ATLANTIC 10 101: UMASS

The Quick Facts

Location
Amhest, Mass.

Founded
1863

Enrollment
27,269

Nickname
Minutemen/Minutewomen

Colors
Maroon and White

A-10 Member Since
1976

President
Robert C. Holub

Athletics Director
John McCutcheon

University Homepage
umass.edu

UMASS Athletics Homepage
umassathletics.com

Distance from Siegel Center- 9 hours and 16 minutes (bus) 1 hour and 33 minute flight to Boston, plus travel to Amherst

Athletics- UMass fields 21 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s track and field

Fun Facts-

  • Is one of the A-10’s few public universities was founded in 1863, and has an enrollment of 27,269 students including 21,373 undergraduates.
  • Was recently ranked 94th in America’s Best Colleges and 42nd among public institutes
  • The on-campus Mullins Center is 9,000 seat arena that plays host to speakers, rock concerts, and Broadway shows
  • The men’s teams at UMass traditional go by the Minutemen, while all women’s programs are called the Minutewomen.
  • Their mascot Sam the Minutemen as also been in seen in This is SportsCenter commercial
  •  The UMass football team currently plays its home games in Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots.
  • The basketball team appeared in the 1996 Final Four, under than head coach John Calapari.

Notable Alumni-

  • Julius Erving (Dr. J), NBA player and Hall of Famer
  • Marcus Camby, NBA player
  • Rick Pitino, College basketball head coach
  • Al Skinner, College basketball head coach
  • Mike Flanagan, MLB pitcher
  • Jeff Reardon, MLB pitcher
  • Gary DiSarcini, MLB shortshop
  • Ron Villone, MLB pitcher
  •  Wendi Nix, ESPN
  • Jonathan Quick, NHL Goalie
 
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