Saturday, August 01, 2009

Saturday News ---- 08/01/09

Former UMass coach Frank Forcucci is now Defensive Coordinator for Northeastern.


Former UMass DT Malik Hall joins the Fordham staff under Tom Messala.

Former UMass assistant coach Eddie Morrissey has also joined the coaching staf at Fordham.


The CAA Media Day video vault has Coach Morris' interview up.


Kansas State-UMass tickets are going fast. The return of Bill Synder has heightened interest in the game. See this article and this article.

UMass won't be the only team on the field with a new starter at QB.

Yesterday I called 1-800-221-CATS and ordered two tickets for the UMass section.



Anonymous said...

Glad you got your tickets. You're correct - they are going quickly and with the entirety of the FB alums invited 'home', the excitement is building. If you want the 'birds eye view' from your seats, check out this link at the official K-State site. Travel safely!

UMass74 said...

I was in Section 21, Row 5 in 2003. I still have the ticket stub tucked away in the game program.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see some athletic departments doing more than opening the ticket window two hours before gametime!! When will UMASS ever learn-it doesn't take much effort to get people to come to games-just give them a reason.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about?

JoeButler said...

UMass is one of the FCS programs
that should consider moving up
to NCAA D-1A if it fits into their
athletic administrative balance.
The Colonial Athletic League that they are in has numerous schools
that could move to 1A(Delaware,
Rhode Island, Villanova). They
have talented players now and a move to 1A would elevate their program. There are 120 1A's right
now and adding a few more will help
the 1A level.

UMass73 said...

Deleware, yes. Rhode Island moving up to 1A, not likely.

Anonymous said...

15 years ago Troy State was a
D-2 program. Look where they are now. 12 years ago, South Florida had no football program,
and look where they are now.
Western Kentucky just moved up to be number 120. Moving to 1A can
possibly help a program like Rhode Island or New Hampshire. In 2011
South Alabama will start a program
and be a 1A program immediately.
It just takes a commitment and patienc, before the NCAA puts a cap
on 1A admittance. There is a
waiting period but it is worth it
for some programs.

Anonymous said...

URI should concentrate on competing for the CAA title on a routine basis first.