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Berkshire Eagle: Correia trades court for gridiron

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Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a story on Gary Correia's transition for the hardwood to the gridiron this fall.

"The structure is a little bit different," said Correia. "In basketball, there's more running and being up and down. The conditioning is a little bit different. This game is a little more physical.  

"Other than that, being a part of a team and part of a group, that's all the same."  

It is often said that once you learn how to ride a bicycle, you don't forget it. Is it the same if you haven't played football since 2007? Correia laughed and said no.  

"Not at all. It was like trying to drive a Mack truck," the former guard said with a smile. "It was like something I'd never done before. It was a little bit crazy."

Happy belated birthday to Vance Walberg and Gary Correia of men's basketball and Michael DiMarco of men's swimming and diving!

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Recaps Of UMass' Loss To Dayton In The A-10s

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Take a look back at the 78-50 defeat to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round on Tuesday night.

• Boston Globe: Flyers race past Minutemen
• Boston Herald: Minutemen out in ugly fashion
• Daily Collegian: Lack of offense spells Minutemen
• Dayton Daily News: Flyers blow by UMass 78-50

Previews For Wednesday's Game Vs. Temple

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UMass basketball faces perhaps its stiffest test of the season as the three-time defending A-10 Champion Temple Owls comes to the Mullins Center for a huge contest on Wednesday night. Here are the previews.

• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Win against Temple would boost Minutemen for home tourney game

Recaps From the 66-60 Win At URI

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Daily Collegian Previews Of Saturday's URI Game

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Here are stories from the Daily Collegian as UMass basketball seeks a season sweep against Rhode Island on Saturday at the Ryan Center.

Tuesday's UMass Basketball News

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Lots of stories on the basketball front on Tuesday including injury updates on both Sean Carter (elbow) and Freddie Riley (foot/ankle) read about in these stories.

Look Back At UMass' 59-51 Hoop Loss To GW

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Previews Of UMass-SLU Hoop Game

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The game will go on. Both the Saint Louis University and UMass campuses are closed today due to the weather, but the UMass at SLU basketball game will be played tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it on CSN NE. Here are preview stories on the game.

• Daily Collegian: Vinson adding numbers
• Daily Collegian: UMass on the road again
The Springfield Republican has a feature on the UMass basketball team as the Minutemen are installing a new slower and steady style of play.

Gary Correia knows time is running out. "I haven't beaten Xavier yet. This is personal for me,'' the University of Masschusetts senior point guard said as his team headed to Cincinnati for a difficult Atlantic 10 Conference game.

A little momentum follows the Minutemen (9-5, 1-0 A-10), who outlasted Dayton 55-50 Sunday. Doing it with defense and ball control, UMass neutralized its flaws, most of which can be traced to the offense.

"We ran down the shot clock a few times. Sometimes we went a little overboard on that, but at least we weren't firing up shots in the first four seconds,'' UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.

Recaps From UMass' 55-50 Win Over Dayton

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Gazette: UMass Hoop Notebook

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In the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour has a UMass basketball notebook: Correia uncertain for FridayUniversity of Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg said senior point guard Gary Correia seemed to be improving after a stomach ailment kept him out of last week's loss to Central Florida.

But Kellogg said the nature of the ailment hasn't entirely been determined yet and that Correia's status for Friday's 2 p.m. game against Boston University is still uncertain.


Republican: UMass Looking For The Points

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On a University of Massachusetts men's basketball team with its share of question marks, one has stood out since Chris Lowe graduated in 2009.

Point guard.

But, as UMass takes a 7-1 record into Wednesday night's game against Maine (2-5), the concerns about this key spot are being erased by three distinctly different players.

"I think the point guard spot is a microcosm of our team. The guys have done a good job, they have all been somewhat effective in their own ways. but there is still a lot of room for improvement,'' coach Derek Kellogg said.

Read the full story in the Springfield Republican.

Daily Collegian's Mega Preview Of UMass Basketball

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Here are stories on the UMass basketball team as the Minutemen prepare to face Sacred Heart tonight at the Mullins Center. The Daily Collegian ran its 2010-11 season preview with tons of coverage on the Maroon & White.
• Daily Collegian: Playing hoops with Derek Kellogg
• Daily Collegian: Walk-ons show promise, potential
• Daily Collegian: A look at the 2010-11 Minutemen
• Daily Collegian: Atlantic 10 Predictions
• Daily Collegian: Sophomores primed to make jump

Republican: Ball Is In Correia's Court

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Nice feature in the Springfield Republican, on senior point guard Gary Correia. In Gary Correia's first three years at the University of Massachusetts, point guards have come and gone, often passing him on the depth chart along the way.

It nearly caused Correia to leave, before he changed his mind about transferring to Boston University, just before the paperwork went through. As the 2010-11 men's basketball season beckons, Correia is a senior leader on a young team, and for now at least, finally a starter.

Gazette Looks At Hoops Point Guards

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Freshman point guard Daryl Traynham was a stride-and-a-half ahead of his three teammates, in a full-speed run up and down the court.

But that wasn't enough for University of Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg.

"Sprint Dah-RULL!" the Minuteman coach growled loudly.

The rookie extended his lead to a full two strides before crossing the baseline.

As Kellogg turned away from the court, he smiled a bit. He's trying to make the 5-foot-9 guard faster, but more than that he's trying to teach Traynham the difference between working hard in high school and doing so in college.

Read the full story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Matt Vautour also has a blog entry on some other news related to the point guard spot: More Point Guard Thoughts.

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