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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Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story focusing on the improved play of both the offensive and defensive lines for the UMass football team. The Eastern Michigan game was the best of the year for the defensive line which was able to contain dual threat quarterback Reggie Bell for much of the day. The offensive line has been playing well lately with the UMass running game able to contribute more to the offensive game production.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on offensive lineman Fabian Hoeller and Josh Bruns who are both expected to play prominent roles this year for the Minutemen. The two will be key contributors on an offensive line that is replacing three starters from the 2013 campaign.