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2011 CAA Football Roundup – 4.8

Apr 8, 2011, 4:26 PM EST

Spring Football is now officially in full swing for CAA Football…all 11 teams have opened their camps, while Richmond will be the first to end camp this Saturday — more on that with a scroll down.

Look for the full 2011 CAA Football schedule release next week.  We will post a handful of printer-friendly options for the fans to download and print, but for now click here to get a sneak-peek at the rundown on CAASports.com.

Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler logged yet another honor this offseason.  The Blue Hen head coach was named the Tubby Raymond Delaware Coach of the Year by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association.  Keeler was also recently interviewed by KYW Newsradio 1060 about the Blue Hens spring season.

James Madison will hold an open spring scrimmage this Saturday at Shenandoah University’s Shentel Stadium beginning at 9 a.m.  The Dukes also posted a recent photo gallery of the construction going on at Bridgeforth Stadium…take a look at the progress!!

Maine kicked off its spring season earlier this week.  Checkout the Black Bears’ spring schedule here, and also checkout two spring season videos posted to YouTube earlier this week.

Massachusetts has been covering its spring season with loads of videos and recaps.  You can watch one of those videos below.  Also logon on to the umassathletics.com blog for more spring coverage like this.  We found a great feature on UMass Defensive Coordinator Frank Forcucci earlier this morning from the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Matt Vautour.

Old Dominion has been doing a tremendous job of covering spring football.  Click here to checkout loads of updates, including a few with videos, on odusports.com.  The Monarchs also recently participated in Old Dominion Special Olympics — The Little Feet Meet!  A member of Old Dominion’s stable of running backs, Mario Crawford, took part in a Q&A for odusports.com.

Rhode Island’s quarterback Steve Probst logged an honor this past week from the Providence Gridiron Club.  Probst’s teammate Willie McGinnis earned the prestigious Jackie Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award as part of URI’s Black Scholar Awards Banquet.  If you haven’t found it already click here to visit Rhody’s Spring Camp Central page.  You will find a twitter feed from Rhode Island football, a schedule for the Rams’ practices, links to a few photo galleries and more.  We found the video below there from one of the most recent practices.

As we stated above, Richmond will close out its spring season this Saturday when it hosts the first-ever Spring Game at Robins Stadium.  Click here for details on when gates will open as well as other pre-game fan information.  The Spiders also recently posted a spring scrimmage recap…watch that below.

Towson has also been covering its spring season with some tremendous video interviews.  You can watch two of them below.  The first comes following this past Tuesday’s practice and includes an interview with offensive line coach John Donatelli.  The second is after Thursday’s session and includes a visit with assistant coach Brian Fleury.

Villanova held its Pro Day this past week when offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and a handful of other prospects performed in front of NFL Scouts.  Head coach Andy Talley announced the Bone Marrow 5K originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed, but will be rescheduled.  The Wildcats did announce plans for its Annual Golf Outing in May.

William and Mary has been filling its site with tons of Spring football coverage.  The Tribe has recaps going back to April 1 (April 1, April 4 & April 8).  All of those recaps include video interviews with either Tribe coaching staff members or key members of the squad.  Earlier this week William and Mary announced its Hall of Fame Induction Class, which will be headlined by former Tribe football player Mike Leach.  William and Mary held a scrimmage Wednesday evening and posted some highlights from it…click here to be taken to the story or you can watch the video below.

As always you can logon to this blog for updates from around the league.  Visit out website at CAASports.com for all kinds of league information and archives.  CAA Football is also on Twitter and Facebook.  If you aren’t following us or don’t like us on those two avenues then you better do it now!  Last but not least we will start firing up some video posts later this month so checkout our YouTube Channel!