UMass football will open the 2005 season today with its first practice. Practices are governed by NCAA practice rules. Read the full 271 page NCAA football rules book here
Hopefully UMass will avoid any serious injuries during the 29 days of practice allowed by the NCAA.
UMass opens under the lights at Richmond on Thursday, September 1, 2005. The probability of this blogger being at the game has waxed and waned during the last couple of weeks. Right now things are looking up.
This issue is related to "SPU"s. As shown in the Blogger Profile section, I'm also into Amateur Astronomy.
This is a quote from the Glossary section of "A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis' by Brain D. Warner
"SPOUSAL PERMISSION UNITS (SPU'S) Credits issued by one spouse to another so that the recipient may do something in the future, e.g. purchase a telescope, without incurring the wrath of the spouse issuing the credits. There is no actuary table that defines the number of SPUs required to cover the cost of any given act. Their value is often volatile and subject to seasonal if not daily fluctuations. Note that SPUs do not accrue interest and, indeed may loose value over time. Therefore, it is usually wise to redeem the SPUs as soon as possible after they are issued."
SPUs also apply to permission to go to away football games more than 200 miles from home!