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Game Coverage Of @UMassFootball At Akron On Tuesday Night

It's a cold and snowy Tuesday morning here in Northern Ohio as the UMass football team gets ready for tonight's game at Akron which kicks off at 7 PM.

Massachusetts (3-7, 3-3 MAC) at Akron (4-6, 2-4 MAC) 
 Date Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Akron, Ohio | InfoCision Stadium (30,000)
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV ESPN3
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch www.espn3.com | WatchESPN (App)
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Social Media
  Twitter.com/UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog
 MAC Teleconference Whipple's Monday Conference Call Quotes (11/17)
 Game Notes Massachusetts Notes | Depth Chart | News Clips | 2014 Media Guide






Weekend Previews Of @UMassFootball As It Preps For Akron On Tuesday

After playing on Wednesday night, the UMass football team will have an abbreviated week as it preps for Akron on Tuesday night (7 PM, ESPN3). As the Minutemen continue to evaluate Blake Frohnapfel's health going into the game, Austin Whipple has taken the first-team reps during practice the last three days.


Coverage & Recaps From @UMassFootball 24-10 Win Over Ball State

Podcast Of Bud Light @UMassFootball Radio Show (11/10) Now Available

Get ready for Wednesday's UMass football game at McGuirk Stadium against Ball State by listening to the podcast of Monday's Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show. Head coach Mark Whipple breaks down the Cardinals and the player guests on the show were tight end Jean Sifrin and safety Joe Colton.





Previews Of Wednesday's @UMassFootball Game Vs. Ball State

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.



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.



Gazette: After break, @UMassFootball team ready to get back work

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette takes a look at UMass' bye week - actually a longer stretch than normal with 16 days between games - and how the players have responded to having some time off. Head coach Mark Whipple talks about how he instructed the team to get away for a bit and to just be college students again.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican looks at some of the nation's top quarterbacks and where UMass football's Blake Frohnapfel fits in the mix. As one of the nation's leaders in passing yards, Frohnapfel has an outside shot at leading the nation in the category with three games remaining this season.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story looking at the bye week for UMass football and how it will help the Minutemen prepare for its nationally televised mid-week game against Ball State on Nov. 12 - a 16-day separation from the Toledo game.

Vautour states that coach Whipple gave the team four days off until having a team meeting on Thursday and practice on Friday. The coaching staff will also focus on recruiting during that time frame.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican spoke with John McCutcheon on Wednesday about his thoughts on the progress the UMass football program has made during the first year of Mark Whipple's return as head coach.

"We go to MAC opponents now and I can see in the administrators when the games are over - particularly this past week (against Toledo) - that they know they got lucky getting away with a victory. They know they were in a dogfight," he said. "We're as competitive as any team in the MAC and we have the vast majority of the team coming back for next year. That is going to bring some expectations and I think we welcome that with open arms.  

"We're really positioned for future success."

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story focusing on the goals of UMass football's extended bye week prior to the Ball State game. With 16 days between the Toledo and Ball State contests, the Minutemen will have some extra time to heal up injuries and address preparation for its nationally televised Wednesday night match-up against the Cardinals on Nov. 12 (8 PM).

Gazette: @UMassFootball intent on finishing the season strong

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook focusing on UMass football's mentality coming down the home stretch. Despite being out of contention for bowl eligibility, the Minutemen say finishing this season strong over the next three games is a key goal.

Coverage and Recaps of @UMassFootball 42-35 Loss At Toledo

Game Day Coverage And Media Previews For @UMassFootball At Toledo

It's a beautiful day here in Toledo, Ohio as the Minutemen get ready to take on the Rockets at 2 PM (ESPN3). The Minutemen enter the game having won two straight, while Toledo is the only undefeated team in conference action with a 3-0 record.

