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Maxie Esho’s Career-High 23 Points Lead UMass To 71-62 Win Over BC

UMass pulled away from Boston College in the second half to win 71-62 in the middle game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader at TD Garden on Sunday. Maxie Esho scored 23 points and hauled in nine rebounds for the Minutemen, while sophomore guard Derrick Gordon chipped in 15 of his own. The Eagles built an 8-point halftime lead, but UMass went on a 21-5 run to start the second...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass runs away from BC in 2nd half, 71-62

BOSTON (AP) Maxie Esho scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Massachusetts to a 71-62 win over cross-state rival Boston College on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Sophomore guard Derrick Gordon, the first active openly-gay player in Division I basketball, received a nice hand from the sparse crowd in pregame introductions and scored all 15 of his points in the second...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass's Gordon becomes first openly gay player in D-1 game

UMass guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a regular-season game, helping the Minutemen hold off Siena 95-87 on Friday in Amherst, Mass. Gordon scored 17 points on 3-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Gordon came up big at the free-throw line, hitting 11 of his 12 attempts. "I went into...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BC Pranked with UMass Jersey on Doug Flutie’s Statue (Photo)

The UMass Minutemen moved to the FBS in 2012, and it’s been tough years in football for the school. The record stands at 2-22 and this year won’t be any better with new coach Mark Whipple at the helm. However, the best way to get some laughs if you know it’s going to be a long season on the field is to have some fun with the other guys off the field. An obvious UMass fan decided...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon Comes Out, First Openly Gay D-1 Basketball Player

UMass Minutemen guard Derrick Gordon came out to the world on Wednesday morning, just a week after coming out to his parents, coach and teammates. Gordon becomes the first openly gay division 1 basketball player, something that Michael Sam certainly made possible. Go over to ESPN.com to read the full story and see his interview; maybe one day we will get to the point when it isn’t...
Via Diehardsport
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay D-1 basketball player

Tweet Derrick Gordon, a redshirt sophomore guard playing for the University of Massachusetts, announced in a story with ESPN that he is gay. Gordon’s announcement makes him the first openly gay NCAA division one basketball player and second NCAA player to come out this year. “I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have...
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass Storms College Basketball Rankings, Aims for Deep Postseason Run

Nothing comes easy in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The VCU Rams were the consensus preseason pick to run away with the A-10 men’s college basketball title, but now that conference play is underway, it’s obvious it’s going to be a dogfight this year. For the moment, the top dogs are the No. 16 Massachusetts Minutemen at 14-1 straight up and a healthy 9-6 against the spread. The...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NESNPlus To Carry UMass Basketball Game Against George Mason On Wednesday (Listing)

The UMass Minutemen basketball team is No. 16 in the country with a 14-1 record and an undefeated Atlantic 10 Conference record. Wednesday night, the Minutemen take on conference foe George Mason in a bid to stay unbeaten, and NESN will have all the action on NESNPlus. Tip-off for the game is at 7:00 p.m. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Massachusetts beats Miami of Ohio 73-65

Chaz Williams had 18 points and eight assists, leading No. 23 Massachusetts to a 73-65 victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night. Maxie Esho added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Minutemen (12-1), who host Saint Joseph's on Wednesday in their Atlantic-10 opener. Cady Lalanne had 12 points and Trey Davis finished with 11. Will Felder scored 22 points for Miami (4-7)...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass’ Derrick Gordon Goes Flying Into Stands, Takes Out Broadcaster While Diving for Loose Ball (GIFs)

One poor media member’s Tuesday afternoon began with a face full of Derrick Gordon. The broadcaster’s unfortunate encounter with the UMass guard came late in the second half of the Minutemen’s 11 a.m. date with LSU at Mullins Center. Competing with LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III for a rebound while UMass clung to a six-point lead, Gordon decided to sell out, diving for the loose...
Via NESN.com
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

#74 UMass Minutemen: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Know thy Enemy: UMass edition

Fall camp is over and the focus of the Wisconsin football team is now on the upcoming matchup with the UMass Minutemen. So, as the team goes so go we here at MTB. Starting our focus on the game ahead will be our famous "Know thy Enemy" feature as we give you the inside scoop on the opponent for each week every Monday.  Joining us to impart some knowledge of what this...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass honors Boston Marathon bombing victims with jerseys for Spring Game

