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Minutemen Bounce Back With Strong Win Over Northeastern

A week after suffering a tough loss to the Richmond Spiders, Tony Nelson and UMass had a strong game against in-state opponent Northeastern. The 37-7 victory gives the Minutemen an undefeated record at home this season at 5-0. Nelson, Offense Dominate Tony Nelson finished with 116 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Nelson scored twice from […]

Hernandez Leads UMass Past Rival UNH

The Minutement scored a huge win this past Saturday. They defeated #4 ranked UNH on a late interception that capped the 23-17 victory for UMass. Both sides of the ball played very well including running back, Jonathan Hernandez, who also was named the Bill Knight MVP which is given to the best player in the game.

UMass Falls Behind Early, Lose at Delaware

The Minutemen lost their first conference game of the season as the Blue Hens got the best of them, 43-27. Delaware got out to an early lead and didn’t look back. They outplayed UMass on both sides of the ball and the Minutemen did not have an answer to stop the Blue Hens. Delaware passing […]

UMass Cruises Past Stony Brook 44-17

The Minutemen took the lead late in the first quarter and never looked back. The offense finished with 500 yards of total offense and the defense only gave up 229 yards to Stony Brook. Hernandez shines in first career start Jonathan Hernandez got his first career start due to Tony Nelson being hurt and took […]

UMass Beats Rhode Island to Open Conference Season

The Minutemen had an easy victory, for the ninth home win in a row against Rhode Island this past Saturday. Kyle Havens had a terrific game with almost a near perfect completion percentage in the first half. The rushing defense of the Minutemen was great as they only allowed seven yards rushing in the first half […]

Team Play Lifts Minutemen Past Albany

Both the offense and the defense did their part to secure an easy win over the Great Danes of Albany. The Minutemen put up the most points in a home opener since 2003 and it marked the eighth straight time UMass has won a home opener. On offense, Jonathan Hernandez and Tony Nelson combined for […]

Martinez Pinch Hit Lifts Sox Over O’s

The Red Sox got out to an early lead in the first inning, when Jason Bay had a two-out single to left, which scored Jacoby Ellbsury and Kevin Youkilis. The Orioles answered back with a run of their own in the second when Cesar Izturis grounded into a double play. Boston added a run in the […]

UMass Second Half Comeback Falls Short Against KSU

The 2009 season began with a tough loss to Kansas State Wildcats this weekend as UMass fell short of completing a second half comeback. There were a lot of question marks coming into this season as former Offensive Coordinator, Kevin Morris, has taken over as head coach and Kyle Havens was named the new starting […]

Ortiz and Sox Walk-Off Win 3-2

Although Tim Wakefield received a no-decision, he put in seven solid innings of work for the Red Sox. Paul Konerko got Chicago on the scoreboard in the top of the first with a triple to center which drove in Gordon Beckham. David Ortiz tied the game up in the second with his first of two […]

2009 CAA Football Conference Preview: South Division

Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of a two part preview of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2009 Football Season, focusing on the South Division. The North Division was featured Saturday. Delaware Blue Hens:  Coach K. C. Keeler and the Blue Hens enter 2009 with 12 returning starters and the motivation to improve upon their 4-8 finish last […]

2009 CAA Football Conference Preview: North Division

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a two part preview of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2009 Football Season, focusing on the North Division. Look for the South Division, coming Monday. The CAA is coming off one of its best seasons, as a conference in 2008. They tied an NCAA record for five of their teams […]

Sox Rough Up Halladay, Win 6-1

The Red Sox offense jumped out to an early lead against All-Star Roy Halladay. Ortiz hit his 250th home run as a Red Sox player in the second inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead over Halladay and the Blue Jays and the Sox would not look back. After Casey Kotchman reached on an […]

Emotions Soar As Sox Beat Tigers

After the Tigers scored three runs in the first, emotions got out of control as Kevin Youkilis was ejected in the second inning after being hit by a pitch by Detroit’s Rick Porcello and charging the mound. The bench-clearing brawl must have lit a spark for the Sox as Jason Bay hit a three-run shot over the monster […]

Penny Gets Rocked in First, Sox Drop Second Game in a Row

The A’s jumped out to an early lead, thanks to the leadoff homerun by Adam Kennedy and didn’t look back all night. Brett Anderson put in a solid performance for Oakland, going six innings allowing only three runs on four hits and eight strikeouts. Penny got off to a rough start, allowing five runs in […]

Top 5 Massachusetts College Football Players Filled With Defensive Talent

Boston College: Mark Herzlich: Linebacker, Sr. 6-4 238 Coming off a season where Herzlich earned the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors, Herzlich might be one of the most feared players in Massachusetts’s college football. Last season he was also a finalist for the Butkus Award. He led the Eagles with 110 total […]