Athlon Magazine publishes some of the best preseason information on football and basketball each season. This year is no different. They have an online side as well and today they have posed a piece titled, College Basketball's Biggest Preseason Questions: 17 For the Midwest Region.
While the majority of the Atlantic 10 is located in the Eastern Time Zone, we won't split hairs and just enjoy the ongoing basketball dialogue.
Here is the part of the article that mentions UMass:
No. 14: Are UMass and St. Joseph's ready to step into A-10 prominence?
No one will confuse these UMass and St. Joe's teams with the ones led by Marcus Camby and Jameer Nelson, but both schools enter the season with hopes of contending for NCAA Tournament berths. UMass returns all but one starter from a team that won 25 games and played in NIT thanks to the arrival of 5-9 point guard Chaz Williams. St. Joe's brings back all five starters to a team that returned to 20-win status for the first time since 2007-08. The RedHawks also are led by one of the league's best point guards, Carl Jones.
By the way, we are only 8 days away from the first UMass football game of the FBS era and 53 days from the official start of basketball practice. #GoUMass #ItsOn #ItsShowtime