Sep 9, 2010, 9:05 PM EST
Time for the Week 2 CAA Football Blog Roundup…a look around the league for news and happenings this past week and those leading up to the second weekend of the college football season.
Don’t forget to take a look at The CAA Football Pressbox…we have most of the league’s weekly media notes packets available for download now. Check back as we get closer to gameday for more to be posted as well as gameday flipcards for all our home games.
Take a sneak peek at the Week Two CAA Football Gameday Central page here so you can plan out how and where you will watch, listen and follow all of this weekend’s action via the web and audio streams and livestats. You can also visit CAASports.com Saturday morning for the full page when it goes live. Check back later on gameday and we will post links to the postgame recaps and final stats for all nine of the games involving CAA Football squads.
Now for some news from around the league.
Delaware has designated Saturday’s contest against South Dakota State as Service Appreciation Day and will be giving discounts to all the men and women who fearlessly defend our country. Click here for more details. The Blue Hens will also welcome over 1,200 high school band members from 17 different schools to participate in Louviers Federal Credit Union Band Day Saturday afternoon. Click here for more details on the bands scheduled to participate.
James Madison held its weekly press conference with head coach Mickey Matthews earlier this week to preview the Dukes’ matchup with Virginia Tech. View the archived video below.
Maine will be hosting a Tailgating event prior to its game this weekend at Monmouth. Click here to find out information on how to contact the Black Bear and attend the Maine Tailgate.
Massachusetts jumped into both National Top 25 polls this weekend after topping then-No. 4 William and Mary last Saturday. The Minutemen then got word that six of its alumni will be part of NFL rosters and franchises heading into the 2010 season. Click here for the info on the UMass alums on this season’s NFL rosters. Be sure to also checkout the UMass’ game this weekend against Holy Cross on CBS3Now in the Springfield, Mass., area. Click here for more details on the broadcast package. If you are planning to attend UMass’ contest Saturday be sure to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Amherst Survival Food Center.
New Hampshire posted a sideline view video of Terrance Fox’s 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown last weekend to open the Wildcats’ win over Central Connecticut State. Fox earned CAA Football weekly honors for the effort. New Hampshire also posted a preview video for this weekend’s matchup at Big East Conference favorite Pittsburgh. Take a look at both of those videos below.
Rhode Island’s Alumni Association is holding a Tailgate prior this weekend’s game at Fordham. Click here for the details on how to register and take part.
Richmond is off this weekend, but continues to gear up for the Robins Stadium opener next Saturday against Top-10 foe Elon. Click here for a rundown of the pregame festivities for next Saturday’s game.
Towson is dubbing this Saturday’s night-game against Coastal Carolina Towson Community Night. Click here for all the details on how to save on ticket prices and other happenings at The U.
Villanova posted a highlight reel of its game at Temple last weekend. Click here to visit the Wildcats’ All-Access site for the video.
William and Mary posted a video recap of its weekly press conference with head coach Jimmye Laycock as well as a handful of highlight of videos from last week’s game at UMass. Watch all of those below.
Come back to the blog closer to kickoff time Saturday for a gameday feature from William and Mary!
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