Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday News ----- 06/29/09

UMass has missed out on another QB transfer, Justin Roper chose Montana over UMass, Towson, and Eastern Kentucky. Another article here .

Roper's Oregon bio here.

Roper had already used his redshirt year, so he would have only had two years of eligibility left had he come to UMass.

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The Boston Globe has an article on new St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagunolo. It mentions UMass several times including former UMass coach Jimmy Reid.

Spagnuolo's Rams bio here.

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The New Hampshire Football Report has a post that UMass DB recruit Christian Birt will not play in the the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in order to report earlier to UMass.

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Northeastern may move their home games to White Stadium in Franklin Park.

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Sports of Boston takes a look at the coming UMass- Kansas State game.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So Northeastern thinks they're better off leaving Parsons, a high school-like field far from campus for a real high school field far from campus? Great idea...

Anonymous said...

Just about anything is better than Parsons.

Anonymous said...

White stadium is not in a especially good part of Dorcester. If NU invested money in the facility, it would be an improvement over Parsons, granted, but here in Boston, there is a park undergoing renovation that is located behind the Museum of Fine Arts, just across from the Fens. If this area were to built out to a football stadium, which could accommodate high schools teams and Northeastern (and soccer/lacrosse/field hockey teams from Simmons, Emmanuel, and Wentworth) it would serve the interests of the community and the local colleges, in the form of a multi-use facility that could seat 12-15,000. (It is right behind Northeastern and adjacent to the aformentioned schools.) Perfect location for a community stadium that Northeastern could lease and sustain from the city for a very fair price.

Why does UMass need additional QBs?

Anonymous said...

That "Sports of Boston" article was poorly researched. Maine and UC-Davis didn't beat FBS teams last year. UC-Davis beat Stanford back in 2005, and Maine beat Miss State in 2004. Based on that, I'm guessing his statement that UMass had a Top 10 Defense last season is outdated information too.

Anonymous said...

There are good parts of Dorchester?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like that Sports of Boston article might have been taking information from last time the teams played.

Anonymous said...

Dorchester gets a bad rap. It's not any worse than say, Lowell, Lawrence or even downtown Nashua/Manchester. Crime is everwhere. Dorchester/Mattapan area is only scary if you are not street wise and from say, Amherst, MA. ;)

Anonymous said...

I remember watching a high school football game at White Staium many moons ago. If my memory serves me right the stadium was a decent size and already built with locker rooms and showers. It is already built and would need upgrading but would not need to be built from scratch with the permitting process and costs associated with new construction. Any body who hasn't played golf at Franklin Park or taken their kids to Frnaklin Park Zoo should check it out before making such lame and old view comments.

Anonymous said...

Reportedly UMASS's strength and conditioning coach, did some 40 yard dash's and agility workouts to see any progress with the players. I couldn't believe it my self, but Joshua Samuda #50 returning starter and Red-Shirt Sophomore, clocking a 5.12 he is fast as lighting for his size he needs to be on defense.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't you believe he is fast?

Anonymous said...

He just never appeared to be. What other school's were options for him out of high school ?