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September 2014 Archives

MSOC Recaps From Sunday's 1-0 Loss To UNH

The latest Daily Collegian men's soccer recap has been authored by Ross Gienieczko. He has a breakdown of the Minutemen's 1-0 loss to UNH on Sunday afternoon.


And here are video highlights compiled by the Collegian's Marc Jean-Louis.

MSOC Recaps From Friday's 3-2 OT Loss To Harvard

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Friday's tough 3-2 overtime loss to Harvard. Sophomore GK Ryan Buckingham set a school record with 17 saves, which was also the most in the country this season.

Anthony Roberts of MassLive has a photo gallery from the game.

UMass tennis senior Chanel Glasper teaches you how to serve a tennis ball in the September 27, 2014 edition of Between the Lines on UMass Sports Insider.
 

Daily Collegian: @UMassTennis shines in West Point Invitational

Jamie Cushman of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the tennis team's strong performance at the West Point Invitational. UMass had several players reach flight finals and again had solid doubles play throughout the weekend.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican lists several of the milestone achievements UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel reached with Saturday's performance and where he stands nationally. Frohanpfel was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after setting the league's single-game passing yardage record against Bowling Green.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a feature on Tajae Sharpe's breakout season for the Minutemen which was highlighted by last weekend's 13 reception, 179 yard effort that included a pair of touchdowns. The junior is quickly closing in on the school's all-time top-10 career list for receiving yardage.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook today covering several UMass football news items including the health of Trey Dudley-Giles, Khary Bailey-Smith's ability to make big plays, and Blake Frohnapfel's honor as league player of the week.




Listen to the podcast of the September 29, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show featuring head coach Mark Whipple, sophomore offensive tackle Tyrell Smith, and junior defensive back Khary Bailey-Smith looking back at Bowling Green and previewing the first MAC road game of the season Saturday at Miami (Ohio).

Kyle Devitte of the Inside Lacrosse staff had kind words to say about a host of retiring MLL standouts, including UMass alumnus Kevin Leveille (2000-03). The following sentence sums it up well, but check out the whole thing through the link below.

"Kevin Leveille wasn't about -- isn't about -- the spotlight. He's a team-first guy who happened to score thousands of goals."

MLL Retirees a Privilege to Watch | Kyle Devitte, Inside Lacrosse

Daily Collegian reporter Matthew Zackman spoke with head coach Carla Tagliente and sophomore midfielder Hailey Cockrum after UMass field hockey defeated VCU, 4-1 on the road Sunday. Check out his recap of the game's action below:

UMass field hockey earns first Atlantic 10 win with 4-1 victory over VCU

Join head coach Mark Whipple tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar Pub and Grill on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show. Player guests include redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Tyrell Smith and junior defensive back and kick returner Khary Bailey-Smith. Host Josh Maurer and coach Whipple will look back at the homecoming game vs. Bowling Green and preview Saturday's matchup at Miami (Ohio).

If you can't make it to The Hangar, listen live on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester). Fans can also listen live online at WEEI.com/UMass or on mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on UMassAthletics.com Tuesday morning.

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or by clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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Coverage and Recaps From @UMassFootball Loss To Bowling Green

It was a shootout at McGuirk Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Bowling Green narrowly defeated UMass 47-42 in the Minutemen's first game back on campus since 2011. Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel set school records with 589 yards through the air and five touchdowns, while Tajae Sharpe had 179 yards receiving and two touchdowns.






Team Canada, Tamara Tatham Start FIBA World Championship With Win

UMass women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham (2003-07) scored 11 points to help lead Team Canada to a 69-54 win over Mozambique in the first game of the FIBA World Championship for the Canadians. Tatham added four rebounds and a pair of assists without a turnover in the victory. Read about the game below:

Canada Wins First Game At World's Against Mozambique 69-54 | Canada Basketball
Box Score: Canada 69, Mozambique 54 | FIBA

The UMass men's soccer team will continue it's 4-game home stand on Friday when it plays host to Harvard at Rudd Field at 3 p.m. Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian has a preview of the weekend's contests against the Crimson and New Hampshire Wildcats (Sunday at 2 p.m.)


VIDEO: Flashback To Last @UMassFootball Win At McGuirk Stadium

The UMass Sports Network takes a look back at UMass football's last win in McGuirk Stadium back in 2011 against Central Connecticut State.

Friday is here and that means just one more day until the return to McGuirk Stadium for the UMass football team. Check out some of the coverage and previews of UMass' Homecoming game against Bowling Green (3 PM, ESPN3).




