Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Former Minuteman Michael Cox drafted by New York Giants

By Daniel Malone

April 27, 2013

With only two selections remaining in the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday, the chances of a player from the Massachusetts football team being drafted looked bleak. By the late stages of the draft, most prospects still waiting on a phone call from a potential NFL employer have started assessin...

Victor Cruz talks football, future at UMass basketball game

By Stephen Hewitt

February 25, 2013

He may not have been coming off a Super Bowl win, but Victor Cruz still received plenty of attention on Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center. The former Massachusetts football wide receiver, who just finished a Pro Bowl season with the New York Gian...

Following in his footsteps: Julian Talley tries to mimic Victor Cruz’s path to NFL stardom

By Jackson Alexander

September 7, 2012

For every Victor Cruz, there’s a Julian Talley. Cruz and Talley, New Jersey natives, both played wide receiver at UMass and were teammates for three years. They both started their professional careers as undrafted free agents and were...

Victor Cruz signs contract to author memoir

By Chris Shores

February 23, 2012

Victor Cruz carries a lot of titles: University of Massachusetts alum, New York Giants football star, Super Bowl champion and end zone salsa dancer. How about adding “writer” to the mix? The New York Post announced Wednesday...

Victor Cruz pays visit to UMass

By Stephen Hewitt

February 22, 2012

Fresh off of his recent Super Bowl victory two weeks ago, a familiar face made a pit stop to the Mullins Center on Tuesday night to pay his alma mater a visit. Victor Cruz, the New York Giants sensation and former Massac...

Victor Cruz Making Minutemen Everywhere Proud

By Tyler Galicia

February 11, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you’re a New England native, an avid football fan, and you hate the Giants. The culmination of this hate has everything to do with Super Bowl XLII and the shattered dream of a perfect season, and yet so much to do...

Victor Cruz embracing Super Bowl spotlight

By Stephen Hewitt

February 1, 2012

Flashing grins and sporting his No. 80 New York Giants jersey, Victor Cruz was a popular attraction and the talk of the town in Indianapolis as part of Super Bowl XVLI Media Day, Tuesday. Cruz, as well as several of his Giants teammates and members of the opposing New England Patriots, gathered ...

UMass alums Cruz, Ihedigbo shining in NFL

By Stephen Hewitt

January 22, 2012

The list is undoubtedly short of University of Massachusetts athletes who have made it big on the professional level. Even casual fans of UMass athletics can probably recognize names like Marcus Camby, Julius Erving and Jonathan Quick, all of whom have carried their success from Amherst to the...