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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story today where he get the thoughts of men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg and football coach Mark Whipple on the departure of athletic director John McCutcheon. McCutcheon's 11-year tenure will come to an end on Feb. 20 at UMass as he takes over at UC Santa Barbara.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on what the University is looking for in its next Athletic Director to replace outgoing John McCutcheon. Bob Goodhue has been named the interim Athletic Director as the search takes place. Search committee chairman and Vice Chancellor for University Relations John Kennedy says the next permanent A.D. will need to be the face of the program with a vision for the future.

The Springfield Republican had an editorial commenting on the role Bob Goodhue will play in the transition of John McCutcheon to a new permanent Athletic Director. McCutcheon has been named the new A.D. at UC Santa Barbara after serving 11 years at UMass. Goodhue was named last week as interim A.D. during the search for McCutcheon's replacement.

The Daily Collegian, Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican all have stories on Bob Goodhue being announced as the interim athletic director for UMass. Also announced on Thursday was the creation of a 13-member search committee to find the next permanent A.D. to replace John McCutcheon who is leaving for the top job at UC Santa Barbara.

Today we have extensive coverage of yesterday's announcement that John McCutcheon would be leaving UMass to take over as the next athletic director at UC Santa Barbara. McCutcheon guided the UMass Department of Athletics for 11 years during one of the most historic overall periods of growth and transition.

Photo by Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette spoke with UMass Director of Athletics late this week on the NCAA's ruling on Big 5 autonomy and what that will mean for UMass as part of the Atlantic 10/Mid-American Conference/Hockey East with a specific focus on full-cost of attendance scholarships.

"It's not an overwhelming addition to our overall scholarship budget. We feel we can deal with it if that situation may arise," said McCutcheon, who said there would be several options of how to pay for the increased costs, but said it was premature to discuss them.

More On Davidson Joining The Atlantic 10

Yesterday we linked to a story Dan Malone wrote on and today we've got a collection of stories from Davidson on how the move has been perceived in North Carolina.

And here is Davidson's home page for it's conference move...

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican takes a look at the new Atlantic 10 logo scheme which the league officially announced on Monday afternoon. The updated brand gives the conference a more modern feel which symbolizes its growth as a basketball power.


Welcome to Davidson as the 14th member of the Atlantic 10

Today marks Davidson's first day as the newest member of the Atlantic 10 Conference giving the league 14 members now. Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on the school's addition and what that means to UMass fans.

Erika Lambert of the blog has a feature story on UMass Athletics Associate AD of Student-Athlete Services Joan Hopkins who talks about working in the college profession as a mother who has been a coach and now an administrator.

Coverage Of @UMassSportsNet Maiden Flight Of New Video Drone

Both the Springfield Republican and the Daily Hampshire Gazette have stories featuring the maiden flight of the UMass Sports Network video drone which shot aerial video footage of UMass football's new press box and performance center at McGuirk Stadium on Thursday.

Scott Coen of the Springfield Republican has a feature story on the Voice of UMass Josh Maurer who also provides play-by-play coverage for the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Spring and Summer. Coen says Maurer is really the Voice of New England with his round-the-year work and his preparation for broadcasts is matched by few.

UMass Sports Luncheon Today At Noon In The Mullins Center

Be sure to join us today at Noon for the UMass Sports Luncheon which will be located in the Mullins Center First Floor Concourse. Field hockey's Brooke Sabia along with soccer's Sarah Pandolfi will be honored as the UMass Athletes of the Week.

The guest speakers today will be women's cross country coach Julie LaFreniere and head football coach Charley Molnar or one of his assistant coaches.

Cost of the salad-to-dessert buffet is $13 and free parking is available in the lot directly behind the Mullins Center.

This Week In UMass Athletics #PassionPridePower

It's a busy week for MinuteFans and as the first week of classes start on campus, that means more and more events to check out.

All the action starts on Tuesday at Garber Field as the nationally ranked field hockey team hosts in-state rival UMass Lowell at 5 PM.

Tuesday, Sept. 3
Field Hockey vs. UMass Lowell - 5 PM - Garber Field

Wednesday, Sept. 4
UMass Sports Luncheon - Noon - Mullins Center
Bud Light Football Coaches Radio Show - 7 PM - Hangar Pub & Grill

Friday, Sept. 6
Men's Soccer vs. New Hampshire (at Vermont) - 1:30 PM
Women's Soccer at Providence - 7 PM
Field Hockey vs. Harvard - 5 PM - Garber Field

Saturday, Sept. 7
Football vs. Maine - 2 PM - Gillette Stadium

Sunday, Sept. 8
Men's Soccer at Vermont - 1:30 PM
Women's Soccer at New Hampshire - 1 PM

Lots Of UMass Athletics On TV This Weekend

It's a busy weekend for UMass Athletics and if you can't make it to the games, we've compiled a listing of each game and where on the television you can find it.

Click the link below to find each station from you cable provider. 

You can also check the Watch & Listen page of to see radio and live stat options. Follow @UMassAthletics on Twitter for in-game updates as well.

Hockey at New Hampshire (7:30 PM) - WBIN/Fox College Sports

Men's Basketball at Xavier (2 PM) - CBS Sports Network
Women's Basketball vs. Xavier (1 PM) - CBS3 Now
Hockey at New Hampshire (7 PM) - WBIN/Fox College Sports

Women's Tennis vs. Binghamton (12:30 PM) - CBS3 Now


#14 Women's Lacrosse vs. Iona (1 PM)
#5 Men's Lacrosse vs. Brown (2 PM)

Women's Tennis vs. Binghamton (12:30 PM)

Charley Molnar To Be Guest Speaker At Today's Sports Luncheon

Football head coach Charley Molnar will be the guest speaker at today's UMass Sports Luncheon which will begin at Noon in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

Coach Molnar will speak about the 2013 recruiting class which was officially signed last week and will give updates on the upcoming spring season.

