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by eldonabe
Wed May 15, 2024 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?
Replies: 46
Views: 1504

Re: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?

69MG wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 10:55 am ^ Eldon, we all went to The Drake and Mike's so we have no problem with dives. :lol:
Fair point.
by eldonabe
Tue May 14, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?
Replies: 46
Views: 1504

Re: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?

Thanks for all the feedback in this thread about various places to live. Westfield and Belchertown have piqued my interest the most. Wife and I are checking out the area in early June and also hitting Treehouse-Deerfield. Westfield IMO is a sleeper.... In a good way. They have some great spots do d...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Conference Realignment
Replies: 1269
Views: 102317

Re: Conference Realignment

No eldonabe, not just basketball. URI has been doing well in FCS, but their stadium was terrible. However, they have been given 65M by the legislature, with 42M towards replacing the east stands. The other side is restricted by the Ryan Center, but their is space in the south end zone for a footbal...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: MAC Sports topics that include Hoops
Replies: 39
Views: 2638

Re: MAC Sports topics that include Hoops

This is a post from the MAC board after Missouri State commits to CUSA and going FBS. Would regularly qualify for the top 8? How exactly is that assumption justified? Support for Umass/MAC is going to be suspect at best. What kid worth anything is going to want to play in a 20% of capacity building...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?
Replies: 46
Views: 1504

Re: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?

Personally, I would avoid Northampton and Amherst but that depends on your politics. Hamp is Poor Liberal (who think they are rich) and Amherst is Rich Liberal (who are rich).... and they are hard liberal. I know a lot of good people in those towns, but the town politics are mind numbing. If your e...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Conference Realignment
Replies: 1269
Views: 102317

Re: Conference Realignment

Missouri State moving to CUSA, probably solidifies Western Kentucky there as well. Time will tell if the MAC moves to 14 teams. Illinois State and Rhody are two possible teams with basketball history. Albany has potential in joining the MAC and being in the capital with a decent media market. Close...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 11:29 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: MAC Sports topics that include Hoops
Replies: 39
Views: 2638

Re: MAC Sports topics that include Hoops

This is a post from the MAC board after Missouri State commits to CUSA and going FBS. I've been on the Stony Brook board some time ago. Things have changed in the administration and do not feel they will move up. Understand Illinois State. Like Albany but would like to throw in Rhody, which like Il...
by eldonabe
Fri May 10, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: The Massachusetts Collective - NIL initiative
Replies: 542
Views: 41231

Re: The Massachusetts Collective - NIL initiative

69MG wrote: Thu May 09, 2024 3:08 pm ^ I'll add one more thing that Pat has stated in the past. Coaches are NOT allowed to contribute to a collective.
So they are like my ex-wife. They don't spend my money, they only tell me how I can spend my money.
by eldonabe
Tue May 07, 2024 6:56 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: College FB playoff
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: College FB playoff

wmmmfan wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 5:42 pm Wasn’t sure where to put this but thought I’d share.
https://footballscoop.com/news/group-of ... new-top-25


Umass football skyrockets up the rankings from #127 to #64 in one year :lol:
by eldonabe
Mon May 06, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?
Replies: 46
Views: 1504

Re: Moving to the Pioneer Valley?

TheInsider wrote: Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:55 am Amherst - 27 square miles surrounded by reality (except for Hamp). So I guess it depends if you want to live with other people living in reality or not .
Damn - that is as succinct and accurate a description of Amherst/Hamp - Evah!
by eldonabe
Thu May 02, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 349
Views: 23003

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

Plano Minuteman wrote: Thu May 02, 2024 11:07 am Jon Rothstein update on Cross on Twitter:

UMass transfer Matt Cross will visit TCU today and SMU tomorrow, per his agent Derek Malloy.

Recently visited both Iowa and Wisconsin.


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Looks like it's all about the bag.


Per his agent....... ugh
by eldonabe
Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:53 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New Transfer Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: New Transfer Rules

I stopped caring as much a while back and now I am looking at this through a little more unbiased lens. North East football in general is not popular. The weather is only decent for about half the season, and there is no critical mass of College Football fans that will consistently fill a stadium (u...
by eldonabe
Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New Transfer Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: New Transfer Rules

I'd rather say we are a high mid-major team in a mid major world. With Frank Martin and his great staff, we'll be fighters and hopefully doing well. However it is up to YOU guys to support the Massachusetts Collective for players and the Court Club for the coaches, facilities and student athletes! ...
by eldonabe
Thu Apr 25, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New Transfer Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: New Transfer Rules

I am surprised that nobody has started a thread about this here. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39963389/ncaa-approves-new-transfer-rule-allowing-immediate-eligibility This will be the death-knell for a school like Umass. Unless you are a P5 or Big East, the rest of these conferen...
by eldonabe
Thu Apr 25, 2024 6:51 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: New Transfer Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: New Transfer Rules

These rules have been in place since December, they aren't new. The change that IS good is that grad transfers must abide by the portal dates as well. Gotta adapt! :arrow: https://www.themasscollective.com/join Not the part about mid-year immediate eligibility...... that was the final dagger. For e...