Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Kellogg recruits through building relationships

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Sampson Carter always knew he wanted to play for Derek Kellogg. After all, it’s rare when a coach and player have a relationship that starts as early as grade school. Kellogg worked at a summer basketball camp during his te...

Minutemen jump into 2009-10 season

By David Brinch

November 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg says he doesn’t really know how good his team is yet. That must be okay, because no one else on the Minutemen’s strong schedule knows either. After a 80-78 exhibition win over Do...

Trey Lang suits back up for Minutemen

By Adam Miller

November 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

When Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg dismissed sophomore Tyrell Lynch from the team, he didn’t have to go far to find another big man to replace him. In fact, he was already at UMass, just waiting for a...

UMass loses in season opener at Central Florida

By David Brinch

November 14, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Four of the five freshmen made their collegiate debuts against Central Florida Friday night, but Ricky Harris’ team-leading 15 points were not enough, as the Massachusetts basketball team lost its first season-opener since 200...

Israel will be good experience for Gaffney, Lasme

By Adam Miller

November 12, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Tony Gaffney might not be a Los Angeles Laker, but that doesn’t mean his career is over. Same goes for several other Massachusetts men’s basketball players. In fact, many of them play overseas and make a pretty good career...

UM Basketball begins ’09 campaign

By David Brinch

November 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

The only and last time the Massachusetts men’s basketball team faced the University of Central Florida, it was a special year. UMass won the game, 92-70, and was in the first round of the 1996 NCAA tournament en route to...

Kellogg gets creative for fans, community

By Adam Miller

November 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg sees winning and attendance at home games going hand-in-hand. The latter is something he knows can change this season. Kellogg wants to bring the Mullins Center back to the...

Javorn Farrell fouls out in 10 minutes, yet impresses Derek Kellogg

By Adam Miller

November 8, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s not often that a player fouls out after 10 minutes of playing time. It’s even more unusual when that player receives praise despite fouling out so quickly. But when that player impresses the coach with his work ethic...

UMass defeats Dowling, 80-78, in exhibition game

By Jay Asser

November 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

In its first action of the 2009-10 season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team came out showing rust in its preseason exhibition tilt with Dowling at the Mullins Center on Saturday night. Despite being heavily favored, the Mi...

Minutemen host Dowling in exhibition

By Adam Miller

November 5, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

It’s just an exhibition game. Regardless of what happens, Saturday’s match-up isn’t going to make a difference and the statistics aren’t going to count. But after nearly losing to Dowling in 2008, Massachusetts men’s...

Kellogg still figuring out where new players fit

By Adam Miller

November 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg knows the talent the seven players he recruited as transfers and freshmen possess. What he doesn’t know is how they will fit in with the 2009-10 Minutemen 10 days before the...

Kellogg introduces Minutemen at Super Sunday

By Adam Miller

November 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

By the end of Super Sunday, Derek Kellogg wanted fans to become familiar with a team that has more fresh faces than veterans. The Massachusetts men’s basketball coach used every chance possible to make sure that happened. After...