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Updated Atlantic 10 Picture

With fourgames to go, here's a look at each team in the Atlantic 10 and where they fit as next month's tournament approaches: I'm going to wait until after this week to start splitting the tiebreakers. There's too many games still to go and therefore unknowns. 1. VCU 11-4  Best Possible: 14-4/ First Worst possible finish: 11-7/Seventh HtoH Tiebreakers won: Fordham, St. Joes, URI, Duq, GW, UMass, SLU HtoH Tiebreakers lost: St. Bonaventure, La Salle, Richmond Leading: Davidson, GMU,  Trailing:  Remaining games: Vs. Dayton, at Davidson, vs. GMU  1. Rhode Island 11-4 0

Updated look at the A-10 Picture

With fourgames to go, here's a look at each team in the Atlantic 10 and where they fit as next month's tournament approaches: I'm going to wait until after this week to start splitting the tiebreakers. There's too many games still to go and therefore unknowns. 1. VCU 11-3  Best Possible: 15-3/ First Worst possible finish: 11-7/Ninth HtoH Tiebreakers won: Fordham, St. Joes, URI, Duq, GW, UMass, SLU HtoH Tiebreakers lost: St. Bonaventure, La Salle Leading: Davidson, GMU,  Trailing: Richmond,  Remaining games: at Rich, Vs. Dayton, at Davidson, vs. GMU  1. 0

UMass' NCAA Tournament Chances / Bubblewatch Week Guide

Well now that UMass has a chance at the NCAA Tournament, let's break it down: 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. RPI FORECAST PROJECTIONS 16-9 BEST POTENTIAL RECORD HEADING INTO A-10 TOURNAMENT: 22-9 WORST POTENTIAL RECORD HEADING INTO A-10 TOURNAMENT: 16-15 Date - Opponent - (Expected result according to 0

Atlantic 10 Standings/Tournament picture

With six games to go, here's a look at each team in the Atlantic 10 and where they fit as next month's tournament approaches: 1. VCU 9-3  Best Possible: 15-3/ First Worst possible finish: 9-9/12th HtoH Tiebreakers won: Fordham, St. Joes, URI, Duq, GW HtoH Tiebreakers lost: St. Bonaventure, La Salle Leading: Davidson, SLU, GMU,  Trailing: Richmond,  Remaining games: vs. SLU, vs. UMass, at Rich, Vs. Dayton, at Davidson, vs. GMU  1. Rhode Island 9-3 Best Possible: 15-3/First Worst possible finish: 9-9/12th HtoH Tiebreakers won: Ford, Duq, La Salle, SBU, GW, Rich, SLU HtoH Tiebreakers lost: 0

UMass Saturday hockey game at Lowell moved up to 4 p.m. for weather reasons

FROM HOCKEY EAST: Due to forecasted inclement weather, Saturday night’s Hockey East contest between Massachusetts and No. 15 UMass Lowell has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time at the Tsongas Center. Friday night’s game, to be played at the Mullins Center, remains a 7 p.m. puck drop. 0

UMass athletic director John McCutcheon leaving for UCSB

The UMass athletic department is looking for a new leader to guide it through an important time. Multiple UMass sources have confirmed that athletic director John McCutcheon has been hired to fill the same post at University of California-Santa Barbara. An official announcement is expected later this afternoon. UMass is set to begin a search for his replacement immediately. An interim athletic director will be announced shortly as well. The 61-year-old McCutcheon interviewed for the job in late November and admitted he was a finalist for 0

UMass TE Jean Sifrin will forgo senior season to enter NFL draft

AMHERST – Jean Sifrin’s long-expected departure to the NFL became official Tuesday as UMass announced that its junior tight end was officially forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself draft eligible. The 6-foot-7, 250 pound Miami native had a break out year for the Minutemen with 41 catches for 637 yards and six touchdowns. At 27 years old, he risked teams deciding he was too old if he stayed in school another year.  “As a program, we are very happy for Jean to 0

UMass gets LB recruit Tom Rodrick from Leicester

Tom Rodrick, the linebacker from Leicester, who enrolled and then withdrew from UConn last year, said that he's joining UMass football team via Twitter (@DoctorTom315). “AWESOME NEWS-Paperwork hasn’t been done yet but for those asking I am expecting to be playing for UMass next year." It's unclear whether Rodrick, who didn't see action with the Huskies will have to sit out. He's hoping to be enrolled in Amherst for the spring semester so he can participate in spring practice. UMass recruited Rodrick out of high 0

Athletic director John McCutcheon could be on his way out at UMass

AMHERST — With the tasks of finding a new conference for the football program, and maybe all sports, the UMass athletic department is in the midst of a time period that will likely affect it for years and maybe even decades to come. The university might soon be navigating those waters with a different leader. Athletic director John McCutcheon confirmed Saturday that he is a finalist the vacant athletic director’s job at California-Santa Barbara. McCutcheon interviewed for the position in mid-November. “I have interviewed for 0

UMass-Northeastern game time could be moved up

Citing concerns for Northeastern's travel in an expected snowstorm, UMass associate athletic director Tim Kenney said UMass and Northeastern are exploring the possibility of moving up the start time of Wednesday's game, which is currently set to tip at 7 p.m. The schools were monitoring weather forecasts and other logistical necessities. If the start time is changed, there will be an announcment Tuesday morning. According to Weather.com, heavy snow is expected Wednesday in Amherst. 0