Chaz Williams of the men's basketball team and Matt Whippen of the men's lacrosse team will also be honored as the Co-Athletes of the Week.

The UMass Sports Luncheon features an all-you-can-eat buffett for just $11 and parking behind the Mullins Center is free. The Luncheon is held every Wednesday throughout the school year.

Reminder Of Special Time Today For UMass Sports Luncheon

Just a reminder for fans attending today's UMass Sports Luncheon that it will start at a special time of 10:30 AM in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The early start is to allow fans attending the chance to see the women's basketball game against La Salle which will tip-off at 11:45 AM as the annual Field Trip Day game for local elementary school children. Fans going to the Sports Luncheon will receive a free ticket to the game and can park in the back lot of the Mullins Center!

UMass Sports Luncheon To Be Held At Special Time On Wednesday

The weekly UMass Sports Luncheon will begin at 10:30 AM this Wednesday in conjunction with the women's basketball game against La Salle that will tip-off at 11:45 AM. The game will be the annual Field Trip Day where local school children get to attend the game thanks to the morning start.

Fans who attend the UMass Sports Luncheon will receive free tickets to the basketball game and there will be free parking in the Mullins Center Back Lot. Speakers for Wednesday's Luncheon will be hockey head coach John Micheletto along with women's basketball Director of Operations May Kotsopoulos. Additionally, this week's co-athletes of the week Becky Stoyle (women's track) and Michael Cyphers (men's track) will be honored.
An action packed UMass Sports Luncheon is on tap for today as field hockey assistant coach Shannon Taylor will speak about her time at the 2012 London Olympics with Team USA and the 2011 Dad Vail Regatta rowing champions will be honored.

The guest speakers today will also include men's soccer coach Sam Koch and hockey coach John Micheletto. Lauren Allymohamed will be honored as the Athlete of the Week after guiding the field hockey team to a 3-0 week highlighted by the scintillating win over No. 1 ranked Syracuse at Garber Field.

The luncheon begins at Noon in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center with free parking at the rear of the building (next to the tennis courts).

New UMass football head coach Charley Molnar continues his state-wide tour with a stop at MacDonald's Tavern in Worcester on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Fans can join Coach Molnar as he lays out his vision for UMass football both on and off the field as the Minutemen prepare for their first full season as members of the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Mid-American Conference.

The evening will include a Q&A session with Coach Molnar along with time to mingle with fans and alums of the University. Complimentary food and a cash bar will be available for all guests.

The event is free, but registration suggested. To register, simply call the UMass Marketing Office at 413-545-3870 or

Gazette: New facilities coming soon to UMass

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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook which includes quotes from UMass Director of Athletics John McCutcheon on the plans for a new basketball practice facility and upgrades to McGuirk Stadium which will include a new fieldhouse and press box.

If things go according to plan, University of Massachusetts athletic director John McCutcheon could be a busy man on July 1, 2014.  

That's the day the new basketball practice facility and football stadium upgrades are scheduled to be completed.  

UMass has selected the architecture firm of Perkins and Will to design the new football facilities building and new press box for McGuirk Stadium.  

"We're in the design process," McCutcheon said. "Of the bidders they demonstrated the best understanding of what we wanted to get done."  

The athletic department is evaluating bids for the practice facility. 

"The practice facility is still on track. We just received bids from design firms, but it's still on schedule and we're right in the middle of the process," McCutcheon said. "We'll work with the building authority to determine who we think will do the best job."

UMass Sports Luncheon Features Kellogg, Dawley & Cahoon

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If you are around campus today, be sure to stop by the UMass Sports Luncheon at 12 PM in Room 1009 of the Campus Center. Men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg, women's basketball coach Sharon Dawley, and hockey head coach Don "Toot" Cahoon will be the guest speakers.

Freshman goalie Kevin Boyle will also be honored as the UMass Athlete of the Week.
Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has an in-depth piece looking at the upcoming year with Athletic Director John McCutcheon and several major projects being undertaken by the UMass Athletic Department.

Fall officially arrived for John McCutcheon last week as he had the Game Tracker for the University of Massachusetts women's soccer team's 2-1 win over New Hampshire open on his computer as he worked in his office.  

"It got my blood flowing a little bit," McCutcheon said.  

After a tough year for the department in 2010-11, the University of Massachusetts athletic director was glad to have 2011-12 under way.  

"I can't wait. I think we have improved. We want to see the effects of that on the court, on the field and on the ice. I think the coaches are excited about it, too," he said. "A lot of things probably didn't go the way they wanted it to last year and they probably have a bad taste in their mouths and they can't wait to get it out of there. I think everybody is looking forward to getting this year started."

UMass Football Media Day

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The Colonial Athletic Association held its annual Football Media Day on Wednesday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. UMass Head Coach Kevin Morris, senior linebacker Tyler Holmes, and senior wide receiver Julian Talley all took part in the festivities. Two hours of Media Day was broadcasted live online at

  • Springfield Republican: University of UMass Football Team Prepares For Transition Year
  • The Daily Hampshire Gazette: Moot Point: CAA Ranks Departing Minutemen 5th
  • CAA Football 2011 Media Day Central
  • Spots Still Open For Two UMass Golf Tournaments

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    If you would like to hit the links with some of UMass' finest coaches, administrators, and fans, then be sure to sign up for one of the two upcoming golf tournaments.

