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With the NFL Draft coming this weekend, Dan Malone of MassLive.com takes a look at where Jean Sifrin could likely be drafted. While no other Minutemen are likely to be drafted, Stanley Andre does have a strong chance of being picked up as a free agent. Malone also looks ahead to next year as several Minutemen are potential Draft prospects including Tajae Sharpe, Blake Frohnapfel, Jovan Santos-Knox and Randall Jette.

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian had a season recap of the UMass tennis season and the success the Minutewomen had. Judy Dixon talks about how special the group was and how the program has now set higher expectations for 2015-16 after the past season.

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As part of a Draft Prospect series featuring the New England Patriots, Dan Malone of MassLive.com looks at the way UMass football tight end Jean Sifrin could benefit the franchise in the upcoming NFL Draft. 
Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian was on hand for both games of the doubleheader split with Boston College on Tuesday and offered up the following recap.


And here are some highlights from the first game (from the UMass Sports Network)...

Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a preview of today's softball doubleheader against Boston College.


In today's Daily Collegian, Nick Souza has a recap of UMass Track & Field's Pre-Conference meet this past weekend, which saw the Minutewomen take first and the Minutemen place third.

Read: UMass women's track and field takes first place at Pre-Conference meet

Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse Update (April 27, 2015)

A trio of former Minutemen were in action for the Boston Cannons during their heartbreaking 12-11 overtime loss to Charlotte Sunday. Jim Connolly (2006-07, '09) and Will Manny (2010-13) had three points on two goals and an assist while Ryan Hollenbaugh (2010-13) rotated into the lineup but didn't record statistics.

After Charlotte controlled the first quarter en route to a 5-1 lead entering the second, Connolly and Manny combined to bring Boston back into contention. Connolly scored back-to-back after Charlotte made it 6-1, with an assist credited to Manny on the second one. Manny added a tally of his own from a pass by Connolly to complete scoring in the quarter and bring Boston back within 6-5. Manny added his second of the night during the fourth quarter rally as the Cannons forced overtime after trailing by four entering the final frame.

More on Major League Lacrosse is available through the organization's ">official website. Keep up-to-date on the Minutemen through UMassAthletics.com.

Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the softball team's doubleheader sweep at league leader Dayton. The Minutewomen got a great performance from Caroline Raymond in game one but fell 1-0 on a walk-off home run, before suffering a 6-0 loss in the second game. UMass is in sixth place entering the final week of the regular-season with the top six teams qualifying for the A-10 Championship, held next week at UMass.


Former Massachusetts men's basketball standout and nationally recognized coach Al Skinner was named the head coach at Kennesaw State over the weekend.

Skinner was a three-year letterman at UMass from 1971-74 after playing on the freshman team in 1970. He was a 3-time all-Yankee Conference pick and a Honorable Mention All-America choice as a senior 1973-74. He finished his career with 1,235 points, 749 rebounds and 320 assists in 79 games. The native of West Hampstead, N.Y. was inducted into the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982, and his No. 30 jersey was retired by the Minutemen on Feb. 18, 2004.

Kennesaw State will hold a press conference inside the Hospitality Suite of the KSU Convocation Center on Tuesday (April 28) to introduce Skinner. The press conference will begin at 11 a.m. (ET) and streamed live at www.ksuowls.com.


Collegian: @UMassSoftball hits the road for big test at Dayton

Jamie Cushman from the Daily Collegian has a preview of this weekend's softball road series at Dayton.


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