After the 1995–96 season, Calipari left UMass for the NBA as the new head coach of the New Jersey Nets. In 1964, UMass played in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida, losing to East Carolina, 14–13. â â Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor. UMass Minutemen football; 2020 UMass Minutemen football team : First season: 1879: Athletic director: Ryan Bamford: Head coach: Walt Bell … Get the latest UMass Minutewomen news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. When the UMass women’s basketball team opens its season at 3:30 p.m. at Bryant University, it will mark only the second time Kokoski will sit on the opposing bench at Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The River Hawks made the jump to Division I in 2013-14 and play in the American East Conference. They were NCAA Champions in 1982, and have been selected for the NCAA tournament in 1983 (semifinals), 1984 (semifinals), 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and 2017. They play their home games in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. Main navigation. UMass said it reported the violations in the spring of 2017 after self-investigating possible low-level violations that occurred under former men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg. Academic Year Ht. The UMass Minutemen are the athletic teams that represent the University of Massachusetts Amherst; strictly speaking, the Minutemen nickname applies to men's teams and athletes only — women's teams and athletes are known as Minutewomen. Includes stats, records, season-by-season results, and more. Former UMass assistant coach Shannon Taylor competed for Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and was a member of the USA National Team in 2013.  This would upgrade UMass from the FCS to the FBS. University of Massachusetts sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles.  The football team became a football-only member in the MAC in 2013, and an independent football member of FBS beginning with the 2016 season. The 2011 team remained in the CAA Conference of the FCS. The UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States.Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the River Hawks made the jump to NCAA Division I and joined the America East Conference. Calipari led UMass to the NIT in his second season as head coach. 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When athletic teams were first fielded by Massachusetts Agricultural College, the popular nickname was "Statesmen", in honor of the roles of Massachusetts statesmen in the founding of the country. UMass Lowell River Hawks basketball history. The 1969–70 team featured Julius Erving. They would go on to win 4 Yankee Conference titles in the 1960s, and played in the NIT at the end of the 1969–70 season. UMass ice hockey has a long history dating back to 1908. UMass, unseeded in the tournament, had to defeat three seeded teams (Cornell, Hofstra, Maryland) to make it to the championship game in Philadelphia. UMass-Boston was HC's first non-Division 1 opponent in the regular season since the Crusaders defeated Nichols, 101-70, here on Nov. 23, 2014. College Basketball. The Minutewomen compete in the Atlantic 10 conference and are led by head coach Tory Verdi. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire. Derek Kellogg was a point guard for the Umass Minutemen from 1992 to 1995. 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