    First up is Friday's Sports Medicine Golf Outing (June 10) at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley. Click here for info on how to register.

    Next on the docket will be the UMass Hockey Pond Club Golf Tournament on Monday (June 13) at The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley. Click here for info on how to register.

    Aside from a great outing of golf, proceeds from these golf tournaments go to each program to help improve the student-athlete experience at UMass. 
    The Michigan Athletic Department will be holding a press conference at Noon today with the college lacrosse world abuzz that it will be the formal announcement of the addition of men's and women's programs in Ann Arbor.

    That would make the Wolverines the first BCS-playing football school since Notre Dame in 1981 to add the sport.

    Michigan is expected to add men's lacrosse as soon as 2012 with the women's team coming on board the following year. No word on what conference the women would play in, but the men's team is expected to join the ECAC.
    Jason Yellin was announced as the Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations at Tennessee yesterday after serving for seven years at UMass. Jason worked with the football, basketball and men's lacrosse teams during his tenure in the Bay State. In addition to overseeing the media relations office, Jason will be tasked with serving as a member of the football communications team handling one of the highest profile football programs in the country.

    The Daily Hampshire Gazette: Matt Vautour Blog - Jason Yellin departing

    McCutcheon To Speak At UMass Sports Luncheon

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    Join us for the weekly UMass Sports Luncheon as Athletic Director John McCutcheon will be the featured speaker. He will talk about UMass' upgrade to FBS and the MAC for football and be available for questions. Join us at the Campus Center Room 1009 starting at 12 Noon. Call 413-545-4290 for more information.

    Women's track and field jumper Stephanie Aguguo and women's lacrosse attacker Jackie Lyons will be honored as the UMass co-athletes of the week. This is the second week in a row that Aguguo has been named an athlete of the week.

    The CAA Lacrosse playoffs are set for the Semifinals.

    #3 seed UMass (4-2) will play at  #2 seed Penn State (4-2) on Wednesday at 7 pm at Jeffrey Field. Listen to the game on 100.9 FM WRNX. The Nittany Lions beat UMass 8-7 on March 19, 2011 at Garber Field. 

    Read about it in the Springfield Republican: UMass To Face Penn State In CAA Semi 

    #1 seed Hofstra (5-1) hosts #4 seed Delaware (4-2) after on Wednesday at 7 pm.

    Should UMass and Delaware win, the Minutemen would host the Blue Hens on Saturday at Garber Field at 4 pm for the CAA Championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. If UMass and Hofstra win, the CAA title game would be played on Saturday at 7 pm at Hofstra.

    On Saturday night, Hofstra topped Penn State, 9-4. Read about it here:
    • Daily Collegian: Lions fall to Hofstra Blog On Basketball Fan Interest

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    Check out this blog entry from's Diamond Leung, where he focuses on UMass basketball and its future in gaining fan interest: 

    UMass tries generating student support - College Basketball Nation.

    Football Media Coverage On Move To FBS, MAC

    Here are various stories on UMass' elevation to the FBS and MAC.

    • Sporting News: UMass To The MAC
    • Boston Globe: Kraft rose to occasion
    • Boston Herald UMass moves up to FBS
    • Hartford Courant: UMass Makes Move To FBS Official
    • Attleboro Sun-Chronicle: Kraft: UMass to be boon
    • College Football Talk: MAC officially adds UMass as newest member
    • ABC40: McGuirk No More

    Here are video interviews from the event:

    The University of Massachusetts will be holding a press conference regarding the future of the UMass football program on Wednesday, April 20. The event will be held at Gillette Stadium's Media Workroom in Foxboro, Mass. at 3:30 p.m.

    Watch the event live on CBS 3 Now (Comcast Channel 293, Charter Channel 230, UMass Campus Channel 79).

    Live Streaming Video: Watch The Press Conference.

    UMass Team Physician Dr. Rouzier On Risk Injuries

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    New research suggests that some student athletes push themselves too hard. UMass sports medicine doctor Pierre Rouzier says media attention generated by regulations proposed in Massachusetts that aim to reduce concussions has already made a difference. A new study by the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine points to other risks like stress fractures--which Rouzier told WFCR's Susan Kaplan are typically related to the type and amount of activity.

    Listen to Rouzier here: ListenNow.

    In the middle of April are you thinking about basketball? Well if you are not, you should be today. The basketball program hosts its annual Court Club Banquet tonight at 6 p.m., in the Campus Center. To reserve your spot call 413-577-0267. Head coach Derek Kellogg will review the 2010-11 season and hand out team awards.

    Also, the UMass Sports Luncheon welcomes Kellogg as its featured speaker today at 12:15 p.m. Come out to the Campus Center Room 1009 to hear from the Minutemen's head man. To attend, call 413-545-4290.

    UMass Winter Scholar-Athlete Luncheon - Cerie Mosgrove, Sean Busch. Speeches by Female honoree Cerie Mosgrove (women's basketball), Associate Head Coach Steve Lanpher, Professor Glenn Wong and Track & Field Coach Ken O'Brien. Busch was unable to attend.

