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NFL Training Camps Open This Weekend

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Here's a look at UMass products in NFL Training Camps, which open this weekend across the U.S.
  • Baltimore Ravens: Matt Lawrence - in Westminster, Md.
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Jeromy Miles - in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Cain - in Jacksonville
  • Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremy Horne - in St, Joseph's Missouri
  • New York Jets: Vladimir Ducasse, James Ihedigbo - in Cortland, N.Y.
  • New York Giants: Victor Cruz - in Albany, N.Y.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon London - in Latrobe, Pa.
  • Happy  Birthday - July 31: Matthew Hess (Men's Soccer) and Nina Sarcona (Women's Lacrosse)
                                   Matthew Hess                   Nina Sarcona

    Jets GM, UMass Alum Tannenbaum Gets Extension

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    UMass School of Management grad and Minuteman supporter Mike Tannenbaum has received a five-year extension in his role as General Manager of the New York Jets. Here are various stories on the signing, which was coupled with an extension for head coach Rex Ryan.

  • ESPN New York, New York Post, Journal News, New York Daily News, Newark Star Ledger.

  • Minutewomen Shine For New England Firebirds

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    Three UMass softball players are making strong contributions at the plate for the New England Firebirds U23 summer ball team. The Eagle Tribune has coverage on junior Katie Bettencourt, junior Stephanie Mayne, and incoming freshman Candace Waldie helping lead the Firebirds to winning the Umpires Open in Leominster last weekend, going 6-0 in the 12-team tourney.

    Softball Alum Libby Aces Hole-In-One

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    Recent UMass softball grad and current marketing assistant Michelle Libby notched a hole-in-one at Cherry Hill Golf Club on Thursday. She nailed the 155-yard par 3 with an 8-iron. Congrats to Libby.

    Updating Ducasse & Ihedigbo With Jets

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    With the start of New York Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y., here are articles on UMass alums James Ihedigbo and Vladimir Ducasse as Gang Green gets going.

  • Jets Blog mentions Ducasse "is a mass of humanity second only to Kris Jenkins on this team in the "mountain man" department."
  • mentions Ihedigbo in a story on Darrelle Revis.
  • In the Bergen Record, Ihedigbo is mentioned for participating in relief efforts after the nation's devastating earthquake.
  • Associated Press has a story on HBO's "Hard Knocks" focusing on the Jets. It mentions Ducasse's positional battle as a storyline.
  • Clegg Featured In Springfield Republican

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    The Springfield Republican has a sensational feature on UMass alum Mitchell Clegg. The 2009 alum is 8-1 this year with an ERA of 2.60 in 16 games, including nine starts, for Hagerstown. In 72.2 innings he allowed 69 hits and 15 walks with 43 strikeouts. The story also mentions UMass' other products in the minors: Matt Torra, Chad Paronto, Nick Gorneault and Doug Clark.

    Andy Katz' Blog Focuses On UMass Alum Barbee

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    If you missed it, check out Andy Katz' story on "Being visible is a big part of what I have to do,'' said Barbee. "I've done speaking at every VFW club [locally] and speaking around the state and in the city. The only reason I've said no is that I can't be in two places at once. Victories go a long way but visibility does too. A lot of people are saying they haven't seen the Auburn program around.''
    Happy Birthday on July 29 to women's soccer player Kelsey Anderson and Executive Assoc AD Tim Kenney. Tim turns the Big 4-0!
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    Hockey Announces 2010-11 Schedule

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    The 2010-11 UMass hockey schedule was announced Thursday afternoon highlighted by games at Minnesota and Wisconsin in addition to the regular slate of Hockey East action. The season starts with an exhibition on Oct. 2 against New Brunswick in the Mullins Center Practice Rink. There will also be the annual Skate With The Minutemen after the exhibition game for fans to meet the coaches and players!

    Facebook Photo Gallery From Media Day

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    Check out the Photo Gallery from CAA Football Media Day on Facebook. Check out Emil Igwenagu and Tyler Holmes.

    Piekos Pitches 7th Shutout For D-Y Celtic

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    UMass senior goalie Chris Piekos pitched his 7th shutout of the summer yesterday as D-Y Celtic defeated Wellfleet 5-0 in the Cape Cod Amateur Soccer League. The win gave D-Y its 2nd regular season title. Playoffs for the Cape league will begin on Sunday. Click Here for more information on the CCASL.

    Gedman Shows Off Versatility For Lowell

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    On Tuesday, UMass' Matt Gedman played all nine positions and picked up a save in the process as the Lowell All-Americans defeated the North Adams Steeple Cats, 3-2. With two outs in the ninth inning, after Gedman had played each position, Coach Jeff Kane walked to the mound and moved Gedman from first base to the pitcher's mound. Reliever Brenden Shepard moved to first base and Gedman induced a fly ball to left field to end the game and pick up the save. The feat that Gedman accomplished was a very rare one. The NECBL does not keep track of those stats, but the last time it was accomplished in Major League Baseball was in 2000.

    Popielarczyk Picks Up Win In First Outing With Holyoke

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    After just recently joining the Holyoke Blue Sox roster, local product Joe Popielarczyk picked up the victory for Holyoke yesterday in a 13-4 win over the Lowell All-Americans, squaring off against fellow Minutemen Matt Gedman and Leif Sorenson. Popielarczyk pitched 5.2 innings of relief and gave up just one run. 

    MacKay Named Tennis Coach At Endicott

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    Endicott College has announced the hiring of former UMass tennis player Lauren MacKay as its new head coach for men's and women's tennis. MacKay, a four-year player and captain as a senior for head coach Judy Dixon, played at UMass from 2005-09. The Examiner also has a story on MacKay taking over as coach of the Gulls.

