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Marc Tracy of the New York Times has a piece examining a recent trend where NFL coaches are leaving the professional ranks to return to the college game. UMass head coach Mark Whipple is quoted in the piece along with Norm Chow, Nick Saban, Butch Davis and Mike Riley.

UMass hockey redshirt sophomore forward Frank Vatrano is one of 59 nominees for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award. Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker's highly popular fan-voting opened on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Click here to vote for Vatrano

Fans may vote once per day as the first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 8, 2015. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 19 from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for a full 1 percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.

Dan Malone has coverage of UMass hockey redshirt sophomore forward Frank Vatrano's Player of the Month accolade from Hockey East, which was announced yesterday.

Read: UMass forward Frank Vatrano named Hockey East player of the month

Listen to the podcast of the January 6, 2015 edition of the Bud Light UMass Hockey Show live from The Hangar in Amherst featuring head coach John Micheletto, defenseman Marc Hetnik, and goalie Henry Dill previewing a pair of home games vs. Maine.

MBB Gameday Preview: at La Salle, 1/7/15

UMass and La Salle are both looking to bounce back from disappointing conference openers last weekend. Both coaches didn't mix words in their post game remarks, saying that their teams were out hustled and outworked by their opponents. We'll find out Wednesday night at historic Tom Gola Arena which team can get the game to their style of play and be successful in that effort.

UMass (7-7, 0-1 A-10) at La Salle (8-6, 0-1 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Jan. 7, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pa. (Tom Gola Arena)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch None
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network | Click Here
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | La Salle Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball

Join head coach John Micheletto and player guests Marc Hetnik and Henry Dill tonight at 7 p.m. the Hangar Pub & Grill in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Hockey Show. Coach Micheletto and hosts Brock Hines and Adam Frenier preview this weekend's games against Maine at the Mullins Center.

The live radio show airs from 7-8 p.m. on WHMP (AM 1400/1240, FM 96.9) in the Pioneer Valley. Additionally, fans can listen online at or by downloading the TuneIn Radio app on their mobile devices.

To interact with the broadcast team, tweet your questions for Coach Micheletto @UMassSportsNet or click here to "Ask the Coach". For additional information and a complete show schedule, visit our hockey radio information page.

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 69-55 Loss To St. Bonaventure

PREVIEW: Women's Basketball At St. Bonaventure

The University of Massachusetts women's basketball program starts its Atlantic 10 Conference slate with a 1 p.m. game at St. Bonaventure on Saturday, Jan. 3. Check out how to follow along with the contest below:

  University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
 Game 13 Massachusetts (6-6, 0-0) at St. Bonaventure (10-3, 0-0)
 Date | Time Saturday, January 3, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.
 Location Reilly Center (5,480) | St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
 Live Statistics Presto Sports (provided by St. Bonaventure)
 Watch Live Atlantic 10 Digital Network (provided by St. Bonaventure)
 Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM
 Series History St. Bonaventure leads, 30-23. Last meeting: St. Bonaventure 88, UMass 66; Feb. 8, 2014
 Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | St. Bonaventure
 Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | St. Bonaventure Get Acrobat Reader
 Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
 Buy Tickets Available through St. Bonaventure Ticket Center or 716-375-2500

More on UMass women's basketball is available through writer Conor Orr has a feature story on the evolution of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The story includes quotes from UMass head coach Mark Whipple who was Roethlisberger's quarterback coach  when he entered the NFL.

Hartford Courant: UConn Gets Ready To Play UMass

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The Hartford Courant has a preview of tonight's UMass-UConn Hockey East matchup at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen and Huskies will meet this evening for the squads' first ever contest as Hockey East foes.

Read: UConn Gets Ready To Play UMass