Saturday, August 23, 2008

One week to go!

Time to get your game faces on. We're going live in seven days. Get your tailgating equipment together. Find your Maroon & White shirts. Got your "UMass Football' hat. Are you ready for some football?

Matty Vautour has a nice story about UMass WR Victor Cruz. It looks like three years of potential is finally going to make it to the field.

Sean Smalls is named a preseason All-American by Sporting News.

Our I-A opponent Texas Tech has sold out its season tickets for the first time ever.

Next week's opponent the Albany Great Danes are cautiously optimistic . Another story from the Great Danes' Media Day.

Besides Comcast Sports broadcasting of CAA games, they also plan significant weekly coverage of the CAA in their "SportsNite on Campus" show.

Without comment-----Hofstra's new helmet.


Anonymous said...

That is a nice story on Cruz. I wish him the best of luck this season and hope he works as hard in the class as he does on the field. It's a nice commentary on Brown, too.

UMass74 said...

I talked to Coen at the Boston UMass Sports gathering in early 2007.

He mentioned Cruz. Remember this was just after the 2006 trip to the National Championship game and we had London, J.J. Moore and Rancher. He said "We don't have anyone like Cruz".

Hopefully, he makes an impact this season. It's been a long time coming.

Anonymous said...

Frank, How are injuries (those serious enough that may prevent a player from participating in the following game) dissemenated to the public? Are you (or anyone else) apprised of injury reports, or is this information guarded and released prior to the start of a game?

UMass74 said...

AFAIK, there is no NFL style requirement to report injuries.

I certainly am not informed and would not mention injuries if I was (unless the coaching staff went public).

Again, I strongly request that blog readers do not post information about a player's grades, injuries or personal problems.

I know most people are only trying to add information to the blog, but an anonymous post is not the proper way to handle it.

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