    Clegg And Serino Reunited In Gulf Coast League

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    Coming off the disabled list, Mitchell Clegg has been sent to the Gulf Coast League for his rehab assignment, reuniting him with former UMass teammate and current Gulf Coast League Nationals team pitcher Nick Serino. Clegg started yesterday's game against the GCL Astros and worked two innings, giving up two unearned runs on two hits, striking out two. Serino pitched on Tuesday against the GCL Mets and had another scoreless outing, throwing 2.2 hitless innings and fanning three.
    Early season tournament pairings are slowly trickling out, as are full schedules. Plus, there are even a couple pieces of conference tournament news that are worth a mention. Blogging The Bracket has a look including UMass' appearance in Springfield.

    The Hall of Fame Tip-Off, which last year was played in the non-conventional round-robin format, just with two five-team tournaments culminating in St. Louis, returns to Springfield, Mass. as an eight-team event. The reconfigured event will work like the Chicago and two Las Vegas events, with two four-team brackets. Bradley, UMass, New Mexico State, and USC will make up the marquee bracket, while Rider and three others will play in the second bracket.

    Coverage From CAA Football Media Day

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    Here's a look at the articles from CAA Football Media Day that took place in Baltimore.

  • Springfield Republican with feature on All-CAA Preseason TE Emil Igwenagu.
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette with a look at UMass standing.
  • WWLP with UMass picked 8th.
  • Seacoast Online, from the UNH perspective.
  • Maine Sentinel look at Black Bears.
  • WDEL in Delaware with a Blue Hens Report.

  • Creeping Closer To The Start Of Another Year

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    With just two days left in July (wow, summer has moved quick), that means we are officially less than a month away from our first regular-season games of the year. First on the docket will be the field hockey team hosting Boston College and the women's soccer team hosting Washington on August 27. Several teams will begin preseason training camps in just under two weeks. Well, the downtime was nice while it lasted! Start making your plans out to Amherst by checking out the Schedule Calendar which lists everything in a nice month-by-month format. Also, you can order Football Season Tickets Online now!
    In the Springfield Republican there is a recap of Mass Dash. Forty teams participated in the inaugural Mass Dash Saturday and Sunday, starting at the Mount Greylock State Reservation in Lanesboro and finishing 200 miles later at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The route traveled from the Berkshires, through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, across the Quabbin Reservoir and into Hopkinton before the finish at UMass-Boston. Relay teams consisted of a dozen or so runners each, with one member of each team always running along the route.
    According to and the Chicago Daily Herald, the Chicago Blackhawks are using former UMass All-American and L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick as a comparable player to goalie Antti Niemi who led them to the Stanley Cup this past season in an arbitration hearing to be held today. Niemi reportedly wants in excess of $3 million per year, while Quick, considered one of the rising stars in the NHL, currently makes $1.9 million. The stories both mention that the stats for both goalies are close, but what ultimately set the Blackhawks on the path to the championship was all around depth.

    Video Interviews From Media Day; Return Home

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    CAA Media Day was a great event with a strong showing from the media both regionally and nationally including USA Today and Sports Network. Rising juniors Tyler Holmes and Emil Igwenagu enjoyed themselves meeting with commissioner Tom Yeager as well as coaches and players from the other nine teams in the CAA. Here are video interviews with Holmes and Igwenagu as well as head coach Kevin Morris. The Minuteman contingent was lucky enough to catch and early flight back to Bradley Airport and return to campus around 5:30 p.m.

    Holmes & Igwenagu Video Blogs From CAA

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    Check out  these video blogs from the CAA Media Day. Emil Igwenagu and Tyler Holmes.

    The Boston Globe has a softball story that, though centering on Cassidy Clayton, mentions other players from the Concord Raiders AAU softball team that will be playing at Division I schools. The story mentions UMass incoming freshman Paige Hansen. The 5-10 pitcher/outfielder from Concord, N.H. was the state's 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year. She is part of head coach Elaine Sortino's incoming class of seven.
    The Atlantic 10 Conference just announced the 2010 Men's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team with UMass' Ben Arikian earning a spot on the squad. Arikian had three goals and four assists last year and was selected to the 2009 Hermann Trophy Watch List. He was also the 2008 A-10 Midfielder of the Year. Check back to for a full release soon.

    Kevin Morris At Ravens Stadium In Baltimore

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    CAA Media Day is in full swing at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. Check out Kevin Morris' greeting from the stadium as he takes part in various interviews with the media all day.


    Roster Moves For Minnesota Hockey

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    According to, University of Minnesota defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Josh Birkholz both left the team yesterday. The Minutemen will open the 2010-11 season with a pair of games at the Gophers in October. Leddy, a 2009 NHL First Round Draft Pick, came to terms on a 3-year, $2.7 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks foregoing his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility. Birkholz is leaving to join the Everett (Wash.) Silvertips of the Western Hockey League as he was facing a suspension for violation of team rules.

    Quirk Resigns With AHL Worcester Sharks

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    UMass hockey alum Cory Quirk resigned with the Worcester Sharks - the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks - where he played last season. The Sharks have a nice 'Checking In With...Cory Quirk' feature on their web site for you to check out. Quirk played in 59 games last year scoring 8 goals and adding 13 assists. The Sharks also have Justin Braun, Matt Irwin, and James Marcou on the roster all of whom saw time last year after the Mass Attack season ended.

    Holmes and Igwenagu On The Way To CAA Media Day

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    CAA Football Media Day takes place today at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. UMass preseason All-CAA selections Emil Igwenagu and Tyler Holmes are joining head coach Kevin Morris in the Charm City. Check back for updates all day long.

    Watch Tyler and Emil's video welcome to Media Day.


    Forbes Plays Pick Up Hoops With Current Minutemen

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    Former UMass star Gary Forbes was back on campus today. He played pick up basketball with current members of the Minutemen at the Curry Hicks Cage late this afternoon. Forbes most recently played in the NBA Summer League with the Rockets and Clippers after his regular season in Israel. 

