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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.

Scott Gleeson (@ScottMGleeson) of USA Today has a profile piece on junior guard Derrick Gordon, where, in it, the Plainfield, N.J. product talks about his relationship with his twin brother Darryl, his personal life and the outlook for the 2014-15 basketball season. 

Today's player preview from Dan Malone of is on sophomore shooting guard Demetrius Dyson.

Dan Malone of has another player preview, this time on junior guard Trey Davis.

Join head coach Mark Whipple tonight from 7-8 p.m. at The Hangar on University Drive in Amherst for the Bud Light UMass Football Show. Host Josh Maurer and coach Whipple will preview Wednesday's nationally-televised matchup against Ball State at McGuirk Stadium following the team's bye week. Player guests include safety Joey Colton and tight end Jean Sifrin.

If you can't make it to The Hangar, listen live on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester). Fans can also listen live online at or on mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on Tuesday morning.

Submit a question for Coach Whipple by tweeting @UMassSportsNet or by clicking here. Selected questions will be used during tonight's show.

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Recaps From @UMassHockey's 7-1 Win Over AIC

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In the squad's only game of the weekend, UMass hockey toppled AIC, 7-1, at home in the Mullins Center on Friday night. Several news outlets had coverage of the Minutemen's victory.

Daily Collegian: UMass hockey rolls in 7-1 rout of AIC
Daily Collegian: Offensive surge provides UMass hockey first home win of the year Massachusetts scores early, often in rout of American International
Daily Hampshire Gazette: Friday's colleges: UMass skates past AIC, 7-1
MassLive: Photos: UMass men's hockey team trumps AIC 7-1

Also check out the postgame interviews and highlights from the win over the Yellow Jackets.

PREVIEW: Field Hockey vs. Richmond

UMass and Richmond square off in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship Game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The contest marks a rematch of the last two championships, which the Minutewomen won by 5-0 and 2-1 margins, respectively. Game information is provided below:

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game 21 No. 1 seed Massachusetts (11-9 overall) vs. No. 2 seed Richmond (11-9)
 Date | Time Saturday, Nov. 8 | 2:00 p.m.
 Location Crenshaw Field; Richmond, Va..
 Series History Richmond leads, 13-11-0. Last meeting: Richmond 1, UMass 0; Sept. 26, 2014
 Live Statistics Stat Broadcast
 Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (provided by Richmond)
 Team Information Massachusetts | Richmond
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

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PREVIEW: Field Hockey vs. Lock Haven

UMass field hockey begins its Atlantic 10 Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 2 p.m. contest against No. 4 seed Lock Haven at Richmond's Crenshaw Field. The Minutewomen are the No. 1 seed for competition. Use the below information to keep track of the game today:

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game 20 No. 1 Massachusetts (10-9 overall) vs. No. 4 Lock Haven (12-7)
 Date | Time Friday, Nov. 7 | 2:00 p.m.
 Location Crenshaw Field; Richmond, Va.
 Series History UMass leads, 5-0-0. Last meeting: UMass 3, Lock Haven 0; Oct. 3, 2014
 Championship Info Atlantic 10 Tournament Central
 Live Statistics StatBroadcast
 Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (provided by Richmond)
 Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader
 Team Information Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Lock Haven
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

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Gazette: UMass ready for hockey rivalry with AIC

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In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour previews UMass hockey's matchup with AIC, which is slated for 7 p.m. tonight at the Mullins Center.

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