    Lots Of Honors At Today's UMass Sports Luncheon

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    Senior Cerie Mosgrove of the women's basketball team and senior Sean Busch of the men's track & field squad have been named the 2011 UMass Winter Scholar-Athletes. The duo will be honored at the UMass Sports Luncheon today, Apr. 6, at Room 1009 of the Campus Center at 12:15 p.m. Also, the UMass Athletes of the Week will be recognized: Sara Plourde of the softball team, who was also named the National Player of the Week and Katie Ferris of the women's lacrosse squad, who tallied 12 points in two wins for No. 11 UMass.
    You can follow the UMass men's lacrosse team on twitter @UMassMLacrosse, sign up now to get all the latest news on the Minutemen.

    @UMassMLacrosse on twitter.

    Men's Lacrosse At 16th, 18th In Polls

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    Following a 1-1 week, the UMass men's lacrosse team is now ranked 16th in the USILA Coaches Poll and 18th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

    The following UMass opponents are ranked (USILA/IL): Hofstra (8th/7th), Army (13th/14th), Delaware (17th/16th), Penn State (19th/RV) with Ohio State, Harvard, Hartford and Albany receiving votes. 

    UMass Throwback Jerseys, Shorts Available On Auctions

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    Check out the UMass Auctions which include a bunch of new items including several throwback basketball jerseys from this past season, modeled after the uniforms of the 1990s. Throwback shorts from the uniforms are also available. Other new items include black jerseys from the mid-2000s and some autographed sneakers from Stephane Lasme and Tony Gaffney. 


    NESN Seeking UMass Students For New Show 'Schooled'

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    New NESN Quiz Show 'Schooled' Looking to Cast UMass Students

    Want to represent the University of Massachusetts on a new NESN reality television series? UMass students have the opportunity to compete against students from other universities in academic and intelligence-based challenges on Schooled.

    The show will pit students from eight different New England universities -- Massachusetts Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Connecticut, Maine, Northeastern, Providence and Vermont -- against each other in a battle of brainpower. In each episode of Schooled, two teams of three students from two different colleges will compete in challenges. The winning team at the end of each episode will move forward in a tournament-style bracket, while the defeated team will be eliminated from the competition.

    Schooled is looking for UMass freshmen, sophomores and juniors to participate. Here are the casting call dates, times and locations.

    Friday, March 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Goodell Building, Lounge adjacent to Room 504

    If you are interested in being a contestant, please fill out the application and bring it with you to a casting call.

    The final Bud Light UMass Basketball Radio Show takes place on Monday night at the Hangar Pub & Grille. Come out at 7 p.m., and join us for the show as head coach Derek Kellogg talks about the A-10 Tournament. Senior All-Atlantic 10 guard Anthony Gurley will be the player guest.

    You can listen on 100.9 FM WRNX in Western Mass and 1510 AM The Zone in Eastern Mass.

    • Listen To Monday's Hoops Radio Show, 7 pm

    Couture To Guest On Monday's Basketball Radio Show

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    Join us at the Hangar Pub & Grille for the Bud Light UMass Basketball Show on Monday night at 7 p.m., Voice of the Minutemen Josh Maurer will be joined by coach Derek Kellogg and freshman Jordan Couture.

    Listen to the show on 100.9 FM in Western Mass and 1510 AM in Eastern Mass.
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  • Ask Coach Kellogg A Question
  • Sean Carter, Morgan Guest On Monday's Basketball Radio

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    Today's UMass Basketball Show Guests will be junior center Sean Carter and freshman guard Jesse Morgan. Join us at the Hangar Pub & Grille, at 7 p.m., or listen on 100.9 FM WRNX.

    • Listen To Monday's Radio Show At 7 p.m.

    Wednesday's Football Preview & Sports Luncheon On Tap

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    There are two events today for UMass fans prior to the game action this afternoon. At 11:30 a.m., the UMass Football Preview Luncheon takes place in Boston at the UMas Club.

    At 12:15 p.m., the UMass Sports Luncheon happens at the Campus Center Room 1009. Athletes of the Week Tom Celentani and Jake Smith of the lacrosse team will be honored. The guest speakers will be men's swimming coach Rudd Yarworth, softball coach Elaine Sortino as well as assistant coaches from the men's and women's basketball staffs. To attend the event in Campus Center's Room 1009, please call 1-413-545-4930.

    Injury Updates On Sean Carter, Freddie Riley

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    On the UMass Basketball Radio Show, head coach Derek Kellogg gave an update on the injury statuses of Sean Carter and Freddie Riley. Carter is nursing a hyper-extended elbow and Riley is hurting with a right foot/ankle swelling.

    Both players are "questionable to out" according to coach.

    The Daily Hampshire Gazette has this update while the Springfield Republican has this report.

    You can also listen to Kellogg on the weekly Atlantic 10 teleconference for some more info on Riley.

    Kellogg On Weekly A-10 Teleconference

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    Listen back to Coach Derek Kellogg's weekly Atlantic 10 conference. You can also listen to the other coaches of the A-10 to hear their thoughts on their teams.

  • Atlantic 10 Conference Call

  • Men's Lax Scrimmage Moved To 10 a.m.

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    Due to the impending weather expected in Amherst, the UMass-Siena men's lacrosse scrimmage slated for Saturday has been moved to 10 a.m. at Garber Field. 

    Update On UMass-SLU Game From Post-Disptach

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    In case you are wondering the latest on the UMass-SLU game being played with the weather in the midwest. UMass officials have been in touch with both Saint Louis and Atlantic 10 officials through the week as UMass travelled. Barring major changes in the weather, the game is expected to be played as both teams are in town, the television truck and staff have arrived.

    Here is an update from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

    The city is pretty much on lockdown because of the storm and the Blues have called off their game tonight against Colorado. SLU is expecting to play its game with UMass on Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena and will finalize its decision on Wednesday afternoon.

