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Pregame Headlines As @UMassFootball Gets Ready To Face Vandy

Tons of headlines this week as UMass prepares for its first road game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt. The game will be aired by Fox Sports South and will also be available on

UMass fans can listen on the airwaves as the UMass Sports Network calls the action starting at 11:40 AM.

From The Vandy Press:

UMass alum Tamara Tatham and the Canadian Women's Basketball National Team are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming FIBA World Championship. Read about how the squad and Tatham in particular are getting set for competition courtesy of Frank Juzenas of the Brampton Guardian staff.

Tatham stars for women's basketball team | Brampton Guardian

UMass men's lacrosse alumnus Ryan Liebel (2009-11) was named a volunteer assistant at Providence College recently. Liebel jumped into the collegiate coaching ranks after two successful seasons with the Longmeadow boy's lacrosse program, during which he went 47-2-0.

Lacrosse Announces Addition Of Ryan Liebel As Volunteer Assistant | Providence College Athletics

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian has a preview of Saturday's contest at Boston University.

Collegian: Minutemen bond as team during lengthy road trip

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian spoke with Interim Head Coach Devin O'Neill, along with a number of student-athletes about their recent 10-day trip to open the 2014 season.

"It was a really great experience for the team. We were together almost 24/7 and got a lot closer on the trip. It was a tough trip, but it was meaningful. We got a lot out of it, and made some great progress on and off the field."
-- Senior F Josh Schwartz

"The guys were great the whole time and the interactions with each other were very positive."
-- Interim Head Coach Devin O'Neill

Anthony Chiusano of the Daily Collegian has a recap of Sunday's 1-0 loss at Cal Poly.

The Canadian Women's Basketball National Team enters its final training phase for the 2014 FIBA World Championship as the program brings 14 players, including UMass alum Tamara Tatham, to Edmonton to prepare for the Sept. 27 - Oct. 5 event held in Turkey. Read more about it through Canada Women's Basketball's website below:

Canada Basketball Brings 14 Players To Edmonton For Final Training Phase

UMass women's basketball alum Tamara Tatham and the Canadian National Team are in the final preparations for the FIBA World Championship. Doug Smith of the Toronto Star staff spoke with Canada head coach Lisa Thomaidis on their recent exhibition schedule and training ahead of the upcoming championship. Read about Team Canada through the link below:

Canada's women's basketball team gears up for FIBA World Championship | Toronto Star

The UMass women's soccer team picked up its first home victory of the season on Sunday, capturing a dramatic 2-1 win over New Hampshire in double overtime at Rudd Field.

Frank Corona had this recap of the match for the Daily Collegian: UMass women's soccer earns first home win of season in double overtime thriller

Arthur Hayden also had this sidebar following Sunday's match

.@alongtheboards: Q&A With Kevin Czepiel

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Brian McLoughlin recently sat down with UMass' Kevin Czepiel for this Q&A for Along The Boards. Czepiel, a former captain for the Minutemen, returned to UMass this summer as Director of Hockey Operations.

Read: Kevin Czepiel talks return to UMass, Minuteman memories