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 to read the full story and see his interview; maybe one day we will get to the point when it isn’t...
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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...
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Carter’s been waiting at UMass

Sampson Carter’s buildup to the Big Dance was six years in the making. The redshirt senior got the good word Sunday night when the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament selection committee awarded UMass a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Regional. The Minutemen will take on the winner of tomorrow night’s play-in game between Tennessee and Iowa on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. “I’ve...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chaz Williams, UMass steal big win

UMass finally got the old-school atmosphere back into the Mullins Center it has been seeking for almost two decades, and the Minutemen responded with a win that reminded many of the golden age of this program. Chaz Williams scored a game-high 20 points, with 14 coming in the second half, and stripped VCU’s Briante Weber in the closing seconds to secure a 80-75 victory in a battle...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass turns away VCU 80-75

Chaz Williams scored 20 points, including four key free throws late, as Massachusetts topped Virginia Commonwealth 80-75 in front of a sellout crowd Friday night. Williams hit two free throws to put UMass (21-5, 8-4 Atlantic 10 Conference) up 78-75 with 16.8 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Williams came up with a steal and was fouled again, hitting two more at the...
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February 21, 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...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams carries UMass past Saint Joseph's 66-62

Chaz Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the closing six minutes Wednesday night, leading No. 19 Massachusetts to a 66-62 comeback win over Saint Joseph's in the conference openers for both teams. Maxie Esho scored 12 points and Raphiael Putney had 11 for the Minutemen (13-1 overall, 1-0 Atlantic-10). Halil Kanacevic led Saint Joseph's (9-5, 0-1) with 19 points and...
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January 08, 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)...
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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...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gordon's 20 lead UMass to 96-90 victory

Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures and the Minutemen held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday. Gordon scored 12 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts built a 13-point lead with just under 10 minutes to play. The Cornhuskers (3-1) rallied down the stretch, closing...
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November 21, 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...
November 12, 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...
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...
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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)...
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January 11, 2013  |  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 ~
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November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

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