Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass football lacking playmaking, experience in skill positions

By Stephen Sellner

March 29, 2013

When a team finishes 1-11 in its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, there are plenty of areas that need to be addressed. And coming off an FBS-low 12.7 points per game, the Massachusetts football team lacked a playmaker on the outside that could lead to quick scoring drives inste...

UMass football mid-season report

By Stephen Sellner

October 11, 2012

Entering its inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the outlook on the Massachusetts football team’s season wasn’t promising. Now, at the halfway point of the year, so much, yet so little, has changed for the Minutemen. UMass (...

UMass football setting the foundation in 2012

By Stephen Hewitt

September 7, 2012

When Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar talks about the future of his football program, he likes to derive lessons from history to make his point. For Molnar, he looks around the New England area, which is full of history, and se...

UMass football to play Penn State in 2014

By Stephen Hewitt

April 23, 2012

The Massachusetts football team is heading to the Happy Valley. According to a UMass press release, the Minutemen – who are entering their first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) next season – have signed agreements...

Raising more questions for UMass football

By Jay Asser

September 25, 2011

The loss for the Massachusetts football team against Boston College this past weekend seems like a lost opportunity. With no playoffs on the horizon due to NCAA rules, UMass had the Eagles circled on its calendar, hoping to...

Wofford falls short, defending champs still winless

By Staff

September 14, 2011

The Wofford football team almost pulled off the biggest victory in program history, but came up short against Clemson on Saturday in front of 73,500 at Memorial Stadium. The No. 9 Terriers, behind their strong running attack, struck first with an early 27-yard touchdown run by Mi...

For FBS dreams, it’s all about class

By Nick O'Malley

February 8, 2011

Amidst rumors of a jump to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the Massachusetts football team is still operating under the pretense that it’s heading into the 2011 season where it will again take on a brutal Colonial Athletic Association slate. While the buzz stemming from recent report...

FBS, FCS should combine divisions

By Adam Miller

December 7, 2010

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 ...

UMass needs to make the football jump

By Nick O'Malley

December 7, 2010

The University of Massachusetts, amid a pretty miserable budget situation, has recently allotted $182 million towards a so called Commonwealth College student complex, which is expected to attract out-of-state, top-tier students...

Gap between FBS and FCS schools closing

By Adam Miller

September 21, 2010

Up until the last few years, Football Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled Football Championship Subdivision teams during their non-conference schedule in order to make the road to a bowl game that much easier. Appalachian State’s...