Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wednesday--September 2nd, 2015

Trey Seals is the focus of this article by Dan Malone about the search for more impact plays by the UMass defense.


Jordin Hamilton is the focus of five questions by Dan.


Jackson Porter adjusts to life as a wide receiver.


Dan also has a post on the Minutemen wrapping up training camp.


Matty Vautour has a report on UMass declining additional sanctions against Da'Sean Downey.

The Gazette editorial staff weighs in here.

Not sure where the Gazette editorial is going. There is no evidence that UMass goes easy on athletes.  I would like to point out that Whipple has not been shy about dismissing players, even prominent ones, who got in trouble. Remember Richard Lucero? UMass reviewed the situation twice. Exactly what makes the decision "questionable" other than the Gazette staff seems to have a presumption of guilt?Since the Dean of Students declined any further actions against Downey, it would seem Downey will stay a Minuteman unless the court finds him guilty.


Matty also reports Jackson Porter is catching on fast as a wideout.

Matty ranks UMass' 2015 schedule in order of difficulty.


The Daily Collegian reports on Porter.

----------------------------------------------------------------------- predicts UMass to win the MAC East.

The same newspaper previews Akron.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- features Toledo running back Kareem Hunt. In last year's game against the Minutemen, Hunt rang up 26-198 1 TD 7.6 AVE/carry. The Rockets out rushed UMass 295-52...


The Orlando Sentinel says the FIU-UCF game features South Florida athletes.

The Miami Herald reports the stout Florida International defense is ready for any challenge.


The Sports Chat Place previews Penn State-Temple.

State asks why Temple is so much trouble lately.


anonymous said...

I think the Hampshire Gazette editorial was reasonable.
It stated that this difficult situation requires "full and fair consideration".
Someone received serious injuries.
What is awkward is the very slow and delayed response from both the court system and the University both.
Whipple seems to be on the sidelines here as an observer....can't blame him.....yet

Anonymous said...

I'm so looking for Trey Seals being the X factor on defense this year. The kid has talent.

minutefanjsf said...

I think the editorial is fair, too. It is questioning the university not the program, because the story even points out that starters were booted from the team by Whipple.