Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg signs extension through 2016-17

By Stephen Hewitt

October 19, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rumors of a new contract extension that had been circulating for over a month were put to bed on Thursday as Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg signed a deal that will keep him in Amherst through the 201...

UMass men’s basketball has first practice open to public

By Stephen Sellner

October 15, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

When Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg blew the whistle to start practice, the Minutemen darted to center court. Kellogg and the rest of the squad started clapping and cheering, embracing in high fives as if they’d just won their first game of the season. ...

Hewitt: UMass basketball should start holding Midnight Madness

By Stephen Hewitt

October 11, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On early Friday morning at colleges across the country, the official beginning of the college basketball season begins. Why do you care? Well, unlike any other collegiate sport, the start of the college basketball season is something t...

UMass men’s basketball tabbed fifth in Atlantic 10 preseason poll

By Stephen Hewitt

October 4, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was picked fifth out of 16 teams in the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 preseason poll, which was announced at the conference’s media day on Thursday at the newly constructed Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. With 434 points and 11 first place votes, Saint Joseph...

Preseason report: Sampson Carter practices, UMass still trying to complete schedule

By Stephen Hewitt

September 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was back at practice Thursday at the Curry Hicks Cage, where a familiar face joined them on the court for drills and workouts. Five days after resorting to pedaling on a stationary...

Preseason report: UMass men’s basketball near full strength

By Stephen Hewitt

September 24, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s opener is still about a month and a half away, but the team is hard at work preparing for a season that is full of expectations. The Minutemen practiced for about an hour on Saturda...

UMass basketball lands two new commitments

By Stephen Sellner

September 15, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg landed a pair of commitments Friday night, according to a report by The Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Matt Vautour. Seth Berger (6-foot-7, 210 pounds), a small forward from Ballard Hig...

UMass men’s basketball announces 2012-13 schedule

By Nick Canelas

September 7, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

One of the few consequences of having a successful season in any sport is the difficult schedule that follows. That appears to be the case for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. After arguably their best season under...

Boston College to drop UMass from hoop schedule

By Stephen Hewitt

April 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

The annual “Commonwealth Classic” basketball game between Massachusetts and Boston College has been put to a halt – at least for the time being. According to a Daily Hampshire Gazette report, UMass athletic directo...

UMass basketball: Final report card

By Stephen Hewitt

April 3, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

It was a magical season for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team as the Minutemen experienced a remarkable turnaround. UMass finished the year 25-12 – a 10-win improvement from a year ago when the team finished wit...

Minutemen stopped by Stanford in NIT semifinals last night

By Jackson Alexander

March 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

NEW YORK – Massachusetts men’s basketball team coach Derek Kellogg had one last word for his team out of the locker room last night. “How you feel now, don’t let it happen again.” Last night, the Minutemen’...

UMass magic runs out down the stretch at MSG in NIT semifinal

By Stephen Sellner

March 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

NEW YORK – During its magical run in the National Invitation Tournament, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has hung its hat on its ability to close out games and outlast its opposition. But last night in the NIT se...