Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday News ---- 06/13/09

Appalachian State, Montana and McNeese have agreed to series of games. Article from the Appalachian State side here. From Montana side here.


More on Georgia State's joining the CAA in football here. The Official CAA website article here (with a link to the Panther's press conference and photo gallery).


Former UMass TB Matt Lawrence gets a mention in this article about the Baltimore Ravens training camp.


Former UMass Safety James Ihedigbo's NY Jets Bio page has been updated.



MinuteFan said...

Personally, I would love to see UMass strike a similar deal with some out-of-conference FCS football powers. All we ever get to see is the Patriot League, and let's face it, a visit from Appalachian State is going to generate a lot more excitement than Holy Cross or Colgate. I understand the economic realities of playing Texas Tech and Kansas State, but from a football perspective I would much rather see them play Montana or a team like that. At least its a competitive game we have a shot at winning and it helps our playoff chances if we do. NU has played Georgia Southern, Maine had a series with Montana, and JMU and App. State have played as well. Losing to a big-time FBS school generates some much needed revenue, but that's about it. So rather than play Stoney Brook or AIC or Central Connecticut as we have in the past, why not schedule a SoCon or Gateway team, etc.?

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see Harvard or Yale on the schedule.