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MBB Gameday Preview: at George Mason, 1/11/15

UMass plays at George Mason Sunday afternoon and is looking for its second-consecutive road win. The game will be broadcast on the UMass Sports Network with Josh Maurer and Tim Collins on the call. Video will be provided by George Mason on the Atlantic 10 Digital Network.

UMass (8-7, 1-1 A-10) at George Mason (6-8, 1-1 A-10)
Game InfoSunday, Jan. 11, 1:00 p.m. ET
LocationFairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch None
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network | Click Here
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | George Mason Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


Maroon Musket: Bergantino Thriving in his Role

Nick Canelas of the UMass recruiting and sports blog Maroon Musket, has a feature article on junior center Tyler Bergantino.

Read the entire article here...

PREVIEW: Women's Basketball at Saint Joseph's

UMass women's basketball takes to the road to face Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia, Pa., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. Ways to keep track of the game are provided below:

University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
Game 15 Massachusetts (6-8 Overall, 0-2 Atlantic 10) at Saint Joseph's (5-9, 1-1)
Date | Time Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.
Location Hagan Arena (4,200) | Philadelphia, Pa.
Live Statistics NeuLion (provided by Saint Joseph's)
Watch Live Atlantic 10 Digital Network (provided by Saint Joseph's
Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM
Series History Saint Joseph's leads, 46-9. Last meeting: Saint Joseph's 85, UMass 51; Feb. 27, 2014
Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Joseph's Get Acrobat Reader
Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Joseph's
Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
Buy Tickets Available through Saint Joseph's Ticket Central

More on UMass women's basketball is available through UMassAthletics.com.

Recaps Of UMass Hockey's 3-2 Win Over Maine

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The publication Stadium Journey recently revealed its top 100 stadium experiences for 2014 after visiting more than 2,000 stadiums and arenas collectively. They also broke down the top 5-10 for each league/sport that they cover.

Coming in at No. 9 on The Best of College Hockey, was the Mullins Center and UMass Hockey.

Read: Best Stadium Experience by League for 2014

Annie Maroon of MassLive had coverage yesterday of UMass redshirt sophomore forward, Western Mass., native Frank Vatrano earning a spot on the Hobey Baker ballot.

Awarded annually to college hockey's top player, the Hobey Baker's highly fan-voting opened on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Fans may vote once per day as the first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 8, 2015. Click here to vote for Vatrano.

Read: Western Mass. native Frank Vatrano makes Hobey Baker ballot

Ross Gienieczko has a preview of UMass hockey's pair of non-league home games this weekend vs. Maine. The Minutemen host theBlack Bears this Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. The first 3,000 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a Sam The Minuteman bobblehead.

Read: UMass hockey hosts Maine in non-conference weekend series

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 71-65 Win At La Salle

PREVIEW: Women's Basketball vs. Saint Louis

UMass hosts its first A-10 opponent in the Mullins Center with a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Below is how fans can follow tonight's game:

  University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
 Game 14 Massachusetts (6-7 Overall, 0-1 Atlantic 10) vs. Saint Louis (7-7, 0-1)
 Date | Time Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
 Location Mullins Center (9,493) | Amherst, Mass.
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Watch Live Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM
 Series History Saint Louis leads, 6-3. Last meeting: Saint Louis 87, UMass 68; March 2, 2014
 Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Louis Get Acrobat Reader
 Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Louis Get Acrobat Reader
 Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
 Buy Tickets Available through UMass Ticket Central or 866-862-7784

More on the women's basketball program is available via UMassAthletics.com.

Marc Tracy of the New York Times has a piece examining a recent trend where NFL coaches are leaving the professional ranks to return to the college game. UMass head coach Mark Whipple is quoted in the piece along with Norm Chow, Nick Saban, Butch Davis and Mike Riley.



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