 Massachusetts (2-6, 2-2 MAC) at Toledo (4-3, 3-0 MAC) 
 Date Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Toledo, Ohio | Glass Bowl (26,244)
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV ESPN3/ESPN Game Plan/BCSN
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch www.espn3.com | WatchESPN (App)
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Social Media
  Twitter.com/UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog
 MAC Teleconference Whipple's Monday Conference Call Quotes (10/20)
 Game Notes Massachusetts Notes | Depth Chart | News Clips | 2014 Media Guide








Gazette: UMass puts win streak on the line against MAC leader Toledo

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a preview of Saturday's match-up at Toledo for the UMass football team. Vautour includes quotes from Toledo head coach Matt Campbell as he sees the Minutemen.

"Now we get ourselves into preparation for a really good UMass team that I've been thoroughly impressed with both offensively and defensively as we've been able to dig in and see the job Coach Whipple has done there," he said on Monday's MAC teleconference. "I think they're extremely well-coached, one of the best coached offenses and defenses that I've seen within our conference this year. You can see he does a great job of getting his really good players the ball and putting his players in situations to be extremely successful. You can tell the turnaround has a lot to do with their ability to get their good players the ball in space. Defensively they've had the ability to create havoc."






Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican takes a look at this weekend's match-up at Toledo for the UMass football team. Malone says this will be the most challenging game of the year for the Minutemen amongst MAC teams, but predicts a shootout on the scoreboard between UMass' high-powered pass game and the Rockets run game which is the best in the league.


Andrew MacDougall of the Boston Globe has a feature on Shadrach Abrokwah and his journey with UMass football from a walk-on to a starter. After joining UMass as a walk-on in 2013, Abrokwah started the final two games of the season turning in almost 100 yards a game. In the win over Eastern Michigan, the Worcester native had four rushing touchdowns and 135 yards to pace the Minutemen.

(Cade Belisle/The Massachusetts Daily Collegian)

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian takes a look at Saturday's game at Toledo for the UMass football team with a specific focus on the Rockets' run game which is one of the best in the nation. The challenge he says will be for the UMass front seven to contend with a talented and experienced Toledo offensive line and a trio of running backs that all have different styles.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on the UMass offensive line and the recent play of Josh Bruns who played center in place of the injured Matt Sparks the last two games. Bruns, normally a guard, played well in the transition and the depth is seen as a good sign for the Minutemen as the season comes down the home stretch.



Dan Maynes of the Springfield Republican spoke with Toledo head coach Matt Campbell during Monday's MAC Coaches Teleconference. Campbell said he has been impressed with the progress of the UMass football program, especially under Whipple, and thinks the Minutemen are a very competitive team this season.

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story focusing on the improved play of both the offensive and defensive lines for the UMass football team. The Eastern Michigan game was the best of the year for the defensive line which was able to contain dual threat quarterback Reggie Bell for much of the day. The offensive line has been playing well lately with the UMass running game able to contribute more to the offensive game production.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a piece on seniors Dan Maynes and Stanley Andre and what the current win means to them. With the Minutemen playing the best football of their careers, the duo each are enjoying the way the program is progressing under head coach Mark Whipple.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on UMass football's back-to-back wins and how close the Minutemen were to being bowl eligible this year. He says those close games bode well for UMass heading into the future as it only loses a handful of seniors and graduate students from this year's team.

Gazette: @UMassFootball defense shows signs of coming together in win

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a look at the defensive effort by the Minutemen in the win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Vautour said the effort was the best of the season as UMass was able to disrupt EMU quarterback Reggie Bell and pitch a second half shut out.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on how an improved running game and defensive play have helped the UMass football team over the last two weeks.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has an update on where Tajae Sharpe now stands in the UMass record book for several receiving categories after his 13-catch, 193 yard performance against Eastern Michigan.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has continued coverage of UMass football's win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday. Linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox said in the post game interview that the defense has been enjoying the success of the offense over the past few games where both units have been playing much better than at the start of the year.

Recaps & Coverage Of @UMassFootball 36-14 Win Over Eastern Michigan

Game Coverage & Previews For @UMassFootball Vs. Eastern Michigan

It's game day at Gillette Stadium today as the UMass football team hosts Eastern Michigan for the ever-popular Band Day. Read below for today's previews of the game along with all the information on how to watch and where to listen if you can't be there.

