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RE: Tracking the return of JMU sports (NO more discussions of validity of covid pandemic)
(12-09-2020 12:38 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  For some, being FBS is passing us. The designation alone does that for them. Even if the schools don’t win, they have passed us. If they have a good year, then that school has passed us by light years.

For me, it is who we are going to play as an FBS that matters? I am a season ticket holder and want to see entertaining games. If I am giving up playoffs, I want to see a conference schedule that gets me excited. Pay game beat downs at Ohio St. don’t do a thing for me. Why anyone gets excited getting their butt handed to them on a silver platter by a big name school is hard for me to understand. It is no better than beating Norfolk St. by a wide margin. It isn’t entertainment.

I look forward to JMU playing in a competitive FBS league loaded with rivalries some day. I just hope I am alive to witness those games in person.

I agree with that. Getting clobbered by Ohio State, Clemson, and Bama is not worth it. The likely embarrassing score would do more damage to our brand than the money would do us good.

However, if FBS indy, we were to schedule Liberty, UNC, NCS, ECU, Coastal, Navy, Army, UConn, a couple of MACs, Delaware, ODU, And Ga Tech, that is a schedule we go at least 7-5 with, become relevant, and gain respect and exposure, instead of being laughed at as our true peers are doing amazing things from the high dive while we are wading in the kiddie pool.
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(12-09-2020 07:25 PM)Purple Wrote:  
(12-09-2020 12:38 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  For some, being FBS is passing us. The designation alone does that for them. Even if the schools don’t win, they have passed us. If they have a good year, then that school has passed us by light years.

For me, it is who we are going to play as an FBS that matters? I am a season ticket holder and want to see entertaining games. If I am giving up playoffs, I want to see a conference schedule that gets me excited. Pay game beat downs at Ohio St. don’t do a thing for me. Why anyone gets excited getting their butt handed to them on a silver platter by a big name school is hard for me to understand. It is no better than beating Norfolk St. by a wide margin. It isn’t entertainment.

I look forward to JMU playing in a competitive FBS league loaded with rivalries some day. I just hope I am alive to witness those games in person.

I agree with that. Getting clobbered by Ohio State, Clemson, and Bama is not worth it. The likely embarrassing score would do more damage to our brand than the money would do us good.

However, if FBS indy, we were to schedule Liberty, UNC, NCS, ECU, Coastal, Navy, Army, UConn, a couple of MACs, Delaware, ODU, And Ga Tech, that is a schedule we go at least 7-5 with, become relevant, and gain respect and exposure, instead of being laughed at as our true peers are doing amazing things from the high dive while we are wading in the kiddie pool.

ECU was doing this very thing and doing it well, then some felt that wasn't enough, they fired their coach and it sucked the life out of their program.
12-10-2020 10:02 AM
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(12-09-2020 09:18 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  
(12-08-2020 05:08 PM)Potomac Wrote:  
(11-14-2020 08:52 AM)NovaDukes Wrote:  Dukeman2 will be part of the 250 at ODU

Can anyone confirm if Dukeman2 is doing alright after his favorite football team cancelled their ENTIRE 2020 season while the rest of their conference went on without them?

slight correction, ODU is Dukeman1/2/3/4/3PO's 3rd favorite team.

his loyalties go:

App State
Charlotte
ODU
JMU

although Coastal might crack that top 4 and bump his alma mater down a notch soon.

I'm pretty confident his loyalties go:

JMU
ASU

He has a different way of expressing it, but his goal is to improve JMU.
12-10-2020 11:33 AM
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(12-10-2020 11:33 AM)Dukester Wrote:  
(12-09-2020 09:18 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  
(12-08-2020 05:08 PM)Potomac Wrote:  
(11-14-2020 08:52 AM)NovaDukes Wrote:  Dukeman2 will be part of the 250 at ODU

Can anyone confirm if Dukeman2 is doing alright after his favorite football team cancelled their ENTIRE 2020 season while the rest of their conference went on without them?

slight correction, ODU is Dukeman1/2/3/4/3PO's 3rd favorite team.

his loyalties go:

App State
Charlotte
ODU
JMU

although Coastal might crack that top 4 and bump his alma mater down a notch soon.

I'm pretty confident his loyalties go:

JMU
ASU

He has a different way of expressing it, but his goal is to improve JMU.

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Boston college is the first of what is expected to be many schools opting out of a bowl game this year.

Without the week of fun and free gifts, the BC players have decided they would rather go home then play in what amounts to a road exhibition game.

Can’t say I blame them.
12-10-2020 01:19 PM
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(12-10-2020 01:19 PM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  Boston college is the first of what is expected to be many schools opting out of a bowl game this year.

Without the week of fun and free gifts, the BC players have decided they would rather go home then play in what amounts to a road exhibition game.

Can’t say I blame them.

Me, either. As I have said numerous times, it isn't the single post-season Toilet Bowl in front of 8,000 fans that is great about FBS. It is the opportunity to play 12 solid schools during the regular season. Make it an indy schedule and multiply the regular season excitement factor by 10.
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(12-10-2020 01:19 PM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  Boston college is the first of what is expected to be many schools opting out of a bowl game this year.

Without the week of fun and free gifts, the BC players have decided they would rather go home then play in what amounts to a road exhibition game.

Can’t say I blame them.

There are entire fcs conferences that opt out of the fcs playoffs every year, not just a covid year.
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One note from the hoops telecast - they mentioned the most recent Covid pause was due to a walk on player contracting Covid and the contract tracing associated with it. I know when the Maryland game was cancelled some fans were critical of the players. Not sure if this changes someone’s view but I found it interesting that it wasn’t a scholarship guy. Obvious could happen to anyone but that stinks.
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(12-22-2020 09:23 PM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  One note from the hoops telecast - they mentioned the most recent Covid pause was due to a walk on player contracting Covid and the contract tracing associated with it. I know when the Maryland game was cancelled some fans were critical of the players. Not sure if this changes someone’s view but I found it interesting that it wasn’t a scholarship guy. Obvious could happen to anyone but that stinks.

I heard the comment, but wasn’t sure the announcer was referring to JMU, VCU or some other program. Perhaps someone recorded the game can review and clarify.
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The replay should be available on ESPN+ I think
12-23-2020 12:32 AM
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When should we expect the news about attendance (or lack thereof) this spring?
12-26-2020 05:28 PM
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(12-26-2020 05:28 PM)14SemesterDuke Wrote:  When should we expect the news about attendance (or lack thereof) this spring?

probably the week of the games... if there end up being any. I don't see Northam relaxing the 250-person rule for February football. If the capacity is 250 it'll probably be media and player families in attendance.
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Duke women's basketball cancels their season
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Chicago St. men’s basketball cancels theirs as well.
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uva womens basketball cancels season. Might have something to do with starting 0-5
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The way I look at it, less obstacles to the NC.
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(01-15-2021 11:03 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  I hope we get to play!

https://twitter.com/SamHerderFCS/status/...48000?s=19

It's all a waste of time.

Let's just set up a best 2 out of 3 between NDSU and JMU.

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We need more games. Play two in Fargo, two in Hburg, and one in Orlando as a test for future champ locations.
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(01-15-2021 11:03 AM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  I hope we get to play!

https://twitter.com/SamHerderFCS/status/...48000?s=19

Once enough teams cancel, there wont be a playoff and that's the only reason JMU is playing in the spring. Doesnt look great for this year
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