Thursday, April 08, 2010

Spring Game Friday April 30th

UMass is doing something new for the Spring Game. Coach Morris and the Athletic Dept are trying to add some excitement to end of Spring Football. The Blog thinks this is good work and this should add some buzz to Spring Football.


Football Spring Fling Set For Friday, April 30

Tailgating starts at 4 p.m., UMass Spring Game at 7 p.m.

UMass Football will hold its first "Spring Fling" on Friday, April 30 at McGuirk Stadium. The team's spring football game will take place at 7 p.m. Tailgating gets underway at 4 p.m. There will be tons of giveaways, prizes and contests for the fans and students in attendance. Admission to the event is free so come on out and see coach Kevin Morris and his Minutemen.
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Anonymous said...

I think it makes it really hard for parents and family that want to watch the spring game. spending time with a member of the team just got very difficult. traffic, day off from work, long drive back friday night or spending money on a hotel. The spring game is more about family and friends than students. not thrilled with this.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Morris and co. are doing more to get people involved and still people complain.

Anonymous said...

good point. I like the thought will see how it works. Not sure why they just dont do it Saturday. Student I doubt will go

UMass74 said...

Yes, discounting the always negative types, this looks like a big step up from previous Spring games.

Tailgating will be allowed, there will be a time for alumni and family to meet and greet the team and then UMass football under the lights with more than a couple of hundred in attendance.

Also, it's my understanding, which is not official, the date was not up to UMass football.

Anonymous said...

As usual, criticism prevails...
Maybe, just maybe, it wasn't there decision when to have the game?????
I think it will be great to have an organized event like this. Kudos to the football staff and coach morris.