Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday--June 22nd, 2015

Yesterday was the summer solstice, so today we start tipping back towards shorter days---and football. 23,000 showed up at Stonehenge. I'm a happy guy when there's football to watch.

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College Spun comments on early recruiting including Coach Whipple inviting a  sixth grader to a camp.

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Phil Steele looks at the 2014 pass/run ratio as compared to 2013. Seven of the top eight teams with high run ratios were bowl teams in 2014.

The running game was not a weapon for the Minutemen last year. I'm sure Whipple would like to boost our totals for this season.

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Kent State hopes to turn the corner in 2015.

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NIU, the MAC's winningest team over the last five years, looks to reverse sagging attendance.

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Hustle Belt's Mike Karpinski updates the MAC's latest recruiting.

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NJ.com looks at experienced players returning and mentions UMass.

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The Palm Beach Post says the graduate transfer rule has supporters and opponents.

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The Orlando Sentinel reports selling beer at college stadiums is becoming more widespread. UMass should consider it at McGuirk. If beer is available at Gillette, then it should be at McGuirk. It would also be a nice source of revenue.

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OT, but the News-Times says Western Massachusetts hopes to get some Olympic venues in 2024 if Boston gets the bid. Mentions Mullins, like I did in an early blog post.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

UMASS should sell beer at basketball and football games. Just keep sections alcohol free, so those who wish to avoid are accommodated. It is a simple issue, this is America, give people choice, and even a few people might even get off their hands at UMASS games.

Minutefanjsf said...

They used to sell beer "outside" McGuirk. It was really inside the fences, but you couldn't bring it into the game. It all depends on whether the conferences they are allow it right?

Anonymous said...

Seek help if you can't go 3 hrs without booze.

Anonymous said...

Seek help, if you need to tell others how to live their life. This is America love it or leave it. Also, last time I checked the MAC conference must allow beer, etc. since it is served at Gillette Stadium, where I guess people are forced to drink it.

minutefanjsf said...

Can easily go 3 hours without booze. The idea behind selling the beer is to make money and allow people who want to have a drink or two while watching a game the ability to do so. If people are going to drink in the parking lot anyway, maybe selling beer in the game would get them in earlier, too. My comment about conference(s) was also for hockey, hoops etc.

Anonymous said...

In the A10, St.Louis, you don't have to leave your seat to get a ice cold beer, or mixed drink. There are many other examples. Many enjoy the games in Springfield, because you can get a beer and the crowd actually cheers the team.

Anonymous said...

Do you actually think you are making an intelligent comment when you say "this is America?"

Anonymous said...

YES