Frank Corona of the Daily Collegian looks ahead to UMass' Monday night match at Harvard and the upcoming Atlantic 10 slate, which begins next Friday vs. George Mason.

Read: UMass women's soccer nursing injuries during break, getting ready for Atlantic-10 Conference play

Former Minuteman defenseman Conor Allen is slated to dress for the New York Rangers for their preseason game in Chicago tomorrow night. The game will be televised on MSG and CSN-CH+.

Blueshirts United: Miller and Lundqvist Back In There As Rangers Set Friday's Lineup

UMass women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham (2003-07) is one of 12 competitors for Team Canada at the 2014 FIBA World Championship being held in Turkey from Sept. 27 through Oct. 5. Below are links for the tournament's schedule of events as well as television coverage for the Canadian side:

2014 FIBA World Championship Schedule | Canada Basketball
National TV Coverage | Canada Basketball

UMass field hockey begins Atlantic 10 competition with a trip to Richmond on Friday, Sept. 26. The Minutewomen have won the most recent three meetings between the sides, but the Spiders lead the all-time series by the slimmest of margins, 12-11. Check out ways to follow along and more information about the teams below:

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game Nine Massachusetts (2-6) at Richmond (4-4)
 Date | Time Friday, Sept. 26 | 4:00 p.m.
 Location Crenshaw Field; Richmond, Va.
 Series History Richmond leads, 12-11. Last meeting: #12 UMass 2, Richmond 1; Nov. 9, 2013
 Live Statistics NeuLion
 Live Video Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Team Information Massachusetts | Richmond
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

More information on the Minutewomen can be found through UMassAthletics.com.

Major League Lacrosse Year-In-Review: Rochester Rattlers

Major League Lacrosse staff writer Patty Shields reviewed the 2014 Rochester Rattlers season, which culminated with an appearance in the MLL Championship Game. UMass men's lacrosse alumnus Kevin Leveille (2000-03) figured heavily into the success of the squad as he finished with 357 regular season points over 114 games and had a historic six-goal outing during the MLL semifinals to push the Rattlers into the championship game. Read more about the season, Leveille's final playing pro lacrosse, through the link below:

Year in review: Rochester Rattlers | Major League Lacrosse

Collegian: Ryan Buckingham impresses in net for UMass men's soccer

Anthony Chiusano wrote a feature on sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Buckingham.


The September 22, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show. Featuring head coach Mark Whipple, redshirt senior linebacker Stanley Andre, and redshirt junior wide receiver Marken Michel looking back at Penn State and previewing the homecoming game against Bowling Green. Visit our football radio information page to listen to archived episodes and interviews and for a schedule of upcoming shows.


"The Massachusetts women's soccer team reached the midway point of its season and received a lengthy reprieve from its schedule," writes Arthur Hayden of the Daily Collegian, who spoke with redshirt freshman Jenny Scro and head coach Ed Matz for his piece in today's paper.

Read: UMass women's soccer recuperating at midway point of season

Gazette: UMass, UConn ready build on rivalry

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On Monday at Hockey East Media Day in Boston, Matt Vautour spoke with UMass head coach John Micheletto about the beginnings of a hockey rivalry between UMass and UConn.

Read: Hockey East notebook: UMass, UConn ready build on rivalry

Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a feature on UMass football's return to McGuirk Stadium this Saturday for Homecoming against Bowling Green. Aucoin interviews several students who say they are excited about seeing the team back in the campus stadium and having a true college game day feel around town.




Mark Chiarelli has an editorial in Monday's Daily Collegian focusing on the importance of Saturday's Homecoming game against Bowling Green at McGuirk Stadium - the first campus football game since the move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision and subsequent renovations to the facility. 

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a notebook discussing Mark Whipple's thoughts after watching the Penn State film, how Sunday night's practice went, and what the return of Shadrach Abrokwah could mean for the Minutemen's run game.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story today on how head coach Mark Whipple thinks the home game at McGuirk Stadium - the first since construction of the new press box and team facility began in 2012 - will help energize the team and fan base.




Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has an update on Trey Dudley-Giles status to start the week after missing much of the second half of the Penn State game on Saturday. Coach Mark Whipple said Dudley-Giles was fine and the team was holding him out of the game for health reasons.

Coverage & Recaps From Football's Loss At Penn State

Sheary To Play In Penguins' Preseason Game Tuesday

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Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins announced their lineup for Tuesday's preseason game at Columbus and UMass hockey alum Conor Sheary will be dressing for the Penguins, wearing #63.

