TAG: UMass

College / Apr 9, 2014 / 11:15 am

Video: UMass’ Derrick Gordon Announces He Is Gay

Derrick Gordon

In a recent interview with ESPNW, UMass’ Derrick Gordon announced he was gay, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball. As Gordon explained, he originally told his teammates on April 2, just a few days after telling his parents and his coach, Derek Kellogg. Read More »

College / Mar 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

T.J. Warren

The Midwest region is, without a doubt, the toughest region in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Three of the four teams that made the Final Four last year have been placed in the Midwest. Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville are seeded No. 1, 2 and 4 in the region, with the three seed being the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

Pat's Sixers Blog, Video / Apr 3, 2012 / 11:30 am

We Reminisce: My Favorite John Calipari Press Conference

John Calipari John Chaney video

Congratulations to John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats for their National Championship victory last night in New Orleans. It was undoubtedly the top highlight in an impressive career for Calipari that has spanned decades in the game.

For me though, my favorite John Calipari highlight isn’t even really about him. John Chaney is the real star of this one (Calipari’s work was behind the scenes during the game Umass and Temple had just played). Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Gary Forbes Talks About Life In Denver After ‘Melo

Gary Forbes

Two minutes one night, 22 minutes the next. Denver Nuggets rookie Gary Forbes has literally been battling for playing time all year long. Despite not logging the most consistent minutes, the UMass grad has made the most of what time Coach George Karl has given him. Averaging 4.9 points in 12 minutes per game, including eight outbursts of 10 or more points and a career-high 19-point outing against New York earlier this season, Forbes is ready. After a recent practice, we got the chance to hop on the phone with Forbes to talk about life in the Mile-High City after ‘Melo, his journey to the NBA and more. Read More »

NBA / Apr 13, 2010 / 11:00 am

Celtics Add Secret Weapon Right Before The Playoffs

It may seem a little odd that the Boston Celtics are adding a player with just two games left in the regular season, but sometimes it’s little moves like this that pay huge dividends later on. After placing Marcus Landry on waivers last Friday afternoon, Boston wanted to add some size to the roster before the playoffs. And they did just that by signing former UMass forward Tony Gaffney today. For a team looking to meet back up with the Lakers in the NBA Finals, who better to add than a guy that played with Los Angeles for Summer League and training camp this year, making it all the way to the final cut down. Read More »

College / Apr 17, 2009 / 12:13 pm

John Calipari Is The Next Coach K

John Calipari

Watch out now, but John Calipari is quickly trying to become the next Coach K. Sure the wins aren’t there yet, and neither are the titles, but in terms of helping former players/aspiring coaches get a start in the profession, right now there is no one better than Cal. Read More »