future scheduling talk

Whip'ing the program back into shape.
DrG
Senior
Posts: 1743
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:02 pm
Location: MA

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by DrG » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:09 pm

minutefanjsf wrote:
UMass02 wrote:
minutefanjsf wrote: Well citron filed right over the line from Auburn in Worcester is a nice place to play and holds 6k more than McGuirk.......
Unless liquor companies are sponsoring college football stadiums, you must be talking about Holy Cross' Fitton Field. You are correct, it does seat more than McGuirk.
Yeah,, I didn't check the post. Somehow fitton became citron.
An Absolut Freudian slip? :lol:

User avatar
UMass02
Senior
Posts: 1131
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:14 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by UMass02 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:20 pm

minutefanjsf wrote:
UMass02 wrote:
minutefanjsf wrote: Well citron filed right over the line from Auburn in Worcester is a nice place to play and holds 6k more than McGuirk.......
Unless liquor companies are sponsoring college football stadiums, you must be talking about Holy Cross' Fitton Field. You are correct, it does seat more than McGuirk.
Yeah,, I didn't check the post. Somehow fitton became citron.
Ha, no biggie

I was there for the UMass-HC night game around 2010-2011. Not a bad atmosphere, especially if it ever filled up. The fans in the lower stands have a closer proximity to the field than at McGuirk. The tailgating was limited to Freshman Field, though it was a pretty good scene overall.

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:52 am

we'd better get moving on rounding out 2019 home slate. UNLV no longer available.

User avatar
Steve81
Senior
Posts: 1383
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:53 pm
Location: North Quabbin Region

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by Steve81 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 am

Wonder if New Mexico State could start appearing on our future schedules.

Personally like to see the Maine game scheduled for Nov 30th, 2019 and start playing New Mexico State with a home date of September 28th, 2019.

This would leave Sept 7th and 21st available for a home and away game to complete the 2019 schedule.

http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-19/2019 ... hedule.php

From Mike Traini.
The Minutemen/Flames contest in 2019 is UMass' first home game with a date for McGuirk Stadium in Amherst. UMass will be hosting UConn and BYU at Gillette Stadium in 2019, and will host Maine in Amherst on a date to be determined. The Minutemen still need two more home games in 2019 to tentatively complete their schedule for that season.

UMass will travel to Liberty to close out the 2020 season, playing the Flames in the final weekend of the year. UMass now has six games tentatively scheduled for the 2020 season and five games tentatively scheduled for the 2021 season. All four contests are scheduled for November, traditionally the most difficult month for independent programs to schedule games.
http://umass.247sports.com/Bolt/Dates-s ... -105805649

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:56 pm

I would like to see a similar package with NMstate starting with two home games 2020 and 2021 to balance out the Liberty road games. For 2019, i am thinking it will Be Akron and then a wild card P5.. maybe a 1 for 2 series with Miami who only has two home games scheduled in 2019 so play them on road 2020 and then maybe 2024ish..

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:42 am

The other possible P5 is Georgia Tech as they have 3 home non conference games in 2019 at the moment. Maybe Bamford can work some magic with his former employer.

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:59 am

Ga tech no longer available after they schedule home n home with Temple. Time to lock down Akron for 2019 and 2020 series before its too late.

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:21 am

oops.. just read article that indicates 2019 schedule is complete. I suspect its Akron and Coastal Carolina

User avatar
MJatUM
Hall of Fame
Posts: 3605
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Attleboro

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by MJatUM » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:55 am

Woo hoo! Akron! :roll:

stevemaz
Junior
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:23 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by stevemaz » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:32 pm

akron and coastal Carolina are like two of the last 4 or 5 schools that would consider road game at umass in 2019.

User avatar
gosox22
Junior
Posts: 697
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Green Bay, WI

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by gosox22 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:43 pm

To completely beat the dead horse to oblivion... Nobody wants to come play in Amherst and that decrepit old "stadium". Until someone donates $100 million for a complete reno, get used to the likes of Akron and Coastal Carolina making the trek to Amherst. Until then, any semi high profile opponent will only play at Gillette (or Fenway). Yes college football belongs on campus, but college football also doesn't belong being played in a crumbling sheet hole.

User avatar
DearOleUMass
Sophomore
Posts: 192
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by DearOleUMass » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:35 pm

gosox22 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:43 pm
To completely beat the dead horse to oblivion... Nobody wants to come play in Amherst and that decrepit old "stadium". Until someone donates $100 million for a complete reno, get used to the likes of Akron and Coastal Carolina making the trek to Amherst. Until then, any semi high profile opponent will only play at Gillette (or Fenway). Yes college football belongs on campus, but college football also doesn't belong being played in a crumbling sheet hole.
Horse was dead two years ago, but I like giving it a good kick every now and then. :D

UMass87
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8055
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:01 am

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by UMass87 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:23 am

It is a dead horse...like football at McGuirk. There should be one game at McGuirk all year: Homecoming. And it should be against a New England opponent. They are the only football fans and teams that can relate to the shithole of a stadium.

User avatar
Old Cage
Hall of Fame
Posts: 5112
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:49 pm
Location: The Eastern Provinces

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by Old Cage » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 am

So I'm reading the Friday edition of USA Today over breakfast at our hotel. There is a lengthy story about our future opponent, Liberty University, a "Christian research university." Two comments of note:

1. Jerry Falwell, Jr., who now runs Dad's school, is told that to get admitted to FBS football, he has to prove that they are Baylor, and not Oral Roberts. Nice irony here, as what do they do but hire our old buddy, Ian McCaw, the Grey Wolf, as AD, who had just been booted from Baylor in a sexual harassment situation there.

2. In another bit of outstanding irony, he offers $24 million to CUSA and the Sun Belt to bribe their way into a conference. He is told that they are voted down because of the religious bigotry of member presidents. I'll let you decide where to place Falwell the Elder on that spectrum.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

km109
Junior
Posts: 638
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:49 am
Location: ME

Re: future scheduling talk

Post by km109 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:07 am

A bit off topic, but my favorite Jerry Falwell quote: "Good Christians, like soldiers and slaves, ask no questions".

Post Reply