Former UMass football coach Bob Pickett, who led the Minutemen to the inaugural Division 1-AA championship game in 1978, passed away Tuesday night in Florida at the age of 75. Get more information on Pickett's legacy, and get caught up on the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Before the Celtics-Heat game, Ray Allen talked to WEEI.com about his meeting with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to discuss the recent trade rumors. Allen, whose contract expires at the end of this season, appreciated that Ainge kept him in the loop. At the same time, he understands the realities of basketball.
“I really understand that this is a business and I got traded when I was the least one to be traded when I was in Milwaukee. So anything can happen. Anything can happen,” Allen said. “There’s nobody that’s really untouchable in this league, so I appreciated his candidness, letting me know and letting my wife know, and my boys were in the office running around. You always hate to see people do business behind your back and kind of not keep you alert, so it just spoke volumes of who he is and as a GM doing his job.
“But, you know, he still could. I don...
With Paul Pierce sidelined with a strained left foot, Rajon Rondo continued his spectacular play with 22 points and 14 assists as the Celtics held on to beat the Miami Heat, 107-102 on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Ray Allen added 23 points while Kendrick Perkins had 13 for the Celtics, who improved to 31-16. With the Celtics leading 88-78, the Heat went on a 8-0 run to draw to within two. But Eddie House, with 16 points off the bench, drilled a 3-pointer followed by a fast-break layup to restore command. Tony Allen started for Pierce and had just six points but had a key steal on a Dwyane Wade drive to the basket in the final minute and made two free throws as the Celtics won their second straight. Wade scored a game-high 30 for Miami, which fell below .500 at 24-25 on the season.
The Celtics practice Thursday before hosting the 4-44 New Jersey Nets on Friday at TD Garden. For more, visit the...
In the wake of Rajon Rondo's comments to the Boston Herald that team chemistry is an issue right now, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he has no problems with chemistry but rather the constant toll that injuries — such as Paul Pierce's strained left foot — are taking on his team. "I'm not that concerned by it," Rivers said. "I am concerned by all the injuries, clearly. Obviously, you don't want that and it does hurt your continuity as a group. It's been very difficult to get any continuity as a team. Every time you think we're about to get it, something happens. But other than that, I like our team." For more, including audio from Doc Rivers on Rondo's comments, visit the Green Street blog.
In spite of spending the majority of his one-year contract on the sideline with a thumb injury, Marquis Daniels already knows he would like to re-sign with the Celtics this summer. “The locker room is great, it’s a great atmosphere, the coaching staff, everything is good,” he told WEEI.com prior to the Celtics-Heat game Wednesday night. “So, it’s something that I’d like to be part of. Hopefully it will work out. If not, then I have to deal with everything that happens.” Daniels has missed 27 games and hopes to return before the All-Star Break. Visit the Green Street blog for more.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.
Our friend Michele McPhee joined the show to discuss the latest with Kayvon.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow start
Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins Red Wings series, a possible Seidenberg return, and the power play.
We discuss the Red Sox after our interview with John Farrell, and Dustin Pedroia in the lead-off position has become a hot topic.
We discuss the Bruins first round matchup vs the Red Wings, and why many national folks think this series could be the one to watch for an early round upset.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.More from this show
Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show