Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday News 02/12/09

Rhode Island has released its 2009 schedule. That, along with the leak of Northeastern's schedule, allows most of UMass' 2009 football schedule to be determined.
  • 09/05 @ Kansas State
  • 09/12 @ Albany
  • 09/19 Rhode Island
  • 09/26 Open or OOC game (home)
  • 10/03 Open or OOC game (home)
  • 10/10 @ Delaware
  • 10/17 UNH
  • 10/24 @ Richmond
  • 10/31 @Maine (unconfirmed)
  • 11/07 Northeastern
  • 11/14 James Madison
  • 11/21 @ Hofstra
Thanks to several Blog readers for their e-mails on this.

Some notes on the schedule: Delaware was originally listed on the Hens site as 10/31 and then was moved to the 10/10 date. The rumor is that Stony Book will be the fifth UMass home game, but no information on either school's website. An unofficial look at the CAA's 2009 schedules here .

It always seemed to me that the CAA South teams rarely came north in cold weather. I took a look at the past schedules of this year's CAA South opponents.
  • Delaware - 28 games, seven in November. Latest date of the Hens playing at McGuirk: November 11,2000. We lost 19-31
  • James Madison- 12 games, four in November. Latest date of the Dukes playing at McGuirk: November 5, 1994. We won 27-24.
  • Richmond - 21 games, eight games in November. Latest date of the Spiders playing at McGuirk: November 21, 2001. We lost 7-35. That was the only time UMass played any of the Richmond, Delaware, JMU trio as the last game of the regular season.
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In 2008 Texas Tech played two FCS/I-AA opponents: UMass and Eastern Washington. The Eagles just got hit win NCAA sancions. More here .

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Maine will receive $450,000 and not have to play Florida State. Good deal for the Black Bears!

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

9/26 stony brook @ home 100 percent positive

Anonymous said...

Yup, umass is playing stony brook that last post is true

Anonymous said...

what a waste.

Anonymous said...

The Maine should be @Maine, since we had them at our place last season.

UMass74 said...

Yes, I intended to write @ Maine.

I find it tough to proof read my own stuff. I read what I intended to write, not what I actually wrote...

Anonymous said...

Didn't we have Hoftra at home 2 years in a row??

UMass74 said...

Hofstra played at McGuirk four out of five years '99,'00,'02,'03.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but Stony Brook better than Bryant.

Anonymous said...

look out for stony brook they have a great coach, they just put alot of money in the program, and they had a great recruiting class this year, their program is up and coming.they took some umass recruits