Tuesday, July 21, 2009

News ---- 07/21/09

Former UMass star Marcel Shipp gets a mention in this article.

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It looks as if the NCAA may soften its stance on Delaware Colleges and Universities hosting playoff games. The NCAA had previously stated that because the state of Delaware had approved sports betting, Delaware schools would not be allowed to host games. That would have made a huge impact on CAA schools.

Home teams went 10-2 in the first two rounds of last years FCS/I-AA playoff games.

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The Kansas State 2009 football poster.


Click on the image for a larger view.

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The CAA has a consolidated 2009 football schedule with TV information here.

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This article over on Bleacher Reports predicts five first weekend upsets. Two of them are FCS teams over FBS teams and two of the others include Maryland and Miami, two I-A teams UMass fans have an interest in.

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NCAA Summer Conditioning Rules*:

•During eight of the nine weeks before the start of preseason practice, student-athletes may be involved in voluntary weight training and conditioning activities.

•Supervised strength-and-conditioning activities are limited to eight hours a week.

•All strength-and-conditioning coaches overseeing these activities must be certified in CPR.

•A member of the sports medicine staff must be present at voluntary conditioning activities.

•Practice that is organized or financially supported by a member institution is prohibited during the summer.


* from an article by Natalie Meisler in the Denver Post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out what Minnesota built on campus, independent of what was originally to be a joint facility to be used by the university and the Vikings:
http://stadium.gophersports.com/?DB_OEM_ID=8400