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RE: A big plus for UMASS
It's also easy to fly into Providence for the Gillette games. Most of my relatives fly Southwest out of Providence.
04-19-2014 08:38 AM
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-18-2014 11:41 AM)EmeryZach Wrote:  Sorry to disappoint you guys, but UMass is in Amherst, which is an 1.5 hours West of Boston. Yes, we are playing 3 games in Foxboro this year and 3 games in Amherst. Foxboro is about 45 minutes SouthWest of Boston. But you can definitely stop and visit Boston too.

I'm cool with joining the Sun Belt for football only if you guys invite us. I think the Sun Belt teams have some of the best fan bases in the country. Much better than the MAC.

In states like Texas and even the length of Florida etc....1.5 hours is not bad....UMASS maybe fine with me the Berkshires and Boston it all would make for a great 4 day travel trip....
04-19-2014 10:05 AM
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-19-2014 10:05 AM)Buzz Lightyear Lite Wrote:  
(04-18-2014 11:41 AM)EmeryZach Wrote:  Sorry to disappoint you guys, but UMass is in Amherst, which is an 1.5 hours West of Boston. Yes, we are playing 3 games in Foxboro this year and 3 games in Amherst. Foxboro is about 45 minutes SouthWest of Boston. But you can definitely stop and visit Boston too.

I'm cool with joining the Sun Belt for football only if you guys invite us. I think the Sun Belt teams have some of the best fan bases in the country. Much better than the MAC.

In states like Texas and even the length of Florida etc....1.5 hours is not bad....UMASS maybe fine with me the Berkshires and Boston it all would make for a great 4 day travel trip....

Totally agree. More attractive than Lynchburg, VA.
04-19-2014 10:11 AM
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-14-2014 04:39 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(04-13-2014 07:22 PM)Rik Flair Wrote:  
(04-13-2014 06:54 PM)TheRevSWT Wrote:  
(04-13-2014 06:31 PM)Rik Flair Wrote:  I think the Sun Belt should give NMSU and ultimatum and boot Idaho. Moscow is just too far. Our league is not as desperate as Benson acts. To NMSU, I would offer all sports, move on or pay about $500k to be a football only member. The same for UMASS, they can be football only, but it will cost them $500k. If they don't like it, no hard feelings and good luck.

Why would NMSU need an ultimatum? They WANT to be in all sports. It was the Sun Belt that said no to that.

If that it is true, I wasn't aware. First time I have heard that. I would hope the SBC would change their minds and offer them a chance for all sports.

NMSU would move all of its sports to the Sun Belt, willingly. They play in a dumpster fire of a conference with just as much travel as they'd have to perform in the Sun Belt. They play in a conference with a for profit 'college'. And UTPA, which was tossed from the Sun Belt (for real, they were expelled for sucking really badly).

I have no problem having our womens basketball, mens basketball, baseball, and softball teams traveling to the El Paso area once (at most) each year.

Quite frankly, I'd rather have NMSU's basketball than their football.

NMSU basketball along with UMASS providing some basketball games for exposure to our conference would help considerably.
04-26-2014 07:20 AM
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-16-2014 08:16 PM)NBPirate Wrote:  
(04-13-2014 10:16 AM)MJG Wrote:  They host two BCS schools this year one that is local.
Expanding their on campus stadium and only playing these types of games at Gillette would be huge. How many non BCS schools can host a local BCS school or two in one year.

Boston College and Colorado

We've been doing it for decades.

utsa had big name bcs schools scheduled to come in to san antonio before they even began playing.
04-26-2014 07:29 AM
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-13-2014 10:16 AM)MJG Wrote:  They host two BCS schools this year one that is local.
Expanding their on campus stadium and only playing these types of games at Gillette would be huge. How many non BCS schools can host a local BCS school or two in one year.

Boston College and Colorado

USA hosts both Mississippi State and Nave this year at Ladd.
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RE: A big plus for UMASS
(04-26-2014 08:20 AM)JoeJag Wrote:  
(04-13-2014 10:16 AM)MJG Wrote:  They host two BCS schools this year one that is local.
Expanding their on campus stadium and only playing these types of games at Gillette would be huge. How many non BCS schools can host a local BCS school or two in one year.

Boston College and Colorado

USA hosts both Mississippi State and Nave this year at Ladd.
Mississippi State counts
04-26-2014 02:12 PM
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