Jul 5, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT
We hope all of our league fans had a safe a happy 4th of July weekend. Back to the grind and now officially 54 days until Game Week No. 1 of the 2011 #CAAFB season is here! Lately we have been picking up on a number of entities asking you to hashtag your tweets about a particular brand or subject…we will follow suit in this, especially this fall during gamedays, and work to make it catch on for CAA Football. Anytime you tweet about our league, one of our football programs, one of our games or anything about CAA Football hashtag it with a: #CAAFB. That will help us in tracking who is talking about us and who is talking to us on Twitter. We love interacting on all of our forms of digital media so please keep the discussions coming on Facebook, Twitter and here on the blog!
In case you didn’t see the tweet and facebook post last week…www.CAAFootball.com is now live! Point your browser there to navigate to our portion of CAASports.com. Now a much easier way to navigate to the football page!
A large number of our student-athletes have been earning preseason recognition from various media entities. The College Football Performance Awards handed out preseason recognition to defensive backs, placekickers and punters since our last blog wrap. Checkout who from #CAAFB make the cut.
James Madison continues to document the progress crews are making at Bridgeforth Stadium this summer. We posted the last two photo galleries from JMUSports.com below.
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Maine announced its 2011 Sports Hall of Fame class and included in it is former Black Bear Mark Coutts. Coutts, a standout linebacker for Maine, earned all-conference honors in 1985 after leading his team with 151 tackles.
Massachusetts head coach Kevin Morris has added to his staff since our last blog wrap in June. The Minutemen hired Malik Hall as its defensive line coach. Hall is familiar with CAA Football having served as Hofstra’s defensive line coach from 2007-08. Morris also added Jordan Jarry to his staff as the new Director of Football Operations. Jarry will replace long-time UMass staffer Mike Hodges. The Minutemen, along with the Patriot League, announced their Sept. 1 contest at Holy Cross will be televised on The CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m.
New Hampshire rolled out is final edition of the the Wildcat top sports moments from 2010-11. Watch the release below to see if a football moment ranked among the Top-5.
Old Dominion and ODUSports.com caught up with Preseason All-American punter Jonathan Plisco for a great Q&A. Be sure to take a look at that here. Monarch head coach Bobby Wilder also added a defensive back assistant coach to his staff last week. Marc Bacote, a James Madison alum, hails from the Tidewater area — Hampton, Va.
Rhode Island put its 2011 season tickets on sale and in conjunction with the sale released its 2011 ticketing campaign which includes a video featuring quarterback Steve Probst and defensive lineman Willie McGinnis. Watch that video below.
Richmond also announced its 2011 tentative home game times at Robins Stadium. The Spiders, who plan to play two night games, also released information on 2011 season tickets.
The Sports Network’s Craig Haley penned a great article about Towson head coach Rob Ambrose and the progress he and his staff continue to make in building the Tigers’ programs. Ambrose and his staff also have set Aug. 13 as the Football 101 Clinic for Women date. Click here for more details.
Villanova announced a partnership with PPL Park & PPL EnergyPlus in June which includes moving its final regular-season home game, Nov. 19, against Delaware to the stadium located in Chester, Pa.
William and Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock continued the great tradition of his Colonial All-Pro Camp last week when NFL greats Clay Matthews, Aaron Rodgers and Ndamukong Suh provided tutelage to camp-goers. Tribeathletics.com did a tremendous job of documenting the event with a list of feature stories written on the guest instructors. Alex Ptachick documented Rodgers’ visit to the camp with a great feature. We also posted three photo galleries from Tribeathletics.com below which include each of the three-day camps guest instructors.
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