Saturday, March 01, 2008
It's Official ! Lights for 2008 Season
Had a great time at the UMass Football Banquet last night. I hope to have some images from the event up by tomorrow.
Some interesting news. First, Chancellor Cole announced that UMass will have permanent lights installed this summer. The UMass athletic Dept story is here .
Jeff Thomas of the Springfield Republican has a story about the lights here .
I took the image above of temporary lights at the 2005 Albany game at McGuirk.
UMass football fans can also be encouraged by John McCutcheon's speech. Along with the lights, he said that further improvements in UMass Football facilities are planned. That's music to this Blog's ears as there has been little or no investment in the football program for forty years.
Lights and the new artificial surface are significant upgrades. McCutcheon even got the UMass field house painted and the roof fixed last year.
Oh yeah, and the UMass football team is going to be pretty good in 2008 too.
Go UMass! It's a great time to be a Minutemen fan.