Monday, July 17, 2017

UMass Football News--July 17th, 2017

I was listening to the Red Sox radio broadcast while drive my truck back from Greenfield, Ma yesterday.

Coach Whipple threw out the first pitch at Fenway. A couple of images are available on the UMass Twitter feed.

During the radio interview Whipple said there was a good chance UMass would be playing Auburn in the future. That should be a lucrative cash game for the Athletic Dept. Some details of Auburn's guarantees for OOC games here. Georgia Southern is receiving $1.3 million and Louisiana-Monroe is getting $1.4 million for games this year.

Jordan Hare Stadium

He also said UMass has had two good recruiting years in a row and he felt the Minutemen were much better situated to play an independent schedule.

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An Arkansas website previews Coastal Carolina.

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A Macon, GA newspaper ranks UMass two spots below New Hampshire in a review of Georgia Southern's 2017 opponents.

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Hero Sports previews Appalachian State. During Whip's interview yesterday one of the announcers stated Appalachian State is looking to leave the Sun Belt and move to the AAC.

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OT, BUT THIS MAY GIVE UMASS FANS A WARM GLOW TO START THE WEEK.

As you know, Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy has a long history of ripping UMass football and basketball.

Read his column from 10/28/14:

 "John, Tom, and Larry need to bring the Kung Fu Panda to Fenway Park. I promise never to rip Sandoval for being out of shape or going on the disabled list."

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