Dan Malone has a second story on UMass football head coach Mark Whipple from his guest appearance on the SiriusXM show College Football Playbook on Wednesday afternoon. Whipple talks about the excitement in the Western Mass community and among the players and staff as games will return to McGuirk Stadium this season as construction of the new press box and football performance center will be complete.
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Matt Vautour also had a column last night covering the announcement of the UMass football kick-off times for the upcoming season. Every game with the exception of Boston College now has a start time. UMass will be on televisions five times so far as well.
Masslive.com has two more feature pieces on the UMass football move to the FBS level and the MAC. Check them out here including a video tour of McGuirk Stadium.
• Video tour of McGuirk Stadium, home of UMass football for at least one more year
In the Springfield Republican, Ron Chimelis has a story on the upgrades to McGuirk Stadium and how UMass will return to play several games at McGuirk Stadium starting in 2014. "We are in a transitional period. By 2014, the plan is to have an upgraded campus facility that could host some games,'' Athletic Director John McCutcheon said.
Read the full story here: UMass football could play on campus again, but not before 2014.
Check out the new banners that have been hung outside McGuirk Alumni Stadium. They are a wonderful graphic look to beautify the stadium while paying tribute to the rich football history. If you have a chance drive by and check the banners out. There are 10 banners including these two featuring Kerry Taylor, Jeromy Miles, Rene Ingoglia and James Ihedigbo.