Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Former NFL star talks athletes’ struggle to live life as role models

By Patrick Strohecker

April 4, 2013

For years, athletes have been viewed as icons for children growing up, idolizing their favorite players from their favorite teams. But after Nike ran a commercial in 1993 of Charles Barkley stating that he is not a role model,...

Dunking into Failure

By Dennis Topakov

February 19, 2013

The NBA has drastically lost publicity and buzz over the past couple of years. Not only when it comes to their games, but the All-Star weekend, which is supposed to be dedicated to the fans. On the 2012 list of the 50 most wat...

Sampson Carter emerges as unlikely hero in season-opening win

By Stephen Hewitt

November 13, 2012

It hadn’t exactly gone according to script. Sampson Carter has never been the most athletic or talkative player in the gym in his time in Amherst. Calmly and quietly, the Massachusetts men’s basketball forward has gon...

Atlantic 10 agrees to landmark deal with ESPN, NBC, CBS

By Daniel Malone

October 3, 2012

The Atlantic 10 has reached an eight-year media and television distribution deal with CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Group and the ESPN family of networks according to a press release sent out by conference officials on Tuesday. The new ...

ESPN’s Blackistone headlines panel talk on college sports

By Stephen Hewitt

April 19, 2012

Make no mistake about it, Kevin Blackistone loves sports, and he loves college sports too. But, he also sees glaring problems in regards to the growing commercialization of the industry. With polarizing issues continuing to heat up in the world of collegiate sports by the second, Blackistone –...

Enhancing journalism without the injection

By Jay Asser

April 2, 2012

T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada, two prominent investigative sports journalists for ESPN’s enterprise/investigative unit, spoke to an Issue in Sports class at the University of Massachusetts Thursday night. Prior to joining...