Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Kassan Messiah primed to star for UMass football in 2013

By Nick Canelas

August 16, 2013

Kassan Messiah always had the tools to be a great football player in high school. He just never had the proper weight-lifting program to propel him amongst the elite linebackers in the nation. Now entering his second season...

Freshmen making impact, providing optimism for UMass football

By Stephen Hewitt

October 31, 2012

Darren Thellen has been there and done that for the Massachusetts football team throughout his five years on the squad. The redshirt senior free safety has been a fixture of the UMass defense since being eligible to play in 2009. He has played in all 41 games that he has been able to play in, even starti...

Freshman Kassan Messiah making most of opportunities

By Stephen Sellner

October 26, 2012

Massachusetts defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian watched freshman linebacker Kassan Messiah hit a wall at the beginning of the first season of college football. But most rookies do, said Elmassian, as the college game i...

UMass can’t overcome offensive woes in loss to Bowling Green

By Daniel Malone

October 22, 2012

FOXBORO — For two weeks, Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar preached the need for his team to wipe the slate clean going into its final six games. But if the start of the Minutemen’s so-called “second season”...

Lack of offensive execution dooms Minutemen in shutout loss

By Stephen Hewitt

October 22, 2012

FOXBORO — The look on Mike Wegzyn’s face was anything but encouraging. The redshirt freshman quarterback made his way to his seat in the press room with his shoulders slumped and eyes blank. His voice, cheerful and optimi...