Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday News ----- July 26th, 2010

The Brown University newspaper has a story on Liam Coen's joining the Brown staff. We all knew that Liam was going to be an excellent coach.

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The Bleacher Report talks about ten breakout players for the NY Jets and Vladimir Ducasse is one of them.

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The Diamondback blog says this year is a big one for Don Brown.

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Former UMass star Keron Williams is interviewed by Vancouver Sun. The article has several UMass references. Anton McKenzie is is also on the Lions roster.

In more British Columbia news, a brewery accident blew 32,000 liters of beer foam into downtown Vernon, B.C.

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Boston College LB Mark Herzlich talks about his battle with cancer.

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As most of you remember, I'm an amateur astronomer. This image appeared on the Astronomy Picture-of-the-Day site on July 24th. It's by UMass astronomy Prof. Stephen Schneider. Wish I could have taken a course with him, but I missed it by a couple of decades.

Another source of UMie pride is the Astronomy Dept's 2MASS all-sky survey. I use the Two Micron sky images a lot in my astronomy work. The 2MASS survey is cited in a huge number of astronomical research papers.

I have another story about the 2MASS Sky Survey that has a UMass football connection. Somebody remind me of it when we're having a slow football news day.

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Catching up on the player countdown. Yesterday was forty-one days to football. Wearing #41 for UMass this year is Jeff Strait, a 6-0 190 pd RS FR P from Manheim, PA. Strait was redshirted in 2009.

Today is forty days until the start of the season and wearing #40 for UMass is Scott Duggan, 5-11 225 pd RS SO LB from Hudson, MA. Duggan appeared in eight games and had 4 UT 4 AT 8 TT in 2009.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like liam too, but lets give the kid some time before we call him a great coach. he hasnt coached a game yet.