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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.

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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