    We will have a video feature on Forbes in the next few days as he still keeps in close contact with his UMass teammates from the NIT Championship game run in 2008 including Dante Milligan, Chris Lowe, Etienne Brower. Forbes is working hard to get his chance at playing in the NBA. You can follow Forbes and his push for the NBA on twitter @GForbz3

    Kevin Leveille Featured In Inside Lacrosse

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    UMass All-American Kevin Leveille is featured in the newest edition of Inside Lacrosse.  He is the subject of this month's Shooting From The Hip. He mentions his time at UMass and repping the Minutemen. Leveille says, "We played a great style of lacrosse there. Coach Greg Cannella really let us get the ball up and down the field and we didn't have too many rules, which I think is the way lacrosse was meant to be played. It's helped me in MLL."

    Torra Takes The Hill For Aces Tonight

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    According to a Reno Aces press release posted on, former Minuteman Matt Torra will start tonight against the Las Vegas 51s. Torra is 7-6 on the season with a 4.18 ERA. The Aces have won eight of their last 11 games.

    Despite the collegiate attitude surrounding a John Harbaugh  Ravens camp, running back Matt Lawrence knows how tough it can be as well. One of 14 players who ended up on injured reserve last year with a November knee injury, Lawrence feels he's at 100 percent. But he understands professional football is a mental challenge as well as a physical one. Read comments from the former UMass back on The Press Box from Baltimore.

    Happy Birthday - July 27: Lindsey Pfau

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    Track and field member Lindsey Pfau celebrates her birthday today - July 27.

    Great Day For Friends Of Football Golf Outing

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    The Deanes and Hunts were the winners of the annual Friends of Football Golf Classic this afternoon at Wachusett Country Club, West Boylston, Massachusetts. Ned Deane and son Ned Deane Jr., along with Don Hunt and Don Hunt Sr., combined to post a 15-under to capture the best score of the day. 

    A-10 Profile On Strong APR Scores

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    While the A-10 achieved great athletic success in 2009-10, the conference flourished academically as well. Josh Katzowitz takes an in-depth look at the accomplishments on the court and in the classroom in the first of four A-10 Summer Spotlight articles.  Read The Story.

    Matt Lawrence Gearing Up For Ravens Camp

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    The Baltimore Ravens training gets underway this week and UMass product Matt Lawrence will be in the mix for playing time in the backfield. Check out these stories with mentions of Lawrence:  Ravens Blog, Best Baltimore Ravens Blog and WNST.

    Curreri Named Cranberry League MVP

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    Former UMass catcher Frank Curreri who is currently playing for the Braintree White Sox, was named the Cranberry league MVP after hitting .400 with five home runs and 18 RBI, helping the squad to a league title. Curreri was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 41st round of the 2004 MLB Draft and spent six years in the Diamondbacks organization before joining Braintree. By winning the Cranberry League, the White Sox qualified for the Stan Musial Tournament, a division of the American Amateur Baseball Association.

    Chad Paronto Leads PawSox In Appearances

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    The Manchester Union Leader mentions that Woodsville, N.H., native, former Minuteman Chad Paronto leads the Pawtucket Red Sox with 37 appearances. Paronto is 3-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched.

    Ducasse, Ihedigbo Will Be Key Players For Jets

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    The New York Times has a preview of the New York Jets start of training camp. Former UMass All-Americans Vladimir Ducasse and James Ihedigbo will be key players in 2010. The Times mentions both the "330-pound straight-line mauler" and that Gang Green will look to "chiseled James Ihedigbo." Also, the Bleacher Report mentions Ducasse as one of the team's breakout players. BR cites: What happens when your team releases nine-time Pro Bowl left guard Alan Faneca and drafts Vladimir Ducasse, a second-round pick from UMass? As coach Rex Ryan told the New York media, "We're getting better."

    Michael Marcou Enjoys Islanders Camp Experience

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    This find is a few days old, but I still wanted to share it with UMass hockey fans. Michael Marcou spent time down in his home town area with the NY Islanders for their prospect camp. Marcou along with Doug Kublin are two of UMass' top returning defensemen for the upcoming season, so this experience will no doubt be helpful for him. A native of Kings Park, Marcou is mentioned in the NY Islanders' Lighthouse Blog focusing on area hockey players who are in the camp this summer. "I was honored," said Marcou. "You grow up watching this team play and then you go out there, trying to be a part of it. It's something really special."

    Liam Coen Set To Help Brown QBs In New Job

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    When the 2010 football season rolls around, All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero '11 will be under the tutelage of a coach who has had his own share of success in Rhode Island football. Liam Coen -- a native of Warwick, R.I., and a former star high school player at La Salle Academy in Providence -- was named the new quarterbacks coach by Head Coach Phil Estes in late June. Read about UMass' all-time leading passer and his new job in the Brown Daily Herald.

    Jake Deane Scores For Toronto; Weekend MLL Update

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    2006 UMass All-American lacrosse players went against each other last night as  Boston with Jack Reid beat Toronto and Jake Deane 18-10. Deane opened the game's scoring with his second goal in as many games. He also had three groundballs and won four face-offs. Reid had four GBs for the winners, as the Cannons (7-3) clinched a playoff berth. Here's the game's blog.

    In the Chicago Machine's 15-11 loss at Denver, Brett Garber had a goal and Diogo Godoi had a groundball on defense.

    Lasme Signs With Spartak St. Petersburg For Eurocup

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    Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia strengthened its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round by inking center Stephane Lasme to a two-year deal, the club announced Saturday. Lasme (203, 27) arrives from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, where he averaged 6.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 20 Euroleague games last season. He helped Maccabi to reach the Quarterfinal Playoffs, losing against Partizan, the team where Lasme made his Euroleague debut in the 2008-09 season. Read stories on the 2008 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and his signing on Eurocup Basketball, Sportando and The Examiner.

    In signing with Spartak St. Petersburg, Lasme joins former UCLA Bruins guard-forward, Dijon Thompson, a former second round pick of the Knicks in 2005, and Levance Fields, a former point guard at the University of Pittsburgh. 

    Bristol Press Updates Sara Plourde's Health

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    The injury Sara Plourde received during the UMass run in Division I post-season play in May, a stress fracture of the hip, has taken her off the playing field this summer. She's been advised by her doctor to use crutches and to keep weight off her leg. She'll get an X-ray on Monday to see how she's doing. The Bristol Press has an update. "I'll definitely be back for next season," she said, "without a doubt."

