Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a look at the seven Minutemen named to the MAC All-Academic Team. Highlighting the group was Matt Sparks who is a two-time honoree. To earn the honor, players needed a 3.20 cumulative GPA while being a starter or important reserve.
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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has the improbably story of Brian McDonald's college football journey which has taken the Bay State native around the country until his return home this year as a graduate student for the Minutemen.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican continues his look at the top 25 players to watch this season for UMass football. At No. 24, he goes with Logan Laurent and newly added Brian McDonald as the pair battle for the top spot at punter.