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by DirSport
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 28 & 29, 2021-22: Fordham (away 2/28, home 3/2)
Replies: 145
Views: 8857

Re: Games 28 & 29, 2021-22: Fordham (away 2/28, home 3/2)

This Masslive story gives us three different final scores: 77-73 in the headline and the URL, 79-73 in the first paragraph, and 81-73 in the embedded Twitter graphic. Ummm, only one of these is correct, guys. https://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball/2022/03/tj-weeks-notches-double-double-umass-mens-...
by DirSport
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Women's Hoop Forum
Topic: 21-22 Season
Replies: 587
Views: 29141

Re: 21-22 Season

Wondering about the home game vs. La Salle originally scheduled for Jan. 9 and postponed. I haven't seen any info on the UMass, La Salle or A-10 sites about a reschedule. Time is short, of course, and I don't know if there's any opportunity to drop it in, for example, between the end of the regular ...
by DirSport
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 20, 2021-22: George Mason (1/30)
Replies: 41
Views: 2962

Re: Game 20, 2021-22: George Mason (1/30)

TruBluMaroon wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:01 pm Didn’t come in from the beginning, so who is the UM grad who is broadcasting on USA Network today? Thanks
That's Mike Corey, UM '99.
by DirSport
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Other UMass Sports Forum
Topic: Curry Hicks Cage
Replies: 16
Views: 1744

Re: Curry Hicks Cage

The last time the Cage hosted the Western Mass. HS basketball tournament semifinals and finals, and the last time I set foot in there, was March of 2020. At that time, you didn't have to look too hard to see what kind of damage had been done by the use of the building for track & field practice....
by DirSport
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: George Miller
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

Re: George Miller

Some UMass and UMassHoops folks have already reached out, and that means more than I know how to tell you. I wanted to pass along this info regarding Gayle's services, for tomorrow and Friday. https://obits.masslive.com/us/obituaries/masslive/name/gayle-ball-obituary?pid=200634300&fbclid=IwAR3BL...
by DirSport
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: George Miller
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

Re: George Miller

Thank you folks, for your thoughts and condolences. I don't have a lot to say right now, except that I'm holding up, I guess, and letting the routine push me along because I don't know any other way to cope.
More will follow as I am able. Thanks again for caring.
by DirSport
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Schedule
Replies: 112
Views: 15884

Re: 2021-2022 Schedule

^^ Hey, I remember when I had to plan my entire winters based on those dates. :wink:
by DirSport
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Mike Williams
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

Re: Mike Williams

Very sad and shocking news. It will come as no surprise to board members that I never had a better job nor had more fun doing a job than during my four seasons of UMass radio play-by-play, and the young man they called "Uzi" was a big reason why. I've gone back through the 91-95 period and...
by DirSport
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: It's not video -- but it's something
Replies: 26
Views: 6653

Re: It's not video -- but it's something

It's taken over a year and predictably my obsessive self wouldn't exactly let this thing go, so now the finished product -- for real -- features 132 of the 135 games over the four-season period from 91-92 through 94-95. A handful of them sound at times like they were broadcast underwater, but I put ...
by DirSport
Mon May 03, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alice Bishko Passed Away
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Alice Bishko Passed Away

I couldn't help noticing that Alice died just a few days before UMass won the hockey title. I think she would have enjoyed that immensely.

Back in the day, I called a number of games that her son Tim played for the Hopkins Golden Hawks.
by DirSport
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: National Champions 2021!!!
Replies: 462
Views: 28472

Re: 2021 HE and NCAA Playoffs

Sheck wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:43 am
Sheck wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:36 pm Duluth up 2-0 in the 3rd period. We may get a title game rematch.
Took an extra 4 periods and change but we have our rematch!
After some 11 hours on the road yesterday, we managed to stick it out here through the third OT. Just now watching the video of UMD's game-winner.
by DirSport
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Women's Hoop Forum
Topic: A-10 2021 Playoffs
Replies: 78
Views: 3913

Re: A-10 2021 Playoffs

First time reaching the A-10 tournament semifinals since 2002. Those were Joanie O'Brien's last three games in charge.
by DirSport
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Help me remember the name this former UMass player
Replies: 35
Views: 1927

Re: Help me remember the name this former UMass player

Terry Pluto's terrific book "Loose Balls" (a strongly recommended read, btw), about the history of the American Basketball Association, relates that Julius was given the "Doctor J" nickname by one of his Virginia Squires teammates in his rookie season of 1971-72.
by DirSport
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 7, 2020-21: Rhode Island (1/13)
Replies: 124
Views: 5774

Re: Game 7, 2020-21: Rhode Island (1/13)

Sorry. A quarter-century later, black uniforms still suck.
by DirSport
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass Basketball Family and Brotherhood
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: UMass Basketball Family and Brotherhood

Tom, this is great to read. Only fitting that the call took place on Dec. 22, what would have been Jack's 88th birthday.