OT: 2 UMass Guard Arrested After Fight

Sad day for UMass,

Christopher C. Lowe Jr., 19, of Mount Vernon, N.J., and Nana O. Ampim, 20, who has addresses in Kendall Park, N.J., and London, England, were arrested shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday and face charges of disorderly conduct, the [I]Republican[/I] of Springfield reported.


Let’s see, this is the 3rd post about this. Probably enough already… :rolleyes:

I didn’t get a chance yet Run… :biggrin:

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:22 pm Post subject:

Suspensions handed down for Lowe and Ampim.
The quick version:

  • Suspended from Midnight Madness, the 11/4 exhibition game vs Bridgeport, and the 11/11 game vs Dartmouth
  • Can particpate in practices

Official release from UM:

University of Massachusetts Director of Athletics John McCutcheon and Head Coach Travis Ford have announced that junior guard Nana Ampim (London, England) and sophomore guard Chris Lowe (Mount Vernon, NY) have been suspended from several team competitions for violations of team rules.

Both Ampim and Lowe will be prohibited from participating on Friday’s Midnight Madness event. The players will also be suspended from the team’s exhibition game vs. Bridgeport on Nov. 4 and the regular-season opening game vs. Dartmouth on Nov. 11. Ampim and Lowe will both be allowed to particpate in team practices which begin on Friday.

So our staring point guard will miss one real game against an IVY League team. I hope this is the last of the non-sense

for that violation i would think there would be a more severe punishment. I remember curtis withers was suspended for a game because of a dui/hit and run.

Hopefully the final word on this…

[b]Judge warns UMass hoopsters[/b]

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Republican (Springfield, MA)

HADLEY - Two University of Massachusetts basketball players yesterday had charges of disorderly conduct against them continued without a finding, and the charges will be dismissed in three months if they have no further trouble with the law.

But they did not escape the university’s own jurisdiction unscathed and will miss their team’s opening game as part of their punishment.

Nana O. Ampim, 20, who has addresses in Kendall Park, N.J. and London, England, and Christopher C. Lowe Jr., 19, of Mount Vernon, N.J., were suspended from several team activities, including participation in the annual Midnight Madness celebration Friday night.

In addition, neither player will be allowed to play in the Nov. 4 preseason exhibition game against Bridgeport, and the regular season opener on Nov. 11, when UMass plays Dartmouth at the Mullins Center.

Lowe and Ampim will be allowed to continue practicing with the team, according to a statement released jointly by UMass athletic director John McCutcheon and Travis Ford, the men’s basketball coach.

UMass media relations spokesman Jason Yellin said athletic department officials would have no further comment.

Link to entire story: Judge warns UMass hoopsters