 Massachusetts (1-6, 1-2 MAC) vs Eastern Michigan (2-4, 1-1 MAC) 
 Date Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Foxboro, Mass. | Gillette Stadium (68,756)
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV ESPN3
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch www.espn3.com
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Promotions Band Day & Educators Day
 Social Media
  Twitter.com/UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog
 MAC Teleconference Whipple's Monday Conference Call Quotes (10/13)
 Game Notes Massachusetts Notes | Depth Chart | News Clips | 2014 Media Guide


Andrew MacDougall of the Boston Globe has a feature on UMass football quarterback Blake Frohnapfel and the year he has had so far for the Minutemen. Frohnapfel is one of the national passing leaders entering the weekend and has turned the UMass offense into one of the best in the Mid-American Conference.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story today on how freshman QB Ross Comis helped the Minutemen prepare for dual-threat Eastern Michigan QB Reginald Bell during the week. Comis along with Elgin Long and Shaquille Harris all split time running the scout team offense this week to help prepare the Minutemen for the speed of Bell.

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian takes a look at how dual-threat Reginald Bell, Jr., poses a threat for the UMass defense and what the keys are to contain the quarterback after he had a break out game against Buffalo last week.



Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a feature story on Tajae Sharpe and his strong start to the 2014 campaign through seven games. Because of his play-making abilities, Sharpe is facing additional attention from opposing defenses such as last week against Kent State.

(Courtesy of Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)




Boston Herald: @UMassFootball loves going to Ohio

John Connolly of the Boston Herald has a New England football recap today where he looks at some of the highlights of UMass football's win at Kent State on Saturday.

Saturday's road win snapped a 12-game losing streak, and marked the first time this season that the Minutemen held an opponent to fewer than 30 points. UMass (1-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) has now scored 40 or more points in three consecutive games, only the third time it has accomplished that feat in the 132-year history of the program.



The John Mackey Award unveiled its Midseason Watch List on Monday with UMass tight end Jean Sifrin being added to the group. The award is presented annually to college football's top tight end. Sifrin is the second player this year to be named to a national award watch list after Tajae Sharpe was added to the Biletnikoff Award for best wide receiver. This is also the second year that a UMass tight end has been on the Mackey Award watch list after Rob Blanchflower was on it in 2013.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has an injury update after Mark Whipple's Monday conference call with reporters saying Marken Michel and Matt Sparks could be able to play this weekend. Sparks missed the Kent State game with injury, while Michel was injured during the game.

Gazette: Tailback Lorenzo Woodley breaks through for @UMassFootball

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on running back Lorenzo Woodley who played a huge factor in Saturday's win at Kent State with 160 yards rushing. Woodley was critical late in the game as the Minutemen were able to hold the ball to run the clock in the third and fourth quarters.



Coverage & Recaps Of @UMassFootball 40-17 Win At Kent State

Where To Watch & Listen To @UMassFootball At Kent State (2 PM)

The UMass football team takes on Kent State today at 2 PM in Kent, Ohio as both teams are looking for their first wins of the season. Check out the details below to see where you can watch and listen to the game on all of your devices.

 Massachusetts (0-6, 0-2 MAC) at Kent State (0-5, 0-2 MAC) 
 Date Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Kent, Ohio | Dix Stadium (25,319)
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV ESPN3
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch www.espn3.com
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Social Media
  Twitter.com/UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog
 MAC Teleconference Whipple's Monday Conference Call Quotes (10/6)
 Game Notes Massachusetts Notes | Depth Chart | News Clips | 2014 Media Guide



Boston Herald: @UMassFootball hopes to stay Sharpe

John Connolly of the Boston Herald has a preview of Saturday's UMass football at Kent State game which includes a look at the role Tajae Sharpe has played in the success of the Minutemen's offense this season. Sharpe is one of the top wide receivers in the MAC and one of the top 10 wideouts in the nation entering this weekend.






Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a preview of Saturday's game at Kent State and how the Minutemen prepare defensively when not knowing which quarterback will start. 



Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a feature story on Blake Frohnapel and his adjustment to working in Mark Whipple's offense. This story also touches on the decision to go for the game-winning touchdown at Miami (Ohio) with the clock set to restart, potentially under three seconds. 


Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on some tweaks the UMass football team made this week during practice to change up its routine heading into the Kent State game. Blake Frohnapfel and Daniel Maynes are quoted on some of their pre-game rituals.



Master Tesfatsion of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune had this feature story on Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman and former UMass standout Vladimir Ducasse and his amazing journey to the NFL.

Mike Lowe of the Portland Press Herald has a feature story on freshman running back Andrew Libby. Libby is seeing a considerable amount of playing time especially considering he missed all of last fall, his senior season at Thornton Academy, after tearing his ACL.

Andrew Libby's position on the University of Massachusetts football roster is not listed as running back. Or wide receiver. Or even fullback. It simply says: athlete.  

"That's exactly what he is," said Marcel Shipp, the running backs coach for the Minutemen. "He plays special teams, he runs, he catches the ball, he can block like a fullback.

"He doesn't have a set position. He's just a guy who can make plays."  

The New York Giants signed Michael Cox to the active 53-man roster his week and Julian Talley to the practice squad as announced by the club. Talley had been activated to the 53-man roster previously.

UMass alum Victor Cruz and the Victor Cruz Foundation will host an event called "HalloweenLand" on Saturday, Oct. 25 in New York City. A host of New York professional athletes will be on hand for the kids' event with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Thursday Previews Of Saturday's @UMassFootball Game At Kent State

Today we have several previews of Saturday's match-up at Kent State along with an injury update on a couple of key players for the Minutemen. UMass takes on the Golden Flashes at Dix Stadium at 2 PM on Saturday. The game will be aired on the UMass Sports Network and streamed online via ESPN3/WatchESPN.

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UMass defensive back Trey Dudley-Giles (9) is expected to return from his injury and play Saturday at Kent State.







Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook on UMass football which includes an update on Tajae Sharpe being named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Tuesday morning.

"It's a great honor. It's real humbling and a great honor to be mentioned with those other guys," Sharpe said. "I wasn't thinking about it at all. I was just trying to go out every week and play the best I can. I didn't have any awards, especially an award as great as that, on my mind. When you work hard things like that happen."

YOSHITAKA HAMADA
UMass wide receiver Tajae Sharpe, left, was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award.


Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a story on how the UMass football team is bouncing back after a tough loss at Miami on Saturday - the fourth game this season decided by less than a touchdown and the 3rd in which UMass led at halftime. Cyr says the Minutemen are just a few plays away from realistically being 4-2 overall instead of 0-6.

(Alec Zabrecky/Daily Collegian)



Recaps & Coverage Of @UMassFootball Loss At Miami

Miami rallied back from a 27-point deficit on Saturday to defeat UMass 42-41 at Yager Stadium in what was a tale of two halves for the Minutemen. UMass led 41-21 at the break, but a tough second half marred by turnovers opened the door for the RedHawks. The Minutemen were able to manage a last minute drive down to the six-yard line, but a play with three seconds left in overtime fell just short of the goal line.



Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a feature story on Tajae Sharpe who is having a breakout season for UMass football. The wide receiver has nearly matched his season total in receiving yardage from last season and is on pace for a 1,000 yard season. Additionally, Sharpe has begun moving into the all-time career top-10 list for receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns at UMass.




Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a feature story on the relationship forged by UMass football quarterback Blake Frohnapfel and head coach Mark Whipple. That relationship has translated into an improved offense for the Minutemen.

"I've never had that kind of relationship with a coach before. That's been great. I wouldn't say that's what I was looking for, but it's been an added bonus," said Frohnapfel, who'll try to earn his first victory on Saturday when the Minutemen travel to Miami (Ohio) for a 2:30 p.m. game. "I've really enjoyed being here. Having a head coach, who is an offensive guy and a quarterback guy, has been great."

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UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, center, listens to coach Mark Whipple during preseason at McGuirk Stadium.





