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September 2014 Archives

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.

Listen Live | TuneIn Radio App | Show Schedule and Information

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.

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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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