Photo from FitSugar.com Yolanda Griffith, who is one of the most decorated players in United States women's basketball history is expected to be named to Sharon Dawley's UMass coaching staff shortly. Griffith, who was an assistant at Lafayette last year and before that Dartmouth. The 6-foot-4 former center is a seven-time WNBA All-Star, a two-time gold medal winning Olympian (2000 and 2004) and was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in June. She won a title and an MVP with Sacramento Monarchs. From
UMass sophomore guard Clyde Santee announced Thursday that he planned to transfer via Twitter: "Would like to thank everybody at UMass for a great two years and many of great experiences and new friends..decided to start my recruiting Process over to explore more options very thankful for everything @CoachKellogg has helped me with helping me grow as a player and person!!" Santee, a Houston native, sat out the 2012-13 season as an academic nonqualifer, before becoming eligible last year. He played sparingly off the bench
The Atlantic 10 announced Thursday that its men's basketball tournament will be held in Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh in 2017 and at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. in 2018. The league needed temporary homes for those year because the Barclays Center in Brookyln, N.Y. is hosting the ACC Tournament during those two seasons. Barclays has hosted the 2013 and 2014 A-10 Tournaments and will host it in 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021. According to A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade nine different cities bid
The UMass men's basketball team's three incoming true freshman are all enrolled in classes and will be freshman in the fall according to coach Derek Kellogg. While C.J. Anderson is already cleared and eligible, both big men, Rashaan Holloway and Malik Hines, are both waiting for the NCAA Clearinghouse to determine their status one way or the other. Even if they're ineligible, both players will remain on campus as nonqualifiers and begin playing next year. UMass will need at least one player on its roster
On Monday's Mid-American Conference coaches teleconference, Whipple said junior linebacker Trey Seals, who suffered and undisclosed leg injury in Saturday's loss to BC is "50-50" to play Saturday at 3 p.m. Ryan Johnson, the JUCO offensive lineman who was declared eligible last week, is likely to have some role pretty quickly. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound St. Louis native, was expected to contend for a starting job if he'd been eligible immediately.
After not doing picks at all last year, while on semi-paternity leave, I'm back. MAC Games Thursday Akron over Howard Central Michigan over Chattanooga NIU over Presbyterian Friday Bowling Green over Western Kentucky Saturday BC over UMass - I think this will be respectable, but there's a long road from 1-11 to beating BC. Ball State over Colgate Buffalo over Duquesne - I can't believe ESPN Gameday isn't at this game Ohio over Kent State - Marshall over Miami (Ohio) - One of these teams
After dropping its four required games against the MAC, UMass released a men’s basketball schedule with four games against the MAAC instead. The Atlantic 10 released its conference schedule Wednesday, allowing its members to release their individual schedules for the 2014-15 season. UMass leaves New England just twice before new years with road games at LSU (Dec. 2) and at BYU (Dec. 23). Their exempted tournament is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Minutemen open the season with
Despite not having one myself, I'm kind of fascinated with tattoos. I've often referenced a player's ink in my stories and have writted full-length tattoo features on Lari Ketner and Rashaun Freeman. I think they offer an interesting window into what's important to someone. So every Tuesday on this blog this season, I plan on showing a tattoo from one UMass athlete and asking them to tell the story behind it. History will show that junior linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox was the first player ever featured:
Last week at media day I asked 16 Minutemen the same 11 mostly fun questions, about their teammates and football in general: Best Athlete on the Minutemen? Funniest Guy on the team? Best looking guy on the team? Best Singer on the team? Best basketball player on the team? Smartest player on the team? Favorite UMass Sport to Watch? If they couldn’t play football what sport would they play? Who has the best car on the team? If they could play a game in any stadium, which would they chose? Who is going
Offense QB - 1. Blake Frohnapfel - 2. A.J. Doyle RB - 1. Jamal Wilson - 2. Lorenzo Woodley FB - 1. Rodney Mills - 2. DaQuan Mack WR - 1. Tajae Sharpe - 2. Shakur Nesmith WR - 1. Jalen Williams - 2. Alex Kenney TE - 1. Brandon Howard - 2. Jon Denton C - 1. Matt Sparks - 2. Rich Queen LT - 1. Tyrell Smith - 2. Tyshon Henderson LG - 1. Fabian Hoeller - 2. Michael Boland RT - 1.