    Keron Williams Q& A Feature In Vancouver Sun

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    The Vancouver Sun has a question and answer feature with Keron Williams. He recalls a three-sack game while at UMass against UNH's Ricky Santos, as his top college moment. He also mention his degree in graphic design while at UMass.

    In the BC Lions' 24-20 loss to the Toronto Argos last night, alum Keron Williams had two tackles to give him six on the season. Anton McKenzie didn't post any stats.

    Keron Williams

    Keron Williams

    The radio home for Boise State football games will change in 2010 -- a return to KBOI 670 AM -- but the announcers will remain the same. Former UMass "Voice of the Minutemen" Bob Behler will begin his third season as the team's play-by-play announcer. He worked at UMass from 1999-2008. In addition, Boise State announced Friday that KBOI will have a 5-hour pregame show. Read the story in the Idaho Statesman.

    Anderson Brothers Compete In Lynn City Hoops

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    Former UMass guard Anthony Anderson and his brother Antonio, who played under Derek Kellogg at Memphis were in action last night. In a much-anticipated showdown with a playoff berth on the line, Antonio's Memphis squad defeated Anthony's LSU team, 63-61, in the final night of regular season play in the Lynn All-City Hoops League, Friday, at Fecteau-Leary School. Here's the recap from the Lynn Item. Along with a photo gallery: Gallery. Anthony had 14 points.

    Dr. J Compared To LeBron James On Bleacher Report

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    The Bleacher Report has a story on how fans shouldn't compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan but instead -- UMass Hall of Fame legend Julius Erving. The story mentions Erving averaged 32.5 points and 20.2 rebounds per game at UMass.
    On Saturday UMass alums will be in action as Boston with Jack Reid hosts Toronto while Chicago with Kevin Leveille, Brett Garber and Diogo Godoi play at Denver.
    Junior rower Emily Boucher is competing in the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. Boucher will be racing in the Lightweight Single Sculls event, and finished fourth in her heat with a time of 8:08.51 on Thursday. She held close to the leaders through the first 1000M before the eventual top-finisher from Belarus pulled away in the final stretch. Read more about the World Rowing Championships here.

    Torra Earns Win, Throws Eight Innings For Reno

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    Matt Torra won last night for the Triple-A Reno Aces as they took on the Portland Beavers, capturing a 10-3 victory. Torra (7-6) kept the Beavers at bay, tossing eight innings and surrendering just two runs on six hits.

    Clegg On Disabled List With Hagerstown Suns

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    In case you were wondering what has happened to Mitchell Clegg, who was a regular in JTAM early in the season. The 2009 UMass product has been on the disabled list this entire month. He last pitched on June 30. Clegg has an 8-1 record with a 2.60 ERA with Hagerstown in the Washington Nationals system.
    Friday night football in Canada will see a pair of UMass alums in action as the BC Lions travel to Toronto. Anton McKenzie and Keron Williams both have four tackles on defense for the Lions.

    Update On Women's Lax Goalie Katie Florence

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    In Attleboro, the Sun Chronicle has an update on UMass women's goalie Katie Florence. Former King Philip High lacrosse great, starting in goal at UMass, is recuperating from a herniated disc, while also working the summer camps of Northwestern University coach Kelly Amonte in Chicago, Long Island and the Bay State .

    Fiore Opens Scoring For Long Island Lizards

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    Former UMass All-American Chris Fiore was opened the scoring for Long Island Lizards as they beat the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 14-11. For the year, he has eight goals including three 2-pointers for 11 points.

    Vote For UMass Performances Of The Year

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    Jenna Goodwin (Soccer),
    Jesse O'Donnell (Lacrosse)

    Nick Serino suffered a loss last night with the GCL Nationals, as he fell to 1-2, allowing two runs in 2.1 innings.

    Ron Villone Video Profile - The Man Of 12 Teams

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    Check out a feature on UMass Hall of Famer Ron Villone, who is currently in the Washington Nationals system pitching for Syracuse -- his 12th major league franchise. Check out Villone's mullet at UMass!

    Bleacher Report Says UMass Hoops Will Be Improved

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    The Bleacher Report has a summer look at the Atlantic 10. The report mentions: UMass will be improved and should win more than five conference games but may not be able to jump into the top half of the league.

    Lasme Helps At Lycoming College Basketball Camp

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    UMass star Stephane Lasme was the featured guest at the Lycoming College Basketball Camp in Pennsylvania. Before Lasme wrapped the beginning parts of his shooting routine after 10 minutes, coach Bob MacKinnon explained that Lasme, who played with the Miami Heat in 2007-08, was going through three 90-minute shooting workouts a day to get back in shape for pro basketball. After the talk, Lasme, who is currently weighing several professional contract offers, signed autographs for each camper before heading downstairs to the Recreation Center for a weightlifting workout.

    Ducasse First Top-Two Round NFL Draft Pick To Sign

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    UMass alum Vladimir Ducasse continues to be just one of two NFL Draft Picks from the top two rounds to have signed a contract. The Boston Herald mentions this fact in a story on Patriots draft picks standing unsigned. Due in part to factors of the uncertain market amid the uncapped season and expiring CBA, only second-rounders Brian Price (defensive tackle, No. 39) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ducasse - had signed as of last night.

    Belton Fourth In Arena Football With 105 Tackles

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    UMass alum Tracy Belton is fourth in Arena Football in tackles with 105. He has 72 solo tackles and six interceptions. He racked up 15 tackles last weekend as the Milwaukee Iron knocked off Orlando 57-41.
    Here's an interesting look at the Chicago Machine and how they have played "six home games" at neutral sites. The Machine have lots of UMass ties with alums Kevin Leveille, Brett Garber and Diogo Godoi on the roster. UMass Hall of Famer inductee Scott Hiller is a team executive. Chicago plays at Denver on Saturday.

