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CAAFootballblog.com is now official!

May 27, 2010, 4:48 PM EST

It is finally here…the launch of the official CAA Football Blog!  We promised it for quite awhile now, and after several weeks of tweaking and fine-tuning we feel this site will become a very usable extension of the CAA Football brand.  CAASports.com will still exist and will include tons of information on the league itself, but this site will feature all of the happenings around the league that aren’t quite fit to be posted on our regular site.  Either place you go will fill you full of CAA Football content, so feel free…enjoy them both!!!

Enough of the intro…let’s get to the meat of this week’s information, and there is a lot of it.

We have to congratulate our latest Twitter Trivia Winner (@murra2sm)…She won a prize pack which included a CAA Football hat, a couple of CAA Football USB drives and some of the league’s official game coins used by our officials.  Keep following us on Twitter for your chance to win…later on this off-season we’ll begin holding contests here on the blog as well so look out for that.

Several CAA Football schools have been releasing home game times for the upcoming season.  Be sure to checkout the 2010 schedule link below in the right-hand margin for any updates to the 2010 schedule.  Two of the league’s non-conference games will get some television exposure according to a Big Ten and Michigan releases.  Towson will open its 2010 season at Indiana at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the Big Ten Network, while UMass’ trip to Michigan and The Big House, Sept. 18, will also be televised at 7:30 p.m., on the Big Ten Network.

Along with the announcement of its home game times Rhode Island also publicized its Special Recognition days as part of the 2010 Rams’ home slate.  Rhody will honor the men and women of the military when it kicks off noon Sept. 18 against New Hampshire.  The Rams also announced four other “themed” dates which will be part of this season’s schedule.

Progress continues towards Richmond’s new on-campus stadium and it being ready for the 2010 season kickoff.  RichmondSpiders.com released a photo-gallery earlier this week and announced plans for the stadium’s new video-replay board.  John O’Connor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch also featured the video board news Tuesday.

New Hampshire head coach Sean McDonnell and his coaching staff will be hitting the road in early June as part of the 18th Annual Granite State Football Clinics.  The Wildcat staff will travel to five different high school locations in New Hampshire to hold instructional clinics for the state’s youth.

Former UMass Athletics Director Frank McInerney passed away at the age of 84 earlier this week.  McInerney served at the Minutemen’s AD from 1972-92.  Former UMass standout Jeromy Miles, a 2009 All-CAA Football First Team selection, was recently awarded the UMass Kinesiology department’s Moynahan Award.  The honor is given to an outstanding undergraduate student in the Kinesiology department at Massachusetts.

William and Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock learned of an outstanding honor which will be awarded to him later this fall.  The 30-year head coach of the Tribe will be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame in late October.  Laycock joins the likes of NFL star Kenny Easley, boxing champion Pernell Whitaker, stock car legend Ricky Rudd and football coach Mike Smith among others in the 2010 induction class.  Laycock will begin his award banquet circuit next month when he will be recognized as the Peninsula Sports Club Morewitz Sports Person of the Year.

Villanova head coach Andy Talley, another of the league’s more tenured leaders, was recently presented the Person of the Decade Award by the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program.  Talley, who has been an active leader in the effort to get individuals registered into the National Marrow Donor registry, was also recognized with a Coaches’ Fund in his honor.  The fund will allow the Temple Hospital clinical team to search  the national registry without delay.

Several of the more recent CAA Football alumni were in attendance for the Hartford Colonials (UFL) tryouts last weekend.  Thanks for Dr. Bill Chachkes of FootballReportsOnline.com for his coverage of the event.  He also spent some time chatting with former Villanova standouts Joe Bugli, Phil Matusz and Osayi Osunde.

There you go…the first official CAAFootballblog.com entry!  Feel free to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the subscribe link so you get an email every time we post.  The posts will get more frequent once we start to reach the season.  Tell us what you think by using the comment link below as well.  We will monitor them as they come in and respond on every occasion if possible.

2010 CAA Football…You Better Be Ready!!!