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2011 CAA Football Roundup – 5.4

May 4, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

As the spring winds down for most of our teams there is still news coming out of each campus.  We will continue to post those stories here on the blog.  Keep coming back also for our continued summer coverage which will include a player feature from each of our 11 schools.  This week’s feature will be on Old Dominion’s Ronnie Cameron…and is set to drop tomorrow.

Also keep an eye out for our CAA Football Facetime segments which will air throughout the summer here on the blog, on Facebook, on our YouTube channel and also on  One-on-one interviews via skype with players from around the league.

Delaware wrapped up it spring season a couple weeks ago and now head coach K.C. Keeler is slated to be spending time on the Delaware Spring Coaches Tour.  Last week the Blue Hens’ head coach also took time to visit with those in attendance at the Delaware “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.”

James Madison assistant Josh Haymore

James Madison announced the departure of assistant coach Josh Haymore from its staff.  Haymore, a member of the 2004 National Championship team as a player, will be taking over offensive and defensive line coaching duties at Broadway High School.  Progress also continues on the Bridgeforth Stadium upgrades….click here for all of the recent photo galleries, but we embedded the most recent below.

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We recapped Maine’s end-of-the-spring scrimmage this past weekend.  If you haven’t already done so head over to to watch the highlight videos they posted.

Massachusetts held the annual Minutemen Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet earlier this week.  All-CAA Football and the league’s Student-Athlete of the Year Anthony Nelson was named the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.  The Minutemen also wrapped up their spring season this past weekend as we chronicled here on the blog.  Earlier this week UMass also posted some video highlights of the spring game from CBS 3 Springfield…watch those below.

New Hampshire is the lone CAA Football squad left to hold its spring game…it will be this weekend at Cowell Stadium at noon.  For more details be sure to visit  Come back here Sunday for a full recap from the weekend in Durham.

Old Dominion released one more video from its spring game, an interesting account of fan reactions from the stands during it game…great job of getting the feel of the crowd.  Watch that below.  The Monarchs also caught up recently with wide receiver Prentice Gill for his take on ODU heading into CAA Football play this season.

The Rams at Rhode Island held their spring game this past weekend and we posted several pieces on that game here on the blog.  Rhody’s Matt Rae was among a group of student-athletes recognized by the Rhode Island state legislature for their academic and athletic achievements.

Richmond was among several CAA Football schools to host a bone marrow registration drive this spring.  The Spiders recently recapped their efforts with a release noting nearly 300 registrants to the NMDP roster…they also posted this video from the event.

The Spiders also had one of the two CAA Football players drafted. Defensive back Justin Rogers went 206th overall to the Buffalo Bills.

Towson wrapped up its spring season with Tiger Bowl last weekend…we documented it here.  The Tigers also posted a great feature on the road to recovery for one-time Tiger QB Peter Athens.  We also found this feature (includes video) from the Baltimore Sun about Towson head coach Rob Ambrose’s choice of spring practice time.

Villanova also had the league’s highest draft pick since Joe Flacco went 18th overall in 2008.  Offensive lineman Ben Ijalana went 49th over to the Indianapolis Colts.