Category Archives: Basketball

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

Fever with Sam
Yep! We had a basketball game on Valentine’s Day! UMass played Fordham and the game was shown on ESPN.

We wanted to do something special for the holiday, so we decided to perform a new, jazz dance to a love song. At first, the dance was choreographed to “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Diana Ross and the Supremes, but then it was changed to “Fever” (you give me fever…bu bumm). You can see the dance on our Dance Videos webpage.

We even got Sam the Minuteman in on our dance. He jumped in at the end and posed with us, as the guy we were in love with. We had never danced with him before, and although it was short, it was a lot of fun. We might just have to collaborate with him again sometime soon.

trish kelly vday

Just for fun, these were some of the cool outfits worn at the game:

A group of girls in the audience wore pink,”Will you Be My Valentine” t-shirts, each with a different basketball player’s name and number on it.

Six shirtless guys in the Maroon Platoon had “TRAVIS” (Coach Travis Ford) painted on their bodies.

But by far, the most unique outfit of the night, was a guy wearing a banana costume with a basketball jersey on top of it. We never figured out what that was all about. It probably had nothing to do with the holiday, but who knows.

The next home basketball game is this Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. UMass is playing Saint Louis and it will be broadcasted on CSTV. We hope to see you there! ♥

We’re Back!

The team is back from Winter Break!

We kicked off the semester by having a choreographer come teach us the routine we will be performing at Nationals this April. Now, not only is our music mix awesome, but the dance makes it even better! A BIG “thank you” goes out to our choreographer for creating and giving us such a strong dance. She did a great job and we are really excited to share it with an audience. It is packed with tricks and moves that match the theme of our dance really well.

Unfortunately,we won’t be unveiling our routine for a couple more weeks, since we need time to practice it and get it together. But we will be featuring the dance during a basketball half-time, or at least a segment of it during a time-out sometime soon. So stay tuned to find out when you can get a sneak peek!

New tops

Here, is a picture of the team (in our new uniforms! yay!) at our first basketball game since being back, UMass vs. Xavier on Sunday January 27th.

It was a big game and UMass basketball fans were there to show their support. Over 8,000 fans attended the game, making it the best turn out for this season so far. Although UMass ended up losing the game, they kept the game close up until the last few minutes.

During our first time-out, the team did a jazz dance to “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera (you can view this dance on the webpage called “Dance Videos.” Just a note, the video skips the beginning of the dance and it is shot from the side of the court).

In the second half, we did a hip-hop dance to “Low” by Flo Rida and T-Pain.

This is a picture of the team, but Chelsea is missing. And Jackie is now studying abroad in Austrailia! Miss you already, Jackie!

Some of the girls dancing on the side of the basketball court

Some of the girls posing before the game.