Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Eighteen Days until Kansas State ---08/18/09

Former UMass OLB Matt Dawson has been added to the New Hampshire coaching staff (scroll down). Dawson is also mentioned in this article by the Concord Monitor.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UMass will induct six people into the UMass Athletic hall-of-fame in October of this year. The Springfield Republican has an article here .Two of the honorees have football connections.

Joe McLaughlin was First Team All-conference in 1977 and 1978. I've done a couple of blog posts that have some information about Joe.

Bob Marcum hired Mark Whipple. Even more important, his decision to fully fund UMass football scholarships led to the most successful era in UMass football history. He was also a professional AD and that was a big step up for UMass. Previously, the AD position was used as a political sinecure.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A Tale of Two States: while Massachusetts is in a perpetual meltdown, Virginia is funding a 62 Million upgrade to James Madison's stadium.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bring on the Cats breaks down the QB position for Kansas State.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UMass FR Thad McCummings gets a mention in this article from the Metro West.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Baltimore Sun has some quotes from Matt Lawrence.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't JMU spend another couple of million and make the seating 30k,(miniumum seating capacity for FBS I believe)... so they can jump to FBS if they want to. What's another couple of million on top of 62 million?

Anonymous said...

There is no such number i.e.30,000.

Anonymous said...

Correct.

Anonymous said...

has anybody been to a practice
in the last few days. who is looking to be the starting qb
and the how are the rest of the starters shaping up
kansas will be here before you know it. by the way i know someone
who use to play for kansas 30 years ago and their bringing in the returning letterman for this game. he said big humilation for kansas if the lose to mass

Anonymous said...

Especially considering Kansas and UMass aren't playing.

Anonymous said...

Just for clarification: UMass' opponent is Kansas State, not Kansas. According to the K-State websites, the game is officially the "K-State Football Family Reunion" and is to honor past players and the return of Coach Bill Snyder. Also per those sites, initial ticket sales (without student tickets that just went on-sale there this week) passed 42,000 about 10 days ago.