On Saturday morning, the UMass Minutemen unveiled the classiest gesture I have seen thus far to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting at MIT.  The nameplates of the jerseys have Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Sean Collier’s names on them, plus another one that has the hashtag “#BostonStrong” on it. They already had an idea to...
Via Diehardsport
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Hot shooting in 2nd half helps Massachusetts defeat Rhode Island in border battle

On Saturday afternoon, Massachusetts traveled to The Ryan Center to take on Rhode Island. The visitors from Amherst found themselves with four point lead at the half (37-33) thanks to half court heave as time expired by Chaz Williams. After the intermission, the Minutemen attacked from both inside and outside. In the second half, they shot over 50% from the floor, including 6 for...
Via College Chalktalk
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass Can Get Shot at NCAA Tournament At-Large Bid With Wins Over Butler, Rhode Island

When the University of Massachusetts lost 99-94 to a mediocre St. Bonaventure team on Feb. 20, the Minutemen’s NCAA Tournament at-large hopes went on life support. The loss was the third straight defeat for UMass, dropping the Minutemen to 16-9 (6-6 Atlantic 10). But UMass bounced back from that loss with a solid home win Feb. 23 against Dayton and then really improved its Big...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass’ Morgan Out For Season: What it Means

  UMass’ Jesse Morgan will be out for the season with a knee injury. UMass’ second leading scorer Jesse Morgan, a junior, will be out for the rest of the season after injuring his right knee in the team’s loss to Saint Louis last Thursday. Morgan is averaging 13.4 points per contest and is shooting over 35% from three point range. Morgan is one of the Minutemen’s most experienced...
Via College Chalktalk
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Billikens get hard-fought victory over UMass

ST. LOUIS - Rob Loe scored a career-high 20 points to lead four Saint Louis players in double figures, and the Billikens outscored Massachusetts 20-8 over the final 9:14 to claim a 70-62 victory Thursday night at Chaifetz Arena is the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams. The victory was SLU's ninth in a row and capped a 9-0 home stand for the Billikens (12-3, 1-0)...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass wins exhibition, finds Freddie Riley in process

Follow @Ianrnolan UMass downed American International at the Mullins Center on Saturday by a score of 87-82 behind 24 points and 11 assists from preseason all conference point guard Chaz Williams. UMass shot 48% from the floor and canned 12 of 24 three pointers while assisting on 22 field goals. While the result is not surprising nor all that impressive, UMass remains the Atlantic...
Via College Chalktalk
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 UConn Football Radio Network

When the UConn Huskies kick off their 2012 football campaign on Thursday night against the UMass Minutemen, it will be the 21st straight year that Connecticut football will be broadcast on the WTIC/UConn Radio Network. Anchoring the network will be WTIC AM-1080 in Hartford, the state's only 50,000 watt AM station. Joe D'Ambrosio, known as "Joe D" around these...
Via Sox and Dawgs
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Opponent Preview: UMass

Welcome to the first of our opponent previews for the upcoming season. Instead of simply going week-by-week, we’re going to to go in order of the easiest to toughest opponents on the schedule, beginning with what we feel will be the easiest opponent of 2012, the UMass Minutemen. Overview When the Minutemen visited Ann Arbor in 2010 and nearly pulled off a shocking upset, both teams...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Louis dropped by UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double and Chaz Williams scored 19 points as Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 72-59 on Saturday in Atlantic 10 action. Putney finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Williams added seven assists, six rebounds and a game-high 11 free throws. UMass (16-5, 5-2) held a 23-21 lead before Williams hit a jumper...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UMass 72, Saint Louis 59

Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double and Chaz Williams scored 19 points as Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 72-59 on Saturday in Atlantic 10 action. Putney finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Williams added seven assists, six rebounds and a game-high 11 free throws. UMass (16-5, 5-2) held a 23-21 lead before Williams hit a jumper, sparking an 18-5 run...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UMASS Minutemen?...Please Don't Masturbate in the Showers

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' university system. Masturbating in the showers is a violation of housing code. h/t Brooklyn... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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