Here are some nuggets from Charley Molnar's online chat Firday afternoon: On reaching FBS: Hey, it wasn't my idea to move up to FBS competition, but if there was one university in America that should have made the move, it was the Minutemen! We have most of the pieces to be a competitive IA program...just hang with us as we get through the growing pains, we're going to be really good in a short time! On whether UMass will have new helmets etc: I LOVE cool unis! But,
I've never liked coaches polls in football(which came out today) and basketball (or for that matter ice hockey, baseball, men's lacrosse and I could be talked into soccer and women's lacrosse). They're necessary in sports where there's not enough attention-paying media, but in sports where there are unbiased people available to vote, coaches polls are almost counterproductive.. First of all most football coaches aren't watching other games on Saturday afternoon and most aren't watching the highlight shows either. They're too busy breaking down game tape.
The USA Today coaches poll - UMass opponents and MAC schools are bolded. 1 Alabama 13-1 1545 58 1 2 Ohio St. 12-0 1427 3 NR 3 Oregon 12-1 1397 0 2 4 Stanford 12-2 1262 0 6 5 Georgia 12-2 1250 0 4 6 Texas A&M 11-2 1215 1 5 7 South Carolina 11-2 1136 0 7 8 Clemson 11-2 1047 0 9 9 Louisville 11-2 1010 0 13 10 Florida 11-2 930 0 10 11 Notre Dame 12-1 872 0 3 12 Florida St. 12-2 844 0 8 13 LSU 10-3 797 0 12 14 Oklahoma
Former University of Massachusetts guard Jesse Morgan’s appeal to be eligible at Temple for the 2013-14 season was denied by the NCAA, which likely ends his college basketball career. Morgan met with NCAA officials Monday. Multiple sources confirmed the result. Morgan, who was UMass’ No. 2 scorer last year, tore knee ligaments in the Minutemen’s Atlantic 10 opener, ending his season. Morgan was dismissed from school by the administration before the start of the spring semester for undisclosed campus rules violations. His departure was kept
The Maroon Musket's Bob McGovern reported Dimitri Angelas, an offensive guard from Northville, MI and Quai Jefferson, a wide receiver from Montvale, N.J., have committed to the Minutemen. Angelas tweeted his intentions on Tuesday afternoon: "I'm proud to announce that I've made my decision and committed to the University of Massachusetts! #UMass #UMassNation #Minutemen" According to 24/7 Sports, Angelas, who is 6-foot-5, 284 pounds, had an offer from Old Dominion as well. Angelas is the 14th overall recruit and the fourth offensive lineman in the
Add Randall West to the clambake converts. I just spoke to the quarterback from Lawrenceville, N.J., who was excited to join the Minutemen. “I went up there for the clambake and I really enjoyed it a lot. I didn’t know what to expect coming in. I thought we were just going to have lunch, but they took us on a bus tour around UMass and into Amherst,” West said. “I loved the coaching staff. It seemed like a good decision for me and my
The 13th member of UMass' recruiting class is a quarterback. According to MaroonMusket.com, Randall West, a 6-foot-4, 216-pound pro-style quarterback from Lawrenceville, N.J. gave UMass a verbal commitment, Tuesday. West completed 140 of 251 passes as a junior for 2,268 yards and 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 319 yards and six touchdowns on 51 carries. He was the Newark Star Ledger's Prep Player of the Year. West will be the fourth scholarship quarterback in the UMass program, which currently has sophomores
There's is now an official artist's rendering of the Champions Center. Construction begins next month.
According to ESPN Boston's Brendan Hall, Jason Sylva, a linebacker from Plymouth, who is playing at Dean Junior College, Brookline OL/DL Dan DiNicola, New Jersey DE Chris Carter and linebacker Josh Smiley, a Chicopee native playing at Pomfret, each gave UMass verbal commitments Sunday. The four players will be part of the class of 2014. Sylva will be a junior with two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-2, 224-pound linebacker committed to UConn out of high school (Tabor in Marion), but didn't qualify so he
Josh Samuda UMass Football On Training Camp Rosters Name -Position -NFL Team -Training Camp Schedule Jeremy Cain -LS Jacksonville Jaguars -7/25 – 8/18 Michael Cox - RB -New York Giants - 7/26 – 8/21 Victor Cruz - WR -New York Giants -7/26 – 8/21 Vladimir Ducasse- OL- New York Jets -7/22 – 8/21 John Griffin- RB -New York Jets- 7/22 – 8/21 Jeremy Horne -WR- New York Giants - 7/26 – 8/21 Emil Igwenagu -FB -Philadelphia Eagles -7/22 – 8/28 James Ihedigbo - DB -