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RE: Why UMass?
(04-25-2014 04:24 PM)JSUFan Wrote:  How does this solve the issue of having a travel partner for App State?

Called kicking the can down the road and hoping for other options later.
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(04-25-2014 03:48 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  So it's 5 Amherst / 1 Gillette ?

Would not be surprise thought it would be 3 games on campus and 3 at Gillette. Seems we have a gentleman agreement with the Krafts and they are allowing us to have 3 home games this year.

Hope we move to the Sun Belt for 2015. Like to hear and see a lot of publicity about the move to the Sun Belt. We'll have a good crowd for Boston College and will have two ESPN games in November, one is a home game.

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(04-25-2014 04:37 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(04-25-2014 04:24 PM)JSUFan Wrote:  How does this solve the issue of having a travel partner for App State?

Called kicking the can down the road and hoping for other options later.

Exactly.
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RE: Why UMass?
I just don't see it. Makes zero sense.
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(04-25-2014 02:07 PM)JMU2004 Wrote:  NMSU has to come on board for all sports now.

Why? No rudeness intended, it's just that 12/11 works fine for the MWC, and Las Cruces is a long road trip for non-football sports.
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(04-25-2014 02:22 PM)buryyourduke Wrote:  It would be premature to work under the assumption that this is happening.

Yes it would, but I see it happening and believe it will prove to be a good thing.
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UMASS is not in play.
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I both believe and hope you are right.
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(04-25-2014 06:16 PM)Liberty22 Wrote:  UMASS is not in play.

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RE: Why UMass?
Some people just don't see the writing on the wall.

It's totally going to be UMass. The Belt got the best of the best when it comes to FCS with App and GaSo, as much as I'd like to see MoState and EKU. Unless the Belt hypnotized Southern Miss into joining, it's UMass.
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Why UMass?
The Liberty fans on here are hilarious. "If we don't like it, it can't be true!"


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RE: Why UMass?
That's funny, because we've been saying that about a lot of people here all along...pot meet kettle.
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RE: Why UMass?
I kind of hope UMass gets in to the Sun Belt and does well (except they need to lose to any MAC teams they play except maybe Akron but that is a side story). I think that both UMass and the MAC split ways in the best way possible without it lingering on into a problem but I don't want their program to come to harm.
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It is hard for me to believe it won't be UMass and I can even say I don't blame the Sun Belt for going that direction.
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RE: Why UMass?
It would be easier sometimes to talk about the teams that we have not convinced ourselves
are coming to the SBC.
That said, it makes a lot of sense. Best thing any conference is good at is putting off and not
making a final permanent decision.
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RE: Why UMass?
(04-25-2014 06:05 PM)knucklehead Wrote:  I just don't see it. Makes zero sense.

It makes sense in the fact that it allows MSU and EKU another year to get ready. If what the stAte and Cajun fans have been saying is correct in that MSU is the desired one... It would make sense to buy more time if MSU was on board, just not right now.

So I think that would be the true million dollar question: Is MSU on board, just not this year?

Oh, I should add that I don't buy this scenario either, purely because it has been a "done deal" several times before (even this year).
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RE: Why UMass?
This is about the 5th or 6th done deal in the last 6 weeks, so we will see this time. About all we know is that the Sun Belt membership voted to expand to 12 by June 1. Obviously this decision has been difficult to get enough schools to go along with any potential candidate. I think JMU had they wanted to join in all sports would have got the 9 required votes. Once they declined it is anyone's guess.

I could see UMass under a 4 year deal like Idaho with an option after 2 years to give them 2 years notice. I don't necessarily think this guarantees NMSU as an all sports member.

It could be to keep UMass for 4 years then bring in an all sports eastern member who is ready to make the jump-- Eastern Kentucky, Missouri St., possibly JMU in 4 years or even Liberty.

We will just have to wait and see.
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(04-25-2014 09:25 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  This is about the 5th or 6th done deal in the last 6 weeks, so we will see this time. About all we know is that the Sun Belt membership voted to expand to 12 by June 1. Obviously this decision has been difficult to get enough schools to go along with any potential candidate. I think JMU had they wanted to join in all sports would have got the 9 required votes. Once they declined it is anyone's guess.

Was it ever confirmed that Sun Belt membership voted to expand to 12 by June 1? I know it was confirmed that we voted to expand to 12, but was there a timeline put on it?
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RE: Why UMass?
Our Chancellor still has meetings scheduled with schools and at the Sun Belt offices...
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