    There's good reason to expect the game to be played. UMass got into town on Monday night, so they're here, and the officials are expected to be here. (The crew for the game was juggled so the refs weren't coming in from the East Coast.) If the storm has passed by midday Wednesday, as anticipated, that should allow SLU to play the game. The SLU campus was closed on Tuesday, and if it's closed again on Wednesday, that could complicate matters.

    The Blues' game was called off even though both teams and the officials were in town because it was decided it was too dangerous for fans and arena employees to travel to the game. The roads figure to be better by Wednesday evening if the storm sticks to its schedule.  

    Football Signing Day Luncheon Moved To Feb. 16

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    Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather forecast for the next few days, Thursday's inaugural UMass Football Preview Luncheon at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston has been POSTPONED until, Wednesday, February 16th (Lunch 11:30 a.m., program 12 Noon).
    I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our athletic department staff will keep you updated on the rescheduling of the event. If you have any questions, please call Jason Germain at 413.577.0267, or email
    With the men's basketball team leaving on Monday for the game at St. Louis due to the weather expected, the Bud Light UMass Basketball Radio Show will not take place at the Hangar Pub & Grille as usual. It will be taped on remote while the team is travelling to St. Louis. 

    Be sure to listen to the show on 100.9 FM in Western Mass.  and 1510 AM in Eastern Mass. or online here: Listen To Monday's MBB Radio Show.

    You can also submit questions for Coach Kellogg: Ask Coach Kellogg

    Charter Cable Now Carrying CBS 3 Now On Channel 230

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    Charter Cable is now carrying CBS 3 Now, which airs many UMass athletic sporting events. 

    You can watch CBS 3 Now on Channel 230 on Charter Cable systems in Massachusetts. 

    The first UMass game to air on CBS 3 Now and be available on Charter will be the UMass hockey game vs. Northeastern on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

    As always, CBS 3 Now will continue to be available on Comcast Channel 293. 
    The UMass basketball team, which was travelling to St. Bonaventure for a basketball game on Wednesday night, made an emergency landing with its charter plane in Albany, N.Y. The Minutemen had left Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee heading to Bradford, Pa., on its flight for the game against the Bonnies. 

    The flight was diverted after smoke was coming from the cockpit on the team's charter jet airplane. The plane landed safely around 4:30 p.m., in Albany and the team, coaches and support staff are safe and sound. The team boarded a new charter plane -- one that carried the Villanova basketball team to Providence earlier in the day -- at 11 p.m., and landed in  Bradford at 12:10 a.m., before heading to the hotel for sleep.

    Here are various stories on the situation.

    • CBS 3 Springfield UpdateNews and Weather for Western Massachusetts
    • Daily Collegian: UPDATED: Minutemen safe in Albany

    Atlantic 10 Coaches Teleconference

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    Listen to the comments of UMass head coach Derek Kellogg as well as this week's opponents' coach Mark Schmidt of St. Bonaventure and Jim Baron of Rhode Island.

  • Listen Here.

  • UMass Sports Luncheon Cancelled

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    Due to the late opening of UMass' campus at 10 a.m., the UMass Sports Luncheon scheduled for 10:45 a.m., has been cancelled. Please join us next week at 12:15 p.m., when the luncheon returns to its normal time. For more information call 413-577-0267.

    Putney To Guest On Monday's Radio Show

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    Be sure to join us for the Bud Light UMass Basketball Radio Show on Monday night at 7 p.m., at the Hangar Pub & Grille. Redshirt freshman Raphiael Putney will be the player guest. Listen on 100.9 FM WRNX If you can;t make it to the Hangar.

    Sean Carter To Guest On Hoops Radio Show

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    Tonight's UMass Basketball Radio Show guest is junior bigman Sean Carter. Join us as the Hangar Pub & Grill at 7 p.m., for the show or listen on 100.9 FM WRNX in Western Mass or 1510 AM The Zone in Eastern Mass or online: Listen.

    Also, if you have a question for Coach Kellogg send it in: Ask Coach Kellogg A Question For Monday's Radio Show

    Sports Luncheon Today At 12:15 pm

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    Please join us every Wednesday for the UMass Sports Luncheon. This week's event takes place at the Marriott Center on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. On Wednesday, the guest speakers will be coach Toot Cahoon and Executive Associate Athletic Director Tim Kenney. The luncheon starts at 12:15 p.m., Please call 1-413-545-4930 for more information.

    The luncheons run from 12:15 p.m., to 1:15 p.m., and are $11 per person with a salad-to-dessert buffet. Enjoy great food and a friendly atmosphere while learning the latest about UMass Athletics. Come Join Us!

    Pick up a two hour Campus Center parking pass for only $2.00 when you pay for your meal.

    Wednesday's Sports Luncheon

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    The UMass Sports Luncheon will be held today at 12:15 p.m., at the Campus Center on the 11th Floor. The guest speakers will be men's head coach Derek Kellogg and CBS 3 Station Manager John Hesslein. Join us for great talk, food and company at the UMass Sports Luncheon. Call 1-413-545-4930 for more information.

    UMass Basketball Auctions End Today At 6 pm

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    Auctions for four UMass Basketball jerseys end today at 6 p.m. Be sure to get in on the action to claim your very own authentic game-worn UMass hoop jersey.

  • Click here to bid!

  • UMass Hoops Insider Holiday Edition

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    Check out the UMass Hoops Insider Holiday Special Edition.

