Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Former players, colleagues reflect on the life of Elaine Sortino

By Nick Canelas

September 3, 2013

Filed under Archives, Softball, Sports

It was May 4, 2012, and the Massachusetts softball team was in the midst of the longest game in team history. UMass and Fordham were tied 1-1 in the top of the 17th inning and the Minutewomen had a runner on third base with...

UMass women’s soccer has high expectations for 2013

By Joey Saade

September 3, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Heading into the 2013 season, there is something different about the Massachusetts women’s soccer team. It’s not the team’s ultimate goal of winning the Atlantic 10 championship – that remains the same. It’s the way...

Youth, inexperience highlight UMass men’s soccer in 2013

By Patrick Strohecker

September 3, 2013

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Editor's note: There were a pair of statistical errors made in the original report. First, the UMass men's soccer team actually last made the postseason in 2008. The Minutemen did not qualify in 2009. Also, UMass' record last sea...

Field hockey defeats Maine, Michigan to open season

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

September 3, 2013

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

The 14th-ranked Massachusetts field hockey team closed out its trip to the Maine Invitational last Saturday with a comeback win over No. 9 Michigan. Trailing 2-1 going into the second half, Brooke Sabia tied the game within...

Minutemen head into 2013 retooled and refocused

By Mark Chiarelli

September 3, 2013

Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch’s tone changes considerably when asked about the 2013 season. Koch’s excited to turn over a new leaf this year, hoping to put a difficult 2012 behind a UMass squad which finished...

Former NFL star talks athletes’ struggle to live life as role models

By Patrick Strohecker

April 4, 2013

Filed under Miscellaneous, News, Sports

For years, athletes have been viewed as icons for children growing up, idolizing their favorite players from their favorite teams. But after Nike ran a commercial in 1993 of Charles Barkley stating that he is not a role model,...

Video: Men’s LAX vs. Siena postgame analysis

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

February 4, 2013

Filed under Highlight Reels, Sports Multimedia, Web-Exclusive

Cameron McDonough and Nick Canelas give their thoughts on Saturday's exhibition between UMass and Siena. LAX Postgame Analysis from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Field hockey one win away from NCAA tournament

By Matt Levine

November 6, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

After winning the 2012 Atlantic 10 tournament this past weekend, the No. 19 Massachusetts field hockey team is one win away from a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. The Minutewomen (14-8, 6-1 A-10) ...

Sports and War

By Michael Wood

October 31, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Why does society insist on comparing sport to war? This is something I’ve often wondered, but never really understood. Deviance is defined as differing from the norm or accepted standards of society. Often we associate this...

Sports Photos of the Week: 9/22/11

By Staff

September 22, 2011

Filed under Sports Slideshows


Fordham snaps UMass’ five-game unbeaten streak

By David Brinch

October 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team had no trouble generating offense in its past three games, all of which were shutout victories for the Minutemen. However, UMass could not put away any scoring opportunities Saturday ...

Sports drinks’ effects investigated

By Sara Cody, Collegian Correspondent and Sara Cody

September 4, 2008

Filed under Archives

A scientific study conducted at the University of Massachusetts is aiming to prove that designer energy drinks and sports bars may do more harm then good. "I'm not trying to say all sports drinks are evil," laughs Barry S....