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2009 UMass Football Preview: Wrap-Up

 After coming off an average 7-5 season, UMass is looking to start the 2009 season with a clean slate. They will be opening the season with a new starting quarterback and a new Head Coach. Although the Minutemen have a talented team, it could be an inconsistent year on both sides of the ball. We […]

Nippert Shuts Down Sox, Rangers Sweep Series

For the third straight night, the Sox couldn’t produce anything on offense in a 3-1 loss. Dustin Nippert went 5 2/3 innings giving up only one run and five hits. His counterpart, Clay Buchholz allowed three runs on six hits in four innings. Nippert got the spot start for Vincente Padilla who, along with the rest […]

2009 UMass Footall Preview: Defense

For a team that has recently been known for their defensive dominance, they didn’t live up to their reputation last year. The Minutemen finished last season ninth in the conference, giving up 358 yards per game. Although the defense didn’t live up to expectations in 2008, they bring more experience and leadership into the 2009 […]

Lester Continues Dominance Against Kansas City

Jon Lester and the Red Sox were on the better end of a true pitcher’s duel last night earning the 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at home. Lester pitched a gem giving up only four hits and striking out eight batters in eight innings. He improved his record to 3-1 against Kansas City, […]

2009 UMass Football Preview: Offense

Although the Minutemen finished above .500, the 2008 season can be looked at as a disappointment, finishing at 7-5. UMass hopes to start the 2009 campaign with a clean slate, which involves a new starting quarterback and a new head coach. UMass promoted offensive coordinator, Kevin Morris, to Head Coach once Don Brown left for […]

Impact of U.S. Soccer Success

This is the third in a three–part series analyzing soccer’s impact on American sports. SoB’s Ty takes a look today at the future impact of the U.S. men’s soccer team’s success. Despite the heartbreaking loss to Brazil in the finals of the Confederations Cup, there is much to look forward to for the U.S. men’s […]

Former UMass Stars Get a Shot at the NBA

When you think of former UMass Minutemen who succeed in the NBA, only a handful of names come to mind: Julius Erving, Marcus Camby and Al Skinner, to name a few.  It is very difficult to get a shot at playing in the NBA while not coming from a major conference. In last week’s draft, UMass had […]

The FBS vs. FCS

Each year there are a number of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) teams who are paid a hefty sum to travel and play a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly D I-A).  These games are usually played within the first couple of weeks of the season and in most cases are considered […]

Future Looks Bright for Young Bruins

After earning their first Division championship since ’04, this past post-season looked very promising for the B’s. Boston had arguably the best goaltender in Tim Thomas, who averaged 1.85 GA throughout the regular season, and one of the most feared defenseman in Zdeno Chara. After a clean sweep of the long-time rival Montreal Canadiens, there […]