Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday--March 27, 2013

UMass starts construction on the new UMass football facility. The link also has some new artists renderings of how the facility will look including the new press box.

Athletic Dept image

There's a UMass video report on the first day of spring practice.


Harry Plumer of MassLive has more on the deletions of Marken Michel, Jamie Casselberry and Michael Boland from the UMass roster.

The UMass Daily Collegian has an article on the start of Spring practice.


Matty V. has a story about the first day of QB competition in 2013 (pay wall).


ESPN says multiple sources say Tulsa will get the nod as 12th member of the football Big East. It was just too early in UMass' development cycle for the Minutemen to be considered. We need five or so years in the MAC and some winning seasons to get serious consideration to a BCS league.

I expect conference realignments to continues. The ACC could be the next league to be raided.


A Bleacher Report writer picks Kansas State to have one of the easiest OOC schedules in 2013.


Bill Connelly continues his series on the MAC. He says when it comes to recruiting, Toledo is on a different level than the rest of the MAC.

He also says when it comes to Ohio, boring is good.

Conference champion NIU will return all five of their starting offensive linemen in 2013.


More from Football Scoop about the Sunbelt Conference adding four teams including Appalachian State and Georgia Southern.


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