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2010 CAA Football Weekly Roundup – 10.28

Oct 28, 2010, 2:34 PM EST

Weekly roundup time here on the blog and there is plenty to boast about today.  Our television promo is above so be sure to watch it so you know where to catch three of our four games this weekend.

We posted a new fan poll earlier today.  It is located to the right as well as below…rank from 1 to 10 the list of candidates for this year’s CAA Football Offensive Player of the Year.  Sorry we can’t list every possible candidate…we admit we may have left your favorite player off the list of candidates.  This poll will close Saturday at 10 a.m., so come back then to check out the results.

Thanks for the 58 voters in this week’s Player of the Week poll.  The results were very close but it looks like New Hampshire’s Matt Evans edged out both Tribe standouts (Dante Cook and Jonathan Grimes) for the honors.  We’ll post another Player of the Week poll Sunday…come back then to vote on your top performer from this weekend.

Got word that the Colonial Clash was the most watched CAA Football contests ever in the New England market.  The game drew a .88 rating in the market…equivalent to about 22,000 households.  Not only was the game viewed by many on TV,  it was also well attended.  Officials counted the attendance at 32,848 marking the most for a CAA Football conference game in the league’s three-year history.  Both New Hampshire and UMass as well as the Patriots and Kraft family should be commended for their hard work and promotion of the Inaugural event.

The league also grabbed some national publicity this week when Shane Mettlen wrote a tremendous piece for Fanhouse.com.  Check the feature out here…we also posted it on our Digg profile.

A number of CAA Football student-athletes earned weekly College Football Performance Awards (scroll down to find the FCS listings).  The entity also released its second batch of Midseason Watch Lists for Performers of the Year.  Click the links above to view what CAA Football players are mentioned and honored.

The CAA Football Pressbox will get you ready for this weekend’s four conference games.  Click here to access The Pressbox for all kinds of pregame media notes and depth charts as well as archive audio and video.  Check back Saturday to find the same gameday flipcards being used by the media.

We also encourage you to visit CAA Football Gameday Central Saturday morning at CAASports.com.  Each of the four games will be featured with links to each contest’s livestat link, video and audio streams and more.  Come back to the blog Saturday morning to find a link directly to this week’s Gameday Central.

The Gridiron Power Index was released by The College Sporting News earlier this week.  Click here to take a look at the blog post from yesterday.

James Madison football will take part in promoting breast cancer awareness Saturday at Bridgeforth Stadium.  The Dukes will incorporate pink in their uniform and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game against UMass.  Click here for more details.  We also posted head coach Mickey Matthews’ midweek fan/press conference below.

UMass previewed this weekend’s battle in Harrisonburg as part of its Weekly Massachusetts Football Show.  Watch it below.

Rhode Island’s Matt Swiss continues his First and 10 series this week by posting: Fighting Till The End.  Click on the link to be taken to GoRhody.com.

Richmond held its weekly press conference to preview this weekend’s matchup of the last two FCS National Champions at Villanova.  Watch both the videos below…the first is of Spider head coach Latrell Scott addressing the media while the second includes Brandon Scott and Jovan Smith addressing the media.

William and Mary held its weekly press luncheon with head coach Jimmye Laycock.  Watch the highlights below, including a video from Mike Callahan addressing the media.  You can see more individual highlight packages from the Tribe’s win over Delaware by visiting the William and Mary YouTube Channel.

2010 CAA Football…You Better Be Ready!!!