1974–1980 UMass Boston Men’s Basketball Club Team to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass.—The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that members of the 1974–1980 UMass Boston Men’s Basketball Club Team will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a the 10th and final member of the 2012 induction class.

Considered to be the most influential teams in the history of the UMass Boston Athletics, members, former players, and coaches will be honored alongside the nine other inductees this October in the university’s annual ceremony, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

As a committed group of athletes, the teams fielded by the club blazed the way for the current intercollegiate athletic program.  Led by UMass Boston Hall of Famer and current UMass Boston men’s basketball coach and Vice Chancellor Charlie Titus, these players were committed to building a program that did not exist on the UMass Boston campus before they arrived.

Their tireless efforts and work ethic was nothing short of amazing as they competed against some of the top teams in the city of Boston and already established college teams.  Among the players that competed on these very special teams are UMB Hall of Famers Michael Mitchell (Hall of Fame Class of 2006) and Larry Higginbottom ’95 (Hall of Fame Class of 2010).

For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.