Pens Preseason Game 2 Lineup vs. Columbus

Bud Light UMass Football Show - 9/22

Join us tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar Pub & Grill on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show with head coach Mark Whipple. Player guests include wide receiver Marken Michel and linebacker Stanley Andre. Coach Whipple and host Josh Maurer look back at the Penn State game and preview the Minutemen's return to McGuirk Stadium on Saturday for homecoming against Bowling Green.

Listen to the Bud Light UMass Football Show live on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester). Fans can also listen live online at WEEI.com/UMass or on mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on UMassAthletics.com Tuesday morning.

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or by clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham (2003-07) and Team Canada completed a pair of exhibition games over the weekend to close out their precursor play to the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

Tatham had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists during 69-66 overtime loss to Cuba on Friday evening. She followed that performance up with five points, three rebounds and one assist against Spain in a 66-46 defeat the next day.

Canada is in Group B with France, Mozambique and host-Turkey. The first game for the Canadian side is on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Canada Loses To Cuba In Overtime, 69-66 | Canada Basketball
Cuba 69, Canada 66 (OT) | Box Score
Canada Falls To Spain In Exhibition, 66-46 | Canada Basketball
Spain 66, Canada 46 | Box Score
Team Canada FIBA World Championship Schedule

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian has a sidebar from Friday's win over Fairfield about the unsung hero of the game... sophomore midfielder Luke Pavone. Pavone assisted on both goals in the Minutemen's improbably, 2-1 overtime victory over a team that ranked fifth nationally in goals-against average.

   Several players stood out in the Massachusetts men's soccer team's dramatic 2-1 overtime win against Fairfield on Friday.
   Senior captain Matt Keys was a monster on defense and scored the game tying goal on a header in the 87th minute. Fellow senior Josh Schwartz scored the game winner in the fifth minute of overtime.
   But the real x-factor for the Minutemen was sophomore midfielder Luke Pavone. In addition to making several defensive stops on each wing, Pavone assisted on both goals and injected the team with energy throughout the game. He played with emotion, and even mixed it up after the whistle with several Fairfield players early in the game.
   "I'm not surprised that he was the spark plug today," interim coach Devin O'Neill said. "He's just that type of player. He loves to play the game and he just gets after it."
   Pavone, to his credit, was quick to deflect praise.
   "It was a hard fought game, the whole team fought real hard," he said. "Once we went down one, we kept our heads up and kept fighting. It was a group effort."
   A group effort it was, but anyone could see that Pavone played a big role in the UMass win. He played well throughout the game, but in the 87th minute, with the Minutemen down 1-0, he still had nothing to show for it.

Read the entire story here...

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Friday's thrilling and emotional 2-1 overtime victory over Fairfield in the home opener at Rudd Field.

   Relief.
   That was the word interim Massachusetts men's soccer coach Devin O'Neill used to describe his team's first win of the season, a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Fairfield Friday afternoon in the Minutemen's home opener at Rudd Field.
   UMass played with heavy hearts Friday. It was the Minutemen's first home game without longtime coach Sam Koch, who died in July after a two-year battle with cancer, in 23 years. And senior Josh Schwartz delivered the knockout blow for the Minutemen, finding the back of the net after being flicked on by junior Luke Pavone. Pavone assisted on both of the Minutemen's goals.
   "It could've been anybody and I would've been happy," Schwartz said said after scoring his second goal of the year. "We've been working really hard for a couple of weeks now and it's good to finally get a win." O'Neill said his team played well despite a slow start.
   "I thought it was a really good performance for most of the game," he said. "I thought we were a little bit tentative at the beginning, but we kind of grew into it after the first 15-20 minutes. "I'm really happy for the guys. It's been five games without a win and they've worked really hard. You want them to get rewarded so they get reinforced for the positive things, but they've been wonderful in terms of their day-to-day approach and how they've practiced."
   It seemed like UMass (1-5) would remain winless after falling behind 1-0 in the 78th minute courtesy of a beautiful free kick by Stags (2-2-1) senior Jake Zuniga. But the Minutemen battled back and were rewarded when senior Matt Keys was moved up top and headed in the tying goal at the 86:38 mark.


UMass men's lacrosse alumnus Will Manny (2010-13) was chosen for the 24-man Team USA roster set by the national organization for the Seatown Classic. Manny will play with the U.S. side at the event hosted in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, Oct. 18 as one of six attackman chosen.

