MASSACHUSETTS RUMORS

Chris Berman will be guest coach for UMass spring game

Legendary ESPN anchor Chris Berman will be telling defenders to get back! back! back! this Thursday as the White Team’s coach during the UMass spring game. The opposing coach, Matt McCall is the men’s basketball coach at UMass, so this should be quite an entertaining spectacle for anyone heading to the college on Thursday.The football action won’t be the only thing going on...
Via Sportsnaut
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat Kelsey ditches UMass right before first press conference

What a day for the coaching carousel.First Georgetown axed John Thompson III after 13 years, and then Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey stranded UMass at the altar. Kelsey cancelled his introductory press conference at the last minute because of a “change of heart,” according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Twitter quickly exploded with rumors that Kelsey may have received a call from Georgetown...
Via The Comeback
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

UMass football: Ross Comis named starting QB

The UMass Minutemen are going into the 2016 season as an independent team in the FBS and they have some pretty big opponents on their schedule. They will open the season against the Florida Gators and Ross Comis will lead them into battle as the starting quarterback. The team announced Comis as the starter Wednesday afternoon after a summer-long battle against former Virginia Tech...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

UMass Player’s 40-Point Performance Motivated By Mom Pulling Plug on Phone

On Sunday, UMass guard Trey Davis scored 13 points on 4-16 shooting in a 77-76 Minutemen loss to Florida Gulf Coast. One Wednesday, he put up 40 points on 10-18 shooting in a 103-95 overtime win over New Orleans. So what changed? Davis’ mother turned off his cell phone data, according to MassLive.com. “Man, my mom turned my phone off after the game we just lost,” Davis, who...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass' Trey Davis motivated by mom taking cell phone away

How do you get a struggling college basketball player to pull his head out of his you-know-what and starting making some shots? Take away his cell phone, apparently. UMass point guard Trey Davis scored 40 points in a thrilling 103-95 overtime win over New Orleans Wednesday night. In the Minutemen’s previous three games, Davis had shot just 26.3 percent from the field. Then his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass' Davis credits mom shutting off his data plan for 40-point game

Senior point guard Trey Davis is averaging 19.5 points per game for UMass this season. On Wednesday night he went off for a career-high 40 points in a 103-95 win against New Orleans. Why the monster game? According to Davis, he didn't have the distraction of his phone because his mom shut off his data plan after he only scored 13 points on 4 of 16 shooting in the Minutemen's previous...
Via FOX Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass WR arrested for allegedly breaking into car

UMass Minutemen wide receiver Jalen Williams was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into a car and was subsequently booked on charges of “breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony” as well as larceny over $250. Matt Vauhtor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Williams’ arrest. A senior from Atlanta, Williams told reporters that he...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What they’re saying: UMass TE not impressed with Buffs energy

  All week you hear what the Buffs are thinking heading into the weekends matchup, but what are the Minutemen thinking? We did a scan of their local outlets to give you a sample, and found UMass isn’t short on confidence, and like the rest of us, weren’t too impressed with the Buffs in week one. From The Massachusetts Daily Collegian: UMass football set for season opener against...
Via BSN Denver
September 11, 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

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
November 15, 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
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