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Jack Andrade of the Boston Globe has a story today on the process equipment managers take with handling footballs prior to and during a game. Longtime UMass football equipment manager Paul Bys explains the processes which are used in the collegiate game and how he and his staff work with the footballs over the course of the season.

In today's Daily Collegian, Ross Gienieczko has a piece on freshman goaltender Henry Dill who has started seven of the past eight games for the Minutemen.

Read: Freshman Henry Dill has brought stability at goaltender for UMass hockey

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 62-56 Loss At Saint Joseph's

Collegian: UMass set for weekend series with Merrimack

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In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates previews UMass hockey's home-and-home with Merrimack. The Minutemen will travel to North Andover on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest and then will host the Warriors on Saturday, Jan. 24, Kids Day at the Mullins Center.

Read: UMass set for weekend series with Merrimack

MBB Gameday Preview: at Saint Joseph's, 1/21/15

It's game day for men's hoops as they take on Saint Joseph's tonight at 7 p.m. in Philly. The Minutemen have lost their last three games in Hagan Arena over the last four seasons. Tonight's contest on CBS Sports Network provides an excellent opportunity to gain some momentum going into a week off before the next game.

UMass (10-8, 3-2 A-10) at Saint Joseph's (7-9, 1-4 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pa. (Hagan Arena) | Directions
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Online Videowatch None
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Joseph's Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


PREVIEW: Women's Basketball at Fordham

UMass women's basketball returns to the road to take on Fordham at Rose Hill Gym for a Noon game on Wednesday, Jan. 21. It is Kids Day for the Rams and more then 2,000 students from schools in the Bronx and surrounding areas are expected in the stands.

If you cannot attend the game with the loud masses of children, ways to follow along remotely are available below:

University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
Game 18 Massachusetts (8-9 Overall, 2-3 Atlantic 10) at Fordham (13-5, 5-0)
Date | Time Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Noon
Location Rose Hill Gym (3,200) | Bronx, N.Y.
Live Statistics Sidearm Sports
Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network
Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM
Series History Massachusetts leads, 21-14. Last meeting: Fordham 80, Massachusetts 54; Jan. 25, 2014
Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Fordham Get Acrobat Reader
Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Fordham Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
Buy Tickets Available through Fordham Ticket Central

More on the Minutewomen is available through UMassAthletics.com.

In today's Daily Collegian, Anthony Chiusano has a column about the importance of solid defense for UMass hockey in the second half of the season.

Read: Chiusano: Defense will determine UMass hockey's fate as season winds down

With the Collegian back in print for the spring semester, Jason Kates has a feature on UMass hockey freshman defenseman Brandon Montour in today's paper.

Read: UMass hockey's Brandon Montour is ready for liftoff

Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian staff caught up with head coach Sharon Dawley to discuss the team activities and results that took place over winter break. Mulherin highlighted the impact of the freshman class, the improvements on the defensive end and some accolades earned by senior forward Kim Pierre-Louis.

Getting up to speed with the UMass women's basketball team | Tom Mulherin, Daily Collegian

More on the Minutewomen can be found through UMassAthletics.com.

The Daily Collegian staff returned from winter break recently and reporter Frank Corona took the opportunity to catch up with UMass women's basketball head coach Sharon Dawley and freshman guard Cierra Dillard for a story on Dillard's emergence as a key player through 17 games this season. Read about Dillard's performance so far and its impact on the season:

Dillard emerging as a star for UMass women's basketball | Frank Corona, Daily Collegian

More on the women's basketball program is available through UMassAthletics.com.

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