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2010 CAA Football Media Day Home Closing, Szczur Drafted, Updated Game Times & More

Jun 10, 2010, 5:09 PM EST

Just got back from the CAA Football Annual Meetings.  We hope you enjoyed watching the videos below from our welcome event.  There were great discussions had by our league’s coaches and athletics directors at the meetings.

A little bit of news as we travelled home was the closing of the ESPNZone on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The venue has been the home of the league’s Media Day celebration for the last three years.  We are in the process of looking for new venues in the same area.  A little more than six weeks away from the event.  Our plan is to try and hold it on the same day to help out those who have already made travel plans.  Stay tuned and we will keep everyone posted.  Below are some images of last year’s time at Baltimore’s ESPNZone.

The full 2010 schedule is starting to come together with updated game times being announced almost daily.  Maine and James Madison posted its times.  Maine also announced a couple local television games.  Checkout CAASports.com and the 2010 schedule for more updates.

Ticket sales for the 2010 season continue throughout the league.  Richmond has already sold out its season tickets for the upcoming season.  The Spiders also announced that due to their move in to the on-campus facility, Robins Stadium, the school and City of Richmond have agreed to rename UR Stadium to City Stadium.

The waiting game can now begin.  Villanova’s All-American and the league’s prohibitive favorite for preseason honors, Matt Szczur was drafted by the Chicago Cubs earlier this week.  The Erma, N.J., native was taken in the 5th round (160th overall).  All CAA Football fans should keep an eye on Szczur and his future career plans.  All indications are that Villanova will be the favorite in the 2010 league race, but without Szczur’s multi-purpose capabilities that race might get a bit more interesting.

Among the numerous publications selecting Preseason All-America teams is the Consensus Draft Services.  A number of CAA Football athletes are listed on the First and Second Teams as well as on the Honorable Mention list.

In some off the field news Delaware’s Mark Mackey was among more than 400 NCAA student-athletes who took part in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum held May 11-14 in Indianapolis, Ind.  Several members of the Towson coaching staff took part in the 7th Annual “Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp” at Lafayette College.  The camp donated more than $67,000 to pediatric brain tumor research, cancer services and family support.

IN THE NEWS…
Richmond Times Dispatch:  Facility is again City Stadium after being UR Stadium
Philly.com:  Villanova’s Szczur is drafted by the Cubs
Daily Times:  ‘Nova’s Szczur headed to Chicago

Use the comment link below and give us some ideas on where you think we should go for the 2010 Media Day!  You never know…we might end up using your idea, and there might be a shot at getting a special VIP invite if we use your idea.

2010 CAA Football…You Better Be Ready!!!

  1. nova9047 - Jun 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Harbor Ballpark Restaurant in Norfolk. Welcome ODU to conference.

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  2. CAA Football - Jun 14, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Great suggestion nova9047. We will certainly keep that in mind for 2011 when Old Dominion becomes a full member of CAA Football.

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