    Republican: UMass Searching For Fans

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    Check out Ron Chimelis' story from the Springfield Republican on UMass push to sell more tickets to see the men's basketball squad.

    The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team will play Central Florida on Wednesday night, a game matching two teams with a combined 17-3 record. The unbeaten visitors include Marcus Jordan, son of Michael. But a sparse crowd is expected, because at UMass home games these days, a sparse crowd is the rule.

    UMass officials are more than baffled. They are worried, because basketball is still considered the school's flagship sport, in terms of image and revenue potential.

    Basketball Radio Show Monday Night At 7 p.m.

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    Be sure to listen to tonight's Bud Light UMass Basketball Radio Show at 7 p.m. The show will air on 100.9 FM WRNX in Western Mass and 1510 AM The Zone in Eastern Mass. Note that Monday's show will NOT be open to the public at the Hangar due to a private party at the venue.

    • If you have a question for Coach Kellogg, please send it in at Ask The Coach.

  • Listen to the show live online right here.

  • UMass Hoops Insider Show (Dec. 17-18)

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    Check out the latest edition of the UMass Hoops Insider for the weekend of Dec. 17-18 with a preview of the UMass-UCF Game set for Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. We also have a profile of freshman Jordan Couture, a look back at the Marcus Camby-Tim Duncan match-up at the Mullins Center from 1995, an Alumni Spotlight of Pete Trow and the Hu Ke Lau Lighter Side takes a look at the team's best non-athletic talents.

    UMass Athletes Spread Holiday Cheer

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    Check out CBS 3 Springfield's feature on the UMass Athletic Department spreading cheer at the local Shriners Hospital.

    Children spending the holiday in the hospital got a fun surprise today. UMass athletes made their annual trip to Shriners Hospital for Children , passing out toys to the kids. The trolleys they pulled looked a little like Santa's sleigh.

    Athletes from several different UMass teams helped give hundreds of toys away. Basketball player, Sean Carter, says it's important to brighten the kids' day.

    "These kids enjoy it. There's some things in life they really don't get a chance to do so it helps them know that people care about them," he says.

    UMass collected the toys at Minutemen basketball and hockey games. Doctors and trainers from UMass' athletic department donated money to give Shriners Hospital for Children a red Wiii this year.

    Gurley To Guest On Basketball Radio Show

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    Senior Anthony Gurley will be the player guest on tonight's UMass Basketball Radio Show At The Hangar. Join us at 7 p.m. Also, send in a question for Coach Kellogg.

    Sampson Carter To Guest On Radio Show

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    Sampson Carter will be the guest of the night on the UMass Basketball Radio Show at the Hangar Pub & Grill on Monday night. Listen in at 7 p.m., or join us in person.

    UMass One Of Final 32 Undefeated Teams In NCAA

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    With a perfect 6-0 record, UMass is just one of 32 teams that is still undefeated in NCAA Division I. Of the 348, less than 10 percent of teams have not lost yet this season with UMass being the only team in the Atlantic 10. Check the NCAA Standings for all the conferences. Check out the complete list through Sunday night:

    7-0: Notre Dame, Pitt, Cleveland State, Loyola (Ill.)

    6-0: Duke, UMass, Iowa State, Kansas, Georgetown, Syracuse, Indiana, Minnesota, BYU, San Diego State

    5-0: Missouri, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Ohio State, Memphis, UCF, UNLV, Tennessee, South Dakota State, Boise State, Hawaii

    4-0: Baylor, Louisville, Northwestern, Southern Miss, Washington State, Mississippi State, UMKC

    Gazette Feature On VA Thanksgiving Visit

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    Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a great feature story on the UMass basketball team and its visit to the VA Hospital in Northampton.

    With too little time between Wednesday's win over American International College and Saturday's 3 p.m. game against Holy Cross, most of the University of Massachusetts men's basketball players didn't go home for Thanksgiving.

    Instead, the Minutemen visited and shared a turkey dinner with staff at the Northampton Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northampton on Thursday.

    UMass coach Derek Kellogg said it was a new experience for most of his players and he was proud of the way they handled themselves.

    "It was an eye-opening thing for a lot of us. You want to go and have a good time and brighten somebody's day and let them know we appreciate what they've done," Kellogg said. "Some of them don't have families or can't get home to their families, so it was good to go and change the monotony."

    Men To Wear Throwback Uniforms Saturday At Cage

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    With a throwback game at the Curry-Hicks Cage on Saturday, the Minutemen will be sporting their new throwback uniforms for the first time in the game against Holy Cross. This year's throwback jerseys are replicas of the 1995-96 Final Four season. The style was worn from 1994-97 and will be on display Saturday. They will be worn several other times this season.

    For tickets call 1-866-UMASS-TIX.

    Football Radio Show Guests: Holmes, Nelson

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    Join us at the final regular-season Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show at the Hangar Pub & Grill at 7 p.m. Tonight's special guests alongside Coach Kevin Morris are All-American candidates linebacker Tyler Holmes and wide receiver Anthony Nelson. If you have a question for Coach Morris, ask it below or listen on 100.9 FM and 1510 AM in Boston

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    Riley To Guest On Basketball Radio Show Tonight

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    The Bud Light UMass Basketball Radio Show returns to the airwaves tonight at 7 p.m. Listen to the show on 100.9 WRNX or join us at the Hangar Pub & Grill. Sophomore guard Freddie Riley will be the guest as he will talk about his big night on Friday with 28 points along with head coach Derek Kellogg. 

