100 Seasons Of UMass Basketball Video Premier Viewing Party Set For June 7
May 22, 2009
The 100 Seasons Of UMass Basketball Video is complete and the documentary will shown publicly for the first time on June 7 at a Premier Viewing Party at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Hall's Theater for the showing. Admission is free and the DVD will be available for purchase at the show for $29.99.
It will also be sold for the first time at the UMAA Golf Invitational to Benefit Scholarships on June 1 at Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass.
Over the course of 100 seasons, few college programs have experienced the extreme swings of fortune as has UMass men's basketball. From the program's humble beginnings as tiny Massachusetts Agricultural College, the team blossomed under Jack Leaman with six NIT appearances in the 1970s. Then after the struggles of the 80s, a remarkable climb followed under John Calipari which took the Minutemen to the No. 1 ranking in the nation and a Final Four. Fans in Amherst have been treated to a rollercoaster ride on the hardwood over the past century. As told by those who played the biggest roles, including Calipari, Julius Erving and Marcus Camby, this two-hour plus documentary chronicles the complete history of UMass hoops, past and present.
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