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Tony Gaffney In Taunton Daily Gazette

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The Taunton Daily Gazette has a story on Tony Gaffney and his up-close look at the NBA Finals, as he has been with the Celtics on the inactive squad.

Lacrosse Players In Action In MLL This Weekend

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In MLL action this weekend many UMass alums will be on the field as the Boston Cannons play the Chicago Machine in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will air live on Comcast SportsNet New England. Look for former Minutemen with Boston in Jack Reid and Jim Connolly and with the Chicago: Kevin Leveille, Brett Garber and Diogo Godoi.

  • Just days after Maryland hired Harvard's John Tillman, Penn State announced it will be hiring Jeff Tambroni, who has coached Cornell to the Final Four in three of the last for years. Inside Lacrosse has the story.
  • UMass Hall of Famer and College Football Hall of Famer Dick MacPherson will be honored in South Bend at the College Football Hall of Fame. Here is a story from Syracuse which mentions: MacPherson and the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 will be honored July 16-17 at the Enshrinement Festival in South Bend, Ind. Thousands of college football fans from across the country will pay tribute to the storied careers of 24 of the game's greatest stars and conclude with the grand finale Enshrinement Dinner & Show on July 17.

    UMass field hockey players Jaime Bourazeris, Katie Kelly, Alesha Widdall, and Kim Young, along with assistant coach Kelly Dostal will be playing for the North squad at the 2010 USA Field Hockey Women's National Championship on June 20-26 in Virginia Beach, Va. Also competing against elite competition that week will be four incoming Minutewomen in the National Futures Championship (U19), while one will be competing in the Junior High Performance Championship (U21).

    Tony Gaffney Featured In Dime Magazine

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    Dime Magazine has a story on interesting side notes from the NBA Finals with a section on Tony Gaffney. "He is a live body who brings length and athleticism to practice that I think the Celtics like about him," says UMass assistant coach Antwon Jackson. "He will always compete, and will do his best in his role for the team. I also had a chance to talk with Tony when he came to campus during the Orlando series, and he is living the dream. He's a humble kid who is just very grateful for the chance he's been given. He grew up in the Boston area and starred at UMASS, so he grew up rooting for the Celtics. So for him to have the chance to be part of the Celtics organization at all is a dream come true, and for him to be there while they are winning and in the NBA Finals is almost surreal for him."