Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday News-- June 10th, 2010

UMass' Tyler Holmes made "Honorable mention' in Consensus Draft Services FCS preseason All-American team (scroll to end of story).

Craig Haley looks at FCS schools that might jump to FBS in the realignment shuffle currently going on in college football.


Shannon James has joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His Hamilton bio here. Story here.

Relevant quote:James, a 5-10, 205-pound native of Bridgeport, Connecticut spent the last four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, making 200 defensive tackles, four quarterback sacks, 13 tackles for losses and three interceptions in 56 games. He was nominated as Calgary’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2007 and 2008."

A Canadian Free-Press image.


Former UNH WR David Ball has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


The Chicago Cubs drafted Villanova's Matt Szczur in the fifth round. I read somewhere, but cannot find again, that Szczur was the second fasted player chosen in the draft.


The Bleacher Report has 10 FCS players to remember in 2010.


Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli is available to transfer to FCS.


Yesterday was 87 days until football starts. Wearing #87 for UMass in 2010 will be Rob Blanchflower a 6-4 245 pd RS Fr TE from Leominster, MA. Blanchflower was redshirted in 2009.

Today is 86 days until William & Mary and wearing #86 for the Minutemen this season is Dominique Price a 6-0 RS JR WR from Worcester, MA.



Anonymous said...

I just saw the APR results came out yesterday. we were last in the CAA and in the 20th percentile in comparison to the rest of the nation. anyone know if we are in danger of losing scholarships for next season?

UMass74 said...

No. The cutoff is 925 and we are above that.

Anonymous said...

Colorado to the Pac-10. Buckle your seat belts over the next few days and year. Delaware announced stadium expansion to 30k. JMU's stadium to 30k. This is going to be a wild year in FBS and FCS.

Any predictions on the Big East & ACC? The big 12 is cooked and gone..