The following eight images are scans from several 1980 game programs.
I've included the 1980 team photo, 1980 coaches, 1980 roster and several other scans from various programs.
Also included are three scans from the 10/04/80 UMass-Rhode Island game program at Meade Stadium. It has the offensive and defensive starters for both clubs.
In 2005, when I went to Meade Stadium, I talked with several members of the Rhody Band and fans. No one remembered "That Ram Band", which was a long time Rhode Island thing. That Ram band wore blue and white colonial costumes and did a leg swing. Vanished into the maw of history now, I guess.
In 1980 the UMass Captains were Bob Manning, Fred Read and Frank DiTommaso. UMass went 7-3 that year and were 4-1 in the Yankee Conference (2nd).
Bob Manning was First Team All-American that year!
Of the two games shown, UMass lost to Delaware 17-21 and beat the Rams 26-8.
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I'll add the images to the "UMass historical scans" section in the sidebar after I finish digging out from the latest snow storm...