UMASS: Spring practice 2021 is an opportunity for the Minutemen to get better

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March 30, 2021

UMass kicks off spring practice today in Amherst and it an opportunity for the Minutemen to build on an 0-4 fall season. The season of course was cut short due to COVID-19. After initially saying they wouldn’t be playing a fall season, administration opted to play in early October. The Minutemen played for games in November and lost all four of them. The only game that was remotely competitive was…

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UMass: Bell and the UMass brass need to make progress this off-season when it comes to fixing the program

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December 2, 2020

Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images UMass wrapped up a shortened season Friday with a 45-0 loss to Liberty. The Minutemen finished 0-4 after losing games to Georgia Southern, Marshall, FAU and Liberty by a combined score of 161-12. UMass initially announced in September that they would not be playing this fall but then changed course and announced they were playing. Athletic Director Ryan Bamford was able to pick up four…

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UMass: Minutemen show improvement in 51-10 loss to Marshall

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November 8, 2020

(Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP) HUNTINGTON. W.V- It wasn’t pretty but the UMass Minutemen showed some improvement in a 51-10 loss to Marshall. UMass was competitive in the first half which is impressive considering they have 22 true or redshirt freshmen on the depth chart. Despite playing better than they did against Georgia Southern, they still trailed 31-10 at the half. The Minutemen got out scored 20-0 in the second…

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UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-1) at Marshall Thundering Herd (5-0)

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November 7, 2020

Line: Marshall by -44.5 Opening Kickoff: The Minutemen travel to Huntington, West Virginia to take on the undefeated Thundering Herd in a game that was scheduled three weeks ago. UMass lost to Georgia Southern in their season opener 41-0. The Minutemen had trouble with the Golden Eagles Shotgun Triple Option offense. Luckily, UMass will not see the option today but the Thundering Herd offense is potent. Marshall averages 33.8 points…

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UMass: Minutemen add game against Liberty on November 27th

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October 21, 2020

Image courtesy of UMass Athletics UMass announced this morning that they have added a third game this season. The Minutemen will travel to Lynchburg, Virginia to play Liberty on Friday, November 27th. The game is scheduled for a noon kickoff. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1318931294391308288?s=21 The two schools were originally scheduled to play on November 28th but when UMass announced they were opting out of the 2020 season, the game was obviously postponed. Since…

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UMass: Minutemen add a second game with Marshall

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October 20, 2020

The 2020 UMass football season will continue as the school announced yesterday that they have added a second game this season. The Minutemen will travel to Huntington, West Virginia on November 7th to take on the 22nd ranked Marshall Thundering Herd. The Herd will host the Minutemen at 2:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1318258437193715715?s=21 There was speculation that UMass might play Army prior to that date but that…

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UMass: Minutemen struggle in all three phases in 41-0 loss to Georgia Southern

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October 17, 2020

Image courtesy of AJ HENDERSON/GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS STATESBORO, GA: UMass finally made their long awaited 2020 season debut against the Georgia Southern Eagles and despite it being a new season, the results were the same as last season for the Minutemen in a 41-0 loss. Despite getting blown out. Minutemen head coach Walt Bell was just glad to be out there. “Obviously the result is not what we wanted but…

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UMass: Minutemen release their depth chart prior to Saturday’s opener

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October 14, 2020

Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. UMass released their first depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern. There are some interesting changes to the starting line up and some key omissions from last year’s roster. Offensively, Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback. Walt Bell and the offensive staff like Fallon. He knows the offense and they are comfortable starting him right…

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UMass: Minutemen to open the 2020 season at Georgia Southern

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October 9, 2020

Image courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics. UMass announced this afternoon that they are kicking off the 2020 season next Saturday at Georgia Southern. The game will kickoff at 4 pm and it will be televised on ESPNU. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1314264805239386115?s=21 Three weeks after announcing a return to play, Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has been feverishly trying to schedule as many games as possible. The school’s goal originally was to play six games…

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UMass: UMass announces their intentions to play football this fall

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September 21, 2020

UMass Football is back!  The school announced this morning that they intend on playing football this fall after initially opting to move the season to the Spring of 2021. The university released the following statement from Athletic Director Ryan Bamford : “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our first priority. Since returning to campus in June, the members of our football program have…

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