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MBB Recaps From Thursday's 120-71 Exhibition Win Over AIC

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian has a preview of this week's road trip to UNC Asheville and Davidson. Taking A Look At @UMassLacrosse Competition Week

The UMass women's lacrosse team wrapped up its fall ball season with the Minutewomen's annual competition week. During the week, the team splits up into two squads which compete against each other on and off the field. has all the details and photos.

MBB Gameday Preview: Exhibition vs. AIC, 10/30/14

The Massachusetts men's basketball team will play host to American International College Thursday at 7 p.m. in its lone exhibition contest prior to the start of the much anticipated 2014-15 season. The game will be shown online at via the Atlantic 10 Digital Network with Josh Maurer and Jason Germain on the call.

Massachusetts vs. American International - EXHIBITION
 Date Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m.
 Location Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center
 Tickets  Admission is free | Call 866-UMASS-TIX for 2014-15 regular-season ticket info
 TV watch None
 Radio  None
 Online Video watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network ($) | Packages range from $4.95-$99.95
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Trey Davis spoke with Dan Malone about how offseason ankle surgery has helped the junior guard get over lingering pain that had persisted for close to four seasons after injuring it on his recruiting visit to George Washington during his senior year of high school.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette spoke with head coach Derek Kellogg about Jabarie Hinds' role of either starting or coming off the bench.

Dan Malone of has a starting lineup update as junior transfer Jabarie Hinds may not start, but that he's okay with that.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story looking at the bye week for UMass football and how it will help the Minutemen prepare for its nationally televised mid-week game against Ball State on Nov. 12 - a 16-day separation from the Toledo game.

Vautour states that coach Whipple gave the team four days off until having a team meeting on Thursday and practice on Friday. The coaching staff will also focus on recruiting during that time frame.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican spoke with John McCutcheon on Wednesday about his thoughts on the progress the UMass football program has made during the first year of Mark Whipple's return as head coach.

"We go to MAC opponents now and I can see in the administrators when the games are over - particularly this past week (against Toledo) - that they know they got lucky getting away with a victory. They know they were in a dogfight," he said. "We're as competitive as any team in the MAC and we have the vast majority of the team coming back for next year. That is going to bring some expectations and I think we welcome that with open arms.  

"We're really positioned for future success."

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a starling lineup story focusing on the opportunity for Seth Berger to take a shot at starting Thursday's exhibition game against American International.