Massachusetts Daily Collegian

FBS, FCS should combine divisions

By Adam Miller

December 7, 2010

Filed under Sports Columns

Just like many other students wish for, I would also like to see the Massachusetts football team plays in the Football Bowl Subdivision. I just don’t know if the Mid-American Conference is the right place for the Minutemen. Is there ...

Strong start, tough finish for Minutemen campaign

By Jay Asser

December 2, 2010

Filed under Archives

Though the Massachusetts football team put forth a notable effort and made an impression this season, it came up one win short of advancing to the postseason “In the end, it was a disappointing season because we didn’...

Minutemen host Blue Hens in pivotal CAA clash

By Dan Gigliotti

November 9, 2010

Filed under Football

The Massachusetts football team hosts Delaware on Saturday, as the No. 13 Minutemen (6-3, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) go for their third-straight conference win when they take on the No. 1 Blue Hens (8-1, 5-1 CAA) in a ga...

Havens and offense having success with decline of turnovers

By Jay Asser

November 9, 2010

Filed under Football

The results for Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens this season have been drastically different than in his first year as a starter in 2009. The cause of those results has been one UMass coach Kevin Morris’ biggest goals: holding on to the ball. Last season as a junior, Ha...

Havens leads UMass win over Maine

By Dan Gigliotti

November 7, 2010

Filed under Football

Kyle Havens has put up some record-breaking performances as the signal caller for the top-ranked offense in the Colonial Athletic Association this season. He broke a personal record on Saturday, throwing a career-high three...

Defensive stops key in UMass victory

By Jay Asser

November 7, 2010

Filed under Football

For the first time in weeks, the Massachusetts football team received big plays from its defense to get much needed stops and turnovers in a 39-24 win over Maine on Saturday. Linebacker Tyler Holmes, the leader of the M...

Villanova moves into tie for best conference record

By Scott Cournoyer

November 2, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

Thanks to a 28-7 victory over Richmond on Saturday, Villanova moved into a three-way tie for the best record in the Colonial Athletic Association. The win marks the Wildcats’ third-straight victory, continuing a home winning streak that now stands at 15, including 23 wins in the last 24 home games. ...

Receiver Anthony Nelson filling big shoes left by Victor Cruz, Jeremy Horne

By Jay Asser

October 27, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

The loss of former wide receivers Jeremy Horne and Victor Cruz has not been felt by the Massachusetts football team this season, due in large part to transfer Anthony Nelson. The senior, now is in his first and only season at...

Tie for first in CAA

By Scott Cournoyer

October 26, 2010

Filed under Conference Notebooks

For the first time all season, there’s a tie atop the Colonial Athletic Association football conference, coming after William & Mary defeated Delaware, 17-16, on Saturday for the third consecutive year in row. Delaware (7-1, 4-1 CAA) struggled all game to put the ball in the end zone, settling fo...

Spiders stun Minutemen

By Dan Gigliotti

October 17, 2010

Filed under Football, Sports

A late rally by No. 20 Richmond handed the No. 8 Massachusetts football team its first conference loss, stunning a Homecoming crowd in Amherst. The Spiders (3-3, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) rallied on a touchdown...

UMass heads into bye week at No.8, Holmes earning more accolades

By Jay Asser

October 6, 2010

Filed under Football

At the unofficial midway point of the season, the Massachusetts football team has been a modest surprise. After losing multiple seniors and starters from last year’s squad, UMass has had a successful first half en route to a 4-1 rec...

Running back tandem paying off for Minutemen

By Jay Asser

September 29, 2010

Filed under Football

If there was any doubt before the start of the 2010 season that the No. 8 Massachusetts football team would rely heavily on the run, there is none now. The formula of being a run-first team with the ability to keep defenses hone...