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Colonial Clash to Involve 88 Players from New England

Foxborough, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire football teams are just over three weeks away from renewing their annual rivalry in the Colonial Clash.

The combined rosters of the two teams, who will clash at Gillette Stadium on October 22 at 3:30 p.m., include 88 players from 77 different cities and towns across the six New England states (list below), extending the energy and excitement surrounding the Colonial Clash beyond the two universities to towns, high schools and local youth football programs.

In 2010, 32,848 fans enjoyed a full day of big-time college football atmosphere, including marching bands, cheerleaders, reunions and tailgating. The Wildcats beat the Minutemen, 39-13, in that contest.

Fans looking to enjoy the excitement of college football when the Minutemen and Wildcats invade Gillette Stadium can purchase tickets for $25, which includes parking.  A group price is available for groups of 20 or more at $20 per person, which also includes parking. Individual tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Groups should call 877-438-7387.

The Minutemen play at Old Dominion this weekend in an important Colonial Athletic Association game, while the Wildcats host Holy Cross in their first home game of the season.

Beginning in 2012 the UMass football team will call Gillette Stadium its home when it moves up to the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA.  The Minutemen will host their first-ever FBS opponent on September 8 when the Indiana Hoosiers of the Big 10 visit Foxboro.

In addition to serving as the home of the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and the New England Revolution of the MLS, Gillette Stadium has hosted a wide variety of sports events since opening in 2002, including the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, FIFA World Cup qualifiers and high school football Super Bowls.

University of Massachusetts and University of New Hampshire Football Players from New England

