Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on yesterday's announcement of the UMass Hall Of Fame Class of 2014. The five inductees are Kole Ayi (football), Carl Boteze (basebal), Billy Brown (swimming), Monty Mack (basketball), and Thomas Poeck (hockey). The induction ceremony will be on May 1, 2015.
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One of the all-time UMass greats, Dick Bresciani passed away on Saturday after a long-time battle with cancer. Known throughout the Commonwealth for his energy and passion for sports, Bresciani was a fixture in UMass athletics, with the Boston Red Sox and with the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Former UMass women's soccer coach and UMass Hall of Famer Kalekeni Banda is partnering with the New England Mutiny for a fundraiser for his Banda Bola Sports Foundation. On Saturday, June 7th when the Mutiny will host the Boston Breakers Academy, the team will collect school & sports supplies for the Chituka Village Project located in Nkhata Bay South District, Northern Malawi, Central Africa.
Head football coach Mark Whipple will be a guest speaker at this week's UMass Sports Luncheon. The luncheon is held every Wednesday in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center starting at Noon. The cost for the full buffet lunch is $13 and parking is free behind the Mullins Center.
UMass men's swimming and diving coach Russ Yarworth and women's swimming and diving coach Bob Newcomb will also be guest speakers.
Head coach Mark Whipple introduces football's new signing class, we look back at last month's UMass Athletics Hall of Fame inductions, and head basketball coach Derek Kellogg takes us inside a practice drill. Plus, we catch up with basketball alum Luke Bonner, preview the 2014 men's lacrosse season, and learn how to take a faceoff from lacrosse senior Joe Calvello. Plus, find out what some UMass student athletes are up to for Valentine's Day.
Jim Fenton of The Enterprise wrote a story covering Julie (Ready) Mulvey, who is one of six University of Massachusetts alums set to be inducted into the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame on Sunday. Ready competed for the UMass women's basketball team from 1978-81 and recorded all-America honors as she earned 1,406 career points for the Minutewomen.
"Massasoit Community College director of athletics Julie (Ready) Mulvey will receive a special honor this weekend.
Mulvey will be one of six people inducted into the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Athletics Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon.
The Whitman-Hanson Regional High School graduate was one of the top women's basketball players at UMass, scoring 1,406 points from 1978-81, earning Division 1 All-America honors and being nominated twice for the national player of the year award..."
Read the conclusion of Fenton's article through paper's website here. More information on the Minutewomen is available on UMassAthletics.com.