Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen ready for under the radar Youngstown State

By Mark Chiarelli

November 16, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

There’s no mistaking the importance of Massachusetts’ game against Youngstown State on Sunday at the Mullins Center. No, the matinee 1 p.m. matchup won’t carry the prominence of a nationally televised ESPN appearance against Louisiana State. It also won’t hold the clo...

Three Man Weave: Episode 1

By Stephen Hewitt

November 13, 2013

Filed under Podcasts, Sports Multimedia, Sports Podcasts, Web-Exclusive

Stephen Hewitt, Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli discuss the Minutemen's performance thus far, particularly the play of Cady Lalanne, Sampson Carter and Derrick Gordon, and look ahead to their next matchup against Youngstown S...

UMass prepares for morning affair with LSU in home opener

By Mark Chiarelli

November 12, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Just as the basketball higher powers envisioned, fans of Massachusetts men’s basketball will get a taste of NCAA Tournament-type basketball to go along with their morning breakfast. UMass will host Louisiana State on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for its home opener as part of ESPN’s 24-hour Tip-O...

Veterans provide boost for UMass in exhibition

By Mark Chiarelli

November 6, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

If the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plans to be a national contender, it will need production from a stable of veterans. Tuesday’s performance from Sampson Carter, Derrick Gordon and Cady Lalanne offered the first step...

UMass men’s soccer picks up crucial conference victory

By Mark Chiarelli

November 4, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team is peaking at the right time. UMass defeated St. Bonaventure on Saturday, earning its first winning streak of the season after a 2-1 victory. The win improves the Minutemen to 4-3 over their last s...

UMass football stomped by Bulls

By Mark Chiarelli

October 21, 2013

Filed under Football, Sports

The Massachusetts football team entered Buffalo in search of its first win streak of the Football Bowl Subdivision era, looking to build off a home win against Miami (Ohio). UMass left, yet again, with more questions than answers. In...

Youth making considerable impact as practices resume

By Mark Chiarelli

October 3, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Official practices began last Friday for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, setting in motion a 30-practices-in-40-days schedule building up to the season opener against Boston College on Nov. 10. For anyone alarmed that the return of basketball season snuck up this ...

Chiarelli: UMass’ offensive drought threatens season

By Mark Chiarelli

September 24, 2013

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team entered this season with tempered expectations. With a roster compiled of 14 freshmen, growing pains were expected despite the optimism that 2013 would offer a fresh start. The overall...

UMass stumbles against Big Green offensive attack

By Mark Chiarelli

September 16, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

Sometimes only a single mistake or play can change the complexity of a game. For the Massachusetts men’s soccer team, 2013 has been an ongoing struggle to find its way onto the correct side of those outcomes. UMass (0-5-1) fell to Dart...

UMass’ defense remains a light on the horizon for men’s soccer

By Mark Chiarelli

September 11, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

Four games into the 2013 season, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team boasts a defense that is leagues ahead of the team’s offensive production. As is the case with many young teams, offensive chemistry cannot be acquired...

UMass men’s soccer loses both ends of weekend tournament

By Mark Chiarelli

September 9, 2013

Filed under Archives, Men's Soccer, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team got on the scoreboard for the first time this season on Sunday. But still couldn't find itself in the win column. The Minutemen (0-3-1) came up empty-handed in the Windjammer Classic in B...

UMass men’s soccer preps for weekend tournament

By Mark Chiarelli

September 5, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Men's Soccer, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team will play in Vermont’s Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Windjammer Classic this weekend hoping to build upon a pair of strong defensive showings  in its opening weekend. UMass (0-1-1) allowed...