Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday---July 24th, 2014

UPDATE: Very limited Wi-Fi where I'm staying, so the blog will not be updated until probably sometime Saturday.

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Good morning. I'll be on the road the next three days. As usual, I'll try to keep the blog going if I have a WI-FI connection. If not, I'll be back late Saturday.

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UMass was picked last in the MAC East again. Note that we were picked last by a substantial margin. Below winless Miami. UMass has not finished last in either 2012 or 2013. I don't we'll be last in 2014.

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UMass white helmet
Dan Malone reports on Coach Whipple's debut in the MAC media world. Whipple brought the white helmet to the show. A hint for 2014?

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During the TV interview, the announcers asked Whipple about Blake Fronapfel, but didn't seem aware UMass has signed Drew Harris. Dan Malone thinks those two players will make an impact for UMass this year.

Remember this article about Harris from NJ.com?

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Dan interviews MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher about UMass' departure from the MAC. Basically, when Temple jumped, UMass' rational for joining the MAC left too.

Steinbrecher was optimistic about the new college playoff system.

He also is not in favor of paying student athletes.

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Matty Vautour reports Mark Whipple expressed confidence at the Media Day convention.

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The Boston Globe reports UMass was picked last in the MAC and New Hampshire first in the CAA.

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Watch Victor Cruz propose to his fiancee.

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