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Coverage Of @UMassFootball Jean Sifrin As @NFL Combine Begins Today

Lots of Jean Sifrin mentions in the news today as the NFL Combine is officially underway. Today in Indianapolis, the kickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends will undergo measurements and medical exams followed by a media session and interviews. The NFL Network will carry Friday's on-the-field workouts live.

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PREVIEW: Women's Basketball vs. Davidson

University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
Game 25 Massachusetts (9-15 Overall, 3-9 Atlantic 10) vs. Davidson (5-20, 1-11)
Date | Time Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Location Mullins Center (9,493) | Amherst, Mass.
Live Statistics GameTracker
Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network
Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM | Available on mobile devices through TuneIn Radio app
Series History This is the first meeting between the teams.
Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Davidson (available shortly)
Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Davidson Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
Buy Tickets Available through UMass Athletics Ticket Central

Scouting Davidson Women's Basketball
Davidson women's basketball has struggled in its first season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference as the Wildcats are 5-20 overall and 1-11 in league play ahead of a Wednesday, Feb. 18 game at the Mullins Center. Davidson previously competed in the Southern Conference, where the squad reached the league's 2014 championship game under now-fifth-year head coach Michele Savage. Last season, the Wildcats went 16-16 overall and 11-7 in Southern Conference games while Savage is 79-76 overall as the program leader.

Hannah Early's 14.2 points per game paces the program, but the squad is outscored on average, 68.5-to-56.6 for a -11.9 scoring margin, the worst in the Atlantic 10. Mackenzie Latt, a freshman, has made an immediate impact alongside Early, who is junior. Latt chips in 11.3 points and a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game.

Turnovers have hurt the Wildcats in 2014-15, as the squad has coughed up possession 483 times - the most in the Atlantic 10 and 26 more than the next league team. Davidson also sports the worst turnover margin at -4.48 per game with 14.8 forced versus 19.3 given up.

Davidson's lone A-10 win came at Saint Louis, 53-50 on Jan. 18 while the side is 2-18 since a three-game win streak in November. The Wildcats have shown flashes of success despite the difficult stretch, as Davidson won at Virginia, 67-57 on Dec. 28 while eight of the losses were by nine or fewer points.

More on the Minutewomen can be found through

MBB Gameday Preview: at Rhode Island, 2/18/15

Today is game day at Rhode Island. UMass opens a crucial stretch against the Rams in the Ryan Center tonight at 7 p.m. The Minutemen and Rams are among four teams tied for first in the Atlantic 10 standings.

There is also a UMass Amherst Alumni Association event at Gillian's Ale House, beginning at 4 p.m. Gillian's is located at 7835 Post Road in North Kingstown, R.I.

UMass (16-9, 9-3 A-10) at Rhode Island (17-6, 9-3 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationKingston, R.I. (Ryan Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch Comcast New England, Comcast Philly, SNY and Cox Cable in RI
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (free)
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Rhode Island Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball

'Pick and Pop' Podcast by Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch.

In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a sidebar on UMass hockey freshman Dennis Kravchenko. With three games remaining in the regular season, plus postseason play, Kravchenko is just two points shy of becoming the fifth Minuteman freshman to reach the 30-point plateau in the program's Hockey East era.

Dennis Kravchenko nearing impressive milestone for UMass hockey

Collegian: Tara Klee evolves as a hitter for @UMassSoftball

Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian has a story on the transition sophomore Tara Klee has made in the offseason to the outfield, and he learns about her potential at the plate with a big bat. 

Join head coach John Micheletto 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 Providence. Senior forwards Zack LaRue and Troy Power are the player guests as they look ahead to Saturday's senior night.

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.
In the Boston Globe Magazine this week, Shira Springer has a "First Person" account from UMass women's track and field alum Lisa Wilson and her upcoming participation in the U.S. Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston at the end of February.

Read: Weight thrower Lisa Wilson looks forward to hometown support

In today's Daily Collegian, Nick Souza has a recap of women's track and field sophomore Heather MacLean's trip to the Tyson Invitational and her pursuit to make the cut for the NCAA meet.

Heather MacLean finishes fifth at Tyson Invitational

Listen to the podcast of the February 16, 2015 edition of the Bud Light UMass Basketball Show from Fathers & Sons Audi in West Springfield featuring head coach Derek Kellogg and player guest Trey Davis prior to the Minutemen's games at Rhode Island and VCU.

Join us tonight from 7-8 p.m. at Fathers & Sons in West Springfield for the Bud Light UMass Basketball Show. Head coach Derek Kellogg and hosts Josh Maurer and Tim Kenney will be joined by player guest Trey Davis.

Listen live on 105.5 FM (Springfield) and 1440 AM (Worcester). Fans can also access the broadcast at or on mobile devices by downloading the TuneIn Radio app. A podcast of the show will be available on following the show.

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

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