Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday-- May 29th, 2014

Special thanks to a blog reader who sent me this link to a Berkshire Eagle article on new UMass President Marty Meehan. Nice to see a column that gives a positive spin to UMass athletics.


In our first three years in FBS, the Orlando Sentinel had ranked UMass in the bottom five in all of FBS. This year, they have the Minutemen as #91, thirty-seven spots from bottom. Warning, irritating commercial. Turn your sound down.


The Worcester Telegram says UMass football and basketball are leaving WEEI 1440 and returning to WCRN 830 AM. That will eliminate conflicts with the Red Sox.


This May 5th article from Steelers Depot says Rob Blanchflower still has a place on Pittsburgh's roster.

He'll be in a position battle with the Steeler's 2015 fifth round pick Jesse James.

Blanchflower talks about his being drafted by the Steelers in 2014.


2015 OOC opponent Temple has two prime-time TV games.

SB Nation has the Owls as a "top-tier" program in the AAC this year. UConn is 12th and last.


Victor Cruz is "itching" to return.


Ben Roethlisberger was inducted into the MAC Hall-of-Fame.


The SEC is still against an early signing period for college football.



Anonymous said...

I like the Sentinel's college football previews, it's a very cool thing they do during the off-season, however for some of the bottom clubs you can tell the research isn't top of the line. Our preview lists Blake Lucas as a "key returnee" on offense. False. I could say more, but I'll just stick with 'False'. It also lists McDonald as a "key loss" but we know that isn't true either, he just happened to be one of the few seniors on the team.

It also states that Woodley is leaving the program and that leaves Abrokwah as the only feature back. That's also false, very false. Jamal Wilson will be healthy again, he was the starter last year. You have Woodley, Abrokwah, and JT Blyden all returning with more experience as well. If Blyden can solve the fumblitis problem he could be something special too.

I'm happy they look at the program making some big strides, but you can tell they don't research the bottom 50 or so too hard, unless they play in Florida.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad UMASS games are going to be on WORC 830AM-it is a much better signal heard by about 2/3 of the state. WEEI would only give BC mentions about upcoming games, or results, even though their outlets carried UMASS games. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be the most decisive season in our program's history. There's a lot to prove; the pieces are in place; the pressure is on; I love our chances for a bowl bid.
Bring it on.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting that Ed Rubin and Brad Anderson on Gridiron advisory board...smh.

Anonymous said...

Want to expound on that a little bit?

UMass74 said...

Again, discussion is OK, but not bashing people in an anonymous comment (just to keep the expounding within limits).