Thursday, March 02, 2017

Thursday--March 2nd, 2017

The Sun Belt Conference has announced their 2017 schedule. Underdog Dynstany comments on Appalachian State's (which plays UMass at McGuirk on October 28th) schedule.

Georgia Southern's schedule is also out. The Eagles will play both UMass and New Hampshire. If I remember right, GSU and UNH met twice in the FCS playoffs with the Eagles winning both times.

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Ohio has also released its 2017 schedule. The Bobcats face Hampton, Purdue, Kansas and UMass in their OOC schedule. I'll pick Ohio to beat at least one of the Purdue-Kansas duo.

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South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain, who was passed over to start against UMass last year, is transferring out.

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Transfer Miami RB Gus Edwards, has landed in Rutgers.

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Western Michigan's leading tackler LB Robert Spillane, who played for new UMass DC Ed Pinkham last year, has been granted his release from the Broncos.

Spillane went 14 GP 60 UT 51 AT 111 TT 10.5-34 TFL 3.0-21 SACKS 3 INT's 2 FF last year.

There's a report that former Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck is under investigation for trying to poach Broncos players.

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OT, but long-time readers know I'm an amateur astronomer. In astro-news:

UMass astrophysicist Stella Offner has received a NSF grant to study early star formation and to develop an interactive program for teaching astronomy K-12 in local schools.

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