Harry Plumer of the Springfield Republican has a feature on Joe Colton being awarded a scholarship on Wednesday. Colton says that a major reason for his determined play this year was being doubted as a FBS player coming out of high school.
Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a feature on Joe Colton who was awarded a scholarship on Wednesday. The true freshman walk-on from Norwood, Mass., was one of the most productive defensive players this season.
UMass pulled off its third dramatic win of the season Wednesday with a 64-63 win at Siena on a Chaz Williams layup with 3.3 seconds remaining. Williams, who scored his 1,000th career point in the game, finished with 23 and Terrell Vinson added 17 to key the comeback. The Minutemen trailed by as many as 17 points late in the first half. Its the third time since January that UMass has erased a 17-poiunt deficit and won a game - against Saint Joseph's at the Mullins Center, at Drexel in the NIT quarterfinals and Wednesday.
After a 10-day break, the UMass basketball team will return to action tonight at Siena. Here are some previews and sidebars to hold you over until 7 p.m. The game can be heard on the UMass Sports Network with Josh Maurer and Tim Kenney on the call.
Also, if you live in New York State, there is a pretty good chance you can watch on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. The Siena site lists the following: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel offers its coverage in the Capital District on channel 50 or channel 1803, as well as On Demand 48 hours after the final buzzer. The game will also air live in New York City, Hudson Valley, Central, Northern New York and on systems in the Southern Tier. Check local listings for exact channel listings for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, as the position varies by location. In Western New York locations (Buffalo/Rochester systems) the games will be offered live or tape-delayed based on other sports programming commitments and on the systems' "Local Sports on Demand" channels. Subscribers are encouraged to check their local schedule for weekly updates.
Stephen Hewitt of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian has an article on shooting guard Freddie Riley. The senior from Ocala, Fla. had a strong game in the exhibition opener against American International, but has gone just 2-for-10 from outside during the first four games of the regular season.
As the Minutewomen prepare for a road trip to Ohio University and Miami (Ohio), take a listen to the weekly Women's Basketball Coaches Show on 91.1 FM WMUA with host Pat O'Neil and guest-commentator Chris Doherty. This week, head coach Sharon Dawley was joined by redshirt-junior guard Carolann Cloutier and the conversation focused on the NBA, life on the road when traveling with the UMass team and the squad's expectations for the Ohio trip.
Check out the entire show here through the UMass Athletics website.
Sampson Carter was a popular request at Monday's basketball practice, and for good reason. The 6-foot-8 forward is expected to see increased time at the 5 spot for UMass to help solidify its presence in the paint. The Minutemen will face some talented bigs this week when they play Siena and Miami.
The UMass men's basketball program announced that high school seniors Seth Berger of Ballard H.S. in the Seattle area and Zach Coleman of Dallas' Woodrow Wilson H.S. each signed a National Letter of Intent. Both the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican have coverage of the student-athletes.
The UMass hockey team returns to action tonight with a game at Maine at 7 p.m. and will also host UMass Lowell this Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Coming off a 4-0 win over Providence last weekend, the Minutemen will be looking to move up in the Hockey East Standings.
Wow! What a finish last night down in Puerto Rico. The Minutemen will be back at it again this evening with a tough test against No. 6 North Carolina State. The game will be on ESPN2 and on the UMass Radio Network (105.5 FM, WEEI in Western Mass.). While you wrap your head around that game, here are some recaps from yesterday's action in Bayamon. And if you haven't heard, Terrell Vinson's game-winning put back was named the No. 1 Play of the Day on ESPN's SportsCenter. The other semifinal will see Oklahoma State and Tennessee play 10:30 am ET on ESPNU
Be sure to join us at the Hangar Pub & Grill tonight for the UMass Football Coach's Radio Show with Charley Molnar. Our player guests will be quarterback Mike Wegzyn and defensive tackle Hafis Williams.
Also, please note the show will start at the special time of 6:10 PM to accomodate the men's basketball game against Providence which will follow right after.
Fans can listen on the flagship radio station of UMass football and basketball, 105.5 FM WEEI Springfield, or by using the TuneIn App for smart devices.
Its gameday down in Puerto Rico! Most of the schools have a beat writer that made the trip to the U.S. Territory but only UMass has multiple journalists covering the event. That's right, Matt Vautour and Harry Plumer have you covered on all things UMass in San Juan. Here are some previews from the UMass duo, along with stories from some of the other schools' writers.
Here are some recaps and notebook items on Tuesday's thrilling 67-64 season-opening win over Harvard as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tipoff Marathon. Former Minutemen Donta Bright and Luke Bonner were in attendance, along with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The University also announced it would retire Marcus Camby's jersey at the George Washington game on Jan. 19.
WMUA's Ryan X. Murray and Pat O'Neil hosted UMass women's basketball head coach Sharon Dawley and senior center Jasmine Watson during the weekly coaches show on Monday evening. The half-hour discussion focused on the keys to UMass' season-opening victory over Kent State, Watson recording her 1,000th career point and the upcoming schedule, which includes a trip home to South Bend, Ind., for Watson.
UMass women's basketball kicked off the 2012-13 campaign with an 83-53 drubbing of Kent State at the Mullins Center on Saturday afternoon. The Minutewomen were paced by four players scoring in double-figures, including senior center Jasmine Watson's game-high 21. Watson used her final basket of the game to become the 18th Minutewoman to eclipse the 1,000-point mark in program history. Freshman Rashida Timbilla tallied a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards to help the winning effort, the only known Minutewoman to secure a double-double during her first contest as a true-freshman.
The Minutewomen continue their season with their first road trip and first midweek contest as UMass travels to New Britain, Conn., for a Tuesday, Nov. 13 contest against Central Connecticut. Full coverage of the contest can be found on UMassAthletics.com. UMass returns home the following weekend to take on Quinnipiac at the Mullins Center on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., with tickets available through the UMass Ticket Central.
