on Thursday...

UMass can’t convert late two-point conversion, falls to Western Michigan

By Cameron McDonough

October 26, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

FOXBORO – For a moment, it looked like the Massachusetts football team was a mere extra point away from tying up Western Michigan with only 22 seconds remaining in the game. But that’s when everything changed. UMas...

Opportunistic Minutemen capitalize en route to victory

By Mark Chiarelli

October 13, 2013

Filed under Archives, Fall Sports, Football, Sports

FOXBORO — When the pass left A.J. Doyle’s right hand and spiraled across the middle of the field, disaster lurked. Doyle’s pass from the shotgun to Rob Blanchflower looked like a microcosm of the Massachusetts football...

UMass looks to build off bye week against Bowling Green

By Cameron McDonough

October 3, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

With a winless non-conference slate in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for the Massachusetts football team to focus on its next test: the Mid-American Conference. But that doesn’t mean things will get easier for the Minutem...

Video: UMass coach Charley Molnar addresses alumni petition

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

October 1, 2013

Filed under Sports Multimedia, Web-Exclusive

Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar and quarterback A.J. Doyle address the media about the petition by UMass football alums against Molnar and the current coaching staff. UMass Molnar Video from Daily Collegian on Vim...

UMass coach Charley Molnar addresses report on controversial training video

By Cameron McDonough

October 1, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Last week, Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar had a message for his players. This particular message wasn’t about the Minutemen’s next opponent or a review of what happened the previous Saturday, though. The messag...