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2011 CAA Football Weekly Roundup – 2.7.11

Feb 7, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

By now you have probably noticed our new look (assuming you’ve been here before!).  We hope you enjoy the new digs and layout…we think it looks more modern.

After we mention this next phrase we really hope you keep reading!!!  CAA Football is now on FacebookClick here to visit the page and “Like” us.  We still plan to utilize the blog and feed tweets as often as we have in the past.  We will also keep our Facebook page current, and use it to drive traffic to all our interactive sites.  Give us a little time as we backload more information from previous seasons on Facebook…we want there to be as much content as possible for you to use the first day you visit!

Don’t hesitate to tell us how you think we’re doing in all our ventures.  We allow you to post to our wall on Facebook, @reply us on Twitter and leave us comments on each blog post below.

One of the new additions to this site, and all our social media sites, is the “QR Code”.  Those of you not familiar with QR codes…let us a shed a little light on them for you.  QR stands for “quick response”…those of you with a camera-equipped smart phone can take advantage of the scan code.  Make sure you download a “QR reader” app or have the functionality on your phone to read the code.  Snap a picture and let your phone do the rest.  We dropped the same one from our title graphic above right here in the post.  If you visit our Twitter page, YouTube page and our newly created Facebook page you will find that same QR code.  Keep an eye out for more of those codes, we may even have some fan incentives tied to them as we move into the summer months.

Last Wednesday was National Signing Day, be sure to visit our post from that day which includes links to all 11 of our schools’ signing day rosters.  Last Thursday we announced the 2010 CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-Conference squad.  We posted a link to the entire list of honorees here, and want to congratulate UMass’ Anthony Nelson on the Student-Athlete of the honor!

UMass’ Anthony Nelson

A handful of our schools have released 2011 schedules already.  The newest bunch of programs to make next year’s slates available are James Madison, Maine and Old Dominion.  The Monarchs also sent our a press release highlighting their Homecoming weekend and Family Weekend events.

Delaware celebrated its end of the year with a banquet since our last post.  Click on this link to see which Blue Hen garnered the most honors on the team.  Freshman running back Andrew Pierce logged a prestigious honor in late January.  The rookie was named the college running back of the year by the New Jersey Sportswriters…click here to read the release.

Former Maine star Montell Owens made the most of his trip to Hawaii during Pro Bowl weekend.  The Jacksonville Jaguar fullback scored two touchdowns in the game for the AFC, and was also in on a pair of special teams tackles.

Former Maine Black Bear Montell Owens

Prior to signing day New Hampshire hired a new defensive coordinator.  Former Dartmouth head coach John Lyons replaces Sean McGowan who left for a position at Temple.  Lyons led the Big Green from 1992-2004.

Old Dominion announced its signees Wednesday, then one picked up quite an honor the next day.  Taylor Heinicke was named the state of Georgia’s Old Spice Player of the Year.

Rhode Island honored its Ram Hall of Fame class of 2011 recently and one of its members was an All-Yankee Conference offensive tackle honoree in 1985 — Bob White.  Be sure to watch the former Ram and All-Yankee Conference honoree’s induction video below.  We also posted some reaction from the inductees in the second video.

Towson just started a blog…congrats to it.  Take a peak at Tiger Wire here.

Villanova head coach Andy Talley will host the Bone Marrow Bash Feb. 26 at the Connelly Center on the Wildcat campus.  The event will serve as Coach Talley’s formal introduction of his newly created foundation…the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation.

Keep coming back to the blog for more information as we get closer to the spring season.  With the help of our great programs on campus, we have some great features planned for the spring season.