Boston Herald: @UMassFootball Rodney Mills full of responsibilities

Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald has a feature on UMass football fullback/tight end Rodney Mills' breakout season for the Minutemen so far in 2014. After spending two years working his way onto the field, Mills has become one of UMass' top playmakers with four touchdown receptions on just eight catches in the first five games of the year.



Headlines & Previews Of @UMassFootball At Miami (Ohio)

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican lists several of the milestone achievements UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel reached with Saturday's performance and where he stands nationally. Frohanpfel was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after setting the league's single-game passing yardage record against Bowling Green.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a feature on Tajae Sharpe's breakout season for the Minutemen which was highlighted by last weekend's 13 reception, 179 yard effort that included a pair of touchdowns. The junior is quickly closing in on the school's all-time top-10 career list for receiving yardage.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook today covering several UMass football news items including the health of Trey Dudley-Giles, Khary Bailey-Smith's ability to make big plays, and Blake Frohnapfel's honor as league player of the week.




Listen to the podcast of the September 29, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show featuring head coach Mark Whipple, sophomore offensive tackle Tyrell Smith, and junior defensive back Khary Bailey-Smith looking back at Bowling Green and previewing the first MAC road game of the season Saturday at Miami (Ohio).

Coverage and Recaps From @UMassFootball Loss To Bowling Green

It was a shootout at McGuirk Stadium on Saturday afternoon as Bowling Green narrowly defeated UMass 47-42 in the Minutemen's first game back on campus since 2011. Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel set school records with 589 yards through the air and five touchdowns, while Tajae Sharpe had 179 yards receiving and two touchdowns.






VIDEO: Flashback To Last @UMassFootball Win At McGuirk Stadium

The UMass Sports Network takes a look back at UMass football's last win in McGuirk Stadium back in 2011 against Central Connecticut State.

Friday is here and that means just one more day until the return to McGuirk Stadium for the UMass football team. Check out some of the coverage and previews of UMass' Homecoming game against Bowling Green (3 PM, ESPN3).




Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a feature on UMass football's return to McGuirk Stadium this Saturday for Homecoming against Bowling Green. Aucoin interviews several students who say they are excited about seeing the team back in the campus stadium and having a true college game day feel around town.




Mark Chiarelli has an editorial in Monday's Daily Collegian focusing on the importance of Saturday's Homecoming game against Bowling Green at McGuirk Stadium - the first campus football game since the move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision and subsequent renovations to the facility. 

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a notebook discussing Mark Whipple's thoughts after watching the Penn State film, how Sunday night's practice went, and what the return of Shadrach Abrokwah could mean for the Minutemen's run game.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story today on how head coach Mark Whipple thinks the home game at McGuirk Stadium - the first since construction of the new press box and team facility began in 2012 - will help energize the team and fan base.




Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has an update on Trey Dudley-Giles status to start the week after missing much of the second half of the Penn State game on Saturday. Coach Mark Whipple said Dudley-Giles was fine and the team was holding him out of the game for health reasons.

Coverage & Recaps From Football's Loss At Penn State

Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record has a feature on Nick Berus that recounts his heroic actions in high school where he and his friend saved two lives when a flash flood swept away their car.







Friday's @UMassFootball Media Coverage Heading Into The Penn State Game

Preview Coverage Of @UMassFootball Vs. Penn State On Saturday

Tuesday Coverage Of @UMassFootball Game Week Vs Penn State

Coverage Of UMass Football's 34-31 Loss At Vanderbilt

Pregame Headlines As @UMassFootball Gets Ready To Face Vandy

Tons of headlines this week as UMass prepares for its first road game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt. The game will be aired by Fox Sports South and will also be available on ESPN3.com.

UMass fans can listen on the airwaves as the UMass Sports Network calls the action starting at 11:40 AM.



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Highlights & Coverage Of @UMassFootball Narrow 41-38 Loss To Colorado

It was a grand welcome party for tight end Jean Sifrin whose two touchdown performance in his first game at UMass sparked the Minutemen against Colorado. The Buffs proved too much in the end, however, overcoming an 11-point UMass lead in the third quarter to take a 41-38 win over the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Here's the full coverage of the game.

