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Extra Katie Ferris

I had a lot of good quotes that didn't make it into my story on Ferris that's in Saturday's paper. Coach Angela McMahon on Ferris: On her leadership: She just deferred to upperclassmen. But at things went along she found more confidence in her voice. This year in particular, she’s stepped up in terms of embracing that role.  On Ferris making the most of the days she feels healthier: She tries to maximize the times that she does feel good. You see a whole other side 0

UMass leaving MAC football after 2015

Don’t get too attached to those budding Mid-American Conference football rivalries.  The University of Massachusetts and the MAC jointly announced Wednesday that the Minutemen will be leaving the conference after the 2015 season. There has been no announcement of a future conference affiliation. The MAC Presidents Council elected to exercise a clause in the membership agreement that forced UMass to either leave the league after two seasons or become a full member in all sports. UMass, which joined the MAC in 2012, chose to leave rather 0

Storify: What they're saying about UMass in NCAA tournament

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Atlantic 10 Tournament Picture heading into final game

UMass finishes second if – UMass beats SLU, Saint Joseph’s loses to La Salle AND VCU loses to SBU UMass finishes third if – UMass beats SLU, SJU loses to La Salle OR VCU loses to SBU UMass finishes fourth if – UMass beats SLU SJU wins, VCU wins UMass finishes fourth if – UMass loses to SLU, GW loses to Fordham UMass finishes fifth – UMass loses to SLU, GW beats Fordham, Dayton loses to Richmond UMass finishes sixth – UMass loses to SLU, GW beats Fordham, Dayton beats 1

Updated Atlantic 10 Tournament Picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker trails = an opponent the team plays twice that it 0

Updated Atlantic 10 Tournament Picture

Saturday's game's not inlcuded. I'll file a new one tonight. Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker 0

At least one voter ranked UMass this week

1. Florida  2. Wichita State  3. Arizona 4. Syracuse  5. Duke  6. Creighton  7. SLU  8. Villanova 9. Kansas  10. Iowa State  11. Wisconsin  12. San Diego State  13. Virginia 14. Kentucky  15. Louisville 16. Michigan  17. Cincinnati  18. Michigan State  19. Iowa  20. Memphis 21. Ohio State  22. Connecticut  23. North Carolina  24. UMass 25. Texas I went back and forth for a while over whether or not to inlcude the Minutemen. You never want to be the only voter ranking the team you cover. It just looks bad, but 0

Atlantic 10 Tournament Picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker trails = an opponent the team plays twice that it 0

An updated look at UMass' NCAA chances

At 21-5, UMass would have to really collapse not to get in. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 16.5 Current RPI: 14 Expected SOS: 40 Current SOS: 39 Current Record: 21-5 Expected Record: 24-6 Current Conf Record: 8-4 Expected Conf Record: 11-5 Probability of Auto Bid: 16.44% Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 2-0 Expected 0

Updated A-10 Tourney Picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker trails = an opponent the team plays twice that it 0