Team USA Roster Set For Seatown Classic vs. Notre Dame | Inside Lacrosse

Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record has a feature on Nick Berus that recounts his heroic actions in high school where he and his friend saved two lives when a flash flood swept away their car.







Anthony Chiusano from the Daily Collegian has a preview of today's home opener against Fairfield.


PREVIEW: UMass Field Hockey vs. Connecticut

UMass field hockey is home for a pair of games this weekend! The Minutewomen host Connecticut first with a Friday, Sept. 19 game beginning at 4 p.m. on Garber Field. Admission is free!

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game Seven Massachusetts (2-4) vs. No. 5 Connecticut (4-1)
 Date | Time Friday, Sept. 19 | 4:00 p.m.
 Location Richard F. Garber Field; Amherst, Mass.
 Series History UConn leads, 33-13-3. Last meeting: #3 UConn 4, #7 UMass 1; Sept. 18, 2013
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Live Video Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Team Information Massachusetts | Connecticut
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

Read more about the field hockey squad through UMassAthletics.com.

Friday's @UMassFootball Media Coverage Heading Into The Penn State Game

Preview Coverage Of @UMassFootball Vs. Penn State On Saturday

Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian sat down with women's soccer co-captain Jackie Bruno for this piece on the Staten Island, N.Y., native. Though currently injured, Bruno talks about her experiences as a team captain and about supporting the squad from the sidelines.

Read: UMass women's soccer suffers major set back with injury to co-captain Jackie Bruno

University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumnus Tim Soudan (1987-90) was recently chosen as the U.S. National Team's Assistant General Manager ahead of the 2015 FIL World Indoor Championship, as announced by Team USA this week.

Soudan competed for UMass from 1987-90, when he recorded 114 points out of the midfield on 84 goals and 30 assists. He was a two-time USILA All-American during his Minuteman tenure and followed up his collegiate success with an extended professional career in outdoor and indoor lacrosse and two gold medal-winning FIL World Championship appearances with Team USA (1994, 1998). Soudan is currently the head coach of the Rochester Rattlers (MLL) and previously served as an assistant general manager for the Rochester Knighthawks (NLL).

US Lacrosse Names Staff for 2015 FIL Indoor Championship | US Lacrosse

New England Lacrosse Journal: Manny planning for bigger things

The New England Lacrosse Journal has a feature up about University of Massachusetts alumnus Will Manny (2010-13), who recently finished his second professional season with MLL's Boston Cannons franchise and is currently in his first year as an assistant coach with Wagner men's lacrosse.

Manny planning for bigger things | Scott Souza, New England Lacrosse Journal

Collegian: Offensive drought continues for Minutemen

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Saturday's 2-0 setback at Boston University.


Inside Lacrosse: Lindley Named In 2010 Power 100 Freshman Rankings

Inside Lacrosse released its 2014 Power 100 Freshman Rankings, compiled by the IL staff, this week. UMass newcomer Peter Lindley was slotted in the No. 95 spot following a four-year standout career at Darien High School that included 143 goals scored.

2014 Power 100 Freshman Rankings | Inside Lacrosse

Collegian: Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey

Daily Collegian staff reporter Matthew Zackman discussed the practice structure used by UMass field hockey recently - an aspect of the team's daily activity that often goes unnoticed in the public eye. Read about how head coach Carla Tagliente prepares the Minutewomen for each weekend's games below:

Walking through a week of practice with UMass field hockey | Daily Collegian

VIDEO: Daily Collegian Coverage Of Minuteman Invitational

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Marc Jean-Louis of the Daily Collegian had video coverage of UMass' season-opening meet last weekend, its own Minuteman Invitational.

There was this recap of the meet, as well

The 19 Hockey East games that NESN will carry in 2014-15 were announced by the league office this morning and includes UMass' Nov. 25 game at Vermont.

UMass has one additional TV game on the schedule this season, Jan. 17 at New Hampshire on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to view the full release from Hockey East.

The podcast of the September 15, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show - Featuring head coach Mark Whipple, junior defensive back Trey Dudley-Giles, and junior fullback Rodney Mills with highlights of the Vanderbilt game and a preview of Penn State.