    360 Tour Of McGuirk Stadium Now Posted

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    Just Take A Minute has a link to a 360 Tour of McGuirk Stadium, check it out!

    Happy Birthday - July 21: Shiyi Zan

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    Shiyi Zan (Cross Country/Track & Field)

    The Salt Lake Bees website has a story on its players earning college degrees while playing in the minors. Outfielder Nick Gorneault recently graduated with a degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts. "It's kind of like sports medicine and exercise science," Gorneault said. Gorneault spent four years at UMass before being drafted by the Angels in 2001. Since then, he has been taking classes part time in the offseason to finish what he started. "I wanted to have that degree under my belt so I could broaden my opportunities of other things I can do," Gorneault said. "I am very happy that I went back to finish."

    Dawley Mentioned In Vermont Paper Story

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    The Vermont Cynic has a story on Vermont's women's basketball new coach Lori Gear McBride, who replaced Sharon Dawley, who came to UMass.
    Get your tickets for the UMass vs. UNH game at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 23. They are on sale now for just $25. For more information, please call 1-866-UMASS-TIX.

    Garry Brown Remembers The Late Milt Morin

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    In his "Hitting To All Fields" Springfield Republican veteran Garry Brown mentions Milt Morin as the: "UMass never had a better all-round athlete."

    Game Promotions Webpage Updated

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    The Game Promotions Page has been updated with the 2010 season football promotions!

    Danielle Allocco (Cross Country),
    Em Chiu (Crew)
    Jeromy Miles (Football)

    Leigh Gains Win With Pulaski, Lowers ERA to 0.87

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    With the Pulaski Mariners in the Appy League, Bryan Leigh picked up an 8-7 win in 12 innings over the Danville Braves. Leigh lowered his ERA to 0.87 in earning his first professional win. In his six games, he has allowed just one run.

    Paronto Has 1.17 ERA In Last 10 Games With PawSox

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    Checking in on veteran Chad Paronto with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Paronto has allowed just one run in his last six games and has a 1.17 ERA in his last 10 games. That has lowered his overall ERA to 4.03 along with the 3-5 record.
    Former field hockey player Deborah Jackson is featured in the Boston Globe. Jackson, now 59 and serving as Salem's chief city assessor, this past weekend pushed her physical limits even further as part of a 12-member team participating in The Jimmy Fund's Mass Dash, a 206-mile running relay race across Massachusetts from the Berkshires to Boston.

    New Hampshire Football Notebook Update

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    UMass' foe for the game at Gillette, New Hampshire is featured in a notebook in the Union Leader. It mentions the Wildcats arrangement at the Patriots home.

    Alum Abbey Capobianco Named Assumption WLax Coach

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    More news involving alums in the coaching world. Abbey Capobianco has been named the head coach at Assumption College. After playing at Central Connecticut, she transferred to UMass in 2007 and played lacrosse as a junior and ice hockey as a senior. She has also coached for the Massachusetts Elite Lacrosse Club. A native of Framingham, Mass., Capobianco was graduated from UMass in 2009 with a bachelors in arts and humanities.

    Hockey Record Book Updated

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    Check out the UMass Hockey Record Book to see who the all-time leading goal scorer is.

    Danielle McNiff (Cross Country), Darius Velez (Track & Field)

    Matt Torra Gets Back In Winning Column With Reno

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    Alum Matt Torra got back on the winning side of the ledger with a solid 6-3 victory for the Reno Aces on Saturday. After allowing one run in the first inning and two in the third, Torra (6-6) settled down and held Tacoma scoreless for the next three frames. Over 6 2/3 innings of work, he allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out six.

    Gorneault Keys Salt Lake Bees Triple-A Win

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    With the Salt Lake Bees, alum and Springfield native Nick Gorneault played a key role 5-3 win over Sacramento.

    Forbes Joins Los Angeles Clippers In Summer League

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    Gary Forbes is mentioned on as he played for the L.A. Clippers Summer League team after a stint with the Rockets. He played on Saturday, in a 77-62 loss to the Spurs. In 3:24, he didn't score. On Thursday he had three points in 9:31 as the Clips beat Portland 72-71.

    Bleacher Report's A-10 Summer Report

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    The Bleacher Report has a look at A-10 Hoops during the summer. This site, pegs UMass at No. 10 in a pre-preseason poll.

    UMass Hoops To Play At Quinnipiac On Dec. 1, 2010

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    The New Haven Register has the unveiling of Quinnipiac's men's basketball schedule including a date with UMass at home on Dec. 1, 2010.
    Less than a week after Zowie Tucker was named the head coach at Holy Cross, another UMass alum took over as a head coach. Tara Jelley Danielson was named head coach at Stanford last week. Since 2005, Danielson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of RUSH Field Hockey, Inc., a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to fostering the growth and development of field hockey in the Southern California region. She graduated from UMass in 1994 with a degree in sport management. A four-year letterwinner in field hockey and team captain during her senior year, she helped guide the Minutewomen to a pair of Atlantic 10 championships and four NCAA Tournament berths, including a record-breaking 1992 campaign that resulted in a trip to the national semifinals and the program's winningest season in school history.
  • Watch CBS3 Springfield's story on UMass' newest College Football Hall of Famers.

  • Here are a few articles which mention the induction of Dick MacPherson and Milt Morin to the College Football Hall of Fame: Associated Press, ESPN, NECN, The Ledger, Boston Globe, Brownsville Herald, Duluth News Tribune,
  • Update On Casey Wellman With Minnesota Wild

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    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a look at Casey Wellman and his off-season regimen after joining the Minnesota Wild from UMass late in the season.

    Lax Alum Holly Drown Named St. Anselm's Head Coach

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    Alum Holly Drown was named the head coach at St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire. A 2009 grad, Drown was a four-year lacrosse player for the Minutewomen. She played in 69 career games for UMass, scoring 80 goals and 13 assists for 93 career points.

