Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)


Post Reply 
Liberty or UMASS
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
MJG Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 2,269
Joined: Aug 2013
Reputation: 30
I Root For: U I , UMich, SC
Location: Myrtle Beach
Post: #1
Liberty or UMASS
Pick one and why

No hijacking the thread we know this forums fans want JMU or MSU. The premise is only these two are willing or ready with waiting not being an option. Probably a lesser of two evils for some but that is the ideal.
03-30-2014 03:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Campaign4Liberty Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 843
Joined: May 2012
Reputation: 15
I Root For: Neil Young
Location:
Post: #2
RE: Liberty or UMASS
UMASS is not an option. Benson and co. knew UMASS would decline a MAC all sports invite many moons ago. The SBC wants an eastern team to help with travel...but not that far east and certainly not that far north.
03-30-2014 03:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TStatebobcat Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 355
Joined: Nov 2013
Reputation: 6
I Root For: TxSt
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Liberty or UMASS
(03-30-2014 03:37 PM)MJG Wrote:  Pick one and why

No hijacking the thread we know this forums fans want JMU or MSU. The premise is only these two are willing or ready with waiting not being an option. Probably a lesser of two evils for some but that is the ideal.

UMass. two reasons: one it gives the Sunbelt a championship game the second the minutemen join the league. At best it would be 2016 if Liberty were to move starting next year.

Second: This gives time for JMU or Missouri State to decide what to do with their athletic futures.
03-30-2014 03:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
PTJR Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,127
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 9
I Root For: LR / UR / CU
Location: Little Rock
Post: #4
RE: Liberty or UMASS
(03-30-2014 03:55 PM)TStatebobcat Wrote:  
(03-30-2014 03:37 PM)MJG Wrote:  Pick one and why

No hijacking the thread we know this forums fans want JMU or MSU. The premise is only these two are willing or ready with waiting not being an option. Probably a lesser of two evils for some but that is the ideal.

UMass. two reasons: one it gives the Sunbelt a championship game the second the minutemen join the league. At best it would be 2016 if Liberty were to move starting next year.

Second: This gives time for JMU or Missouri State to decide what to do with their athletic futures.

UMass also would offer something for basketball. Although they have no intention of leaving the A-10 for basketball in the SBC, the SBC could require that they do some home and away non-conference scheduling with SBC basketball teams. The MAC required that from both UMass and Temple in exchange for a football only membership.
03-30-2014 04:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Attackcoog Online
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,282
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 883
I Root For: Houston
Location:
Post: #5
RE: Liberty or UMASS
(03-30-2014 04:19 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(03-30-2014 03:55 PM)TStatebobcat Wrote:  
(03-30-2014 03:37 PM)MJG Wrote:  Pick one and why

No hijacking the thread we know this forums fans want JMU or MSU. The premise is only these two are willing or ready with waiting not being an option. Probably a lesser of two evils for some but that is the ideal.

UMass. two reasons: one it gives the Sunbelt a championship game the second the minutemen join the league. At best it would be 2016 if Liberty were to move starting next year.

Second: This gives time for JMU or Missouri State to decide what to do with their athletic futures.

UMass also would offer something for basketball. Although they have no intention of leaving the A-10 for basketball in the SBC, the SBC could require that they do some home and away non-conference scheduling with SBC basketball teams. The MAC required that from both UMass and Temple in exchange for a football only membership.

Couldn't UMass actually start in 2014 if they paid 500K? Seems like starting I 2014 and adding in a basketball scheduling agreement would make UMass a nice addition.
03-30-2014 04:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GaSoEagle Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,788
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 45
I Root For: Ga Southern
Location:
Post: #6
RE: Liberty or UMASS
I don't see anyway with schedules already having been made that UMass could join this year. Best case scenario is UMass for 2015, which is same timeframe for a FCS team if they announced by June 1.
03-30-2014 04:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
appfan89 Online
2nd String
*

Posts: 324
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 30
I Root For: App State
Location: Browns Summit, NC

Donators
Post: #7
RE: Liberty or UMASS
(03-30-2014 03:55 PM)TStatebobcat Wrote:  
(03-30-2014 03:37 PM)MJG Wrote:  Pick one and why

No hijacking the thread we know this forums fans want JMU or MSU. The premise is only these two are willing or ready with waiting not being an option. Probably a lesser of two evils for some but that is the ideal.

UMass. two reasons: one it gives the Sunbelt a championship game the second the minutemen join the league. At best it would be 2016 if Liberty were to move starting next year.

Second: This gives time for JMU or Missouri State to decide what to do with their athletic futures.

Can't we have a championship game in 2015 if any FCS team declares before July 1, 2014?
03-30-2014 04:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

TheRevSWT Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,213
Joined: May 2012
Reputation: 126
I Root For: Bobcats!
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Liberty or UMASS
UMass. Hands down.

UMass give us an existing name, gives us the championship game that Benson covets, and brings in basketball name (this would assume a similar deal that the MAC did).

They also don't have the baggage of Liberty. They are also a public institution, far more closely aligned in goal of the existing Sun Belt members.

Not a fan of them, but if it's give me Liberty or give me UMass, I'm taking the latter any day.
03-30-2014 04:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
slycat Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,133
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 63
I Root For: Texas State
Location: Montrose
Post: #9
Liberty or UMASS
UMass. Temporary add until MSU is ready. Plus NMSU oly sports.


Posted from my mobile device using the CSNbbs App
03-30-2014 04:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ManOnABuffalo Offline
Sun Belt Nationalist
*

Posts: 2,473
Joined: Feb 2012
Reputation: 77
I Root For: Appalachian St.
Location: In the Gym
Post: #10
RE: Liberty or UMASS
NONE.....standby until JMU or Mizz State is ready and go from there.
03-30-2014 04:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.