Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday News--February 15th, 2010

I ran a link to this story about Norwell, MA WR Dominic Wooten's signing with UMass on LOI day, but it has been updated lately.

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Some early bulletin board material for the UMass locker room. A Michigan fan reviews the Wolverines' OOC schedule for the Bleacher Report and predicts Michigan 63-10 over the Minutemen. "Think Delaware State", he says.

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The Southland Conference and Pizza Hut are joining forces to bring the FCS National Championship game to Frisco, TX. The decision should be made by the first week of March.

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The winningest coach in FCS history, Eddie G. Robinson, has just had a museum dedicated to his 57 years of coaching.

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Lawsuits may end video games based on college sports.

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2 comments:

TopUMassFan said...

Frank, what are your thoughts on Championship game possibly moving to Texas? I've seen photos of stadium and I'm less than impressed.

UMass74 said...

Well, it's a brand new stadium. It just opened in 2005.

Stadium details here

Most FCS teams are in the South-Mid Alantic area, so not as many fans would be able to drive to the game.

I figure that it depends on how the local fans embrace the game. My impression was not many local Chattanoognins (?) bothered to go to the game. A packed stadium would help the reputation of FCS.

Even better if a major company sponsored the game like they do bowl games. It would really help the cash-strapped FCS division if both teams got say $200k for the appearance.

"THE PIZZA HUT NATIONAL FCS NATIONAL GAME!!!"