    Kids Club Page Information Updated

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    The Kids Club Information page has been updated. Sign up your child for a $20 membership that lasts until their 13th birthday.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - July 16:
    Patrick Holmes (Soccer),
    Tyler Major (Football),
    Molly Papish (Swimming - pictured),
    Lauren Stocker (Cross Country)

    Two UMass legends will be recognized this weekend at the College Football Hall of Fame Festival Coach Dick MacPherson and the late Milt Morin will be inducted into the Hall on Saturday night after a weekend of events.

    The College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement takes place this weekend with a pair of UMass legends set to be inducted. Coach Dick MacPherson and the late Milt Morin will be inducted on Saturday night. There are various stories mentioning the induction: San Diego Union Tribune, Chronicle Telegram and the Alamogordo.

    The South Bend Tribune has a great feature story on Coach Mac, who led the Redmen and then Minutemen from 1971-77.

    Ducasse Mentioned In Boston Globe

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    The Boston Globe mentions UMass product Vladimir Ducasse and his battle to start for the New York Jets after being a second-round draft pick.

    Baseball's Sorenson, Torres In Eagle-Tribune

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    The Eagle-Tribune has a story mentioning a pair of UMass pitchers from Eastern Mass. Haverhill's Leif Sorenson, who left UVM when it disbanded the program, ended up at UMass. The Catamounts' demise was good news for the Minutemen. The sophomore righthander went 2-1 and led the staff in ERA (3.94), appearances (19) and saves (5). He fanned 14 and walked eight in 29.2 innings. Freshman pitcher Dennis Torres of Lawrence made the team at UMass. He never played varsity ball at Central.
    UMass Hall of Famer Ron Villone pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Syracuse Chiefs vs. the Pawtucket Red Sox and fellow alum Chad Paronto. The PawSox won the game though, 8-2 on Thursday. Villone has 5.97 ERA for Syracuse.

    Forbes Finishes Action With Houston Rockets

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    Looking back at Gary Forbes Summer League action with the Houston Rockets. Forbes played in four games averaging 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 10.5 minutes of action.

    Happy Birthday - July 15: Joey Sbordon

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - July 15: Joey Sbordon (Swimming)

    Catching Up With Sharon Dawley Video

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    Catch up with new women's basketball coach Sharon Dawley. Check out the video.

    Forbes Tallies Seven Points In Nine Minutes

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    With the Houston Rockets, Gary Forbes had a solid game in limited time. He racked up seven points and four rebounds in nine minutes vs. the Denver Nuggets in an 82-75 win on Wednesday.

    WEEI Looks At Roster Including Gaffney

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    WEEI Green Street takes a look at the Celtics roster situation with a mention of UMass product Tony Gaffney.

    Serino's Fourth Scoreless Outing In Row

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    Nick Serino continues his scoreless streak with the GCL Nationals. Last night in a 9-2 win over the GCL Astros , he threw two innings and struck out two to lower his ERA to 3.24. He has not allowed a run in his last four outings out of the bullpen.

    Tony Gaffney Video On

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    Tony Gaffney talks about his NBA chances

    Gary Forbes Tallies Six Points For Rockets

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    In NBA Summer League Action, Gary Forbes had his best game in three outings with the Houston Rockets. He had six points and three rebounds in 15 minutes as the Rockets fell 100-91 to the Raptors.

    Alum Zowie Tucker Named Holy Cross Head Coach

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    Former All-American Zowie Tucker takes over as the head coach at Holy Cross. The news was reported on the Patriot League website.

    Jeremy Cain Featured On Jaguars Website

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    Morin Remembered In Worcester Telegram

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    The Worcester Telegram has a story on Milt Morin, a native of Leominster, passing away. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was not only a standout tight end at UMass, catching passes from future NFL star Greg Landry of Nashua, N.H., but also played defense and was the team's placekicker. He also earned varsity letters in lacrosse and wrestling, winning the New England heavyweight title in 1965.
    Major League Lacrosse posted a highlight video from the Long Island Lizards' 17-15 win over the Chicago Machine last Sunday. Alum Kevin Leveille had two goals for Chicago.

    Women's Basketball Record Book Posted

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    The UMass Women's Basketball Record Book has been updated and completed. It features all the info you could ever need including lifetime stats for every player in program history.

    Bryan Leigh Earns First Pro Win With Pulaski

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    Bryan Leigh's first professional save is mentioned in the Herald News. Leigh teamed up with another Atlantic 10 product, Rhode Island's Tim Boyce, in the winning effort for the Pulaski Mariners.

    Happy Birthday - July 13: Kevin Moore, Cori Murray

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - July 13:
    Kevin Moore (Hockey), Cori Murray (Lacrosse)

    Great Column On Gaffney In Republican

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    Must read: Ron Chimelis' column in the Springfield Republican on Tony Gaffney his performance in the NBA Summer League with his hometown Boston Celtics.

    Rashaun Freeman's HS Coach Resigns

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    The high school coach of UMass great Rashaun Freeman has resigned. CBS6 in Albany has a story on Mark Sausville stepping down as Schenectady HS Head Coach. Several of Sausville's players went on to play college Division I basketball, including Jason McKrieth at Rice, and Freeman.

    Cleveland Plain-Dealer On Passing Of Milt Morin

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    The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has a story on the passing Milt Morin. Morin was the Browns' first-round pick in 1966, and played 10 years for the team. He was set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend. "He could have played tight end in this era," said Paul Warfield, recently retiring as a Browns consultant. "He'd be worth his weight in gold because most teams have a tight end who can catch, or a tight end who can block. Milt was such a good blocker, we ran Leroy Kelly's sweeps around his end. He could run precise patterns, and he could blow you off the ball with his blocks."

