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The publication Stadium Journey has released its list of rankings of the arena experience for 57 of the 59 collegiate men's hockey teams that compete in Division I and UMass' Mullins Center makes the list at No. 11.

Click here to see the entire list and to read the review for the Mullins Center.

ESPN: Look back, look ahead: Atlantic 10

ESPN.com writer Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) has a quick look back and look ahead of the Atlantic 10 men's basketball season. He doesn't mention a ton about UMass, but says the team "looks solid moving forward." I tend to agree. But you can read what he has to say using the link below...


The Daily Collegian spoke with UMass rowing head coach Jim Dietz following a successful weekend at the Knecht Cup in West Windsor, N.J., where the Minutewomen took home three gold medals. Check out Dietz's thoughts on the performance below:

"The Massachusetts rowing team spent hours upon hours in training, checked the forecast for the weekend and spent time creating the best possible lineups; but they still encountered a one condition they had not prepared for: food poisoning.

"At least six of the women on the team got food poisoning before the event," said UMass coach Jim Dietz, who also suffered from the illness. "We were all up in the middle of the night in really bad shape, but by the time they got to the finals this afternoon they had recovered pretty well and we did well."

Despite the illness, the Minutewomen were still achieved three first-place finishes at the Knecht Cup in West Windsor, N.J., this weekend, earning gold in the varsity eight, varsity four and varsity pair..."

Read the remainder of the recap through the Daily Collegian website. More on the rowing program is available on UMassAthletics.com.

Robert Rigo/Daily CollegianMatthew Zackman has a preview article in the Daily Collegian on today's UMass softball game at Boston University. The Minutewomen are looking to continue their strong play of late, especially on the road, where they have won their last two after dropping their first five.

This is the third game in an eight-game road trip. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast online at UMassAthletics.com and available on the Atlantic 10 Conference mobile app. Live stats are available via this GameTracker link.

The weather forecast calls for a 80-100 percent chance of rain from midday through the rest of the night in Boston, so we'll keep you posted the status of the game.


Collegian: Minutewomen continue to show offensive improvement

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has an article in Tuesday's paper talking about the offensive strides the UMass softball team has made in the recent weeks.

Did you know the team is second in the A-10 in hitting with a .283 avg. But in their 6 conference games, the Minutewomen are converting at the plate with a .357 rate - more then 40 points head of the No. 2 squad Fordham at .313.


The Daily Collegian had this recap of UMass' Atlantic 10 series victory over Saint Louis. UMass took games one and two by the scores of 7-1 and 3-2 before dropping game three, 2-1 in 11 innings.

Quick, Kings, Win NHL's Jennings Trophy

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Congratulations to former UMass goaltender Jonathan Quick who won the NHL's Jennings Trophy with the Los Angeles Kings upon the conclusion of the 2013-14 regular season on Sunday. The Jennings award goes to "the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it."

Quick is the first member of the Kings to capture the Jennings Trophy and won it outright when the Boston Bruins allowed three goals Sunday in their final game of the season, bringing their total to 177. Los Angeles allowed 174 goals this season.

Read more: Los Angeles Times - Kings' Jonathan Quick wins NHL's Jennings Trophy

TreyVision - See A UMass Football Practice From TDG's Perspective

As part of our Spring Football coverage, the UMass Sports Network wanted to see what life is like from one UMass' most explosive players - Trey Dudley-Giles. Check Out The MinuteCam to see practice from TDG's perspective as he goes through drills, talks to teammates and even returns punts.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News has a story on UMass alum James Ihedigbo and his impact on the Detroit Lions during the offseason. Ihedigbo has won a Super Bowl, played in another, and has been to multiple division title games during his NFL career.

Republican: Five questions with wide receiver Shakur Nesmith

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a profile piece on wide receiver Shakur Nesmith who returned this spring after missing much of last season due to injury. Malone also goes 5 questions with Nesmith about spring camp, the upcoming season and returning from injury.

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