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Rob Bradford
October 07, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The University of Massachusetts' men's basketball program has been slowly drifting away from relevancy when it comes to the state's hoop fandom. Monday they tried making their mark once again ... in a most unique fashion. ------ #Flagship -- pic.twitter.com/bbVfetVi2S — UMass Athletics (@...
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Mike Cratty
April 13, 2019 - 10:56 pm
UMass' magical season ended in disappointing fashion, as the Minutemen fell to Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 in Saturday night's national championship game in Buffalo. The Minutemen had won their first Hockey East regular-season title and reached their first Frozen Four this season, but ultimately the...
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Thom Kendall
Mike Cratty
April 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The remarkable journey for the UMass Minutemen took its next step with a 4-3 overtime win over the Denver Pioneers in the Frozen Four Thursday night. UMass blew a 3-1 third-period lead and appeared to lose any and all momentum heading into the overtime period. They went much of the overtime without...
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Kyle DaLuz
December 03, 2018 - 6:15 pm
The University of Massachusetts has hired Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell as its next head coach. Bell, 34, will have a five-year contract worth $625,000 per season with the Minutemen, along with an increased assistant salary pool, according the The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach. Bell...
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Alex Reimer
October 01, 2018 - 1:24 pm
UMass didn’t have to suspend Mark Whipple for comparing a blown officiating call to rape. An apology would’ve sufficed, and saved Whipple from becoming front page fodder. But sometimes, an overreaction is needed to correct unpalatable habits or language. Given the cultural reckoning we have started...
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Lucy Burdge
October 01, 2018 - 7:41 am
Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Kansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) AROUND THE WEB: -- UMass announced Sunday it has suspended head football coach...
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The Celtics and Sixers will do battle in the preseason at the Mullins Center at UMass. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
June 06, 2016 - 8:01 am
The Celtics and Sixers have agreed to a deal. No, they aren't trading players or picks yet. The two teams announced Monday that the Sixers will host the  Celtics in a preseason game at the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m...
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Mike Petraglia
June 03, 2015 - 12:00 pm
WALTHAM -- Cady Lalanne has his sights set high. The 6-foot-8 big man from UMass with a 7-foot-5 wingspan would love to model his game after another big man who made quite the impression during his time with the Celtics . "Since I started playing basketball in ninth grade, KG has been a player I...
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Mike Petraglia
June 03, 2015 - 5:33 am
WALTHAM -- As pre-draft workouts continue, the Celtics are hosting another six players on Wednesday at their practice facility. One day after working out four point guards, the Celtics are turning their focus to six big men, as it widely assumed they will be focused on bringing in a young impact...
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Former UMass coach and current University of Kentucky coach John Calipari will get a jersey retired in his honor at UMass next year. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
March 05, 2015 - 3:07 am
John Calipari is one of the most successful coaches in NCAA basketball history, and the current Kentucky coach got his start at the University of Massachusetts by leading the 1995-96 team to the Final Four. The school announced Wednesday they have plans to retire a jersey in honor of Calipari...
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