    Football Radio Guests: Carter, Carven, Duggan

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  • Join us for the UMass Football Radio tonight at 7 p.m., at the Hangar Pub & Grill. Tonight we will feature a trio of seniors in special teams demon Woody Carter IV, defensive back James Carven and fullback Scott Duggan. Coach Kevin Morris will also take questions from the fans. Be sure to send one in.
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  • McCormack's Legacy Lives On At UMass

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    The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced that the vast archival collection of Mark H. McCormack, creator of the sport management and marketing industry, will be housed at the university, providing an unprecedented opportunity for research and education in the field.

    The extraordinary McCormack Collection gift comprises McCormack's writings, photographs and client-related memorabilia, dating to 1960 when a handshake with legendary golfer Arnold Palmer launched what would become IMG International, the world's largest sport management firm. The collection spans McCormack's lifetime (1930-2003) and totals approximately 10,000 boxes, or 16,000 linear feet of material. In conjunction with Isenberg's Department of Sport Management, the university's W.E.B. Du Bois Library has embarked on a comprehensive assessment of the collection and will digitize much of it, making it available to researchers and students worldwide through a special website.

    Read more about it in various publications:

    • CNBC: McCormack's Legacy Lives On At UMass

    • Newswire: UMass Amherst Given Archive of Sport Management Pioneer

    • Boston Globe: Groundbreaking sports agent's papers to be turned over to UMass

    • Sports Business Journal: UMassachusetts Home To McCormack's Archival Collection

    Univ. Of Massachusetts Home To McCormack's Archival Collection

    Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show Tonight At 7 p.m.

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    Tonight's UMass Football Radio Show will feature seniors John Ihne and Torrey Esalomi. Join us at the Hangar at 7 p.m., or listen on 100.9 FM WRNX and 1510 The Zone.
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  • Stories On Atlantic 10 Basketball Media Day

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    Here are various stories on the UMass basketball team and Atlantic 10 Basketball Media Day held at Chelsea Piers and CBS College Sports studios in New York City.

  • Springfield Republican
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette
  • Boston Globe
  • Havens and Viveiros To Guest On Football Radio Show

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    The Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Be sure to join us at the Hangar Pub & Grille for the show, or if you can't make it, listen on WRNX 100.9 FM in Western Mass or 1510 AM The Zone in Eastern Mass. The guests for Thursday's show alongside coach Kevin Morris will be senior quarterback Kyle Havens and junior defensive back Shane Viveiros.

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  • Listen To The Show Online

  • Homecoming Success For UMass Football

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    UMass football has been dominant in its Homecoming games since 1992. Check out the results over the last 18 years with UMass holding a 15-3 mark in those games. Among those 15 wins, are eight wins over Top 25 teams and four over Top 10 teams.

    Date           Opponent             Score

    Oct. 17, 1992   Connecticut         W, 20-7

    Oct. 23, 1993   #7 Delaware         W, 43-29

    Oct. 1, 1994    Rhode Island        W, 22-12

    Oct. 21, 1995   #12 William & Mary  W, 20-9

    Oct. 19, 1996   Buffalo             W, 41-20

    Sept. 27, 1997  Rhode Island        W, 18-14

    Oct. 24, 1998   #20 Villanova       W, 36-26

    Oct. 2, 1999    #6 Hofstra          L, 14-27

    Nov. 4, 2000    #23 Villanova       W, 38-17

    Oct. 13, 2001   New Hampshire       L, 24-35

    Oct. 12, 2002   #2 Maine            W, 20-10

    Oct. 18, 2003   Hofstra             W, 27-22

    Oct. 25, 2004   #19 Maine           W, 35-34

    Oct. 15, 2005   #4 James Madison    W, 10-7

    Oct. 21, 2006   Rhode Island        W, 41-16

    Oct. 16, 2007   Northeastern        W, 24-7

    Oct. 18, 2008   #9 Richmond         L, 30-15

    Oct. 13, 2009   #4 New Hampshire    W, 23-17

    Kellogg On WHAI and Bear Country At 9:15 am

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    Be sure to listen to UMass head coach Derek Kellogg this morning on WHAI (95.3) and Bear Country (98.3) at 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Kellogg will talk about MISSION 1000 and the upcoming season at UMass. 

    Football Radio Show Thursday Night At 7 p.m.

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    Join us at the Hangar Bar & Grille for the UMass Football Radio Show at 7 p.m., tonight as Voice of the Minutemen welcomes coach Kevin Morris and this week's guests senior tailback John Griffin and sophomore kicker/punter Caleb Violette. 

    Listen to the show here on

    If you have a question for Coach Morris, please Ask The Coach or send your comments to our twitter accounts @UMass_Football or @UMassAthletics.

    New Scoreboard Feature Unveiled

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    We are proud to announce a new feature here on The Scoreboard. It is composite calendar of all UMass events on one page with scoreboard links to all games on a given day. Visit it now to check out how you can follow all of the action.

    UMass Football Up To No. 8 In TSN Poll

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    The newest Sports Network Poll has been released and UMass is ranked No. 8. It is the highest ranking for UMass since Sept. 8, 2008, when the Minutemen were No. 3 heading into a road game at James Madison.

    Also ranked from the CAA are No. 1 Villanova, No. 3 James Madison, No. 5 Delaware, No. 7 William & Mary, No. 11 Richmond and No. 14 New Hampshire.

    UMass Football Radio Show Tonight At 7 p.m.

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    Join us at the Hangar Bar & Grille on University Drive for the Bud Light UMass Football Show at 7 p.m., tonight. Head coach Kevin Morris will be joined by senior offensive lineman Greg Niland and senior defensive lineman Bob McLaughlin. 

