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Coverage & Recaps From @UMassFootball 24-10 Win Over Ball State

Today has a piece on former UMass hockey netminder Jonathan Quick and how he's excelled thus far this season, despite the Los Angeles Kings roster being depleted by injuries.

Read: Quick still excelling despite depleted Kings roster

Dan Malone of has another player preview and today's selection is Derrick Gordon.

Boston Globe: UMass's Derrick Gordon at peace after coming out as gay

Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe has a profile piece on Derrick Gordon and how at peace he is with his life after coming out as gay in April.

Podcast Of Bud Light @UMassFootball Radio Show (11/10) Now Available

Get ready for Wednesday's UMass football game at McGuirk Stadium against Ball State by listening to the podcast of Monday's Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show. Head coach Mark Whipple breaks down the Cardinals and the player guests on the show were tight end Jean Sifrin and safety Joe Colton.

Previews Of Wednesday's @UMassFootball Game Vs. Ball State

Putney Has Solid Debut For NBA D-League RGV Vipers

Former UMass forward Raphiael Putney competed in his first-ever NBA D-League preseason game on Monday night for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Putney was a free agent addition to the Houston Rockets affiliate following the D-League Draft on Nov. 1

RGV defeated Fuerza Regia -- one of the top teams in the Ligo Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, Mexico's top professional league -- 133-101 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Putney started the second half and finished with 13 points -- third-highest on the team -- on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor, 1-of-3 from outside and 6-of-7 at the FT line. He also grabbed five rebounds with two assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 22 minutes. Check out the complete box score here.

The Vipers had 16 players in training camp and need to be down to a maximum of 10 active players and 2 inactive players by Thursday. That does not include affiliates assigned by the Rockets. The Vipers have three of those - forwards Akil Mitchell and Tony Bishop Jr., and guard Gary Talton. They waived three players on Tuesday and are now at 13.

The 2014-15 regular season begins Friday, Nov. 14 when the Vipers host the Austin Spurs at home.

Nick Casale of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Senior Day for men's soccer as the Minutemen posted their highest scoring game of the year - 3-0 win over St. Bonaventure at Rudd Field.

Boston Globe: 2014-15 UMass men's basketball preview

The Boston Globe posted its college basketball preview capsules of the seven Division I teams on Tuesday and here's what they wrote about UMass.

Coach: Derek Kellogg (seventh season, 109-85).
2013-14: 24-9 (10-6 in Atlantic 10, tied for fifth). Starters: G Derrick Gordon, 6-3, Jr. (9.4 ppg); G Trey Davis, 6-0, Jr. (9.2 ppg, 2.5 apg); C Cady Lalanne, 6-10, Sr. (11.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg); F Maxie Esho, 6-8, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg). F Seth Berger, 6-7, So. (0.4 ppg).
Key reserves: G Jabarie Hinds, 5-11, Jr. (transfer); F Zach Coleman, 6-7, Fr.; G Donte Clark, 6-4, Fr.; F/C Tyler Bergantino, 6-9, Jr. (0.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg).
Outlook: A repeat of last season would be surprising, but the Minutemen will still be tough, especially if Lalanne continues to improve and uses his great physical skills to become an all-league-caliber player. Gordon needs to increase his scoring output and Davis has to be a calm influence. Depth could be a problem.

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UMass head coach Derek Kellogg will stick with the starting lineup he used in the exhibition game against AIC back on Oct. 30 at the Mullins Center. The seventh-year Minutemen leader stated that Trey Davis, Derrick Gordon, Seth Berger, Maxie Esho and Cady Lalanne will have their names called on Friday by Matty G. Dan Malone of MassLive reports as such in today's article.