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Adam Aucoin of the Daily Collegian has a preview of this weekend's softball series at Saint Joseph's. The Minutewomen went 1-2 in their first A-10 series last weekend and will look to cut loose against the Hawks Saturday and Sunday.

Chaz Williams Joins Delaware 87ers of NBA D-League

Former UMass standout Chaz Williams has joined the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers affiliate acquired the point guard from the available player pool after he was released by the Maine Red Claws earlier this month.

While the team's next game is Friday night against Erie at home in UD's Bob Carpenter Center, he is on the inactive list and may not see action in the team's final five games.

Williams saw action in three games for the Red Claws, where he averaged 4.7 points and 6.3 assists in 19.2 minutes per game.

Prior to that, he averaged 10.4 points and 2.0 assists in 22.8 mpg in five outings with Eskishehir Basket in the Turkish Basketball League.

Daily Collegian: @UMassTennis heads home to take on Albany

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a preview of the UMass tennis team's home match this Saturday against Albany which officially kicks off the 'stretch-run' before the Atlantic 10 Championships. Head coach Judy Dixon spotlights senior Chanel Glasper who needs just three wins to become the program's all-time leader in singles victories.

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Collegian: @UMassLacrosse thriving with nation's top defense

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a feature looking at the make-up of the UMass women's lacrosse team's defense which is currently ranked as the top unit in the nation. Anchoring the back line is goalie Rachel Vallarelli who is off to her best season ever and is an All-American candidate in goal.

Collegian: @UMassTennis stays hot with two wins over break

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass tennis team's 2-1 week down in Charleston, S.C. over Spring Break. UMass picked up wins over host-school College of Charleston and Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson.

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Photos From @UMassADBamford Press Conference

Check out all the sights from yesterday's press conference introducing Ryan Bamford as the new Director of Athletics at UMass.

UMass men's lacrosse is on a three-game winning streak with victories over Quinnipiac, Penn State and Hofstra in that order. Mark Dixon highlighted the streak in his weekly "takeaways" column. Here is Dixon's take on the recent success:

What's Happened: UMass won third in a row
Takeaway: The Minutemen had a tough start to the 2015 season, starting out 0-5 against a tough, robust schedule in Army, North Carolina, Harvard, Brown, and Albany. Since the loss to the Great Danes, UMass has rattled off three straight Ws, the latest a tough CAA road win over Hofstra by a count of 9-7. Defensively UMass overcame 11 penalties to earn the victory. Goalie Zach Oliveri led the effort, making 13 saves. Oliveri, a Long Island native, was playing his first game in his home territory since the passing of his father in late 2014. His emotion and effort was a game changer. Offensively Nick Mariano continues to excel and build on his outstanding freshman campaign. He is one of the best players you have never heard of. It looks like the season is back on track in Amherst.

Read all of Dixon's weekly thoughts through here. More on the Minutemen can be found online through

Today we have extensive coverage of the introduction of Ryan Bamford as the new permanent Athletic Director for UMass. Bamford was introduced to fans, alumni, student-athletes, staff and the media on Tuesday afternoon at the Football Performance Center. He spoke of his pride to be joining UMass and his hopes to help elevate the program.

Here are a few stories and recaps from today's introductory press conference for Ryan Bamford as the new UMass Director of Athletics.

Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the softball team's trip to George Mason that kicked off Atlantic 10 Conference play. UMass went 1-2 on the weekend.