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by CapeCodBruiser
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Season
Replies: 1074
Views: 63385

Re: 2021-2022 Season

I am sure the coaching staff is scouring the grad transfer list. As we have seen in the past a lot of guys want to come home to the Bay State to finish their careers. Getting to the Final 4 of the A10 tournament is wide open every year. The key is getting a double bye. With the guys that do come bac...
by CapeCodBruiser
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)
Replies: 127
Views: 5277

Re: Game 9, 2020-21: Davidson (1/24)

Guys for 25 years we have all been lost in the woods of the Pioneer Valley searching for a single NCAA tournament victory. Every avenue has been explored to get out of the woods, coaching change, AD change, Champions Center, serving beer, new floor, and DK even studied "how we eat and travel&qu...
by CapeCodBruiser
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 3, 2020-21: at La Salle (12/16)
Replies: 89
Views: 4303

Re: Game 3, 2020-21: at La Salle (12/16)

I agree with the previous comments about the press. The umasshoops readers have watched thousands of hours of college basketball and we know our stuff. Tre cant score 30+ points every night like George Iceman Gervin. We need the Pierres and Weeks to step up every game. This is a good start to the A1...
by CapeCodBruiser
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: CJ Jackson
Replies: 51
Views: 16452

Re: KAEO: CJ Jackson

I have been up to Mullins for three of the A10 games. When there is say 12:22 left on the game clock with a stoppage and UMass has the ball I would like to see CJ come in for the offensive possession before the under 12 media or other media timeout. I think he has a better chance from what I have se...
by CapeCodBruiser
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)
Replies: 128
Views: 22579

Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Coach McCall was just on pregame show. Said if they look up at Under 16 break and it is 8-8 they need to keep playing thru it. When I got to the Mullins Center last Saturday UMass was up 15-12. Then they didnt score for about 6 minutes. WE CANT HAVE THE SCORING DROUGHTS! Carl needs to be the stopper...
by CapeCodBruiser
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 15, 2019-20: La Salle (1/8)
Replies: 74
Views: 11005

Re: Game 15, 2019-20: La Salle (1/08)

When we have a lead with a few minutes left in the game (like in the SLU OT) someone has to step up and deliver the dagger to extinguish the hopes of the other team. We miss TJ there with his shooting but other guys can be our "closer" like Jimmy Chitwood in Hoosiers. Maybe when we can do ...
by CapeCodBruiser
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 8: vs UConn - 10/26/2019 (Homecoming Weekend)
Replies: 74
Views: 27464

Re: Game 8: vs UConn - 10/26/2019 (Homecoming Weekend)

Had a great time at 2019 Homecoming. I got to be a participant in the "fan tunnel" for UMass player entrance. Met a few board members. Drank about 6 different varietals of beer and got a complimentary Jack Daniels at Isenberg Tent. Super day. I didnt get a parking pass and ended up in Lot ...
by CapeCodBruiser
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Women's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Tory Verdi
Replies: 114
Views: 44684

Re: Coach Tory Verdi

Tory seems like a great guy and with the Champions Center should be able to build a Top 4 program in the A10. I couldnt tell you who the womens coach was when I went to UMass 1980-84. Around 1998 I went to a speech Bruiser Flint did and womens coach Joanie Obrien made a speech as well. Seemed like s...
by CapeCodBruiser
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Women's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Tory Verdi
Replies: 114
Views: 44684

Re: Coach Tory Verdi

“Tory has invested a great deal of time and energy in advancing our program and we are very pleased with the results after 3 years.” -
@UMassADBamford


Excited to announce we’ve extended
@CoachVerdiUMass
through 2023-24!
by CapeCodBruiser
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1216
Views: 152156

Re: State of the program

What We Have: - First class practice facility - Best arena in the conference - Administration/Boosters willing to spend on the program (Remember Cal says coaches win games...Administrations win Championships) - Fan base that will come out for a winning team - Free parking - Great college bars to cel...
by CapeCodBruiser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 5, 2018-2019 Arkansas Pine-Bluff 11/19/18
Replies: 102
Views: 14620

Re: Game 5, 2018-2019 Arkansas Pine-Bluff 11/19/18

On Yahoo Sports App Umass is -16 1/2. Forecast isnt that great for this evening so that could drive down crowd numbers. In baseball they call hitting under .200 the "Mendoza Line" for Mario Mendoza of the Seattle Mariners. If we have a crowd under 2000 we could call that the "Ray Wils...
by CapeCodBruiser
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 21, 2017-18: at La Salle (1/24)
Replies: 60
Views: 8280

Re: Game 21, 2017-18: at La Salle (1/24)

Guys the last 12 months have been very hard for this team. Lost a head coach and staff, spiritual leader Lou Roe suspended, friends leaving the program to transfer, new head coach, Brantley diagnosis, Holloway saga, L'affair de Kelsey, and maybe some personal hardships each of these guys has endured...
by CapeCodBruiser
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Asses in seats
Replies: 173
Views: 27999

Re: Asses in seats

Last year I got all the games via the Parquet Pass for $75. I would have bought that again but the price went up north of $200 I believe. So far this year I have been to 4 games: Niagara $18 Holy Cross $10 (random out front sold us 2 tickets) Georgia $10 (maroon pants discount...got a great UMass wi...
by CapeCodBruiser
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 17, 2017-18: LaSalle (1/10)
Replies: 101
Views: 14726

Re: Game 17, 2017-18: LaSalle (1/10)

I made the pilgrimage to Mullins Center last night (62 minutes from border of Worcester to border of Amherst....122 to 32 to 9..around south rim of Quabbin). Even though I graduated UMass 34 years ago for about 5 hours last night it felt to me that it was 1983. Like in Old School I was young again. ...
by CapeCodBruiser
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2017-18: Holy Cross (12/6)
Replies: 47
Views: 8545

Re: Game 9, 2017-18: Holy Cross (12/6)

Chaz posted on Twitter he might be in town for the Holy Cross game. Not sure if he is still playing for the team in Finland he started the season with. I think we will start this big homestand with a W. Pipkens likes the rims at Mullins and Holloway will dominate the paint versus the Crusaders UMass...