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Cady Lalanne takes a verbal swipe at Chaz Williams

In an ESPN article UMass senior center Cady Lalanne criticized former teammate Chaz Williams' leadership a year ago: “We did what we did last season without great leadership,” Lalanne admitted. “Some days Chaz was a leader, but the inconsistency hurt us in league play." Williams is currently playing professionally in Turkey. Kellogg didn't criticize Lalanne's comments, but said Williams wasn't to blame. “We didn’t play as well down the stretch. You could look at anybody. It’s everybody. As much as it was Chaz’s team, it 0

UMass picked fourth in Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll - Cady Lalanne named to second team

Preseason Poll  1. VCU (28) 2. George Washington 3. Dayton 4. Massachusetts 5. Richmond 6. Rhode Island 7. La Salle 8. Saint Joseph's 9. Saint Louis 10. St. Bonaventure 11. Duquesne 12. Davidson 13. George Mason 14. Fordham   Preseason First Team All-Conference*  Jordan Sibert, Dayton Sr.G Patricio Garino, George Washington Jr. G/F Kendall Anthony Richmond Sr. G DeAndre’ Bembry Saint Joseph’s So. F Treveon Graham VCU Sr. G/F  Briante Weber VCU Sr. G  *There was a tie for the last spot on the team  Second team Dyshawn Pierre Dayton Jr. F Kevin LarsenGeorge Washington Jr. F Jerrell WrightLa Salle Sr. F Cady Lalanne Massachusetts Sr. E.C. Matthews Rhode IslandSo.G 0

Which is it Whip?

UMass football coach Mark Whipple has taken a fair amount of criticism for the way last week's 42-41 loss to Miami finished. To refresh, the Minutemen had just moved the ball to the Miami 6 yard line with no time outs left. The clock was stopped for the first down with three seconds left, which is the minimum to spike the ball before the next play. If UMass spiked it, it could then have either run a play for a winning touchdown or try to 0

MAC Picks Week 7

MAC Games Saturday UMass over Kent State - Might be crazy Akron over Miami WMU over Ball State BGSU over Ohio Buffalo over EMU NIU over CMU Toledo over Iowa State Top 25 vs. Top 25 Games Miss. State over Auburn  Ole Miss over A&M TCU over Baylor Oregon over UCLA Missouri over Georgia Last week's record: 9-4  Season record: 56-16 MAC Knockout Zombie Pool This season media members Dan Malone, Bob McGovern, Mark Chiarelli and I are doing a MAC Survivor Pool over Twitter 0

MAC Picks Week 6

MAC Games Saturday UMass over Miami - I'm predicting three straight wins for UMass. Akron over Eastern Michigan- Army over Ball State - A competitive bad football game Bowling green over Buffalo Ohio over CMU NIU over Kent State Toledo over Western Michigan - Top 25 vs. Top 25 Games Ole Miss over Alabama Oklahoma over TCU Auburn over LSU Miss St over A&M Ntanford over notre Dame Michigan State over Nebraska Last week's record: 6-1  Season record: 47-12 MAC Knockout Zombie Pool This season 0

Tattoo Tuesday: UMass FB Rodney Mills

UMass fullback Rodney Mills got his daughter's name, birthday and footprint tattooed on his right arm: "This is my daughter's name, her birthday and her feet. She just turned two in August." "She really keeps me going. I want the best for her. Coming out here every day and putting in work can help possibly put me in position to give her everything she wants." 0

A dodged bullet and an honor

After Trey Dudley-Giles left the field on crutches Saturday after UMass' loss to Bowling Green, UMass coaches had good reason to be concerned. The versatile junior defensive back is one of, if not the best player on the Minutemen and an incredibly valuable piece of the defense backfield, which is thin to begin with. Losing him would have been potentially catastrophic. But according to Whipple on Monday's MAC conference call, Dudley-Giles practiced Sunday night and is expected to play Saturday vs. Miami at 2:30 p.m. 0

MAC Picks Week 5

MAC Games Saturday Bowling Green over UMass - I've been flip-flopping back and forth all week on this. It's the only game I'm capable of getting wrong this week. Pitt over Akron- Buffalo over Miami - A battle of quarterbacks with big numbers leading mediocre teams. Toledo over Central Michigan - Virginia over Kent State - Ohio over Eastern Illinois - Virginia Tech over Western Michigan - Top 25 vs. Top 25 Games None Last week's record: 10-2  Season record: 41-11 MAC Knockout Zombie Pool 0

UMass football announces games from 2016 to 2022

With independence on the horizon, the UMass football program officially announced games spanning the seasons of 2016-2022, including several that had previously been announced. The announcement was highlighted by four-game series with fellow independents BYU and Army and a trip to Hawaii. UMass will face the Cougars in Provo, Utah in 2016 and 2017 and will host them in 2018 and 2019. It’s likely those games will be at Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen are at Army in 2019 (Nov. 9) and (Nov. 12) 2021 and 0

Sources: UMass to play at Tennessee in 2017

After playing in the second largest stadium in college football Saturday, UMass is about to announce an agreement to play in the fifth largest. Multiple sources confirmed that Minutemen will travel to Tennessee in Nov. of 2017 for a game at Neyland Stadium (capacity, 102,455). UMass will be playing as an independent in 2016 and 2017 and perhaps beyond. Getting November games is particularly challenging for independents because most schools are playing conference games that late in the season. UMass athletic director John McCutcheon wouldn't 0