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Colonial Clash to Involve 88 Players from New England

Annual UNH/UMass rivalry game to be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, October 22

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

SCHOOLNAMEHOME TOWNSCHOOL
Jeff EmmonsUNHActon, Mass.Worcester Academy
Matt CampbellUMassAttleboro, Mass.Attleboro H.S.
Tim PikeUNHBedford, Mass.Bedford
Andy VailasUNHBedford, N.H.Phillips Academy
Jimmy VailasUNHBedford, N.H.Kimball Union Academy
George KallasUNHBeverly, Mass.Beverly
Emil IgwenaguUMassBolyston, Mass.Holy Name Catholic H.S
Raymond PendagastUMassBridgeport, Conn.Shelton H.S
Kevin DonahueUMassBridgewater, Mass.King Phillip HS
Greg HilliardUMassBrockton, Mass.Brockton
Darren ThellenUMassBrockton, Mass.Brockton H.S.
Carlito WeaverUMassBrockton, Mass.Brockton HS
Chad HunteUMassBrookline, Mass.Brookline
Tyrone ConleyUNHBurlington, VtBurlington
Tim FarinaUNHCampton, N.H.Plymouth Regional
Rob BowmanUNHCheshire, Conn.Notre Dame
Michael BradleyUNHConcord, N.H.Concord
Nick PellinoUNHDanvers, Mass.Danvers
James GilchristUMassDartmouth, Mass.Dartmouth HS
Justin MelloUNHDartmouth, Mass.Dartmouth
Stanley AndreUMassDorchester, Mass.Reading H.S.
Jason RoachUNHDorchester, Mass.Scituate
Ryan WelchUNHDunstable, Mass.Lawrence Academy
Chris SetianUNHEast Longmeadow, Mass.Suffield Academy
Shane ViveirosUMassFall River, Mass.Bishop Connolly H.S.
Alan WilliamsUMassFramingham, Mass.Framingham H.S.
Matt KaplanUNHFranklin, NHFranklin
Cameron FinnUNHGoffstown, N.H.Goffstown
Brad PraskyUNHGroton, Mass.Groton-Dunstable
John McGrathUMassHamden, ConnHamden HS
Matt EvansUNHHanover, Mass.Thayer Academy
Ekene NwokoyeUNHHanover, N.H.Academy of the New Church
Andrew DrazinUNHHollis, N.H.Hollis Brookline
Mark PetercuskieUNHHolliston, Mass.Holliston
Jim EarleyUNHHopkinton, N.H.Bishop Brady
Jeff SkoogUMassHudson, Mass.Salisbury School (Conn.)
Christian BirtUMassLaconia, N.H.Laconia H.S.
Rob BlanchflowerUMassLeominster, Mass.St. John's H.S. Shrewsbury
Jonathan HernandezUMassLeominster, Mass.Leominster H.S.
Sean RyanUNHLondonderry, N.H.Londonderry
Brian CicconeUNHManchester, Mass.Manchester Essex
Seamus O'NeillUNHManchester, N.H.Manchester Central
Tom GilsonUMassMansfield, Mass.Mansfield H.S.
Mike KahaleUMassMarlborough, Mass.Marlborough H.S.
Kevin ByrneUMassMashpee, Mass.Mashpee H.S.
Igor GarciaUMassMedford, Mass.Everett H.S
Mike KellyUNHMerrimack, N.H.Bishop Guertin
Kyle MorganUMassMilford, Mass.Milford HS
Dino GeorgakisUNHMilton, Vt.Milton
Tyler BrngerUNHMunsonville, N.H.Keene
Frank BarileUMassNahant, Mass.Swampscott HS
Anthony GuidiceUNHNashua, N.H.Nashua North
Tim BrandtUMassNatick, Mass.Natick H.S.
Tom BrandtUMassNatick, Mass.Natick H.S.
Thad McCummingsUMassNatick, Mass.Natick H.S.
Christian BredaUNHNeedham, Mass.Dexter
Tyler MajorUMassNew London, Conn.New London H.S.
Alex BlaneUNHNorth Andover, Mass.North Andover
Mike MacArthurUNHNorth Hampton, N.H.Winnacunnet
Dominic WootenUMassNorwell, MassNorwell H.S.
Randall JetteUMassOak Bluffs, Mass.Martha's Vineyard HS
Rod WalkerUNHPortsmouth, N.H.Portsmouth
Gary CorreiaUMassProvidence, R.I.Northfield Mount Hermon
Julian ColarussoUMassQuincy, Mass.Catholic Memorial H.S.
John MoranUMassSalem, Mass.Bishop Fenwick H.S.
Matt QuinnUMassSeekonk, Mass.Proctor Academy
John WallaceUMassSommerville, Mass.Sommerville HS
Brian OstaszewskiUMassStamford, Conn.Stamford H.S.
Matt MurrayUNHStow, Mass.Nashoba Regional
Chris ChandlerUNHWakefield, Mass.Bridgton Academy
Ryan CollinsUMassWalpole, Mass.Walpole H.S
Daniel MaynesUMassWaltham, Mass.Waltham HS
Walter McCarthyUNHWarwick, R.I.Milton Academy
James LizotteUMassWest Boylston, Mass.St. John's H.S. Shrewsbury
Sean GoldrichUNHWest Haven, Conn.Notre Dame
Giddens RateauUMassWest Roxbury, Mass.Catholic Memorial H.S.
Matt HamelUNHWestfield, Mass.Westfield
Benjamin PatrickUMassWeston, Mass.The Rivers School
Ryan PhillipsUMassWilton, Conn.Wilton HS
Theo AgnewUMassWindsor, Conn.Northwest Catholic H.S.
Ryan DelaireUMassWindsor, Conn.Windson H.S.
Chris BerangerUNHWinthrop, Mass.Winthrop
Nicholas GottshallUMassWoburn, Mass.Arlington Catholic H.S.
Shawn CampbellUMassWoodstock, Conn.Hartford Public H.S.
Brandon PotvinUMassWorcester, Mass.Holy Name Catholic H.S.
Dominique PriceUMassWorcester, Mass.Holy Name Catholic H.S.
Lamar EdmondsUNHWorcester, Mass.St. Peter-Marian
Brandon HowardUMassWrentham, Mass.Worcester Academy

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