Massachusetts Daily Collegian

NCAA weekend features FSU knocking off Duke, UNC

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2012

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Men's Basketball

Florida State took down two Top 5 teams in the nation this weekend en route to winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Sunday’s ACC title game between the No. 13 Seminoles (24-9, 12-4 ACC)  and No. 4 North Carolina...

NCAA Top-25 Notebook

By Patrick Strohecker

February 13, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball

Coming into the week, No. 6 Baylor faced two Top 10 conference foes, with a chance to make a real statement, not only within the Big 12, but on a national level as well. However, it failed to do either. On Wednesday night,...

Syracuse surrenders top spot, Kentucky new No. 1

By Taylor C. Snow

January 25, 2012

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Men's Basketball

For the first time in six weeks, Syracuse dropped from the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball rankings after losing its first game of the season. After starting the season off with 20-straight wi...

UMass 2nd-half surge falls short in road loss to Explorers

By Stephen Hewitt

January 11, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball

Make that four losses in as many tries for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team when it has visited Tom Gola Arena under the helm of coach Derek Kellogg. Even a 50-31 second-half advantage, which included a 21-6 run t...

Oklahoma State athletics faces tragedy yet again

By Taylor C. Snow

November 28, 2011

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs, Sports Blogs

Nearly 11 years ago, Oklahoma State was struck with tragedy, when a plane carrying 10 men associated with its men’s basketball team crashed near Denver, killing all on board. Last Thursday afternoon, it faced tragedy again when a sma...

Minutemen in thick of A-10 postseason picture

By Stephen Hewitt

October 27, 2011

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

All season long, Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch has stressed to his team the importance of focusing on what it can control and to not be distracted by anything but doing its jobs game-in and game-out. Over...

UMass looks to make claim as prominent program

By Eric Mansfield

October 27, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

With the conference schedule winding down and the Atlantic 10 playoffs looming, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team continues to tally wins, looking to finish strong in what has been one of the more successful seasons record-wise...

Pay-for-play, the only way

By Jay Asser

September 5, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports Columns

Remember when big-time college athletes were amateurs? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Technically speaking, college athletics is still a form of amateurism (smile and wave for the NCAA). But who are we kidding? While univ...

Halftime leads work for Minutemen’s basketball team

By Jay Asser

February 3, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

Going into halftime with a lead does more than just give a team a cushion in the second half. It allows players to gain confidence and believe that they are on their way to winning. Such is the case with the Massachusetts men’s ...

St. John’s pulls off upset

By Ben Lambert

January 30, 2011

Filed under Conference Notebooks

It came down to a last second-shot, but No. 1 Ohio State was finally able to chalk up their 22nd consecutive victory over Northwestern on Saturday night. The game was a thrilling back-and-forth affair, ultimately ending with...

NCAA needs to balance conference, non-conference games

By Adam Miller

September 6, 2010

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports Columns

The Massachusetts field hockey team can start the 2010 season knowing that how it finishes will be much more important than how it starts. That sentiment holds much truth, in great part thanks to the structure of this season’s...

Late surge by Minutemen comes up short

By David Brinch

February 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was almost there. A big second half comeback, improved shooting, and stout defense nearly came together for the Minutemen against Xavier Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. UMass (8-14, 2-6 Atlantic 10), however, couldn’t hold...