    Ducasse Listed As Top NFL Impact Rookie

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    The Bleacher Report has a story on the Top 25 NFL Rookies that will make an impact this season. Heading the list is UMass product Vladimir Ducasse. The site writes: "Ducasse will become an instant contributor after the Jets released guard Alan Faneca. Ducasse is a physical player who will do well in the Jets smashmouth offense. Ducasse will be brought along slowly."
    The New England Mutiny's WPSL Season came to end with a 3-4-3 record on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Boston. Several Minutewomen played for the Mutiny this season with Therese Smith heading the group with two goals for four points. Sydney Stoll played in two games while alum Vanessa Patry played in six games.
    The Boston Globe has a blog entry on UMass Hall of Famer Al Skinner and how he hasn't talked to with the defending Eastern Conference champions. "I haven't talked to them," Skinner said. "I wouldn't mind talking to them. But I haven't talked to them."

    Gary Forbes Starts Action With Rockets

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    In the NBA Summer League, UMass alum Gary Forbes is on the roster for the Houston Rockets. He has played in two games. In the Rockets' 87-78 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Forbes had two points and two rebounds on Saturday. In a 100-82 win over Phoenix on Friday, he didn't score but had three boards. Houston is back in action against Toronto on Tuesday.

    Tony Gaffney Finishes Summer Action With Celtics

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  • In his final game with the Celtics' Summer League team, Tony Gaffney had eight points, four rebounds and four assists in a 86-68 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Overall in five summer games, Gaffney averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 24 minutes, starting all five games.
  • Here are a few follow up stories which mention Gaffney with the end of the C's summer league action:, and Providence Journal.
  • Torra Allows 13 Hits In Loss

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    With the Reno Aces, Matt Torra had a rough outing last night as his squad fell 6-4 to Colorado Springs. Torra (5-6) surrendered the season-high 13 hits, but blasted a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning to give the Aces a 4-3 lead.

    Nick Gorneault Smacks 3-Run Homer For Salt Lake

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    Springfield native and UMass alum Nick Gorneault blasted a three-tun home run for the Salt Lake Bees in a 9-8 loss to Las Vegas on Friday. It was his third homer of the year.

    Bryan Leigh Lowers ERA To 1.23

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    Checking in on Bryan Leigh with the Pulaski Mariners, the rookie pro has a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings with the Appalachian League squad, all in relief.

    Serino Tosses Third Scoreless Outing In Row

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    Nick Serino pitched a perfect two-thirds of an inning for the GCL Nationals on Sunday. He has lowered his ERA to 4.26 after a tough start to his pro career. He has not allowed a run in his last three outings.
    In MLL action, UMass alums met up on Saturday as Long Island topped Chicago, 17-15. With the Lizards, Chris Fiore didn't score. With the Machine, Kevin Leveille had two goals while Brett Garber had an assist. Boston beat the Bayhawks 16-10 as Jack Reid had four groundballs for the Cannons.

    Ducasse In Bleacher Report

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    Vladimir Ducasse is mentioned in this story on the Bleacher Report when it comes to the New York Jets and positional battles for 2010.

    McKenzie and Williams In Action With BC Lions

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    The CFL had its second week of action with the BC Lions falling to Saskatchewan 36-18. On defense, UMass alums Anton McKenzie (1 tackle) and Keron Williams played for BC.

    Brandon Freeman In Action With Arizona Rattlers

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    In the Arena Football League. UMass product Brandon Freeman is third on the Arizona Rattlers with 51 tackles through 11 games. He also has three interceptions. In Saturday's 55-50 loss to the Chicago Rush, Freeman led the Rattlers with seven tackles.
    Last week, UMass alum Tracy Belton was named the AFL Defensive Player of the Week with the Milwaukee Iron. Belton was all over the Utah offense in Milwaukee's 82-56 win over the Blaze. Belton tallied 8 unassisted and 2 assisted tackles, a tackle for loss, one pass break up and an interception ran back for 12 yards. Belton is averaging the eight most tackles per game in the league with 6.9. The Milwaukee victory brought the Iron to 8-5 on the season, just behind division leader Chicago (9-4).

    Quick In Hockey News Ad For Vaughan

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    Jon Quick is a new spokesperson for Vaughan. He was featured in an advertisement in the Hockey News.

    Gaffney Misses Shot At Buzzer In Celtics Loss

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  • Tony Gaffney had a chance to win the game for the Boston at the buzzer, but the Celtics suffered a one-point loss to the Pacers, 86-85. Gaffney's shot was mentioned in The Providence Journal. He started his fourth straight of the week and had two points, two rebounds and three assists, playing 17 minutes. Celtics Town has this nice piece on Gaffney, as well.
  • Leveille Scores Two Goals In MLL All-Star Game

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    In front of a professional lacrosse record crowd of 11,771, the MLL All-Stars suffered a dramatic 13-12 loss to Team USA. Former Minuteman Kevin Leveille had two goals for the MLL squad.

    Chad Paronto In Pawtucket Times

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    Chad Paronto, currently relieving for the Pawtucket Red Sox, is mentioned in this column in the Pawtucket Times.

    Happy Birthday - July 8: Brett Newgaard

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    Brett Newgaard (Men's Lacrosse)

    Stories On Vladimir Ducasse's Signing With Jets

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    News of Vladimir Ducasse's signing with the New York Jets is covered by multiple outlets: USA Today, ESPN, MassLive, NBC, The Newark Star-Ledger, Stamford Advocate.

    Gaffney's Opening Dunk Sparks Celtics

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    Tony Gaffney's game-opening dunk got the Celtics off to a good start last night in a 92-71 win over the Bobcats. Gaffney is mentioned in several recaps of Boston's first Summer League victory: Boston Herald, WEEI, SBNation.
    Greg Cannella's Lacrosse School is featured in this piece from the Daily Hampshire Gazette about camps coping with the heat this week.
    In this article about Michigan State losing its third player to early departure to the NHL, UMass is mentioned as being one of four other teams to have three players sign NHL deals this offseason.

