Get The Collegian to the NCAA Tournament

$5,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 29 months
Mark Chiarelli   AMHERST, MA
For decades, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian has maintained a longstanding, proud tradition of delivering quality coverage to the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). 

Now, The Collegian sports staff hopes to continue that tradition at the NCAA Tournament by sending two beat reporters and a photographer to cover an event UMass hasn't qualified for in 15 years. But due to financial constraints, we're asking for your help. 

Throughout the season, the staff has independently funded travel to sites such as George Washington, Saint Joseph's, George Mason, Rhode Island and the TD Garden, and plans to attend Brooklyn, N.Y., for the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. But the NCAA Tournament poses significant travel concerns, with potential sites stretching as far as Spokane, Wash., and San Diego. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

The Collegian plans to deliver the strongest possible coverage of UMass' NCAA Tournament run to the campus and surrounding areas, and we're asking for your assistance to aid us in delivering fresh, original content. Below are links to our coverage from throughout the season. 

Patrick Strohecker's archive
Mark Chiarelli's archive
Taylor Snow's photography
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2013-14 basketball issue

Thank you for your time,

Massachusetts Daily Collegian Sports Staff
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Update 2
28 months ago
Hi everyone,

We'd like to once again thank you for your extraordinary generosity and support. Having the ability to travel and cover the NCAA Tournament was a tremendous and invaluable learning experience as young journalists. We're incredibly appreciative for your help in allowing us to continue a fine tradition at the Collegian. You can bet the NCAA credential will be stored in a safe spot for years to come.

The funds raised will continue to benefit the Collegian in the future, as we plan to use the remaining balance to aid writers in traveling to road sites in the future. Since we are independently funded, this will go a really long way.

Thank you again and we hope you enjoyed the coverage.

- Mark Chiarelli

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Update 1
28 months ago
Hey everyone,

We'd like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for all the help and support over the last week or so. With UMass' regular season coming to a close yesterday and the Atlantic 10 Tournament schedule set, postseason play is gaining on us fast. This is a really exciting time for all of us and we're so grateful for the support in making a NCAA Tournament run possible.

Thanks,

Collegian Sports Staff
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Zac Bears
29 months ago

And thank you for the immense support the numerous Collegian and UMass alumni (and non-alums) have shown for our newspaper. It's humbling.

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Zac Bears
29 months ago

I believe that "MDC 2013-14 basketball issue" is one of the best college newspapers I've ever seen. Check out that coverage if you haven't been following the team.

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$5,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 29 months
Created March 3, 2014
GC
$25
Gertrude Colburn
28 months ago
JS
$50
Jim and Bonnie Strohecker
28 months ago

Good Luck!

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JL
$25
Jamie Loo
28 months ago

As a Collegian alumnus, I'm so happy you guys have this great opportunity. Have fun covering the tournament!

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CM
$29
Cameron McDonough
28 months ago

Good luck boys! Here is your $29.

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KW
$50
Karen Winger
28 months ago

Because I got started shooting UMass Sports .

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AM
$25
Andy Merritt
28 months ago
NC
$50
Nick Canelas
28 months ago

You guys had a vision and you made it happen. I couldn't be more proud.

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RM
$20
Rory McGrath
28 months ago

Go UMass!

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KS
$50
Kevin Scanlon
28 months ago

Go UMass!

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TS
$50
The Sandhams
28 months ago
Zac Bears
29 months ago

And thank you for the immense support the numerous Collegian and UMass alumni (and non-alums) have shown for our newspaper. It's humbling.

+ Read More
Zac Bears
29 months ago

I believe that "MDC 2013-14 basketball issue" is one of the best college newspapers I've ever seen. Check out that coverage if you haven't been following the team.

+ Read More
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