Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Familiar faces return for Minutemen for 2010 campaign

By Herb Scribner

September 6, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team may have built a strong enough roster to bypass speculated struggles this season. “We’re looking forward to the season, we want to be back to the Atlantic 10 tournament, to the NCAA tournament,” UMass coach Sam Koch said. “...

Midfield unit looks to lead UM in 2010

By Steve Levine

September 6, 2010

Filed under Men's Soccer

After going 7-7-3 last season for its worst mark since 2005, the  Massachusetts men’s soccer team knows that most important aspect of this season will be the play of its midfield. The Minutemen aren’t coming off the best season of UMass coach Sam Koch’s tenure, ...

Griffin hopes to help fill loss of Nelson in backfield

By Dan Gigliotti

September 6, 2010

Filed under Football

Losing its leading rusher from last season, the Massachusetts football team recruited a forsaken player with proven talent to fill its vacancy in the backfield. The Minutemen acquired senior tailback John Griffin from Northeastern after it cut the football program this past offs...

Breakdown of the 2010 Minutemen

By Dan Gigliotti

September 6, 2010

Filed under Football

The cancellation of the Northeastern and Hofstra football programs after over 70 years of tradition left a slew of talented and experienced college players suddenly looking for a place to play. The Massachusetts footbal...

Havens looks to improve second year as starter

By Dan Gigliotti

September 6, 2010

Filed under Football

Kyle Havens left the comfortable weather of the Golden State to play football in a new climate. As a junior quarterback, he transferred to play for the Massachusetts football team and battled for a starting role amidst a team...

Lawrence looking to rebound from second injury in NFL

By David Brinch

September 6, 2010

Filed under Football

On an early August morning, former Massachusetts and current Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence eagerly watches and cheers on his teammates as they lift their knees high in the humid Westminster, Md. air, jumping through...

Johnson shining on the field, in the classroom

By Eric Mansfield

August 20, 2010

Filed under Cross Country

When it comes to receiving athletic and scholastic praise, senior Kevin Johnson of the Massachusetts cross-country team is  no stranger to accepting them. A food science and nutrition major, Kevin currently holds a 4.0 GPA...

No. 16 Minutemen set for Classic contest with No. 13 Hoyas Saturday

By Mike Gillmeister

April 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

In the first non-conference game between the two teams, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team takes on Georgetown in the ESPNU Warrior Classic Saturday at 1 p.m. It will be a nationally-televised game on ESPNU, ESPN’s college...

Upperclassmen look to lead on Senior Day, rest of season

By David Brinch

April 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Lacrosse

On any team, senior leadership is essential to being successful. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. Last season, the Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) reached their 18th NCAA Tournament, thanks...

Minutemen face Richmond in second round

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 11, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

This is uncharted territory. For the first time since 2002, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is playing a second game in the Atlantic 10 tournament tonight when it takes on third-seeded Richmond in Atlantic City. After...

Minutemen looking to end 3-game skid vs. Merrimack

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

February 17, 2010

Filed under Hockey

For a team looking to avoid its longest losing streak of the season, Lawler Arena is the last place it wants to go. But for the Massachusetts hockey team, that’s where they will be headed on Friday as they look to snap their...