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CKSN: Montour Central In UMass' Success

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Ian Kennedy has a post for the Chatham-Kent Sports Network on how the addition of freshman Brandon Montour has given UMass hockey a boost in the second half of the season.

Read: Montour Central In UMass' Success

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a preview of UMass' Hockey East game at #2 Boston University tomorrow night. The Minutemen and Terriers will square off at Agganis Arena on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Read: UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday's matchup against Boston University

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a sidebar on UMass hockey's success since break and how the squad has evolved since opening the season against Boston University on Oct. 10. The Minutemen travel to Boston tomorrow night to face the Terriers at 7:30 p.m.

Read: Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey

MBB Gameday Preview: Dayton, 1/29/15

UMass and Dayton will take to the hardwood on Thursday night at the Mullins Center in a game televised nationally by ESPN U. The Flyers are in second place in the Atlantic 10, while the Minutemen are in eighth - six games into the 18-game schedule.

UMass (10-9, 3-3 A-10) vs. Dayton (16-3, 6-1 A-10)
Game InfoThursday, Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationAmherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
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Coverage Of Marcel Shipp Becoming New York Jets Running Backs Coach

News broke on Tuesday night of Marcel Shipp being named the new running backs coach for the New York Jets. Shipp had returned to his alma mater to coach the running backs last season when head coach Mark Whipple returned. Shipp has formerly worked with new Jets head coach Todd Bowles when the pair were in Arizona together.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a look at the seven Minutemen named to the MAC All-Academic Team. Highlighting the group was Matt Sparks who is a two-time honoree. To earn the honor, players needed a 3.20 cumulative GPA while being a starter or important reserve.

Lacrosse Magazine: Grading MLL Draft, Izzo Picked By Ohio

UMass men's lacrosse redshirt-senior short-stick defensive midfielder Ryan Izzo was selected by Ohio Machine during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse draft on Friday, Jan. 23. Lacrosse Magazine highlighted Izzo's pick as a good decision by the Machine - read about it below:

"Izzo, on the other hand, is a great addition and a selection it seems everyone in the media loves. That's for good reason. UMass head coach Greg Cannella raves about Izzo's toughness and character. He'll do the dirty work on the field and give the team a good locker room presence."

Read the rest of the draft grades through Lacrosse Magazine's article. More on the Minutemen - who start their season at home on Garber Field vs. Army on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. - can be found through

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a nice article describing the relationship between UMass' Trey Davis and Zach Coleman, and how their bond has grown to that of siblings.

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a great piece on the turnaround UMass hockey has made in the second half of the season and what the addition of NHL draft pick, freshman Brandon Montour has done to boost the Minutemen.

Read: Brandon Montour, youth key UMass hockey team's second-half turnaround

In today's Daily Collegian, Adam Aucoin has a recap of women's track and field's trip to the Joe Donahue Indoor Games last weekend, which were highlighted by standout performances from Rachel Hilliard and Heather MacLean.

Read: Rachel Hilliard, Heather MacLean highlight solid performance from UMass women's track and field