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UMass Minutemen 2015 Preview and Prediction

With just five wins in three seasons on the FBS level, could this be the year UMass takes a big step forward? The Minutemen return 18 starters, as...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon and the Sad Story of Homophobia in Sports

Today, I’d like to talk to everyone about homophobia. It’s an ugly and terrible thing that still manages to exist, despite the United States taking a myriad number of steps forward to combat it, and it’s becoming incredibly prevalent in the sports world, both on the collegiate and professional level. In the most recent instance, it has surrounded former UMass Minutemen guard...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon, Former UMass Guard, Announces Transfer To Seton Hall

Former UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will be transferring to Seton Hall. It's been a long recruiting process...But happy to say I will be going to Seton Hall University!!!...Can't wait to play for Coach Willard..— Derrick Gordon (@flash2gordon) May 17, 2015 Gordon, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Plainfield, N.J., garnered headlines...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon Will Transfer to Seton Hall

Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I basketball player, will transfer to Seton Hall. Gordon broke the news to Scott Gleeson of USA Today. “I’m walking into a great situation,” Gordon told USA TODAY Sports. “This gives me a chance to showcase what I can really do in one of the best conferences (the Big East) in the country, in the national spotlight...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass guard Gordon says coming out let him focus on game

NEW YORK (AP) Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became a better basketball player and a better teammate this season, and he credits both to having the courage to play as an openly gay man. Gordon's first season since coming out likely ended Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center. The junior guard scored seven points and had five rebounds as...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins sign UMass Minutemen forward Frank Vatrano

Frank Vatrano signs with Bruins. (Photo/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The 2014-15 season came to an end for the UMass Minutemen on Sunday, March 8 when they were defeated in game three of a best-of-three series by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With the season over, redshirt sophomore forward Frank Vatrano decided he would skip his final two years of NCAA eligibility and sign professionally...
Via Mill City Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

George Washington beats UMass 87-65 with red-hot shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) Yuta Watanabe, a 6-foot-8 freshman from Tokyo who hadn't reached double-digit scoring since early January, poured in a career-high 21 points on seven 3-point shots as George Washington belted Massachusetts 87-65 in a season finale on Saturday. George Washington (20-11, 10-8 Atlantic 10) led 50-28 at halftime, making 10 of its last 12 shots for a 22-6 run. The win...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass edge Fordham 82-74

AMHERST, Massachusetts (AP) Derrick Gordon scored 20 points and Massachusetts edged Fordham 82-74 on Saturday. Maxie Esho had 17 points for UMass (17-12, 10-6 Atlantic 10), while Donte Clark added 15. UMass shot 47 percent and outrebounded Fordham 42-28. Fordham got down by eight early, but drew even on a 7-1 run - including Mandell Thomas' 3-pointer - and made its last six shots...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos-MHOC: UConn Huskies vs UMass Minutemen – 2/27/15

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn men’s hockey game versus the UMass Minutemen at the XL Center on February 27, 2015. The UConn Huskies won the game 4-0 on Senior Night. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image (mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU fans fool refs, entire UMass team with fake shot-clock countdown

The UMass Minutemen fell for the oldest trick in the book Saturday night. But they weren't the only ones. UMass hit the road to take on VCU in an Atlantic 10 men's basketball matchup Saturday night and quickly fell behind. That's when the VCU fans got involved, chanting a fake countdown of the shot clock to trick UMass guard Donte Clark into chucking up a shot before time expired...
Via Fox Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Fans Fool Refs, Entire UMass Team With Fake Shot Clock Countdown (Video)

The UMass Minutemen fell for the oldest trick in the book Saturday night. But they weren’t the only ones. UMass hit the road to take on VCU in an Atlantic 10 men’s basketball matchup Saturday night and quickly fell behind. That’s when the VCU fans got involved, chanting a fake countdown of the shot clock to trick UMass guard Donte Clark into chucking up a shot before time...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats UMass 75-69, takes half-game A-10 lead

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 16 points and Hassan Martin added 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Rhode Island beat Massachusetts 75-59 and take a half-game lead in the Atlantic 10. The Rams (18-6, 10-3) are a half-game ahead of Dayton and VCU, both at 9-3. UMass (16-10, 9-4) fell out of what was a four-way for first place. Jered Terrell added 14 points and Jarvis Garrett...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

John Edwardh, UMass Lowell blow past UMass on snowy Saturday

UMass Lowell’s John Edward tallied his first career hat trick (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks showed no love for the UMass Minutemen on Valentine’s Day at the Tsongas Center, defeating their bitter rivals in a blowout, 7-1. UMass Lowell needed to pickup a win on Saturday to retain the “Alumni Cup” in Lowell and they did...
Via Mill City Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Late free throws push Massachusetts past Duquesne 82-74

