football-fbs flag

The Associated Press | January 14, 2014

Whipple returns to UMass as coach

Mark Whipple UMass

AMHERST, Mass. -- Massachusetts hopes Mark Whipple can replicate the success in his second stint with the team as he had in his first, when he coached the Minutemen to the NCAA Division 1-AA national championship.

Whipple was introduced Tuesday to lead a team that has gone 2-22 in its first two season at the Bowl Subdivision level, leading to the firing last month of Charley Molnar.

Whipple coached the Minutemen to a 49-26 record from 1998 until 2003, winning what's now called the Championship Subdivision title his first season.

He left to become quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he helped develop Ben Roethlisberger.

He bounced around the NFL and college for several years but was out of coaching in 2013.

Whipple said in a news conference that he's "here to get jewelry."

College hockey: No. 9 UMass rallies past No. 1 Boston College in OT

No. 9 University of Massachusetts hockey trailed 2-0 late in the second period but rallied to score three unanswered goals, capped by an overtime game winner from junior Marc Del Gaizo, to defeat #1/2 Boston College, 3-2, on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
READ MORE

2021 Frozen Four: Dates, schedule for the college hockey championship

Here are the dates and schedule for the 2021 men's DI college ice hockey championship. The 2021 Frozen Four will take place April 8-10 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
READ MORE

2019-20 CCM/AHCA Division I men's hockey All-Americans announced

Sixteen different NCAA Division I hockey programs were represented on this year's CCM/AHCA Hockey All-American teams. Minnesota Duluth led the way with four honorees, followed by three selections from Minnesota State.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners