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Apr 22, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

This week and next week will be the final times we update this and call it the Spring Journal…keep watching for upcoming information on blog information and other fan-interaction initiatives being introduced in the 2010 season.

Some housekeeping things to get you caught up on the 2010 Spring season…Delaware, James Madison and Rhode Island wrap up spring practice this weekend, while Maine, Massachusetts and Towson will spring drills next weekend.  Towson keeps coming out with exciting news around their Spring Game and the Towsontown Spring Festival…Be sure to checkout all of the details.

Villanova head coach Andy Talley earned the Marine Corp Scholarship Fund Sportsman of the Year honor last week.  Friends and alumni of the Villanova Football program can also now register for the Ninth Annual Lou Ferry Golf Tournament by clicking this link.

Maine has jumped into the video era by documenting its spring drills on YouTube.  Checkout the Maine YouTube channel to get Spring Practice video diaries from Black Bear Players and head coach Jack Cosgrove as well as practice highlights.  We even dropped in a sneak peek below.

Tonight is the first of three-straight days of the 2010 NFL Draft!  Below is some pre-draft coverage we found.’s Peter Schrager projects UMass’ Vlad Ducasse as a second round pick (Friday at 6 p.m. ET) and the 55th selection overall to the Philadelphia Eagles.  ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper, a friend of CAA Football rates Ducasse as the fourth-best Offensive Tackle in this year’s draft class.  The Sports Network’s Craig Haley outlines the possible picks from the FCS ranks in his peice that dropped Wednesday online.  James Madison and William and Mary also both have Draft Preview articles online, highlighting some of the selections that might happen this weekend.

2010 NFL Draft — CAA Football Prospects
Vlad Ducasse (OL) – Massachusetts
Arthur Moats (DL) – James Madison
Dorian Brooks (OL) – James Madison
Adrian Tracy (DL) – William and Mary

Catch all of the three-day 2010 NFL Draft coverage on by logging in to the live streaming coverage here.

Thanks for the questions on Twitter, and please keep them coming.  Check back throughout the remainder of the spring season for more student-athlete updates also.

2010 CAA Football…You Better Be Ready!!!

CAA Football Student-Athlete

Matt Rae – Rhode Island
Defensive Line

Spring practices are winding down for us here at Rhode Island.  Today was our last full padded practice until our spring game this coming Saturday.  These past four weeks have revealed so much about who we are as a team and where are going as a program.

We have two intra-squad scrimmages behind us already this spring.  The first scrimmage seemed to be dominated by the offense.  However, this past week the defense battled back and controlled the offense during the second scrimmage.  It is incredible to see the bitterness between the two sides of the ball on the field.  The environment is very hostile which helps generate competitiveness.

All of us are extremely excited for Saturday to come and for us to show just how much progress we have made as a team.  Every player is focused on perfecting new techniques and schemes learned during this spring and earn a starting position going into summer.  I am sure our team will ride the momentum created during this spring to help us work even harder towards this upcoming fall.

Come support Rhody football at Meade Stadium this Saturday at 11:00 A.M.!