UMass Athletics
The UMass Sports Network put together this recap of Monday's preseason camp opener for the UMass football team. Bernard Davis, Kassan Messiah and Coach Whipple each talk about how it felt to get back on the field to prep for the season.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at the defensive line which is one of the youngest units on the defensive side of the ball. The group is anchored by senior nose tackle Daniel Maynes and received a boost when Sha-ki Holines transferred to UMass last fall after initially enrolling at UConn.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican ranks offensive tackle Tyrell Smith as his No. 5 player to watch for 2014. While Smith is still a young player as a redshirt sophomore, his move to tackle will be key for UMass' success this year after losing veterans Anthony Dima and David Osei.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican takes a look at the UMass football team wide receivers and the impact the addition of Jalen Williams and Alex Kenney will make to the group. Williams impressed during the spring, while Kenney adds raw speed and experience after playing four years at Penn State.


Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican continues his countdown of the top 25 UMass football players to watch for the 2014 season. At No. 6 on the list is inside linebacker Stanley Andre who is one of the key veteran leaders of the team. Malone says Andre must keep that consistency in 2014 while the defense will need to make more plays in general around the line of scrimmage.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on wide receiver Jalen Williams, who joined the program this spring after transferring from Dean College, is looking to continue his impressive play. Williams adds to a mix of what looks to be a highly talented receiving corps.

Collegian: Minutemen anxious to display aggressive defense

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story focusing on UMass' change to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Tom Masella. Jovan Santos-Knox and Stanley Andre agree with Masella that this year's group will be aggressive and will utilize multiple formations within the 3-4.

A Look At The 2014-15 @UMassWBB A-10 Opponent Pairings

The Atlantic 10 announced its women's basketball opponent pairings for the 2014-15 conference season on Monday afternoon. Massachusetts will host eight contests in the Mullins Center during A-10 play while the league will feature a 16-game schedule for each institution. Take a look at who UMass hosts and to which Atlantic 10 schools the Minutewomen travel during 2014-15 below:

UMass Opponents (Home)
George Mason
George Washington
La Salle
Rhode Island
Saint Louis
St. Bonaventure

UMass Opponents (Away)
La Salle
Rhode Island
Saint Joseph's
St. Bonaventure

Check out the complete release, as well as the most up-to-date information on the Minutewomen, through More on the Atlantic 10 can be found on

Reaction To Tip Off Marathon Announcement

ESPN officially announced the schedule for the 2014 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Monday. The Minutemen will be appearing in the event for the third-consecutive season and fourth overall. UMass and Manhattan will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Mullins Center. Here are some stories that spotlight various games in the event, which actually runs approximately 29 hours if you went from start to finish for all 19 men's and women's games on the schedule.