Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday News--- 07/11/09

Both the Springfield Republican and Matty Vautour have UMass football articles up, both contain nothing I haven't already covered. The Springfield Republican is here and the Hampshire Gazette is here.

The UMass athletic dept has an article about Vladimir Ducasse and Jeromy Miles being picked as pre-seaon All-Americans by Sports Network.

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Matty does have a nice link to a North Jersey article about Marcel Shipp.

Shipp has been a class act everywhere he's gone. Hopefully, he'll be involved in UMass football somehow if he's truly out of professional football.

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The always interesting Draft Daddy Blog has a comment on Kansas State WR Brandon Banks

" We do know, however, that fellow Kansas State wide receiver Brandon Banks ran a blistering 4.27 at his pro day. Banks was given a draftable projection, despite his glaring lack of ideal size -- 5' 7", 151. "

We'll be seeing Mr. Banks shortly.

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Things are getting weird for Delaware WR Mark Duncan.

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Anyone going to the Kansas State game had better get working on their motel reservations, or they will be staying forty miles away in Kansas City.

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1 comment:

Oldefella said...

A minor correction in your comment on finding rooms for the K-State game in Manhattan:

Kansas State university is approximately one hundred thirty miles west of Kansas City via Interstate 70, not 40 miles distant as stated.

Closer choices for lodging are in Topeka, about 55 miles east of Manhattan or (to a more limited degree) in Junction City, home of the US Army's Ft. Riley, which is about 20 miles to the west.

Your advice that UMass fans should soon find lodging is a good one.

The Massachusetts game on September 5th has been designated the "K-State Family Reunion" to honor the return of legendary Head Coach Bill Snyder and all of the players from his first, seventeen-year tenure at K-State. On Tuesday (7/14), K-State sold 1,200 new season tickets and almost 1,700 single-game tickets based on this observance and general fan excitement about the upcoming season. A sell-out of Bill Snyder Family Stadium (capacity ~53,000) is expected.

Again, we in The Purple Nation look forward to seeing our fellow fans in Manhattan for the kick-off of the new season. Travel safely!