Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday--September 28th, 2012

Matty V. has UMass hopes for more success in the Red Zone.

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MassLive's Harry Plumer continues his series on the campuses of this year's opponents and features Athens, Ohio.

He also has a post on a site that will allow you to design your own football uniforms.

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The MAC Blog "Hustle Belt" has an Ohio-UMass preview.

They also have a post on the this week's UConn-Buffalo game.

Rhode Island has been down-sizing to 40 scholarship as part of their move to the NEC. That's translated into a tough year for the Rams. Their 0-3 and are losing by an average score of 34-7. Hustle Belt has the Bowling Green-Rhode Island preview.

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The Worcester Telegram has a story on the other life of UMass football radio announcer Matt Goldstein.

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The UMass Daily Collegian has an article on undefeated Ohio coming to Gillette.

The Boston Glove says Ohio is on the map now.

MAC Report online says the banged-up Bobcats meet improving UMass.

The Norman Transcript features Ohio's dynamic duo of Beau Blakenship and Tyler Tettleton. Bobcat bios for Blakenship and Tettleton.

Tettleton has been stellar in the passing game 66-99 0 INT 66.7% 156.27 EFF AVE 7 TD's 260 yards a game.

Tettleton/ Andrew Weber-US Presswire image

Blakenship 113-468 4.3 AVE 3 TD's 122 yards/game.

The Athens News has a story about Bobcat backup QB Darrius Vick who shined off the bench against Norfolk State.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please note that URI has decided to stay in the CAA and their athletic director (formerly of Umass) announced this decision Aug 2012.
Albany and Stony Brook will also be in the http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2012/08/uri-staying-in-caa-football.html

Anonymous said...

URI is staying in the CAA.

http://www.caasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=48484&SPID=4660&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=8500&ATCLID=205670548

UMass74 said...

I stand correct. I had heard that the CAA requested them staying, but I had not got the message the Rams has made the decision.

UMass74 said...

That's I stand corrected. Comments can't be edited after they are published

TopUMassFan said...

I'm glad we made the move up and I wouldn't want to go back to the CAA. However, if Albany and Stony Brook had joined or indicated they were going to join and URI hadn't indicated they were leaving, do you think UMass would be in Gillette or McQuirk?

In a way it seems the league let UMass leave without a huge fight and now that they're gone, suddenly there is a new "northern" identity to the CAA. Makes me wonder.

izy1 said...

maybe because UMASS is gone now,Albany and Stoney Brook have some teams to beat.
I think the move up was a good one for UMASS.
Given time,better recruiting and coaching improvements they will be contenders again as they were in the CAA
GO UMASS

UMass74 said...

If we had stayed in the CAA, I think Coach Morris would have been fired after this season.

We lost the last three games of 2011. Tyler Holmes and Emil Igwenagu graduated. The cupboard looked pretty empty before Coach Molnar stepped in.

IMHO, we were looking at another sub .500 year in the CAA.

And we would be still looking down the barrel of funding problems.

We earned $1 million+ this year and will take in more in 2012. That's real spendable cash. UMass football should be at least break even in couple years. That means no more years of scholarship cutbacks and coaches leaving.

And that's going to help the whole athletic dept...