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Just was seeing on a CFB scheduling site the UMass schedules posted for the next few years...
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-f...dules.html

2016- they have 10 games so far, with only 3 home games. No FCS games yet so would need only 1 more FBS home game to be set.
2017- they have 9 games so far, 4 home. No FCS game so they are set.
2018- 6 games scheduled, 3 home.

So really right now, get 1 more home FBS game in 2016 and they'll be fine. Would kind of think UAB if they are classified FBS would be a very likely source.
06-05-2015 07:55 AM
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(06-05-2015 07:55 AM)stever20 Wrote:  Just was seeing on a CFB scheduling site the UMass schedules posted for the next few years...
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-f...dules.html

2016- they have 10 games so far, with only 3 home games. No FCS games yet so would need only 1 more FBS home game to be set.
2017- they have 9 games so far, 4 home. No FCS game so they are set.
2018- 6 games scheduled, 3 home.

So really right now, get 1 more home FBS game in 2016 and they'll be fine. Would kind of think UAB if they are classified FBS would be a very likely source.


Their rivalry game that who they played the most was Boston College. A cross state rivalry.
06-05-2015 07:58 AM
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We play both Boston College and UConn in 2016. We'll have some question marks by then as QB etc. The UConn game should be fun for both fan bases at Gillette. Could be north of 40k fans in the seats. Like playing at least 3 games on campus for the atmosphere and to get that push for adding capacity. However Gillette has been a good selling point for the 2016 schedule.
06-05-2015 08:09 AM
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RE: UMass Football
(06-05-2015 07:55 AM)stever20 Wrote:  Just was seeing on a CFB scheduling site the UMass schedules posted for the next few years...
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-f...dules.html

2016- they have 10 games so far, with only 3 home games. No FCS games yet so would need only 1 more FBS home game to be set.
2017- they have 9 games so far, 4 home. No FCS game so they are set.
2018- 6 games scheduled, 3 home.

So really right now, get 1 more home FBS game in 2016 and they'll be fine. Would kind of think UAB if they are classified FBS would be a very likely source.

They play at Hawaii in 2016. So UMass can schedule 13 games. They really need 2 more home games and another one and done pay game.
06-05-2015 08:22 AM
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Doesn't a FBS school need to have a minimum of 5 home games to keep up its status? 2016 would need 2 more home games and not 1.
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(06-05-2015 08:45 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Doesn't a FBS school need to have a minimum of 5 home games to keep up its status? 2016 would need 2 more home games and not 1.

yes 5, but 1 can be a FCS game. So UMass needs to worry really about 1 game.
06-05-2015 08:46 AM
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Yes, a FCS buy game would take care of one of those games.
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(06-05-2015 08:46 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(06-05-2015 08:45 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Doesn't a FBS school need to have a minimum of 5 home games to keep up its status? 2016 would need 2 more home games and not 1.

yes 5, but 1 can be a FCS game. So UMass needs to worry really about 1 game.

No I understand 1 can be FCS but how willing is a FCS school wanting to play at UMASS for a much lower price than other FBS schools?

Not many FCS schools have 9/24 open as that is when they are in full conference play.
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There is a large pool of close FCS teams in NE and New York. with the CAA and Patriot leagues. Holy Cross, Stony Brook, Albany, Maine, NH, URI, Fordham, CCSU etc which are all a bus ride away from McGuirk.
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UMass has some upside but won't make it long as an idependant. I am not sure what the plan is. I think not joining the MAC for all sports was a mistake...I am sure most anyone who likes UMass FBS football agrees with me.
06-05-2015 08:56 AM
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