UMass Athletics

Maroon Musket: Kellogg says "We're a Long Way From Home"

Nick Canelas of the Maroon Musket has a recap of what Derek Kellogg has taken away from last Thursday's men's basketball exhibition win over AIC and what he hopes to gain from future practices before the season begins.

Maroon Musket hoops scribe Nick Canelas says Zach Coleman is healthy and ready to contribute to the Minutemen this season.

Adam Aucoin has a preview of Saturday's men's soccer finale against St. Bonaventure which kicks off at 1 p.m. at Rudd Field. It will also be Senior Day as the program honors two outstanding players from the past four years in Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz.

Daily Hampshire Gazette writer Matt Vautour has an update on Zach Coleman's health, among other things.

Nick Casale of the Daily Collegian has a nice tribute article on senior men's soccer players Matt Keys and Josh Schwartz. the duo will play their final game at UMass this Saturday at 1pm against St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field. 

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on the benefits of UMass football's extended bye week as the Minutemen began preparations for Ball State on Wednesday night. Blake Frohnapfel and Jovan Santos-Knox both said the time away has been beneficial, but they are looking forward to playing again next week.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has an update on the announcement last night that ESPN will carry next Wednesday's UMass vs. Ball State game at McGuirk Stadium (8 PM) on ESPNU. 

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on how the extended bye week has helped several Minutemen rest after nine straight games this season. Malone also speaks to Blake Frohnapfel and Jovan Santos-Knox about being able to watch Ball State play on Wednesday night.

(Araz Havan/Daily Collegian)

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass tennis team's strong showing at the Dartmouth Big Green Invitational last weekend to wrap up the fall campaign. The Minutewomen will now have a break over the bulk of the winter before starting the Spring season at the end of January.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on Mark Whipple's weekly conference call with the media where the Minutemen's head coach discussed how the program is being perceived on the recruiting trail, the upcoming Ball State game and having two of the next three games at McGuirk Stadium.