    Happy Birthday - July 7: Cerie Mosgrove

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    Cerie Mosgrove (Women's Basketball)

    Tony Gaffney Tallies 10 Pts, 5 Reb For Celtics

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  • With summer league play continuing last night, more Tony Gaffney coverage. Chris Forsberg talks about the Celtics giving Gaffney a good look for a roster spot.
  • Gaffney had 10 points and five boards in an 86-69 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last night. In this piece, which focuses on Gaffney's defensive abilities, Celtics coach Austin Ainge praises Gaffney, saying ""Tony's unbelievable in the open court. If we can get stops and run, he's really good. He's a gazelle. He can run and jump. And he works hard."
  • The Boston Herald's Celtics Notebook talks about Gaffney's play improving from game one, as he continues to recover from an eight-month layoff with a broken foot.
  • Forbes Set To Suit Up For Houston Rockets

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    In other summer league news, this look at the Houston Rockets' summer league roster mentions Gary Forbes, calling him "s an intriguing player because he has good size for a two-guard."
    The sports Network has this column on transfers to watch in FCS and mentions UMass' John Griffin.

    Jeremy Horne Featured In Kansas City Chiefs Site

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    Ducasse Listed As AFC Player To Watch

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    Vladimir Ducasse is one of NFL blogger Josh Alper's AFC players to watch. Athlon Sports has a 2010 Jets Preview, which mentions Ducasse.
    Former Minutman defensive tackle and later assistant coach Ben Albert, currently on staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is profiled by Keith Idec on
    James Ihedigbo's charitable works along with fellow NFL players leads off this piece from the Associated Press. Through his Hope Africa charitable foundation, Ihedigbo aided in the Haiti relief efforts back in March.

    Football Alum Neal Brown Gets National Attention

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    UMass grad Neal Brown, the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, is No. 4 on a list of top 10 impact assistant coaches at new schools in SportingNews.

    Nick Serino Earns First Pro Pitching Win

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    Former Minuteman Nick Serino earned his first professional win for the Gulf Coast League Nationals yesterday against the Gulf Coast League Cardinals. Serino allowed just one hit in 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and struck out three.

    Torra Gets No Decision For Reno

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    In his start, Matt Torra earned a no-decision in Reno's 14-13 slugfest loss to Sacramento. Torra allowed six runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings on the hill.

    Happy Birthday - July 6: Sean Duncan

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    Sean Duncan (Cross Country/Track & Field)

    Tony Gaffney Makes Summer Debut For Celtics

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  • The NBA Summer league began on Monday as Tony Gaffney and the Celtics opened up with an 87-82 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. has the recap and box score. Looking at Gaffney's stats, he contributed three points in 25 minutes, going 3-for-4 at the free thow line, to go along with three assists, two steals and one block. Gaffney is also mentioned in this blog posting on
  • Ron Villone Pitches In Three Games In A Row

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    Ron Villone was on the mound in three straight games. He threw a scoreless inning in a 5-3 loss to the Sranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Saturday, but gave up runs in back-to-back games against the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday and Monday.

    Chad Paronto Contributes to PawSox Shutout

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    Chad Paronto worked 1.2 innings in a combined 8-0 shutout of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Saturday.
    Nick Serino threw a scoreless inning in his relief stint against the Gulf Coast League Astros on Saturday, picking up a strikeout for the third time in his three professional appearances.

    Bryan Leigh Tosses Three Hitless Innings

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    Recent UMass grad Bryan Leigh, who began his professional career less than two weeks ago, had his most successful outing on the mound yet as he tossed three hitless innings in a 9-7 win over the Bristol White Sox, striking out three and picking up the save.

    Happy Birthday - July 5: Emily Cota, Karen Roa

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    Emily Cota (Soccer), Karen Roa (Cross Country)

    Gaffney Starts NBA Summer League With Celtics

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    Today's big news is the start of the NBA Summer League as UMass' Tony Gaffney finally gets to suit up in Celtics green and play for his favorite team. The C's take on Oklahoma City at 5 p.m. Watch on  UMass' Tony Gaffney is mentioned as a player to watch by several outlets: Boston Herald, Opposing Views, Ridiculous Upside, Boston Globe, and Springfield Republican.
    Former UMass point guard Anthony Anderson continues to play basketball. The Lynn Item has a story on Anderson and his brother Antonio playing in the All-City Hoops League.

    Boston Globe Features Mike & Matt Gedman

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    The Boston Globe has a great July 4th story on the Gedman family including sons Mike and Matt, who play baseball for the Minutemen.

    Baseball's Eric Fredette In New Britain Herald

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    Current Minuteman Eric Fredette is mentioned in the New Britain Herald as he is playing summer league ball for Bristol.
    Interesting nugget from the Toronto Sun connecting two UMass Hall of Famers. Future big-league pitcher Mike Flanagan played on the UMass freshman basketball team, where he often got to scrimmage against a varsity forward named Julius Erving. "I really didn't know much about Dr. J until I came down on a fast break and pulled up to take a jump shot," Flanagan once told the Toronto Sun. "Dr. J was nowhere in the area but, out of nowhere, he blocked the shot and nine players were running the other way. First thing I thought? Better work on my slider, because this is a whole different level of play."

    Fiore, Leveille, Reid In MLL Lacrosse Action

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  • In MLL action, UMass alums met up on Saturday as Long Island topped Chicago, 13-12. With the Lizards, Chris Fiore had a goal and assist. With the Machine, Kevin Leveille had a goal while Brett Garber was kept off the scoreboard.
  • Toronto knocked off Boston 15-13 as alum Jack Reid was on the losing end, but scooped three groundballs.
  • CFL action got underway this weekend. UMass alums Anton McKenzie and Keron Williams helped the BC Lions to a 25-10 win over Edmonton. Williams had four tackles while McKenzie had three stops along with a sack and a forced fumble.

    Football Alum Neal Brown Feature Article

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    UMass product Neal Brown and new Texas Tech offensive coordinator is the subject of a feature in the AM News. At age 29, Brown, who spent the last two years as offensive coordinator at Troy, is youngest person to hold that position at a Division I school. Brown talks about how a former UMass coach got him his start in coaching.

    JUST TAKE A MINUTE ENTRIES Aug. 2008-July 2010

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    If you ever want to go back and look for a story from our old Just Take Minute Format, here are the links dating to August 2008

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