Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday News ----- May 1, 2009

Tom Luginbill of ESPN.com takes a look at college football recruiting at the FCS level.

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The University of Florida Gators introduces something for the ladies---- the Tim Teebow thong.

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Back in the day, Ivy League teams were happy to play the old Yankee Conference football teams. In those days, the Ivies recruited nationally and had significantly more resources than the Yankee Conference. That led to lopsided victory totals to the Ivies. UMass' record against Dartmouth is 3-20-1 and 8-12-1 against Harvard. Now the shoe is on the other foot and most of the Ivies have dropped games against the New England CAA schools. UNH-Dartmouth and URI-Brown have been the exceptions. Now, it looks like the New Hampshire-Big Green series might be gone soon.

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Former Louisville QB Tyler Wolfe is looking to transfer to a FCS school.

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This year's FBS opponent Kansas State will play its Spring Game on Saturday.

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16 comments:

Rocks said...

I wish UMass and Harvard would agree to a home and home series some day. It'd be great to get to watch the Minutemen play in grand ole Harvard Stadium.

Anonymous said...

I was just checking out Delaware's website. Looks like we play them at 6p.m on parents weekend at UD. Should be an awesome atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

6 p.m. at U of D is not a very considerate time for the Umass team considering that they will probably depart DE for Amherst around 10:30 p.m. and get home just in time to see the sunrise in Amherst. Where is the CAA when it comes to scheduling and traveling arrangements for visiting teams. I doubt umass will fly to DE given the economy!
1:00 would work much better for kickoff and allow the umass kids to get home at a resonable hour!

Anonymous said...

I think TV dictates a lot of the starting times. I would guess that would be a prime candidate for TV.

Plus, night games make for a better environment. I hope we're not going to allow the opposing teams' arrival/departure getting the maximum use out of the $2M lights we just paid for.

Anonymous said...

Sean Smalls has a tryout with the Jets

Anonymous said...

Blame Harvard for the lack of games. UMass and Harvard have played 22 times, but only once has Harvard agreed to come to Amherst.

As for the 6pm time slot, that's part of the new CAA TV package. We can get more games televised by staggering them between noon, 3pm and 6pm. Only some stadiums have lights though, so those dictate which games will get the 6pm spot.

Anonymous said...

How is it Harvard's fault they haven't played each other since 1988?

They have played each other 20 times.

Anonymous said...

A renewal of the Harvard/UMass series makes good sense, but Harvard chooses to play Patriot League teams as their ooc contests.

Anonymous said...

Rocks - I have watched us play at grand ole Harvard Stadium. In 1960 the Harvard band spelled out "UMass", then "No Team", "No Pres" (we were between presidents) and "No Band". We won 27-12. Screw them.

Rocks said...

Well if their football team draws as well as their hockey team, we could have our band spell out "No fans" in response.

I once saw them get outnumber at home by the opposing fans in hockey....by Quinipiac...in the conference playoffs!!!

Not to mention the fact that the lax game this year was 2/3rds UMass fans.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Harvard alum, but I find myself following the UMass football team. As much as I root for the Crimson, I don't think there would be much of a game between the two. I think too, that if UMass went the way of FCS, the program would quickly become prominent in a league like the Big East--and much in the way as Connecticut's. Go UMass!

Anonymous said...

why would umass want to lower it standards and play harvard. it is one thing like a michigan playing umass trying to use that game as a tuneup for the regular season. but harvard is like playing a high school team. umass has been exploring the option of moving up in the division. harvard is taking a step backward

Anonymous said...

to the guy who commented the number of fans in the stands.
if we judged football teams by the number of fans in the stands, at the spring game michigan had 50 thousand fans how many do you think umass had. find a better measuring stick

Anonymous said...

If Harvard is a step down, what is Colgate, Holy Cross, Stony Brook, Albany?

Anonymous said...

A step up?

Anonymous said...

think about it, umass has in the past made overtures about the possibility of stepping up to the next level. how can you justify this by playing a weaker schedule. harvard , holycross etc. though great academically are not considered schools that could ever compete at the highest level. look at uconn and
usf for the way to go