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Collegian: @UMassMensSoccer deploys new formation with Keys, Jess

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Flickr)

Nicholas Casale of the Daily Collegian has a story on men's soccer head coach Devin O'Neill moving senior Matt Keys to forward from his normal defensive role and sophomore Josh Jess to the back row after primarily playing in the midfield. The move is intended to help jumpstart the Minutemen's offensive attack down the home stretch of the season.

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Tyler Fiedler of the Daily Collegian takes a look at the roster make-up of the men's swimming and diving program which features 19 underclassmen out of 29 athletes. Swimming coach Russ Yarworth and diving coach Mandy Hixon each say that despite the relative youth, the group is talented and ready to perform at a high level which is a trademark of the program.

Collegian: Woosley paces @UMassTennis at the ITA Northeast Regionals

Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the ITA Northeast Regional and the success Anna Woosely had over the weekend reaching the Round of 32. Overall, the Minutewomen had four players reach the Main Draw with Woosley leading the way going 4-1 over the weekend in singles play.

Dan Maynes of the Springfield Republican spoke with Toledo head coach Matt Campbell during Monday's MAC Coaches Teleconference. Campbell said he has been impressed with the progress of the UMass football program, especially under Whipple, and thinks the Minutemen are a very competitive team this season.

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story focusing on the improved play of both the offensive and defensive lines for the UMass football team. The Eastern Michigan game was the best of the year for the defensive line which was able to contain dual threat quarterback Reggie Bell for much of the day. The offensive line has been playing well lately with the UMass running game able to contribute more to the offensive game production.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a piece on seniors Dan Maynes and Stanley Andre and what the current win means to them. With the Minutemen playing the best football of their careers, the duo each are enjoying the way the program is progressing under head coach Mark Whipple.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on UMass football's back-to-back wins and how close the Minutemen were to being bowl eligible this year. He says those close games bode well for UMass heading into the future as it only loses a handful of seniors and graduate students from this year's team.
Listen to the podcast of the October 20, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show featuring head coach Mark Whipple, sophomore offensive lineman Fabian Hoeller, and senior defensive lineman Daniel Maynes looking back at the win over Eastern Michigan and previewing the Toledo game.

Congratulations to UMass hockey on having two goals from last weekend make the NCAA's Top-5 National Plays of the Week! Jake Horton's tally from Saturday night is No. 3 and Patrick Lee's game winner with 9.9 seconds left in regulation is No. 1. Check them out!

Join head coach John Micheletto and player guests Ray Pigozzi and Zack LaRue tonight at 7 p.m. the Hangar Pub & Grill in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Hockey Show. Coach Micheletto and hosts Brock Hines and Adam Frenier recap the Michigan State trip and preview this weekend's Hockey East tilts against Northeastern and Boston College.

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