Time to dance: 2013-2014 Basketball special issue
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian released its annual basketball special issue to campus newsstands on Thursday. If you’re around campus, be sure to find the print edition, and check out all the stories, predictions and multimedia from the issue below.
UMass men’s basketball enters 2013-14 season with heightened expectations
The UMass men’s basketball team will look to end a 15-year drought of not making the NCAA Tournament this season under a cloud of heavy expectations.
The final act: Chaz Williams looks to leave his mark at UMass
As a senior leader with the opportunity to lead the Minutemen back to national prominence, Chaz Williams has a chance to cement his legacy at UMass this season.
Refocused: Raphiael Putney hopes to bounce back with strong senior season
UMass senior forward Raphiael Putney is trying to put a difficult junior season behind him as he tries to help the Minutemen reach their lofty expectations this year.
Chiarelli: UMass has chance to revitalize fanbase
Collegian men’s basketball beat writer Mark Chiarelli says this year’s UMass team has the chance to excite a fanbase that hasn’t seen a championship sport in quite some time.
Back where he belongs: Derrick Gordon ready to finally step in for UMass
After sitting out a year, sophomore Derrick Gordon is ready to prove any doubters wrong and get the Minutemen back to the NCAA Tournament.
Building his palace: Cady Lalanne primed for big season with Minutemen
After a career that’s been full of nagging injuries and off-the-court issues, UMass junior center Cady Lalanne is ready for his best season yet in 2013-14.
Season predictions: Beat writers weigh in on Minutemen’s chances in 2013-14
Collegian men’s basketball beat writers Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli predict how UMass will fare this season.
VIDEO: Campus perspectives: Will UMass make the NCAA Tournament?
UMass students weigh in on the UMass men’s basketball team’s chances of ending its 15-year NCAA Tournament drought this season.