UMass: UMass announces the cancellation of the fall sports season

August 11, 2020

UMass announced this morning that they will not be playing fall sports in 2020. That means that the Minutemen will not be playing football. The did say that they will contemplate playing the fall season in the spring. After consulting with university, state and public health officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 @UMassFootball season. — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) August 11, 2020 Athletic Director Ryan Bamford…


Patriots: Patriots add depth to their backfield by signing Lamar Miller

August 11, 2020

The Patriots signed former Dolphins and Texans running Lamar Miller yesterday. The Patriots had an available roster spot thanks to last week’s opt outs and they used one of those spots on the veteran Miller. The signing is an indication that the organization might have concerns about the availability of Sony Michel to start the season. Michel had foot surgery this off-season. On paper, Miller is a good fit. He…


UMass: For the Minutemen, a season of uncertainty brings an opportunity to get better

August 7, 2020

The UMass Minutemen opened up training camp on Wednesday with a lot of uncertainty. As of now, the Minutemen are still playing this season. They are scheduled to play nine games although by all accounts, it is too early to tell if the Minutemen will actually play nine games. As of today, UMass must find replacements for UConn who is not playing for his season. Albany and Auburn. Losing the…


Opinion: Steve Addazio in hot water at Colorado State for not following COVID protocol

August 6, 2020

A report surfaced yesterday by Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan that players at Colorado State are being told not to follow COVID-19 protocol by Steve Addazio and his staff. Among complaints from Colorado State athletes staffers: Coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms, threatened players with reduced playing time if they quarantine and claim CSU is altering contact tracing reports to keep players practicing — Kevin Lytle…


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Running backs

August 5, 2020

Sony Michel needs to bounce back in order for the Patriots to have offensive success. The Patriots have depth at the running back position. That depth could pay dividends this season as the Patriots will shift philosophically from being predominately a passing team to a more balanced offense. In order for the Patriots running game to be effective or as effective as it was in 2018, Sony Michel needs to…


Boston College: Phil Jurkovec is deemed eligible by the NCAA. Eagles get their man

August 4, 2020

Phil Jurkovec is a free man. Well sort of. The Notre Dame transfer was finally granted eligibility by the NCAA. Just in time for the start of training camp. Waiver. Granted. @pjurkovec #GetIn — BC Football (@BCFootball) August 4, 2020 Jurkovec’s eligibility was in question for the past six months but Jeff Hafley and his staff finally got the news they have been waiting for today. Jurkovec is the…


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks

August 4, 2020

Is this Cam Newton’s team? Time will tell. First he has to beat out Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. For the first time in 20 years, Tom Brady will not be taking a snap from under center for the Patriots. It is the dawn of a new era for the Patriots at the quarterback position. We’ll sort of. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Patriots will have…


Patriots: So what will the Patriots quarterback competition look like? Here’s some insight

August 3, 2020

Bill Belichick said in his press conference with the media on Friday that Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer will compete for the starting quarterback job in camp. Of course we haven’t had a “quarterback competition” around these parts since 1993 when rookie Drew Bledsoe competed against Scott Zolak for the starting job in Bill Parcells first year. Of course if he want a true quarterback competition, you probably…


Boston College: It’s official. The Eagles are playing but the schedule is different

July 31, 2020

The ACC announced on Wednesday that the conference is playing football this fall. The conference will play ten conference games and one non conference game. This allows for late season rivalries like Clemson and South Carolina, Florida and Florida State and Kentucky and Louisville to continue. If all goes well with COVID-19, all fall sports in the ACC will begin between Sept 7th and Sept 12th. The conference will play…


High School: Get to know the name Joenel Aguero. You are going to hear a lot about him in the coming years

July 29, 2020

Photo courtesy of Rose Raymond/fotoworks If you don’t know who St. John’s Prep athlete Joenel Aguero is, you will found out soon enough. Aguero is the most highly touted prospect to come out of Massachusetts in a long time and that is saying a lot when you consider all of the talent the state has produced in recent years. Aguero is the class of 2023 yet he already holds 11…