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Trey Davis scored 26, including four 3-pointers, to lead Massachusetts to an 82-74 win over Duquesne on Saturday. Maxie Esho added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Cady Lalanne had 11 points and six rebounds and Jabarie Hinds pitched in 11 points for the Minutemen (15-9, 8-3 Atlantic 10). Davis finished 6 of 9 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line. Micah...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell vs. UMass

The UMass Lowell River Hawks continued their struggles last weekend with losses to Boston University on Friday night and the UMass Minutemen on Saturday. The River Hawks rebounded a bit with a tie against UMass on Friday, but are looking to get back to winning on Saturday. Saturday will be the final game of three meetings between these two schools and is a conference matchup...
Via Mill City Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell vs. UMass

The UMass Lowell River Hawks continued their struggles last weekend with losses to Boston University on Friday night and the UMass Minutemen on Saturday. The River Hawks rebounded a bit with a tie against UMass on Friday, but are looking to get back to winning on Saturday. Saturday will be the final game of three meetings between these two schools and is a conference matchup...
Via Mill City Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday’s UMass Lowell vs. UMass at Tsongas Center moved to 4 p.m.

UMass Lowell vs. UMass start time changed. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. – Due to the incoming snow storm on Saturday night, the UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. UMass Minutemen hockey game at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts has been moved to 4:00 p.m. eastern. The River Hawks will play host to the Minutemen for the third time this season. In the first...
Via Mill City Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at UMass

The UMass Lowell River Hawks continued their struggles last weekend with losses to Boston University on Friday night and the UMass Minutemen on Saturday. Friday will be the second of three meetings between these two schools and is a non-conference matchup. UMass Lowell holds a commanding lead in the “Alumni Cup” and will hope to continue their winning ways against their...
Via Mill City Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinds' 3-pointer gives UMass 55-53 win over Bonnies

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) Jabarie Hinds hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining to give Massachusetts a 55-53 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night for the Minutemen's fifth consecutive win and a four-way tie for first place in the Atlantic 10. Hinds' winner came after Derrick Gordon made a steal for the Minutemen (15-9, 8-3). The Bonnies' Andell Cumberbatch missed...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

MCS Live Faceoff: UMass Lowell vs. UMass

The 10th episode of MCS Live and our sixth Faceoff pre-game show brought to you by Beast from the Northeast will air live on Saturday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. eastern! Co-hosts Justin Soderberg and Greg Celona will touch on UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey, Friday night’s road game against the UMass Minutemen and preview Saturday night’s contest between the River Hawks...
Via Mill City Sports
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at UMass

The UMass Lowell River Hawks were unable to tame the Boston University Terriers on Friday night, 5-2 and will look to get back on the right track against their rival UMass Minutemen. Saturday will be the first of three meetings between these two schools and the first of two Hockey East conference matchups. UMass Lowell holds a commanding lead in the “Alumni Cup” and will likely...
Via Mill City Sports
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis hits 10 straight FTs; UMass holds off Fordham, 78-72

NEW YORK (AP) Trey Davis converted 10 straight free throws in the final minute as UMass held off Fordham for a 76-72 Atlantic-10 victory Wednesday night. The Minutemen, now winners of three straight, took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Jabarie Hinds with 13:17 left to play in the game, but they couldn't shake Fordham. Hinds dunked with 9:37 left to make it an 11-point lead...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens just miss in A-10 showdown, lose 60-56 to UMass

ST. LOUIS -- Cady Lalanne scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UMass to its first win at Saint Louis' Chaifetz Arena in five tries Saturday with a 60-56 victory in an Atlantic 10 showdown. The Minutemen used a 7-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Mike Crawford knocked down a jumper and converted two free throws to pull the Billikens within two,...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens just miss in A-10 showdown, lose 60-56 to UMass

ST. LOUIS -- Cady Lalanne scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UMass to its first win at Saint Louis' Chaifetz Arena in five tries Saturday with a 60-56 victory in an Atlantic 10 showdown. The Minutemen used a 7-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Mike Crawford knocked down a jumper and converted two free throws to pull the Billikens within two,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Esho, Coleman and UMass beat Rhode Island 60-56

AMERST, Mass. (AP) Maxie Esho had 18 points and Zach Coleman came off the bench to score all 13 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts held on to knock off Rhode Island 60-56 on Saturday. Trailing 46-42 with 8:27 remaining, Coleman made a three-point play to start a 13-7 run that gave UMass a 57-53 lead with 3:17 left. Gilvydas Biruta drove in for a layup to narrow the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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