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Game Day Stories Preview @UMassFootball vs. Colorado (3 PM)

Boston Globe: @UMassFootball center Matt Sparks in for the long haul

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a lengthy feature on UMass football center Matt Sparks who will play against several of his former high school teammates on Saturday against Colorado. The reunion is over 5,000 miles in the making as the trio are all from Hawaii.

Boston Globe: @UMassFootball center Matt Sparks in for the long haul

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has a lengthy feature on UMass football center Matt Sparks who will play against several of his former high school teammates on Saturday against Colorado. The reunion is over 5,000 miles in the making as the trio are all from Hawaii.

Friday's @UMassFootball Coverage Heading Into The Colorado Game

The Minutemen head to Gillette Stadium today to make the final preparations for Saturday's game against Colorado (3 PM, ESPN3). Here is a look at some of the newest headlines previewing the action.

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)



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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has an in-depth look at Mark Whipple and his family in their return to UMass. Whipple is joined by his oldest son Spencer who is the tight ends coach and his youngest son Austin who is a back-up quarterback.

Midweek Coverage Of @UMassFootball Heading Into Colorado Game

Postgame Coverage & Recaps From UMass-BC Game

In the first FBS meeting between UMass and Boston College, fans got a glimpse of what the rivalry could become. Despite the Eagles coming away with a 30-7 win, fans saw wall-to-wall coverage of the game leading up to kickoff and after the final moments ticked off the clock. Here's a sampling of the game recaps along with highlights.




UMass Vs. Boston College Game Day Headlines

Boston Herald: Win over BC thrills '78 @UMassFootball Minutemen

Bob McGovern of the Boston Herald takes a look back at the last UMass team to beat Boston College on the gridiron - the 1978 squad that advanced to the NCAA I-AA National Championship game. McGovern spoke with several former players from that team including NFLer Bruce Kimball.

Boston Herald: Trey Dudley-Giles does it all for @UMassFootball

John Connolly of the Boston Herald has a story focusing on Trey Dudley-Giles and this weekend's season-opener against Boston College. Connolly highlights TDG's ability to return punts, but also recognizes him as one of the top defensive players for the Minutemen.
Michael Vega of the Boston Globe has a feature story on the relationship between Mark Whipple and Don Brown. The pair worked together previously at UMass before Whipple left for the NFL and Brown left for Maryland.



Boston Globe: Blake Frohnapfel feeling his way for @UMassFootball

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has an extensive profile of UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel who will start this Saturday's season-opener against Boston College. The piece also references his twin brother Eric who is currently at Marshall.




Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a profile piece on freshman Jordan Fiske who has moved from tight end to fullback since joining the Minutemen. Coach Whipple's offense is known for using fullbacks and tight ends throughout his schemes.




Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a look at Jamal Wilson and the overall depth at the running back position. Wilson has been named the starter for Saturday's game and talks about how the run game hopes to have success against the Eagles' defense.



Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story on junior safety Joe Colton and how playing against Boston College on Saturday will be more than just a game for him. The native of Norwood grew up watching Boston College games and had hoped to one day play there. After being overlooked, Colton was able to earn a spot at UMass in 2012 and made an instant impact.





Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a look at why Trey Dudley-Giles is such a prolific punt returner who can change the dynamic of a game in a single play. TDG was one of the top return men in the MAC last season and is expected to be one again this season.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a preview of the UMass offense heading into Saturday's game against Boston College at Gillette Stadium.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on Brandon Howard earning his first career start at tight end for the UMass football team heading into the season-opener against Boston College.



Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on Jamal Wilson being named the starting running back earlier this week. Head coach Mark Whipple says that Wilson will start, however, several running backs including Lorenzo Woodley will be inserted into the run game this weekend.




Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story from earlier this week on how very few true freshmen are planned to be played early this year by Mark Whipple. On this weekend's two-deep, only freshman running back J.T. Blyden and linebacker Da'Sean Downey are listed.





Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a preview of the UMass offense heading into Saturday's season-opener against Boston College at Gillette Stadium. The story features quotes from Rodney Mills who will start at full back against the Eagles - he states that Whipple's offense is impressive and fits the strengths of the players.




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