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Josh Alper of NBCSports.com has a story which talks about UMass alum James Ihedigbo who just signed with the Detroit Lions and how he and Glover Quin have already begun working out together. The duo live in Texas and Ihedigbo is projected to play strong safety while Quin moves over to free safety for the Lions.

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a story on UMass football running back Lorenzo Woodley who says he is excited about playing in head coach Mark Whipple's new offensive scheme which will be better suited to the rising sophomore's running style.

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a story on UMass football quarterback A.J. Doyle and how he is using spring camp to adjust to Mark Whipple's new offensive system.

Collegian: UMass men's lacrosse embraces extended time off

UMass men's lacrosse focused on improving the basics that have helped the team open the season with seven wins through nine games, writes Daily Collegian staff reporter Andrew Cyr.

"Rest is something that's often hard to come by in the middle of a lacrosse season.

But the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team, which is in the midst of a 14-day layover, has made the most of the time to improve and reflect on the season thus far.

'We got to focus on the nicks that we really haven't done too well this year and worked on what we struggled with,' short stick defensemen Ryan Izzo said. 'It was a good chance for us to look back on previous games and understand what we need to do better for the upcoming part of the season.'

The No. 12 Minutemen (7-2, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) currently are in second place in the CAA, after an 8-6 victory over Penn State earlier in the season. UMass, which has four games remaining on its schedule, is entering the roulette of conference play with the race for first wide open..."

The conclusion of Cyr's article is available on the Daily Collegian website. More on the men's lacrosse program can be found through UMassAthletics.com.

Former UMass baseball and Easthampton pitcher Jeremy Demers will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Easthampton's home opener vs. Greenfield on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 3:15 p.m. at Daley Field in Easthampton, Mass.

Volunteers will be accepting donations at the event to help offset Demers' medical costs as he is currently battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Donations are also being accepted online here.

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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican also has a story on UMass football running back Lorenzo Woodley today. Woodley says his freshman year experience has prepared him better to know what to expect going into 2013.

Republican: Highlights from UMass football pro day

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has highlights from UMass football's NFL Pro Day which includes a video produced by the UMass Sports Network.

Collegian: UMass baseball prepares for Richmond

Tyler Fiedler of the Daily Collegian has a preview of UMass baseball's series at Richmond this weekend.

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian spoke with UMass football coach Mark Whipple and freshman linebacker Shane Huber about the announcement earlier this week that the 2015 season would be the last for the Minutemen as members of the MAC.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook from last night's football practice where he spoke with head coach Mark Whipple about conference realignment, running back Lorenzo Woodley on how he is approaching his sophomore season, and news of James Ihedigbo signing with the Detroit Lions.

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