UMass Video Board Falls Over During Third Quarter

UMass took on Bowling Green in its first game on-campus in three years today, and it would appear they haven't worked out all the kinks yet. Early in the third quarter, the video board fell over. Unfortunately, there's no video of the actual fall, but we can see the board hanging limp in the aftermath. The oohs and… » 9/27/14 5:50pm Saturday 5:50pm

How One Gay Athlete's Coming Out Led To An Activists' War

Derrick Gordon wanted to come out on his terms, and that meant controlling the timing. The UMass guard had told his parents, then his coach, then his teammates. Seven days later, he would tell the world, but for the moment he had one request. "Derrick had a long conversation with his teammates about keeping it… » 5/20/14 3:18pm 5/20/14 3:18pm

John Chaney Threatened To Kill John Calipari 20 Years Ago Today

Feb. 13, 1994, Temple coach John Chaney had to be pulled away from UMass's John Calipari following a Minutemen win. You know this, and the images are part of our collective sports memory by now. But try to watch the incident with fresh eyes. Never forget how incredible it is that this happened. » 2/13/14 5:51pm 2/13/14 5:51pm

Sitting Courtside On Press Row Can Sometimes Be Hazardous

At least it was yesterday at the Mullins Center, where UMass's Derrick Gordon and LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III took out a laptop, a couple of sodas, and some guy in a red shirt during their relentless pursuit of a loose ball. Be sure to watch Gordon completely launch himself during the slow-motion replay at the 37-second… » 11/13/13 4:50pm 11/13/13 4:50pm

Watch UMass Football Players Beat Each Other Up In Team-Building Drill

Last week, the Daily Hampshire Gazette posted a video shot during a UMass offseason session in 2012 that features a bunch of football players beating the shit out of each other. Or, as UMass coach Charley Molar would later describe it, a "team-building" exercise that instills "mental toughness." » 10/01/13 2:47pm 10/01/13 2:47pm

The Era Of Profane T-Shirts On TV Continues As Minutemen Fan's "UMass…

It started last year with West Fuckin' Virginia, continued this Sunday with Baltimore Fuckin' Maryland, and lest you think the refined gentry of Massachusetts residents were above extraneous profanity, there it was yesterday during ESPN's outstanding basketball marathon—sans the requisite apostrophe, alas. It's an… » 11/14/12 9:00am 11/14/12 9:00am

UMass Fans Celebrate NIT Road Win At Drexel With Middle Fingers,…

Last night's NIT clash in Philadelphia between UMass and host Drexel turned out to be the proverbial barnburner, with the Minutemen pulling out a 72-70 victory over the Dragons. Fans who made the trip from Amherst had an especially unique way of celebrating UMass taking the lead late in the game. » 3/21/12 9:05am 3/21/12 9:05am