Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday--December 29th, 2012

UMass hoops plays Northern Illinois today at 4:00 pm EST. I suppose I shouldn't feel this way, but I can't help hoping the Minutemen win by about 35. During UMass' football visit the Huskies kept the petal to the metal the whole game, including the last ten minutes.


According to the Boston College Blog "BC Interruption" Eagles coach Steve Addazio offered the job of defensive coordinator to former UMass player and coach Joe Cullen.

Cullen's Jaguars bio.


Rich Barnes/USA Today image
John Griffin has been promoted from the Jets practice squad to the active roster.

Another story about his promotion here.

Griffin's Jets page.


The MAC scored its second bowl victory when Ohio crushed ULM in the Independence Bowl 45-14.

The Bobcats set four Independence Bowl records in their win.



prof. said...


Did you ever make it down to see the Boardwalk Bowl (in '71 or '72, I think) played at the old Atlantic City Convention Center (indoors!) with Piel Pennington at QB? He must have been a sophomore if memory serves me correctly? Wasn't this the last bowl game in which UMass played before the
1A-1AA split in '78?

UMass74 said...

I din't get to go the the Boardwalk Bowl. I used to have a tape of the game, but I don't know where it went.

That was a pretty good UMass squad. I think you are correct about that being the last post season game that was not FCS playoffs.