Thursday, August 06, 2009

Thursday News ---- 08/06/09

Bump. I'm giving away a really nice "UMass Football Blog" ball cap to the person that e-mails me the closest score of the UMass-Kansas State game. My e-mail address is in the "About me" section of the Blog.

One month to K-State game!


Special thanks to the CAA Media Office and Scott Meyer for sending me the 2009 CAA Media Guide. I spent most of yesterday afternoon reading it.

From the UMass Media center:

Saturday, Aug. 8 (12 Noon)
Big Y Supermarket • Hadley, Mass.

Head Coach Kevin Morris and members of the UMass Football team will be at the Big Y in Hadley this Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12 Noon to raise awareness about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Coach Morris, who is a spokesperson for the cause will be on hand to meet and greet fans and talk to the media about his involvement in the foundation as well as the upcoming football season.


Coach Brown gets a mention in this article:" Five burning questions about the ACC Atlantic Division".


Chuck Burton reports on the Patriot league Media Day and spends a lot of time talking to former UMass Coach Tom Masella.


Alex Hrebec walked on to Kansas State. Now he's defensive captain.


Things to fix at UMass in 2009:
  1. The Minutemen were last in the CAA and 111th in the nation in kickoff returns (51-826- 0 TD 16.2 AVE)
  2. The Maroon & White were 11th in the CAA and 102nd in the nation in punt returns (20-113-0TD 5.7 AVE)


Anonymous said...

With Smalls no longer doing punt returns, that should be much better. Cruz could put up some huge #'s combined with receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns.

Anonymous said...

Some more former UMass player news - Tracy Belton made AMERICAN CONFERENCE ALL-af2 First Team. He had 22 Pass break ups and 10 Ints (#4 in passes defended in all of af2), and led the Green Bay Blizzard in tackles this year. His team is still in the playoffs and are playing Iowa this weekend.