UMass to wear throwback uniforms in honor of John Calipari

John Calipari will be praised by the University of Massachusetts today and tomorrow.

It was Calipari who officially put the Minutemen on the map. He led UMass to five straight A-10 championships, and to a Final Four appearance in 1996.

The team will wear 90’s style uniforms to honor their former coach.

Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring back the cursive “U” with @UKCoachCalipari in town! pic.twitter.com/xQSXLyBVGC

— UMass Basketball (@UMassBasketball) December 15, 2015

Calipari, now at the helm for the Kentucky Wildcats, coached UMass for nine years. The school has never been able to get back to the kind of success they saw in the 90’s.

A scandal involving former star, Marcus Camby, not only eradicated their Final Four from the history books, but altered their trajectory as a basketball powerhouse.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Associated Press