Tamara Tatham, Team Canada Prepare For FIBA World Championship

University of Massachusetts alumna Tamara Tatham (2003-07) and the Canadian Women's Basketball National Team started up their competitive schedule ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Championship with an exhibition contest against Team USA on Monday, Sept. 15. Tatham finished 4-for-6 on field goals and produced 10 points, but Canada fell to their southern neighbors, 76-51. Read more about the contest below:

Canadian Women's Basketball Team turns in Strong Performance in Loss | Canada Basketball
US women use big third quarter to pull away from Canada | Doug Feinberg, The Associated Press
Team USA-Team Canada Box Score (PDF)

Tuesday Coverage Of @UMassFootball Game Week Vs Penn State

Major League Lacrosse Year-In-Review: Boston Cannons

Major League Lacrosse staff writer Patty Shields took a look back at the 2014 Boston Cannons season, including the performance of former UMass men's lacrosse all-American Will Manny (2010-13). Manny finished the year with 52 points on 32 goals and 20 assists as one of the most consistently dangerous attackmen in the game. Read about the season, and Manny's impact, below:

Year In Review: Boston Cannons | Major League Lacrosse

Join us tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar Pub & Grill on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show with head coach Mark Whipple. Player guests include junior Rodney Mills, who scored two touchdowns Saturday at Vanderbilt. Coach Whipple and host Josh Maurer look back at the Vanderbilt game and preview the Minutemen's trip to Penn State this Saturday.

Tonight's Bud Light UMass Football Show will air on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester) at 7 p.m. Fans can also listen live online at WEEI.com/UMass  or on their mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on UMassAthletics.com Friday morning

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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Check Out Episode 2 Of The UMass Sports Insider

In case you missed yesterday's airing of the newest edition of The UMass Sports Insider, we've got you covered. 

For a complete list of where you watch the show on your local cable provider or to see archived episodes, check out www.umassathletics.com/insider.html

Coverage Of UMass Football's 34-31 Loss At Vanderbilt

PODCAST: Kumble Subbaswamy Interview

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy stopped by the UMass Sports Network radio booth at halftime of the Vanderbilt game on September 14 in Nashville.

Pregame Headlines As @UMassFootball Gets Ready To Face Vandy

Tons of headlines this week as UMass prepares for its first road game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt. The game will be aired by Fox Sports South and will also be available on ESPN3.com.

UMass fans can listen on the airwaves as the UMass Sports Network calls the action starting at 11:40 AM.



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UMass alum Tamara Tatham and the Canadian Women's Basketball National Team are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming FIBA World Championship. Read about how the squad and Tatham in particular are getting set for competition courtesy of Frank Juzenas of the Brampton Guardian staff.

Tatham stars for women's basketball team | Brampton Guardian

UMass men's lacrosse alumnus Ryan Liebel (2009-11) was named a volunteer assistant at Providence College recently. Liebel jumped into the collegiate coaching ranks after two successful seasons with the Longmeadow boy's lacrosse program, during which he went 47-2-0.

Lacrosse Announces Addition Of Ryan Liebel As Volunteer Assistant | Providence College Athletics

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has a preview of Saturday's contest at Boston University.


Collegian: Minutemen bond as team during lengthy road trip

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian spoke with Interim Head Coach Devin O'Neill, along with a number of student-athletes about their recent 10-day trip to open the 2014 season.

"It was a really great experience for the team. We were together almost 24/7 and got a lot closer on the trip. It was a tough trip, but it was meaningful. We got a lot out of it, and made some great progress on and off the field."
-- Senior F Josh Schwartz

"The guys were great the whole time and the interactions with each other were very positive."
-- Interim Head Coach Devin O'Neill


Anthony Chiusano of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Sunday's 1-0 loss at Cal Poly.


The Canadian Women's Basketball National Team enters its final training phase for the 2014 FIBA World Championship as the program brings 14 players, including UMass alum Tamara Tatham, to Edmonton to prepare for the Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 event held in Turkey. Read more about it through Canada Women's Basketball's website below:

Canada Basketball Brings 14 Players To Edmonton For Final Training Phase

UMass women's basketball alum Tamara Tatham and the Canadian National Team are in the final preparations for the FIBA World Championship. Doug Smith of the Toronto Star staff spoke with Canada head coach Lisa Thomaidis on their recent exhibition schedule and training ahead of the upcoming championship. Read about Team Canada through the link below:

Canada's women's basketball team gears up for FIBA World Championship | Toronto Star

The UMass women's soccer team picked up its first home victory of the season on Sunday, capturing a dramatic 2-1 win over New Hampshire in double overtime at Rudd Field.

Frank Corona had this recap of the match for the Daily Collegian: UMass women's soccer earns first home win of season in double overtime thriller

Arthur Hayden also had this sidebar following Sunday's match

.@alongtheboards: Q&A With Kevin Czepiel

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Brian McLoughlin recently sat down with UMass' Kevin Czepiel for this Q&A for Along The Boards. Czepiel, a former captain for the Minutemen, returned to UMass this summer as Director of Hockey Operations.

