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Post by Marty Peretz » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:18 pm

Steve Buckley joined the pod last week. It's a fun one. https://soundcloud.com/user-402910953/u ... s-athletic

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Post by Marty Peretz » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:39 pm

Freddie Riley joined the pod and it was the longest episode in podcast history by a long shot. Touches on this board a decent amount. Enjoy. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/u ... 0477512189

Other recent episodes: Marty Dobrow talks about the glory years. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/t ... 1217553470

Tre Mitchell talks about his rookie season. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/u ... 0471959678

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Post by Floyd » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:45 am

Listened to the Freddie podcast Marty, pretty good. Freddie really was candid about his time at UMass and I thought he really matured in his time here. I would love to see Freddie back at a UMass game, I think he would get a warm response from the fanbase. Appears to be doing well

Ricky Harris would be a good candidate to hear from. Had a very good career at UMass and developed quite a bit in his 4 years. One of my favorite players
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:33 am

FYI - Sage is likely going to have Steve Lappas on soon, so keep an eye out. Like him or not, this should be a good listen and provide some insight into the early 2000s.
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Post by Juice Stand » Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:11 am

I have zero problem with Steve Lappas. His teams weren't very good, although his final year would be considered a pretty solid year by today's standards. He also brought us Freeman and Lasme, for which I will be eternally grateful.

I don't know any of the politics behind his hiring, firing, or anything in between, but I enjoyed watching the Freeman/Lasme duo tremendously.

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Post by Berkman » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:10 pm

I spoke to a person who was on the search committee and he told me that they were ready to vote on I think Mccaferry but they got a phone call from the then president, Boulger ?, and they were told that Lappas was to be the new coach.

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Post by inthescoop » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:07 pm

I actually have never listened to any of these; I need to change that! What are some must listens?

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Post by Quann » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:38 pm

I’ve listened to Sage since he started. He does a great job and has to the biggest non UMass grad UMass fan going.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:09 pm

inthescoop wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:07 pm I actually have never listened to any of these; I need to change that! What are some must listens?

He interviewed Cal, so I'd start there.

You should be able to find them on Spotify or whichever service you utilize.
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Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:18 pm

^ Here's a link. Click on "more episodes" and enjoy. There are many good ones.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/t ... 0477512189

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Post by Juice Stand » Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:08 am

It seems like he doesn't do the podcast very often these days. The last one was on Sept 24? He didn't do a season preview and I'm not expecting an A10 preview prior to the St Louis game. I guess I can't be too disappointed, he's just a fan like all of us and does this as a passion project on the side, not a full time gig.

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Post by Camby4Life » Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:31 am

Looking forward to hearing Lappas speak about those years. I still remember him visiting a sport management class after the Oregon win and the 4-0 start. After listening to him ramble on about nothing I knew we would lose the next home game to Holy Cross. It’s amazing cbs hired that guy as a color commentator.

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Post by UMassfan_19 » Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:10 am

Juice Stand wrote: Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:08 am It seems like he doesn't do the podcast very often these days. The last one was on Sept 24? He didn't do a season preview and I'm not expecting an A10 preview prior to the St Louis game. I guess I can't be too disappointed, he's just a fan like all of us and does this as a passion project on the side, not a full time gig.
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Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

Post by Juice Stand » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:33 pm

And just as soon as I say that he doesn't do many podcasts anymore, he comes out with an absolute cracker. He did indeed get coach Lappas. Good work, Sage.

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Re: New UMass Basketball Podcast

Post by Quann » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:46 pm

Great interview by Sage. A very candid Lappas which was great to hear. One questionable thing Lappas said, he thought Big Deli was going to be a very college player. Not sure on that take! A good stroll down memory lane though. I remember that 4-0 start his first year, I road tripped with a couple buddies down to Raleigh for the NC State win. Great time and memory. All in all, I like how real and genuine Lappas still is and never realized he was such a passionate guy.

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