Jimmy Kelley

  • joined Jul 29, 2013
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
  • posts 215
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Jimmy Kelley joined SBNation in August of 2013 to cover UMass football in an attempt to scratch the journalistic itch while maintaining a full-time job. Since then, he has covered UMass and mid-major basketball for several sites on the SBNation network.

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Colgate's Moore Gets Fifth Year

After a back injury cost Pat Moore his senior season at Colgate, his collegiate career looked like it was over, but Moore will be back in 2014-15.

Army Won't Surprise Anyone This Year

With Kyle Wilson and Tanner Plomb back after strong seasons, nobody is underestimating how good the Army Black Knights can be this season.

Harvard Players Read, Analyze Basketball Poetry

The Harvard basketball team took some time out of their summer sessions to break down Edward Hirsch's poem, "Fast Break", for HarvardX

Doc's son Spencer picks UC Irvine

Spencer Rivers led Winter Park High School (Fla.) to a state championship in 2014 and will ply his trade with UC Irvine in 2014-15 - just 45 miles south of father's Staples Center office.

Will Dayton's Oliver get drafted?

After an Elite Eight run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Dayton's Devin Oliver is a prime candidate to be somebody's undrafted diamond in the rough.

Samford's Williams Now a Lobo

Samford forward Tim Williams will suit up for the New Mexico Lobos starting in 2015-16.

Ware Will Play Right Away

Georgia State transfer Kevin Ware, who will join the Panthers from Louisville, has been cleared by the NCAA to play right away in 2014-15.

UMass Spring Game Preview

The UMass Minutemen unofficially kickoff their penultimate season in the MAC with their spring game on Wednesday night in Amherst


NESCAC Fratricide and How We Can Fix the Division III Tournament

The New England Small College Athletic Conference, or NESCAC, is a collection of small liberal arts colleges in New England that spend the majority of their winter preparing quality lacrosse squads...

Mo Watson Jr. Headed to Creighton

The former Boston University point guard will be playing the final two years of his college career for the Creighton Bluejays in the BIG EAST. He will suit up for the 2015-16 season.

Mo Watson's Transfer Deals Big Blow to BU

Maurice Watson Jr. will be leaving the BU Terriers in search of a bigger stage, but with the other names leaving the program is there something bigger coming down the Green Line?

UMass is Leaving: What's Next For Minutemen?

When the UMass Minutemen leave the MAC after the 2015-16 season, they will be doing so as a four-year-old FBS program that has taken its lumps and learned its lessons.

UMass vs. Tennessee: A Q+A With Rocky Top Talk


UMass and Tennessee will face off Friday in Raleigh for the right to face either Duke or Mercer in the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. To prepare, we have teamed up with Rocky Top Talk to get some information about the Volunteers.

American Runs into Badgers' Buzzsaw

A closely contested first half between American and Wisconsin turned into a rollicking blowout as the Badgers advance on the back of a 75-35 win over the Eagles.

Gathering Reaction on Tennessee over Iowa


The Tennessee Volunteers have moved on from the play-in game to face the UMass Minutemen in the Round of 64. Here are some collected reactions from both Tennessee and Iowa supporters.

Play-in Game Breakdown: UMass vs. Tennessee?


If Tennesse beats Iowa, they earn the right to play UMass on Friday. Here is a little breakdown of Tennessee and how they match up against the Minutemen.

American vs. Wisconsin: A Q+A with B5Q

What do you need to know about Wisconsin? Let the fine folks from Bucky's 5th Quarter answer you all some questions about how the Badgers will deal with the Patriot League Champion American Eagles.

UMass Basketball Spoofs 'Full House'


Tyler Bergantino is back with his friends from the UMass Minutemen basketball team as they spoof the opening of "Full House." Safe to say: Tyler Bergantino is the man.

American Going Dancin'

The American Eagles knocked off top-seeded Boston University to win the Patriot League championship and earn a place in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.


Kyle Wilson poured in the last nine points for Army to knock off Bucknell and set up a date in the semifinals with BU.

Patriot League Day One: Colgate, Lafayette Winners

Colgate and Lafayette earned their way into the next round of the Patriot League Tournament on Monday with wins over Navy and Loyola.

BU Clinches No. 1 in Patriot League

The BU Terriers clinched the No. 1 seed in its first ever Patriot League Tournament by knocking off Holy Cross, 68-64, on Saturday in Worcester.

Patriot League Rankings: BU Can Take Title

The BU Terriers control their own destiny heading into the final week of the Patriot League season, needing a perfect week to claim the Patriot League title in its inaugural season.

BU Knocks Off American, Takes Over First Place

Mo Watson and Co. controlled the tempo for most of the second half en route to a 71-62 win over American to take over first place in the Patriot League.

UMass Lax Downs Ohio State

Nick Mariano scored four goals for the UMass Minutemen, including the overtime gamewinner at the Moe's Southwest Lacrosse Classic in Jacksonville.

Holy Cross Wins Seventh Straight

Holy Cross won its eighth game in nine tries on Wednesday night, knocking off Army 66-63 in Worcester.

Patriot League Power Rankings

American went 0-2 this week, leaving the door open for Boston University and Holy Cross to make a late-season run at the Patriot League's top spots.

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