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UMass. Now Take Over The Longest Drought In Bowl Games
UMass's last appearance was 1964 Citrus Bowl when they lost. I think the experts did not do their research with the older bowls. Umass was the second longest school at the FBS since their last appearance.
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I guess we should penalize them for playing all those years in FCS!
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I don't think we should penalized anybody because of the P5 wanted the split or we would have over 200 teams for little bowl spots. I think we should combined the 2, and used the FCS playoffs like an NIT. Let the 6-6, 6-7, 7-5 and 7-6 teams to play in it.
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As usual DAVID is wrong

From 1964 through 1967, the Tangerine Bowl was one of four postseason games in the NCAA College Division, the Atlantic regional final.[2] The 1964 game had the Redmen of the Yankee Conference and the independent Pirates.

The other three regional finals in the College Division were the Pecan, Grantland Rice, and Camellia bowls, also played on December 12.[4]


This was not a large school bowl before the playoffs started in Division II and college division there were many bowls like this for lower division

UMASS has never been to a FBS level bowl. They did win many playoff games in FCS
12-05-2017 08:49 AM
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UMASS has also won an FCS championship and been runner up another year.

They play a worthy schedule losing 5 games by 35 pts. If they had finished 6-6 they likely would have bowled this year.
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(12-05-2017 09:37 AM)Policiious Wrote:  UMASS has also won an FCS championship and been runner up another year.

They play a worthy schedule losing 5 games by 35 pts. If they had finished 6-6 they likely would have bowled this year.
Which team would have been booted?

Off the top of my head the candidates to miss would have been:
WKU who was at-large replacing AAC in Boca
MTSU who was at-large replacing MAC in Montgomery when Akron was sent to replace AAC in Boca
La. Tech who filled a hole in Frisco
Texas Tech who filled a hole in Birmingham.

The problem for a 6-6 UMass is if there are 78 or more others a lot of deals are going down by contract (ie. USM going to the I-Bowl via back-up contract) and what is left open will be in the south or the west.

If there were a Green Monster Bowl or Patriots Bowl played in the Northeast UMass would be in a dandy position but getting sent to a DFW suburb over a team that can drive to and from the game the same day? Not likely. You could argue that they could have filled Boca but ESPN wanted some credibility for the game with the CUSA champ so they swapped the MAC runner-up and that was palatable because they could send a nearby MTSU to Montgomery.

UMass needs a year like last year to be their .500 or better season, they don't need a year like this where three stayed home because the conference contracts and their wider net of contacts is going to make bowling hard when there are teams staying home.
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UMass. Now Take Over The Longest Drought In Bowl Games
I think UMass has a chance to make a bowl next year


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(12-05-2017 08:49 AM)dbackjon Wrote:  As usual DAVID is wrong

From 1964 through 1967, the Tangerine Bowl was one of four postseason games in the NCAA College Division, the Atlantic regional final.[2] The 1964 game had the Redmen of the Yankee Conference and the independent Pirates.

The other three regional finals in the College Division were the Pecan, Grantland Rice, and Camellia bowls, also played on December 12.[4]


This was not a large school bowl before the playoffs started in Division II and college division there were many bowls like this for lower division

UMASS has never been to a FBS level bowl. They did win many playoff games in FCS

Facts are optional for David.......
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(12-05-2017 08:49 AM)dbackjon Wrote:  As usual DAVID is wrong

From 1964 through 1967, the Tangerine Bowl was one of four postseason games in the NCAA College Division, the Atlantic regional final.[2] The 1964 game had the Redmen of the Yankee Conference and the independent Pirates.

The other three regional finals in the College Division were the Pecan, Grantland Rice, and Camellia bowls, also played on December 12.[4]


This was not a large school bowl before the playoffs started in Division II and college division there were many bowls like this for lower division

UMASS has never been to a FBS level bowl. They did win many playoff games in FCS


You are wrong. The Tangerine, Pecan and Camellia Bowl have always been a d1 bowl. Yankee Conference have always been a D1 Conference. Yankee Conference have been a D1 conference since 1946. FBS was not around that time.

UConn.
Maine
Vermont
UMass.
URI
New Hampshire

Were founding members.
Other members.
Boston U. 1973
UConn. 1946
Delaware 1986
Holy Cross 1971
James Madison 1993
Maine 1946
UMass. 1946
New hampshire 1946
Northeastern 1993
Richmond 1986
Vermont 1946
Villanova 1988
William & Mary 1993

The Yankee Conference was formed as an university Division. It was formally the New England Conference. The conference wound up being merged the A-10 and now under the CAA football brand. Under the 1960s, under the Tangerine Bowl and some others, some bowls did matched up University Division with the College Division. UMass. and the Yankee Conference was D1 University while East Carolina was college under now the D2. Conference Carolinas that they were in during that time period. Yankee Conference =D1, Conference Carolinas/Independents-2.
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RE: UMass. Now Take Over The Longest Drought In Bowl Games
Considering how easy it is to make a bowl these days, a drought shouldn't be all that big a deal or take long to end. A better drought to keep an eye on is who has the longest drought since a ten-win season or conference/division title.
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