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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.


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