Thursday, August 13, 2020

UMass Football News--August 13th, 2020

 Mike Moran of the Hampshire Gazette reports external factors forced UMass to cancel Fall football and shift to a potential Spring schedule.

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MSN.com reports on how UMass came to the decision to cancel its Fall season.

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AL.com reports UMass cancelling its season costs Troy another game.

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With UMass out, Temple has lost its third non-conference game.

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Army loses UMass on its schedule and gains Georgia Southern.

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ESPN has how a century old season could teach college football how to embrace the unexpected.

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Yahoo Sports says college football cancellations will cost major universities billions of dollars.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

UMass Football News--August 12th, 2020

 As you probably have already heard, UMass has cancelled the 2020 football season.

 Matty Vautour reports Coach Bell and A.D. Bamford are hopeful for Spring Football.

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The Big Ten also will not play football in the Fall.

The Pac-12 also will not play.

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Maybe there will two college football seasons.

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CBS Sports wonders if some college teams will switch conferences.

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ESPN has a long post on what may or may not happen if football is played in the Spring.

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It seems most of the UMass team will stay on campus and that will enable the players and the coaches to have a program that will keep some organization and sense of mission going. Since Spring practice was also canceled earlier this year, it would be nice if the NCAA allowed some organized practices in the Fall.

If everyone works together and stays motivated it'll work out.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Blog news--August 11th, 2020

 No blog post today. Not feelin' good.

Be back tomorrow, God willing.

Monday, August 10, 2020

UMass Football News--August 10th, 2020

 

UMass WR Zak Simon will sit out the 2020 season.

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ESPN reports sources say Power Five conferences are talking about canceling Fall sports.

ESPN also reports on efforts of college players to unite.

Eleven Warriors says college football in 2020 is dead and there is no real plan for what's next.

CBS Sports says it's "inevitable" that college football won't be played this fall

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If college football is canceled the players and the powers-that-be need to hash out the parameters of football in a COVID-19 world. IMHO, the virus will probably never totally go away, even with a vaccine. Fall season is flu season. So there probably never will be a time when there is a zero chance of contacting it. Does that mean college sports are gone forever? 

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

UMass Football News--August 8th, 2020

UPDATE: The MAC conference cancels Fall Sports.

CBS Sports says the MAC will attempt to play in the Spring.

 ESPN reports on what the MAC's decision means for the Power Five.

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FCS will not have a playoff this year as the number of teams playing falls below 50%

If FCS ends up playing in the Spring, I would bet they would get some pretty good ratings. They would blow away the XFL or pre-season baseball.

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Buffalo delays the start of Fall practice as the school awaits the decision if the MAC conference will play football this fall

If the MAC cancels their Fall season, that might be the first domino in FBS universe.

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The UMass Daily Collegian reports UMass is preparing for the 2020 season despite COVID-19.

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The Greenfield Recorder says UMass stays on gridiron.

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The Lexington Herald summarizes who's playing football in 2020.

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Friday, August 07, 2020

UMass Football recruiting 2021--Kenard Synder

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Kenard Synder, a 6-1 220 pound OLB from Rockledge, FL has UMass in his top-6.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has junior highlights.

MaxPreps has some stats.

Returned an INT 47 yards for a TD in this game.

Snyder has 12 total offers and two of his top-six are Power Five teams. UMass has the best food and the best academics of his top group. In addition, LB is a position the Minutemen really need help. Snyder would likely play early and often in Amherst.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

UMass Football News--August 6th, 20200

As you have probably heard by now, UConn has canceled it's 2020 season.


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Like everything else in 2020, the situation is changing minute by minute. The media is strongly against playing. It's probably up to each player if he wants to face the consequences of playing during the pandemic.

One way or another, not playing the 2020 season will have lasting effects on college football. I want the best thing for UMass football. Not sure what that means in 2020.

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