Talking Bull: Getting to Know You - Mass

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Getting to know a bit about the new guys in the MAC, via Hustle-Belt

Getting To Know UMass: The Four Best Seasons In Minutemen History - Hustle Belt
MAC fans: I know you are all hesitant about accepting UMass into your exclusive club. And let's just acknowledge for a second that the MAC is most certainly that. Every other current member of the conference has been there since 1998. Excluding their newest member, this is something they can claim over every other FBS conference in the nation: they have been the most stable top-tier football conference in the country since the BCS was implemented.

Speaking of the Belt

The 2008 Bulls get their first win in his dream season. They took on, and beat, the 2003 Huskies in Dekalb!

MAC Dream League: Week 3 Simulation - Hustle Belt
DEKALB — Possibly an upset, but it wasn't the result I imagined. Running back James Starks combined for FOUR touchdowns: three rushing, one receiving, and 198 yards overall. Naaman Roosevelt had seven catches for 100 yards even and Drew Willy's numbers were 21-for-26, 267 yards and a TD. Additionally A.J. Principe went 4-for-4 on field goals, long of 50. For NIU, Michael Turner ran for 154 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns, adding another 37 yards receiving. Just a gentle reminder that the 2008 Buffalo team was a harmonious balance of lucky and good.

The BCS Champions stops rotating

BCS Championship Will No Longer Rotate Among Bowls, According To Report - SBNation.com
There will be many shake-ups in college football over the next several years, not least of which will center around the changes to the postseason as the current bowl system is phased out and replaced by a new era of playoffs to determine a national champion every year.

Baldock's Big Tournament

Earned him all tourney honors

Alex Baldock Named to MAC All Tournament Team - Buffalo Athletics
The UB first baseman hit .375 (6-16) with seven runs batted in and a walk. He played the hero in the team's first ever tournament win over Ohio on Thursday, hitting a solo home run and driving in the walk off game-winning run on a double in the bottom of the tenth inning to help eliminate the Bobcats. He followed that up with an even bigger game the next morning to help send Buffalo to the semifinal round of the tournament.

Golabek gets back to back trips

Golabek Earns Another Trip to National Finals - Buffalo Athletics
University at Buffalo shot putter Rob Golabek earned his second consecutive trip to the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday as he was one of 12 qualifiers to advance in the men's shot put as the East Region Preliminary came to a close at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.

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