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Woods leads Bowling Green over UMass, 24-0


Bowling Green’s Dwayne Woods returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown, one of four by the defense in its 24-0 whitewashing with the Massachusetts Minutemen.

Dwayne Woods

With the win, the Falcons improve to 5-3, 3-1 in the MAC.

UMass drops to 0-7, 0-4 in the MAC.


Info & photo coutesy of Bowling Green Sports Information

Bowden hiring at Akron has fans optimistic; 2012 football tickets now on sale

Press release & logo courtesy of Akron athletics


AKRON, Ohio – With interest surrounding The University of Akron football program at an all-time high following the naming of Terry Bowden as head coach last month, season tickets are now on sale for the Zips’ much anticipated 2012 campaign. Fans can choose from a variety of economical packages that feature great amenities and provide special event access.

Bowden, who was head coach at Auburn from 1993-98 and spent the previous three seasons (2009-11) at Division II North Alabama, was hired at UA on Dec. 22. He owns a 140-62-2 career record and earned the 1993 national coach of the year award after leading Auburn to an 11-0 finish. In between stints at Auburn and North Alabama, he served as a television analyst with ABC college football for 10 years.

“I have really enjoyed getting to meet our enthusiastic fans and supporters during these last few weeks,” Bowden said. “We need for the community to continue to support our program and the best way to do so is by renewing or purchasing season tickets. My staff and I have been hard at work the last three weeks recruiting the next class of Zips, and we’re excited to get on the practice field this spring to begin preparing for the season.”

InfoCision Stadium Summa Field at Akron (photo by JEN9841 via wikipedia commons)

For the first time, many season ticket packages will include a season parking pass, and concessions vouchers also provide added value for Priority Reserved and Reserved season ticketholders.

Packages start as low as $75 for General Admission seats. Those who purchase tickets in the Priority Reserved (starting at $200), Reserved ($120) and Family Plan (four tickets – including at least two youth – for $240) sections will receive a complimentary parking pass (one per every four season tickets purchased). Priority Reserved and Reserved season ticketholders also will receive $30 in concessions vouchers.

UA faculty and staff, and members of  the Varsity “A” Association (former letterwinners) will receive a discounted price of $105 for Reserved seats. Membership in the Varsity “A” Association costs $35 annually and can be arranged by contacting the Z-Fund at (330) 972-2695.

New this year is the “Bowden Backers” package, a $99 season ticket in a lower-level reserved section. A limited number of seats are available at this special price.

Seats in the Club Level have three price points ($500, $750, $1,000) and include a parking pass in a priority lot (one per every four season tickets purchased). Patrons on the Club Level have access to a premium food and drink menu and alcoholic beverages (for additional fees), as well as pregame field passes (number of passes based on ticket price). Fans purchasing tickets in the Club and Priority Reserved sections are required to pay a Z-Fund seat license donation, of which 80 percent is tax deductible.

On Saturday, April 14, legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, Terry’s father, will be the featured speaker at “Breakfast with the Bowdens”. The event will be complimentary for Club Level season ticketholders who purchase by Friday, March 30. Club Level patrons will receive one complimentary ticket to the breakfast for each season ticket purchased.

The 2012 schedule features six home games at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field, including four against Mid-American Conference opponents Buffalo, Miami (Ohio), UMass and Northern Illinois as well as non-league contests versus UCF on Thursday, Aug. 30 and Morgan State on Saturday, Sept. 15. Dates for the MAC games will be announced by the first week of March and start times for all six contests are to be determined.

Tickets can be ordered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Mondays through Fridays by either calling 1-888-99-AKRON (25766) or visiting The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field (located at 375 E. Exchange Street, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the corner of E. Exchange and S. Union streets).

Those interested in purchasing season tickets online via will be able to do so starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Renewal invoices for 2011 season ticketholders will be mailed next week.

Group ticket packages are also available. On-sale dates and prices for mini plans and single-game tickets will be announced at a later date.

UMass becomes member of Mid-American Conference in football

(courtesy of University of Massachusetts via wikipedia commons)


According to several internet reports, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will become the a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision and join the Mid-American Conference in that sport only.

The team will play its home games at Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s New England Patriots, beginning in 2010 and play the first schedule as a full member of the MAC in 2013. The stadium, located in the Boston suburb of Foxboro, is 93 miles away from the UMass campus in Amherst.

With the addition of UMass, the Mid-American Conference now has a football membership of 14.

The University will remain in the Atlantic 10 conference in its other sports.


compiled from staff, Radio, TV & internet news

Dayton wins A-10 Tourney first round game at UMass

Luke Fabrizius (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Luke Fabrizius and Juwan Staten led the Dayton Flyers to a blowout win at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, 78-50.

Staten had 10 points, seven assists and two steals to helped the ninth-seeded Flyers over the #8 Minuteman in the first round of the 2011 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship.

Fabrizius came off the bench to lead the scoring with 13 points. Chris Wright added 10 points and seven rebounds as Dayton snapped a three-game losing streak. Wright also extended his blocked shot consecutive games streak to 21.

Dayton shot the ball incredibly well early in the game from beyond the arc, hitting nine of its first 15 shots. That helped UD grab a 27-point lead midway through the second half.

The Flyers led 37-16 at the half, the team’s largest halftime advantage of the season. Brandon Spearman and Fabrizius each scored nine for the Flyers, while Staten had eight.

The Flyers defense held UMass to 28 percent shooting from the field and 6-of-30 from the 3-point line.

Dayton on offense went 13-of-23 from 3-point range and finished the game shooting 53 percent from the floor.

The Flyers will now face arch-rival and #1 seeded Xavier Musketeers in the Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinals on Friday, March 11. Tip-off is at 12 noon ET in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

compiled from Dayton Flyers news

UMass stops Flyers win streak at six

Paul Williams scored 12 points and Juwan Staten had 10 points and seven assists as the University of Dayton Flyers saw its six-game winning streak snapped at Amherst, Massachusetts, with a 55-50 loss to the Massachusetts Minutemen.

Chris Johnson had 10 points and six rebounds as the Flyers record dropped to 13-4 overall and 1-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

(courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Dayton’s defense had a strong defensive effort limiting UMass to shoot 27 percent from the field. Most of the Minutemen’s points came at the free throw line. UMass went 29 for 36.

Flyers senior star Chris Wright was in foul trouble in the first half and played only 20 minutes, while scoring six points with seven rebounds.

The Flyers shot 28 percent from the field and were only 5-of-26 from the three-point arc.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics

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