UMass unveils throwback uniforms for John Calipari visit

Tuesday December 15th, 2015

UMass has unveiled the ’90s-style uniforms it will wear when former head coach John Calipari visits the university on Wednesday.

Calipari, now at the helm of Kentucky’s program, will be honored by UMass on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Calipari coached the Minutemen from 1988–96. He led UMass to five straight Atlantic 10 championships from ’92–’96, as well as the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Final Four in ’96. UMass’s Final Four appearance was later vacated, however, when the NCAA discovered that player Marcus Camby had accepted cash and gifts from an agent.

“We are very excited to celebrate Coach Calipari and his family for his many contributions to our rich basketball history and his remarkable Hall of Fame career that started at UMass,” UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford said in a Nov. 10 statement. “December 15 and 16 will be special days for this university as we remember a truly golden era for UMass basketball.”

The Minutemen (5–4) host the New Orleans Privateers (3–5) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

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