Thursday, May 03, 2012

Thursday--May 3rd, 2012

This article about UConn NFL draftee Kendall Reyes mentions former UMass star Matt Jordan.

Jordan was a four year letter winner for UMass in 1995 to 1998. He was part of the 1998 trio of UMass running backs (Shipp, Quinlan and Jordan) that rang up 3,494 rushing yards in our National Championship year of 1998. Jordan was the 3rd leading receiver that year after Jimmy Moore and Kerry Taylor. He had 49-574 2 TD's receiving.

Scan from the 1999 UMass Press Guide/Click on image for a larger view

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The demise of the WAC may bring a significant increase in revenue to the MAC and other non-BCS leagues.

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UMass' old home, the CAA, may lose another member as Old Dominion reportedly has an invite to the CUSA.

A Fargo newspaper has more on the changes coming to FCS.

With Charlette  and Temple leaving the A10 and Butler joining, the Minutemen's schedule in basketball will receive a big shakeup.

With all due respects to Butler, Temple was a big loss to the A10. 

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You remember that the University of Montana's President and the Head Coach of the football team had been dismissed because of problems with Montana football. Now the Feds are getting involved.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Temple, Butler made two of the last 3 NCAA finals.

Brad Stevens just had his worst season, at 22-15.

Anonymous said...

Matt Jordan was a key member of the 1998 championship team - an excellent blocker for Shipp and very, very good receiver out of the backfield. His TD reception in the 1998 semifinals turned the momentum in UMass favor.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "anonymous", Matt Jordan was key in UMass's drive to the National Title in 1998. I remember listening to the radio broadcast coming out of Louisiana on my car radio and going nuts when Jordan ripped-off a huge gain for a drive-extending first down late in the fourth quarter. Jordan was a beast! One of my favorite Minutemen of all time.