Memphis Undoes Decision To Honor John Calipari After Fans Whine

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend for a career that has, over nearly 30 years, seen his teams advance to six Final Fours (two of them vacated) and win an NCAA title. Before Calipari coached Kentucky, however, he spent nine seasons at the University… »9/10/15 8:13pm9/10/15 8:13pm


VCU Fans Successfully Pull Off Fake Shot Clock Countdown

The fake shot clock countdown is a staple in college arenas across the country, but it only occasionally works. It's not too difficult for players to glance up at the big shot clock above each basket, and they're usually smart enough not to trust the opposing fans. I'm not positive the VCU fans tricked UMass guard… »2/21/15 1:32pm2/21/15 1:32pm

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 3:18pm5/20/14 3:18pm

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 4:50pm11/13/13 4:50pm

The Era Of Profane T-Shirts On TV Continues As Minutemen Fan's "UMass Fuckin Amherst" Shirt Finds ESPN Camera

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 9:00am11/14/12 9:00am

UMass Fans Celebrate NIT Road Win At Drexel With Middle Fingers, Surprise No One

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 9:05am3/21/12 9:05am