SCHOOL NAME HOME TOWN * SCHOOL */td>
Jeff Emmons UNH Acton, Mass. Worcester Academy
Matt Campbell UMass Attleboro, Mass. Attleboro H.S.
Tim Pike UNH Bedford, Mass. Bedford
Andy Vailas UNH Bedford, N.H. Phillips Academy
Jimmy Vailas UNH Bedford, N.H. Kimball Union Academy
George Kallas UNH Beverly, Mass. Beverly
Emil Igwenagu UMass Bolyston, Mass. Holy Name Catholic H.S
Raymond Pendagast UMass Bridgeport, Conn. Shelton H.S
Kevin Donahue UMass Bridgewater, Mass. King Phillip HS
Greg Hilliard UMass Brockton, Mass. Brockton
Darren Thellen UMass Brockton, Mass. Brockton H.S.
Carlito Weaver UMass Brockton, Mass. Brockton HS
Chad Hunte UMass Brookline, Mass. Brookline
Tyrone Conley UNH Burlington, Vt Burlington
Tim Farina UNH Campton, N.H. Plymouth Regional
Rob Bowman UNH Cheshire, Conn. Notre Dame
Michael Bradley UNH Concord, N.H. Concord
Nick Pellino UNH Danvers, Mass. Danvers
James Gilchrist UMass Dartmouth, Mass. Dartmouth HS
Justin Mello UNH Dartmouth, Mass. Dartmouth
Stanley Andre UMass Dorchester, Mass. Reading H.S.
Jason Roach UNH Dorchester, Mass. Scituate
Ryan Welch UNH Dunstable, Mass. Lawrence Academy
Chris Setian UNH East Longmeadow, Mass. Suffield Academy
Shane Viveiros UMass Fall River, Mass. Bishop Connolly H.S.
Alan Williams UMass Framingham, Mass. Framingham H.S.
Matt Kaplan UNH Franklin, NH Franklin
Cameron Finn UNH Goffstown, N.H. Goffstown
Brad Prasky UNH Groton, Mass. Groton-Dunstable
John McGrath UMass Hamden, Conn Hamden HS
Matt Evans UNH Hanover, Mass. Thayer Academy
Ekene Nwokoye UNH Hanover, N.H. Academy of the New Church
Andrew Drazin UNH Hollis, N.H. Hollis Brookline
Mark Petercuskie UNH Holliston, Mass. Holliston
Jim Earley UNH Hopkinton, N.H. Bishop Brady
Jeff Skoog UMass Hudson, Mass. Salisbury School (Conn.)
Christian Birt UMass Laconia, N.H. Laconia H.S.
Rob Blanchflower UMass Leominster, Mass. St. John's H.S. Shrewsbury
Jonathan Hernandez UMass Leominster, Mass. Leominster H.S.
Sean Ryan UNH Londonderry, N.H. Londonderry
Brian Ciccone UNH Manchester, Mass. Manchester Essex
Seamus O'Neill UNH Manchester, N.H. Manchester Central
Tom Gilson UMass Mansfield, Mass. Mansfield H.S.
Mike Kahale UMass Marlborough, Mass. Marlborough H.S.
Kevin Byrne UMass Mashpee, Mass. Mashpee H.S.
Igor Garcia UMass Medford, Mass. Everett H.S
Mike Kelly UNH Merrimack, N.H. Bishop Guertin
Kyle Morgan UMass Milford, Mass. Milford HS
Dino Georgakis UNH Milton, Vt. Milton
Tyler Brnger UNH Munsonville, N.H. Keene
Frank Barile UMass Nahant, Mass. Swampscott HS
Anthony Guidice UNH Nashua, N.H. Nashua North
Tim Brandt UMass Natick, Mass. Natick H.S.
Tom Brandt UMass Natick, Mass. Natick H.S.
Thad McCummings UMass Natick, Mass. Natick H.S.
Christian Breda UNH Needham, Mass. Dexter
Tyler Major UMass New London, Conn. New London H.S.
Alex Blane UNH North Andover, Mass. North Andover
Mike MacArthur UNH North Hampton, N.H. Winnacunnet
Dominic Wooten UMass Norwell, Mass Norwell H.S.
Randall Jette UMass Oak Bluffs, Mass. Martha's Vineyard HS
Rod Walker UNH Portsmouth, N.H. Portsmouth
Gary Correia UMass Providence, R.I. Northfield Mount Hermon
Julian Colarusso UMass Quincy, Mass. Catholic Memorial H.S.
John Moran UMass Salem, Mass. Bishop Fenwick H.S.
Matt Quinn UMass Seekonk, Mass. Proctor Academy
John Wallace UMass Sommerville, Mass. Sommerville HS
Brian Ostaszewski UMass Stamford, Conn. Stamford H.S.
Matt Murray UNH Stow, Mass. Nashoba Regional
Chris Chandler UNH Wakefield, Mass. Bridgton Academy
Ryan Collins UMass Walpole, Mass. Walpole H.S
Daniel Maynes UMass Waltham, Mass. Waltham HS
Walter McCarthy UNH Warwick, R.I. Milton Academy
James Lizotte UMass West Boylston, Mass. St. John's H.S. Shrewsbury
Sean Goldrich UNH West Haven, Conn. Notre Dame
Giddens Rateau UMass West Roxbury, Mass. Catholic Memorial H.S.
Matt Hamel UNH Westfield, Mass. Westfield
Benjamin Patrick UMass Weston, Mass. The Rivers School
Ryan Phillips UMass Wilton, Conn. Wilton HS
Theo Agnew UMass Windsor, Conn. Northwest Catholic H.S.
Ryan Delaire UMass Windsor, Conn. Windson H.S.
Chris Beranger UNH Winthrop, Mass. Winthrop
Nicholas Gottshall UMass Woburn, Mass. Arlington Catholic H.S.
Shawn Campbell UMass Woodstock, Conn. Hartford Public H.S.
Brandon Potvin UMass Worcester, Mass. Holy Name Catholic H.S.
Dominique Price UMass Worcester, Mass. Holy Name Catholic H.S.
Lamar Edmonds UNH Worcester, Mass. St. Peter-Marian
Brandon Howard UMass Wrentham, Mass. Worcester Academy

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