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The Bud Light UMass Football Show kicked off 2014 Thursday night at The Hangar in Amherst. Head coach Mark Whipple and player guests Blake Frohnapfel and Randall Jette talked preseason camp and previewed the season opener against Boston College.

.@UMassHockey At New Hampshire To Air On NBCSN

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Hockey East and NBC Sports announced the 2014-15 telecast schedule this afternoon, which includes UMass' January 17 game at New Hampshire.

The contest, set for a 6:30 p.m. start, will be televised nationally on NBCSN.

View the full Hockey East release here.

NSCAA TV Previews UMass Men's Soccer Opener At Utah Valley

Robert Kehoe of has a preview of the story lines surrounding Saturday's men's soccer season opener between UMass and Utah Valley. UMass Athletics will have a video preview with interim head coach Devin O'Neill Thursday evening.

Season openers can be especially passionate occasions, but it will be hard to match the emotions in play when NSCAATV kicks off its College Soccer Special series when Utah Valley plays UMass on August 30. Whereas the Wolverines of UVU celebrate their inaugural season, becoming the first Division I men's soccer program in Utah, the Minutemen of Massachusetts take the field in their first official match since suffering the loss of head coach Sam Koch.

Read the entire story here... 083014: Utah Valley vs. UMass

Reaction To UMass Basketball Schedule Announcement

The Atlantic 10 and UMass announced the 2014-15 men's basketball schedule and league TV agreements on Wednesday. The schedule by the numbers includes:
* 31 games - 13 non-conference and 18 A-10 games
* 17 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year
* 17 games with teams that won at least 20 games a year ago
* 13 contests slated for national TV and web stream
* 6 games against New England schools
* 3 games against Boston-area schools

The first of nine episodes of the Bud Light UMass Football Show for 2014 airs tonight from 7-8 p.m. on the UMass Sports Network live from The Hangar Pub & Grill on University Drive in Amherst. Head coach Mark Whipple will be joined by transfer quarterback Blake Frohnapfel and redshirt junior defensive back Randall Jette for the hour-long program, which will preview Saturday's season opener against Boston College.

Fans can listen on WEEI 105.5 FM Springfield and 1440 AM in Worcester, online, or by downloading the TuneIn Radio app on their mobile devices. A podcast of the show will be available on 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

Two members of the University of Massachusetts field hockey program in Sarah Hawkshaw and Cliodhna Loughlin received name recognition in a recent story by Hook Hockey covering Irish natives competing in NCAA Division I field hockey. Read about Hawkshaw & Loughlin along with their fellow Irish competitors:

Nineteen Irish players signed up for 2014 US college season | Hook Hockey

Collegian: Minutewomen kick off 2014 with modest start

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Arthur Hayden from the Daily Collegian recapped the opening weekend of the 2014 for UMass women's soccer. The Minutewomen went 0-1-1 at the JMU invitational down in Harrisonburg, Va., with a 1-1 tie against Towson and a 2-1 loss to the host Dukes.

Read: Minutewomen kick off 2014 with modest start

Rob Harms of the Boston Globe has a feature story on UMass football head coach Mark Whipple and his return to the Minutemen. The story looks at Whipple's past tenure with the Minutemen and how is experiences then and following his stint at UMass have prepared him to come back home.

John Connolly of the Boston Herald had a feature story on UMass football nose tackle Daniel Maynes on Sunday that discussed his battle against Crohn's disease. Maynes was forced to miss the 2011 season due to the condition, but has worked to keep the disease at bay while competing for the Minutemen.

Steve Buckley has a feature in Sunday's Boston Herald where he praises the return of head coach Mark Whipple and what it means to the program as it embarks on its third year at the Football Bowl Subdivision era.