Friday, December 16, 2016

Wednesday--December 16th, 2016

Jack Driscoll was named to the Campus Insiders Honorable Mention Freshman All-American team. Special thanks to the blog reader who pointed me to this article.

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Misdemeanor charges against Jalen Williams resulting from an incident in June have been dismissed.

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UMass 2017 commit Mike Ruane named First Team All-Metro.

The bruising catalyst of one of the state’s stingiest units (9.75 ppg.), Ruane was a heat-seeking missile who detonated with lasting impact. He recorded a sack in each of the Bulldogs’ three playoff wins and had eight tackles in the Central Jersey, Group 3 final, a 27-22 decision over South Plainfield. He finished with 120 tackles. -

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Former UMass football player Vaughn Williams is the AD of Kennesaw State. Former UMass player and coach Al Skinner is basketball coach. I had a couple of classes with Skinner back in the day.

Vaughn's Kennesaw State bio.

Skinner's Owl's bio.

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Wichita State has been mentioned as a possible basketball-only addition to the AAC conference.

Kansas.com has this quote from AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco:

Last spring, Aresco said the conference was not looking to expand and, if it did expand, would want schools that play football.

“We’re happy with 12,” he said. “We are not interested in expanding at this point. Eleven (basketball schools) worked out fine.”

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Minnesota football players boycott football activities including a possible bowl game over the suspension of 10 teammates.

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