Read: Kevin Czepiel talks return to UMass, Minuteman memories

Highlights & Coverage Of @UMassFootball Narrow 41-38 Loss To Colorado

It was a grand welcome party for tight end Jean Sifrin whose two touchdown performance in his first game at UMass sparked the Minutemen against Colorado. The Buffs proved too much in the end, however, overcoming an 11-point UMass lead in the third quarter to take a 41-38 win over the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Here's the full coverage of the game.

Postgame Interview:

Highlights:


COLORADO HEADLINES:


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Game Day Stories Preview @UMassFootball vs. Colorado (3 PM)

Boston Globe: @UMassFootball center Matt Sparks in for the long haul

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a lengthy feature on UMass football center Matt Sparks who will play against several of his former high school teammates on Saturday against Colorado. The reunion is over 5,000 miles in the making as the trio are all from Hawaii.

Boston Globe: @UMassFootball center Matt Sparks in for the long haul

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a lengthy feature on UMass football center Matt Sparks who will play against several of his former high school teammates on Saturday against Colorado. The reunion is over 5,000 miles in the making as the trio are all from Hawaii.

Friday's @UMassFootball Coverage Heading Into The Colorado Game

The Minutemen head to Gillette Stadium today to make the final preparations for Saturday's game against Colorado (3 PM, ESPN3). Here is a look at some of the newest headlines previewing the action.

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)



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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has an in-depth look at Mark Whipple and his family in their return to UMass. Whipple is joined by his oldest son Spencer who is the tight ends coach and his youngest son Austin who is a back-up quarterback.

Wide receiver Tajae Sharpe and linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox joined head coach Mark Whipple on the September 4 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show, which featured highlights of the Boston College game and a preview of this Saturday's matchup against Pac-12 opponent Colorado. For a complete show schedule, visit our football radio information page.

Join us tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar Pub & Grill on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show with head coach Mark Whipple. Player guests include junior wide receiver Tajae Sharpe and junior linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox. Coach Whipple and host Cody Chrusciel look back at the season opener against Boston College and preview the Minutemen's first-ever meeting against Pac12 opponent Colorado this Saturday.

Tonight's Bud Light UMass Football Show will stream live online at WEEI.com/UMass at 7 p.m. and will air on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester) later this evening following the Boston Red Sox game. Fans can also listen live by downloading the TuneIn Radio app on their mobile devices. A podcast of the show will be available on UMassAthletics.com Friday morning.

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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Midweek Coverage Of @UMassFootball Heading Into Colorado Game

Anthony Chiusano of the Daily Collegian recently spoke with interim head men's soccer coach Devin O'Neill regarding the challenge in front of him as he leads the UMass soccer program following the death of longtime head man Sam Koch.


MSOC Gameday Preview: at San Jose State (9/2/14)

UMass continues it's season-opening road trip to the west coast this week and will play San Jose State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). It is the program's first venture to California since the 2004 campaign.

Massachusetts (0-1) at San Jose State (0-2) 
 Date Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:00 p.m. (EST)
 Location San Jose, Calif. | Spartan Soccer Field
 North side of Alma (between 10th Street & Senter Road) 
 Tickets Adults $5, Youth ages 12 & under $3, Youth in jersey $1
 Online Video watch TBA
 Promotions N/A
 Live Stats gametracker GameTracker
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | @UMassMensSoccer

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian has a touching article about the legacy of former men's soccer coach Sam Koch, along with the role the veteran players on the team will play in helping pass that legacy on to the younger players.


All-American tight end Kerry Taylor and linebacker Khari Samuel - both members of UMass' 1998 1-AA National Championship team coached by Mark Whipple - stopped by the UMass Sports Network booth at halftime of the Boston College game on August 30, 2014.

Daily Collegian Recap of Women's Soccer's Home Opener

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With its first issue of the academic year out today, the Daily Collegian has a recap of women's soccer's home opener vs. Providence. The Minutewomen tied the score on a last-second goal in regulation, but fell in OT to the Friars, 2-1.

Read: UMass women's soccer drops home opener

Postgame Coverage & Recaps From UMass-BC Game

In the first FBS meeting between UMass and Boston College, fans got a glimpse of what the rivalry could become. Despite the Eagles coming away with a 30-7 win, fans saw wall-to-wall coverage of the game leading up to kickoff and after the final moments ticked off the clock. Here's a sampling of the game recaps along with highlights.




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