    If you have a question for Coach Morris send it via or 

    UMass Plays Of The Week-Sept. 20

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    Morris To Be On ESPN Radio Springfield 1450 At 6 p.m.

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    UMass football head coach Kevin Morris will be a guest on ESPN Radio Springfield WHLL 1450 AM tonight at 6 p.m. You can listen to the interview on the WHLL Website.

    UMass Mourns The Loss Of Band Director George Parks

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    It's with a great sense of loss that we share with you the loss of UMass Band Director George N. Parks who died following a performance on Thursday night in Ohio. Parks and the Minuteman Marching Band were en route to Michigan for Sunday's game. Springfield Republican | UMass Drum Line Tribute | Marching Band Facebook Page

    Busy Weekend For UMass Athletics

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    While the main focus of this weekend has been the football game at Michigan, Gazette writer Matt Vautour highlights some of the other action going on for the Maroon & White. The women's soccer team will be playing at Michigan as well, while the men's soccer team hosts UCF today at 3:30 and #24 Indiana on Sunday (1 PM). The men's and women's cross country teams will host a home meet on Saturday (11:15 AM). The No. 20 field hockey team will head to American and No. 2 Maryland this weekend as well.
    Tune in a 7 p.m. on Thursday night for the Bud Light UMass Radio Show with Kevin Morris. The show will air on WRNX 100.9 FM in Western Mass and 1510 AM in Eastern Mass and be available on Host Josh Maurer will talk football with the coach as well as stars from the UMass win over William & Mary: junior tailback Jonathan Hernandez and senior defensive lineman Brandon Flanagan. If you have a question or comment for the show, please send it via twitter @UMassAthletics or send it to Ask The Coach.

    Aerial Tour Of UMass

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    It was an interesting start to the day as Matt Houde and I took a helicopter ride (thanks to the Marines) around campus. We were able to shoot some photos and videos of our facilities and campus in general. The landscape has certainly changed in the 7 years I've been here! On a side note, if you've never taken advantage of the free helicopter rides that happen each semester, do so. You have a pilot who is a Marine and I always say you are never safer then when you have one of those guys around!

    Check out the Photo Gallery.

    Sports Luncheon Today At 12:15 p.m.

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    Join us at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday for the UMass Sports Luncheon at the Campus Center's Massachusetts Room 1009. The guest speakers today are Athletic Director John McCutcheon, football coach Kevin Morris and men's soccer coach Sam Koch.

    Also, the Co-Athletes of the Week from the football team, Tyler Holmes and Jonathan Hernandez will be honored for their big games in the 27-23 win over William & Mary on Saturday.

    Sports Video Group Article On CBS 3 Deal

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    Sports Video Group has an article on UMass' recent agreement with CBS 3 to air 100 games on CBS 3 Now via digital cable. It has some more details on the partnership.

    Gazette Story On CBS 3 Now Covering UMass Games

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    The Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on UMass' agreement with CBS 3 to carry games on its new CBS 3 Now digital TV station.

    "It's cutting edge," UMass athletic director John McCutcheon said. "I think it gives us a great new vehicle to provide access to all of our sports to our fan base. We have to work hard to make sure the quality is there. We're pretty excited about the potential of this."

    2010 UMass Football Head Shot Photos Available

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    The 2010 UMass Football head shots and posed action shots are now available on Click the gallery link here to see your favorite Minuteman.

    Coverage and Links From Football Media Day

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    Look back at the UMass Football Media Day with these links.

  • Complete coverage with videos and photos from

  • Ke'TV: Ke'Mon Bailey's Video Feature on Media Day.

  • Jumbo Photo Gallery.

  • Springfield Republican with a story leading with Kyle Havens being named the starting QB.

  • CBS3 Springfield had this report on the day.

  • NBC22's feature on the event

  • Coach Morris' Press Conference.

  • Check Out Cruz & UMass On ESPN's PTI

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    Here is the segment from ESPN's Pardon the Interruption where they talk about Victor Cruz's night, giving him an A+ grad ... Bob Ryan goes out of his way to mention that Cruz is from the "University of Massachusetts!"

    Here are a few more stories on Cruz from Tuesday afternoon.

  • Vernon Croy writes about the LeBron James' Magnet effect.
  • National Football Post
  • Bleacher Report
  • REVISED Football Media Day Schedule

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    For those attending today's UMass Football Media Day, we have had some slight alterations with the schedule due to last night's weather. 

  • Practice will be from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • A BBQ lunch will be served at McGuirk Stadium will be served at 12:45 p.m.
  • Media session will begin at 2 p.m., with Coach Kevin Morris' press conference in the end zone and the 2010 Team Photo to follow.
  • Creeping Closer To The Start Of Another Year

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    With just two days left in July (wow, summer has moved quick), that means we are officially less than a month away from our first regular-season games of the year. First on the docket will be the field hockey team hosting Boston College and the women's soccer team hosting Washington on August 27. Several teams will begin preseason training camps in just under two weeks. Well, the downtime was nice while it lasted! Start making your plans out to Amherst by checking out the Schedule Calendar which lists everything in a nice month-by-month format. Also, you can order Football Season Tickets Online now!

    The radio home for Boise State football games will change in 2010 -- a return to KBOI 670 AM -- but the announcers will remain the same. Former UMass "Voice of the Minutemen" Bob Behler will begin his third season as the team's play-by-play announcer. He worked at UMass from 1999-2008. In addition, Boise State announced Friday that KBOI will have a 5-hour pregame show. Read the story in the Idaho Statesman.