Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday--April 22nd, 2016

The UMass website has a "Sights and Sounds of the Spring Game" video.


USA Today features UMass A.D. Ryan Bamford on a story about the inventive way schools are scheduling games. Bamford knows what he's doin', my friends. Nice to have UMass on the cutting edge instead of behind the curve.

Quote from the article:

It just so happens that (Gamecocks men’s basketball coach) Frank Martin's wife is a track alum of UMass,” Bamford said. “Frank was great. He said, ‘This is a good RPI game, we've got do some of this on the road,’ so he said home-and-home, it's no problem. Then, when I was looking to fill the 18 schedule in football, and we have probably more of an opportunity to do it again.”

The Minutemen set up a similar deal with Georgia; they announced this week they’ll play a football game at Sanford Stadium in 2018, and the two men’s basketball teams will play a home-and-home series during 2017-18 and 2018-19"


A Fantasy Football writer has Tajae Sharpe as #16 WR in the NFL Draft.

A Vikings page has Sharpe among "Day Three Dandies" 


A Milwaukee paper looks at how scouts' opinions of players (in this case quarterbacks) fluctuate. Despite all the money and "analysis", it's a crap shoot how a player will adjust to Pro Football. Every time a player goes up a level, it's a different game with different rules and challenges. The prototypical example is Pats QB Tom Brady, who had just about the worst Combine numbers in the history of the event, and didn't set the world on fire at Michigan either.


The Orlando Sentinel previews 2016 opponent Tulane.

The New Orleans Advocate says Tulane thinks they can run the ball this year.


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