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2011 CAA Football Roundup – 4.19

Apr 19, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

We will lead off this blog post with news that is just starting to break about Massachusetts Football.  The Minutemen have announced their plans to hold a major football announcement press conference Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.  The league has plans to release a statement following UMass’ release and press conference.  You can come back to the blog Wednesday evening for that release.

The league’s schools are still working on Bone Marrow drives.  Richmond held its registration drive last Friday.  Maine announced its plans for a registration drive next week, April 28Old Dominion has plans to host its registration drive next Monday, April 25New Hampshire will host its marrow donation registration drive in early May.

Villanova, the original starting point of the College Football Bone Marrow donation connection, held a registration drive last Thursday.  Click here to go to the recap, including a photo gallery, of the event.  You can also watch a couple videos Villanova shot around the drive below.

Part of our Spring and Summer CAA Football coverage will begin later this week.  We plan to post a feature on New Hampshire’s Kevin Decker.  The senior has spent the last four seasons in Durham, waiting behind some of the more prolific quarterbacks to play in the CAA.  Come back to the blog Thursday for Zach Burrus’ piece on the new Wildcat QB!

Have you seen the new website for all our CAA student-athletes?!…  Check it out!

The Blue Hens held their spring game last Friday…click here for a recap from our blog.  Thanks to Mark Campbell, we also got a handful of photos from the Delaware spring game and posted them in a gallery on our facebook page.  Delaware football alum Mike Brown recently learned he earned a spot in the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame.  Were you able to catch Pat Devlin on ESPN Sports Science Year of the Quarterback last week?  If you did then watch the recap video of it below!

James Madison officials are making progress on the Bridgeforth Stadium upgrades…have you seen the latest photo gallery from April 18?

Maine is covering its spring drills on  Go to the football team page and all of the Black Bears’ videos are inside the video player on the right-hand side of the page.

UMass continues to cover its spring practices with an occasional video update.  Watch the latest one below.

New Hampshire released its 2011 Spring Prospectus late last week.  The Wildcats also made some addition hires to its coaching staff Monday.  New Hampshire will host its second annual Super Cat Alumni Classic Basketball Tournament May 7.  Scheduled to attend are former UNH greats Ricky Santos and David Ball.  Arrangements have also been made to plant a tree in honor of Todd Walker May 7 on the UNH campus.  Walker tragically lost his life in March in Boulder, Colo., during an attempted robbery of him and a female friend.

Old Dominion’s coverage of spring football continues as the Monarch’s prepare for their spring game this weekend.  Since our last blog post ODU talked to T.J. Cowart, one of the Monarchs’ best defensive backs going into 2011.  In case you missed it Old Dominion had a recap from one of its practices last week…which includes some great redzone stats and a video with Coach Wilder.  Thanks to YouTube now we can embed some of ODU’s great videos on the blog.  Take a look a few of the most recent posts from the Monarchs about the spring season.

Rhode Island is also in the middle of its spring season and continues to do a great job in the coverage.  Below are a number of recap videos from the Rams’ practices.

URI’s Matt Greenhalgh and his heroic feat of taking part in the bone marrow donor program also keeps getting coverage.  Below is a report from in Providence.

Towson is also doing a great job of covering its spring drills on  We have videos posted below from three sessions which have occurred since our last blog post.  Those videos also correlate with practice recaps from April 14, April 16 and this morning (April 19).

William and Mary held its spring game last Saturday and we posted the recap on the blog.  We also got a handful of photos from the game and placed those on our facebook page.  Leading up to last weekend’s spring game the Tribe posted a couple interviews with coaching staff…take a look at those below.  William and Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock announced the names of NFL players planning to attend his Colonial All-Pro Football Camp — The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh and New England Patriots’ Wes Welker.