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by Steve81
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 1209
Views: 297842

Re: future scheduling talk

Seems to me the A10 needs to be back to making deep runs in the big dance. Like the sweet sixteen. Bids are not only earned, but repect tends to tail a bit and last a bit. The issue is the A10 lost respect in 2018 with 3 teams and none made it to round 32. Last year was the first year having a team ...
by Steve81
Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A-10 (2021-22)
Replies: 207
Views: 20177

Re: Around the A-10 (2021-22)

^they'd be thrilled to be the only Big East school in Chicago, but that's not happening, and that differs a lot from Butler's situation/location. although the BE likely wants to add at least 1 team, so maybe. DePaul. Well, maybe DePaul will block them as it is rumored that Xavier would block Dayton...
by Steve81
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A-10 (2021-22)
Replies: 207
Views: 20177

Re: Around the A-10 (2021-22)

Not sure this has crossed anyone's mind but after the Butler experience, what are the odds that Loyola of Chicago, Illinois will pull a Butler in a 3-4 years? Personally not sure and my wild a$$ guess would be under 50% perhaps 30% chance.
by Steve81
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 1209
Views: 297842

Re: future scheduling talk

ZooMass84 and others agree with the MAC all sports would be a good all around conference. Both the Women's and Men's basketball teams get multiple NIT bids. Have state my views but willing to accept AD Ryan Bamford's approach to see how everything shakes out. Hope the Don Brown and Frank Martin hire...
by Steve81
Mon May 30, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 1209
Views: 297842

Re: future scheduling talk

If we move football to the MAC we would screw our basketball program. They only get 1 team to the playoffs. That New Jersey team that made it to the elite eight only got 1 team in the big dance as well . That said understand Bamford's position. If he thinks we have a shot at the Big East bb underst...
by Steve81
Thu May 26, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2022 Season
Replies: 17
Views: 2795

Re: 2022 Season

The MAC announced their TV schedule and UMass at Toledo, 7 pm ET (ESPN+) Sept 10th and Oct 1st UMass at Eastern Michigan, 2 pm ET (12-day TV selection).

https://getsomemaction.com/news/2022/5/ ... son-1.aspx
by Steve81
Thu May 26, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 548
Views: 34528

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

Thanks again and hope the best for all UMass sports. CUSA is the main conference we have been making a hard push for and makes perfect sense for football only. Hope football finds a home as independence is a serious head wind.
by Steve81
Thu May 26, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 548
Views: 34528

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

Last night at the Wormtown event, Bamford was asked to give an update on a new conference. His response was along these lines: -He said they were looking hard at one conference but it didn't make sense for all our sports. -He said they were not going to take a step backwards just for the sake of Fo...
by Steve81
Wed May 25, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: McGuirk Upgrade
Replies: 1570
Views: 337506

Re: McGuirk Upgrade

This picture is from Frank's blog, May 24th. https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi1pqiU7NgTsymL5xjDSObTH5Q_4elGVCeCPweMb0_UYZmAr59ejjIWpgnsTpWW_EIedK46miZOMAAt2RQkyL8PVdJTVKBBmkrDj2gcj-0RlkesSvkSxhCLKA4Ca3iHQWNztn-hC_ByCxyoOmkFCJBPpPGQPwEx17sJ9GKHondx7klWuV7m5eM/w400-h225/turf...
by Steve81
Sat May 21, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 1209
Views: 297842

Re: future scheduling talk

looks like we officially finalized deal with UConn through 2025. schedule now full for next three years and 10 games for 2025 Not exactly as we have Liberty schedule those years and they will probably be ditching the schedules with us as both being independent at the time we probably have an easy o...
by Steve81
Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 1209
Views: 297842

Re: future scheduling talk

Like a few years ago when there was suppose to be a bowl tie-in, think the same is with conference affiliation as crickets. Perhaps need to be patient, but the schedules need to be addressed one way or another as both Liberty and New Mexico State have found homes with CUSA and we schedule both in 20...
by Steve81
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 548
Views: 34528

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

One of the big reasons these conferences don't want UMASS as a football only member is because they know UMASS will jump conferences as soon as its gets a better offer. Unwinding a whole sports program is so much more difficult. BS. History has shown UMass stays in conferences and has been in the A...
by Steve81
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Frank Martin
Replies: 313
Views: 21471

Re: Coach Frank Martin

Welcome Coach Martin, very excited that you will be leading UMass forward!!
by Steve81
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Search 2022
Replies: 1197
Views: 70503

Re: Coach Search 2022

Seems like Thorr is a good AD as their football and basketball programs have done well and had several good coaching hires. Thorr just fired David Cox after having him in-house and promoting him. And running an FCS football program is not the same as running an FBS program. A little bit of informat...
by Steve81
Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Coach Search 2022
Replies: 1197
Views: 70503

Re: Coach Search 2022

Bamford didn't have to hire Carvel, no one made that decision for him. He could've picked someone else, but didn't. Agreed. He also didn't have to search for him. You asked why people think this way about Bamford, I'm giving you that reason why. The problem is not just with this coach or that one o...