Congratulations to the Minutemen on their win over Providence on Friday night, which saw sophomore netminder Kevin Boyle earn his first career shutout and junior Michael Pereira post a three-point effort.
Kerri Flemming of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote a season preview on the men's basketball team, which opens play Tuesday at 10 a.m. against Harvard at the Mullins Center as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon.
"The expectations have been risen and the positives are that people are excited. We're going to have nice crowds. The season tickets sales have gone up. ESPN and the major networks are all trying to figure out when to get UMass games on again," said coach Derek Kellogg, entering his fifth year at the helm.
Harry Plumer of the Springfield Republican spoke with sophomore big man Cady Lalanne and head men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg in the following article that spotlights Lalanne's importance to the success of this year's hoops season.
In an effort to replace the strong play and leadership of departed senior Sean Carter, it will be up to Lalanne to anchor the inside while mentoring a pair of freshmen in Tyler Bergantino and Izzy Freeman.
Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com posted the following article on former UMass standout Marcus Camby and his return to the court on Friday. He had missed the tail-end of the preseason and the first three games with a calf injury but was healthy enough to log eight minutes in the win over the Mavericks.
It's time for UMass women's basketball to start its 2012-13 season, as the Minutewomen host Kent State on Saturday at the Mullins Center to begin the campaign. Here are a couple stories regarding aspects of the current team and what they hold important and the start a new competitive slate...
Daniel Malone of the Daily Collegian recognized the family atmosphere head coach Sharon Dawley has created in Amherst.
Live statistics and web streaming will be available for today's contest with Kent State, which begins at 2 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased here for the season-opener and every upcoming home game of the year.
With the basketball season starting for the Minutemen on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian came out with its basketball preview issue on Friday. Here are some articles and opinion pieces on the squad by hoops beat writers Stephen Hewitt and Stephen Sellner.
Stephen Sellner of The Massachusetts Daily Collegian has a very in-depth article on junior wing Jesse Morgan. He talks about how since being cut from his AAU team in the eighth grade, Morgan has played with something to prove.
With today marking the start of the college basketball season across the country, it seems like a good day for UMass beat writer Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette to publish his article on the scheduled and potential opponents for the men's squad this season.
With the start of the men's hoop season just six days away, things are starting to get more intense at practice. Local journalists are starting to produce more stories on what they feel it will take for this Minuteman squad to be successful. Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette offered up his top reasons why UMass could have a successful season and top road blocks to that success.
The eight head coaches of the teams in next week's Puerto Rico Tip-Off participated in a media teleconference on Wednesday and Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal wrote a notebook on what he learned.
With their 2-1 overtime victory vs. Rider (15-6 overall) on Tuesday, the Minutewomen field hockey team earned the right to participate in the upcoming 2012 NCAA Tournament. UMass will make its 23rd appearance in the event when the Minutewomen face #5 Syracuse (17-2) at host-Penn State University on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
UMass women's basketball head coach Sharon Dawley and sophomore guard Emily Mital visited the WMUA studio on Monday to join hosts Pat O'Neil and Ryan X. Murray for the weekly Women's Basketball Coaches Show. Every week throughout, Dawley and a player will discuss the team, 2012-13 season and miscellaneous happenings with the show hosts beginning at 5 p.m. on Mondays.
With their 5-0 drubbing of #16 nationally ranked and #1 seed Richmond to earn the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship on Saturday afternoon, the UMass field hockey team earned the right to host an NCAA Tournament play-in game against Rider University on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. on Garber Field.
Here are a few recaps on Saturday's 87-82 win over American International. The exhibition game was the Minutemen's final tune-up before opening the regular-season against Harvard at home on Tuesday at 10 am.
Jennifer Toland of the Worcester Telegram has a story on Westboro's Rob O'Connor and the unique way that UMass football head coach Charley Molnar presented him and Daniel Maynes with scholarships. The video of the presentation was a YouTube sensation over the last two weeks and garnered national attention.
Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a preview of Saturday's football game at Northern Illinois. The game will pit the Minutemen against the MAC West leading Huskies starting at 3:30 PM EST.
The UMass field hockey team and its home facility - Garber Field - will
serve as the host for the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament
beginning Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. The Minutewomen enter competition as
the No.2-seeded squad and will face No. 3 seed Temple during the
semifinal round of play at 2 p.m. on Friday. Below are a few links
related to the event...
CBS Sports.com has been rolling out their conference basketball previews and today is the A-10s turn. Here's a few nuggets writer Jeff Goodman came up with in his talks with the coaches around the league.
The A-10 is loaded this year. It's so loaded, in fact, that Xavier could finish in the bottom half of the league. With the addition of Butler and VCU, it's a conference that could legitimately get a half-dozen teams into the NCAA tournament this season. Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart will be far more relevant throughout conference play nowadays -- and the A-10 tournament should get plenty of pub since it's in the brand-new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This could be a banner season for the Atlantic 10 -- all the way around.
Goodman has the Miami (Fla.) at UMass game on Dec. 1 in the Mullins Center among his top ten non-conference games in the league.
He also has UMass tied for first (with defending regular-season champ Temple) in his "Best Guess on First to Worst" part of the preview.
With the Atlantic 10 Field Hockey Tournament beginning on Friday, Nov. 2, the conference announced its regular season award winners on Thursday. Seven members of the UMass program combined to earn 12 laurels this season - the most of any team in the A-10.
Sophomore Lauren Allymohamed was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year - the fourth consecutive season a UMass student-athlete earned the laurel - while second-year head coach Carla Tagliente was named the Coach of the Year.