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 -
Philly.com is reporting that Jesse Morgan will meet with the NCAA Monday to determine whether he'll be eligible to play at Temple or not. The meat of the report is similar to what we reported earlier: "The meeting on Monday, according to the report, will determine if Morgan’s dismissal was unnecessary. In order to use his last year of eligibility, Morgan needs the NCAA to waive the one year he is required to sit out after transferring and also dismiss the fact that he did
Fan chats with athletes aren't unusual. But most of the time, they're set up by the athletic department and closely controlled. But on presumably slow Thursday night in Amherst, UMass senior point guard Chaz Williams set up his own. The media-savy Brooklyn native used Twitter to invite any followers to ask him questions on the Ask.fm site and gave friends, fans and followers hours worth of conversation on basketball, music food and whatever else. Here's a look at the questions (in bold) and his answers:
According to MaroonMusket.com, Shakur Nesmith, a 6-foot-4, wide receiver from Philadelphia, who had originally committed to Temple, is now UMass bound. Nesmith, who was rated two stars by rivals and three-stars by 24/7 Sports will pay his own way for his first year with the chance to earn a scholarship down the road.
I'm not one for speculation most of the time, but media day is all about speculation and prediction so... For MAC media day today in Detroit, UMass coach Charley Molnar brought two of his players with him, senior tight end Rob Blanchflower and sophomore quarterback Mike Wegzyn. Usually teams either bring their star players, seniors or captains and often players that are both comfortable with and good at speaking with the media. Blanchflower's presence is obvious. The Leominster native is not only one of UMass'
After losing several key pieces from last year's team that finished 1-11, it's no surprise that the University of Massachusetts football team was picked last in the MAC East for the second year in a row. I'm in Northampton not Detroit, but I'll have more from media day as the day progresses. From the MAC's media day press release: Ohio Picked to Win MAC East Division and Northern Illinois Picked to Win MAC West Division; Northern Illinois Selected to Win 2013 Marathon MAC Football Championship
With all the watch lists and preseason All-America and all-conference teams coming out over the past few and next few weeks, I'll give you an all-something team that you can only find right here: The All-UMass Opponent Team This squad is made up of best players UMass will face this year inside and outside of the Mid-American Conference. Running back was the hardest call as UMass will face a collection of potential 1,000-yard backs. Offense QB - Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois RB - Beau Blankenship, Ohio RB -John
On Tuesday morning, the Mid-American Conference Preseason Poll will be released. In anticipation of that, I give you the landing spots of UMass' nonconference opponents in their respective preseason polls. Wisconsin - The Badgers were picked second behind Ohio State in the Big Ten Leaders Division. Kansas State - After last year's surprisingly magical run, the Wildcats were picked sixth with one first-place vote in the Big XII preseason poll. Here's some Bill Snyder quotes from Big XII day. Vanderbilt - The Commodores were picked
How much stronger can a player get during an offseason of weightlifting? UMass men's basketball strength coach Rich Hogans was proud of the progress the Minutemen made in the weightroom. He backed it up with some before and after pictures of Cady Lalanne, Raphiael Putney and Derrick Gordon. Cady Lalanne: Raphiael Putney Derrick Gordon
UMass' nonconference schedule is officially loaded. If the Minutemen can win some games in the nonconference schedule and make a strong A-10 showing, they'll have a legitimate case for at-large consideration. Right now UMass is facing: Boston College, LSU, Florida State, Nebraska, BYU and Providence. It's possible the Minutemen could play New Mexico, Georgia, Clemson, Temple and/or Davidson in the Charleston Classic as well. On top of that, UMass could still play a team from that field in a game some place other that Charleston