UMass: 5 Observations from the UMass Spring Game

May 1, 2022

AMHERST — It was a beautiful day for football Saturday in Amherst, as UMass held its spring game. Now, it was not quite football in its purest form, as there was no live tackling, and a lot of what you saw was 85 percent of what you’d see on a Saturday in the fall. But as it is, the defense defeated the offense, 20-3, in the modified scoring system. So…

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UMass: Checking in on the Minutemen

April 21, 2022

Photo: @UMassAthletics We’re just one week away from the UMass spring game and there’s a good chance it’s the most highly anticipated spring game among 15 Division 1 New England programs this offseason. The Minutemen are set to wrap up this extremely important spring session with the April 30 game that should draw a big crowd eager to see what all the fuss has been about. On Thursday following one…

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UMass: Ahead of what could be a huge year on the field, Merriweather is immersing himself in day-to-day athletic duties off of it

April 15, 2022

Photo: UMass Athletics To fans of the UMass football team, star running back Ellis Merriweather is arguably the most recognizable, popular player within the program. To the folks that work in the athletic department in Amherst, he’s just another student athlete trying to navigate his way through classes, tests and papers, all while being yelled at by Don Brown, Damian Mincey or Steve Casula at practice on a regular basis….

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UMass: Checking in on the Minutemen

April 12, 2022

Don’t worry UMass fans, our coverage didn’t stop with our special live show from Amherst a few weeks ago. For the next couple of weeks leading into the spring game, we’ll be doing a weekly “check in” with the Minutemen to see what coaches and players are saying about the progress the team is making during spring ball. On Tuesday, assistant head coach and special teams coordinator/d-line coach Ben Albert,…

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UMass: Spirited practice on Saturday proves the culture change is already taking shape for the Minutemen

April 3, 2022

AMHERST – At about 9:55 on Saturday morning inside the practice bubble just outside of McGuirk Stadium, ACDC’s Thunderstruck blared over the loud speakers. With local recruits and their families on hand, the UMass football team quickly brought the energy level from a 10 to a 15 as the offense and defense split up for some early two-minute work. By 10:11, Brown called the team together around the 35 and…

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UMass : 3 observations from spring practice

April 2, 2022

Calling a UMass practice energetic might be an understatement. The atmosphere at Saturday’s spring practice was electric as coaches and players alike were running around like mad men. It is controlled chaos and it is exactly how Don Brown and his coaching staff likes it. From start to finish, the tempo was fast. There was the occasional water break/team gathering but by in large, there was not much down time….

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UMass: Some of the top local talent in the Class of 2023 was on hand at UMass this morning

April 2, 2022

By Adam Kurkjian AMHERST — There were plenty of eyes on UMass spring practice on Saturday, and that’s a good thing for the Minutemen. As the Don Brown Era gets underway in Amherst, the emphasis is on bringing in new and talented players who can help the team win and win now. Although that is technically always the case no matter where you go, there is optimism in and around…

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UMass: Brown happy with early progress following first day of spring ball

March 29, 2022

Culture change doesn’t happen over night in Division 1 football, but you’ve got to start somewhere. Thankfully for UMass fans, the team and coaching staff hit the ground running this spring as the Don Brown era begins anew. On Tuesday, the Minutemen were finally out on the practice field for the first official spring ball practice. With a brand new staff and a plethora of new faces from the transfer…

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UMass: 5 things to watch for as the Minutemen open up spring practice

March 29, 2022

It is finally here. The day UMass football fans have been waiting for. The start of spring practice. Ever since Don Brown was hired in December, the Flagship Faithful have been pointing to this day. It is the start of a new era for UMass football. The road to restoration begins now. Expectations are high. Real high! Brown and his staff are ready to meet those expectations. Brown was giving…

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High School: MHSFCA Coaches Clinic hosted by the Patriots a huge success

March 13, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The game of football will be better off in 2022 and beyond because of the coaches that spent hours upon hours at Gillette Stadium this weekend. The Patriots hosted the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday, with 38 presentations from college and high school coaches and a phenomenal keynote speech from UMass head coach Don Brown on Friday night. Beyond the 38 presentations, everywhere you turned there…

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