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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

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

No. 21 U Mass beats BYU to win seventh straight

Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for No. 21 Massachusetts on Saturday to lead the Minutemen to their eighth straight victory, 105-96 over Brigham Young. Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass (8-0) in the third annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, played down the street from the basketball shrine in the town where James...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  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

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 80, Saint Joseph's 62

Terrell Vinson had a game-high 18 points to power Massachusetts past Saint Joseph's 80-62 Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup. Sampson Carter scored 16, Chaz Williams added 11 points and nine assists and Freddie Riley chipped in 10 to help UMass (15-6, 5-3) win its third straight game. Cady Lalanne finished with a game-high 12 rebounds and the Hawks outscored...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 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 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

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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