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Re: Football

Postby RForester » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:35 pm

dunbar wrote:I think it’s a safe bet that this will be the last time we have only four home games. The two FBS games are fine in a twelve game year, but only then. Basically, Creech’s insistence on two FBS games not only screwed us out of the fifth home game, but is also the reason we don’t play Stony Brook this year. The administration was so concerned over welcome weekend that they forced the New Hampshire game to Thursday due to “public safety concerns”. No students on campus for New Hampshire or Villanova (fall break). It’s screwed with our home schedule, our non-con schedule, and the whole conference schedule as well. The worst part is that Joe had absolutely no say on the matter.


The small number of home dates is annoying, I agree. But while I understand your frustration at only having four home dates, to complain against a state institution of higher learning to have the foresight, wherewithal and knowledge to not hold the rivalry game on the first Saturday of the school year is obtuse.
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Re: Football

Postby dunbar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:23 pm

RForester wrote:
dunbar wrote:I think it’s a safe bet that this will be the last time we have only four home games. The two FBS games are fine in a twelve game year, but only then. Basically, Creech’s insistence on two FBS games not only screwed us out of the fifth home game, but is also the reason we don’t play Stony Brook this year. The administration was so concerned over welcome weekend that they forced the New Hampshire game to Thursday due to “public safety concerns”. No students on campus for New Hampshire or Villanova (fall break). It’s screwed with our home schedule, our non-con schedule, and the whole conference schedule as well. The worst part is that Joe had absolutely no say on the matter.


The small number of home dates is annoying, I agree. But while I understand your frustration at only having four home dates, to complain against a state institution of higher learning to have the foresight, wherewithal and knowledge to not hold the rivalry game on the first Saturday of the school year is obtuse.


The rivalry game should be week 12 every year, no questions. But if you’re going to play your rival to begin the season, do so when students are on campus. You would’ve gotten a better crowd on a Saturday night as well. There’s no better way to kick off the year. The team and athletic department wanted it on Saturday, but administration took the easier route.
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Re: Football

Postby fafan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm

dunbar wrote:
RForester wrote:
dunbar wrote:I think it’s a safe bet that this will be the last time we have only four home games. The two FBS games are fine in a twelve game year, but only then. Basically, Creech’s insistence on two FBS games not only screwed us out of the fifth home game, but is also the reason we don’t play Stony Brook this year. The administration was so concerned over welcome weekend that they forced the New Hampshire game to Thursday due to “public safety concerns”. No students on campus for New Hampshire or Villanova (fall break). It’s screwed with our home schedule, our non-con schedule, and the whole conference schedule as well. The worst part is that Joe had absolutely no say on the matter.


The small number of home dates is annoying, I agree. But while I understand your frustration at only having four home dates, to complain against a state institution of higher learning to have the foresight, wherewithal and knowledge to not hold the rivalry game on the first Saturday of the school year is obtuse.


The rivalry game should be week 12 every year, no questions. But if you’re going to play your rival to begin the season, do so when students are on campus. You would’ve gotten a better crowd on a Saturday night as well. There’s no better way to kick off the year. The team and athletic department wanted it on Saturday, but administration took the easier route.


So not even freshman are on campus for the Thursday nite game????
At UNH last year it was an absolute zoo with their students attending the game and pregame party.
I thought students were on campus by Thursday. This is an absolute disgrace to have this game played without students, shame on the administration if this is the case. Because of a Thursday nite you know the fans traveling 1-2 hrs will be hard pressed to attend a weekday game. :( :( :(
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:12 pm

UMaine Mourns the loss of first-year student-athlete Darius Minor

Orono, Maine — Darius Minor, a first-year University of Maine student-athlete and political science major from Locust Grove, Virginia, collapsed and died during a preseason football workout in Alfond Stadium on campus July 24. He was 18 years old.

Darius, a defensive back, was in the third week of UMaine’s Freshman Workout and taking a Summer University course when the incident occurred.

“The Athletics Department, our student-athletes and the entire campus mourn the loss of this bright and promising member of our community. We ask all to keep him, his family and his friends in your thoughts,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.

“UMaine Athletics is devastated. We extend our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time and ask that their privacy be respected,” says UMaine Interim Athletics Director James Settele.

“Words cannot express the grief we have following this tragic loss,” says UMaine head coach Joe Harasymiak. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darius’ family and friends during this terrible time.”

Darius was one of 17 first-year student-athletes taking part in the Freshman Workout. He collapsed on the field at approximately 1:15 p.m., 15 minutes into a supervised light workout. Campus athletics training staff and local first responders were unable to resuscitate him.

Darius was a 2017 All-Central Virginia first-team wide receiver and second-team defensive back at Orange County High School in Orange, Virginia. A four-year varsity starter, Darius helped the Hornets to the postseason in three consecutive seasons.

As a senior wide receiver in 2017, he caught 57 passes for 763 yards and 13 touchdowns, leading the Jefferson District in all three categories. He earned All-Jefferson District first-team honors at both wide receiver and defensive back last season.

“This afternoon the CAA was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of University of Maine football student-athlete Darius Minor,” says CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio. “On behalf of the entire CAA family we extend our deepest sympathies to the University of Maine and Darius’ family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:56 am

.@CAAFootball preseason poll came out Tuesday, and @BlackBearsFB was picked 8th out of 12 teams: https://t.co/7fu8dCm0bN
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:56 am

Harasymiak excited to see Ferguson develop in second season: https://t.co/v6jcSl5xGe
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 am

Update: Darius Minor's GoFundMe receives large donation from Red Sox Vice Chairman Phillip H. Morse: https://t.co/Yo8ZgzFj6E
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:52 am

Candlelight vigil held in Virginia to honor Darius Minor: https://t.co/2dvty8Ztv6
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 am

U. Maine's first practice: https://t.co/kh6ebX8lDt
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Re: Football

Postby MattyB » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:00 am

Harasymiak relieved to return to UMaine football camp after challenging week: https://t.co/FA4UJYOcsk
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