UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win

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    Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win

    Moving to the MAC will not help the BB program one bit. It's a step down from the A10.  And they'd lose their only true, remaining rival, which is not Temple (those days are long gone) but Rhode Island.   Hell, Temple has been pressured to move all their sports over and refuses too.  For the same reasons, no rivals,  and it's a step down.

    That said, BB is a money loser for UMass, so they don't, or at least shouldn't, have much say in the move.
     
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    In Response to Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win:
    [QUOTE]Moving to the MAC will not help the BB program one bit. It's a step down from the A10.  And they'd lose their only true, remaining rival, which is not Temple (those days are long gone) but Rhode Island.   Hell, Temple has been pressured to move all their sports over and refuses too.  For the same reasons, no rivals,  and it's a step down. That said, BB is a money loser for UMass, so they don't, or at least shouldn't, have much say in the move.
    Posted by SlimPickensII[/QUOTE

    I think that UMASS is planning on the days when the Atlantic Ten doesn't exist any more.

    The assumption is that the non-football schools in the Big East (Georgetown, Providence, Villanova, Seton Hall, St. John's, Marquette, etc...) will break away from the football schools. They will add a few teams from the Atlantic Ten (St. Joes, Dayton...) and setup an all-Catholic all sports except football league.

    The Big East will continue with current membership but possibly add a school or two like East Carolina or  Central Florida.

    UMASS figures it is better to be in an established all sports league than find itself in the position of URI, scrambling to find a new home.

    Most probably URI ends up in America East which would make sense with peers such as Maine, UNH and Vermont.


     
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    In Response to Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win:
    [QUOTE]Moving to the MAC will not help the BB program one bit. It's a step down from the A10.  And they'd lose their only true, remaining rival, which is not Temple (those days are long gone) but Rhode Island.   Hell, Temple has been pressured to move all their sports over and refuses too.  For the same reasons, no rivals,  and it's a step down. That said, BB is a money loser for UMass, so they don't, or at least shouldn't, have much say in the move.
    Posted by SlimPickensII[/QUOTE]


    UMass' membership in the MAC will be football-only. Same terms and conditions as Temple (4 OOC games in Basketball, which might be a step up from Central Connecticut or Rider).
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win : UMass' membership in the MAC will be football-only. Same terms and conditions as Temple (4 OOC games in Basketball, which might be a step up from Central Connecticut or Rider).
    Posted by redbarchetta88[/QUOTE]

    UMass is going nowhere unless Temple renews their commitment to the MAC that's due to expire next year. 

    If the Owls don't, UMass will be put on the backburner. The MAC will look for a replacement for Temple, but you can be sure that they'll insist on an all-sport committment. They don't like this one sport arrangement and have been trying to find leverage to get Temple in for everything.   If Temple leaves they won't do that again.

    The only way UMass gets in only for FB is if Temple renews.

    If they don't, the Minutemen could eventually get an invitation, but there will be serious pressure on UMass to come in for all Sports. And it won't happen right away. The MAC will have greater leverage this time. Temple was already BCS, on paper anyway, before they ever got involved with the MAC.  UMass will need this conference more than the MAC needs them.
     
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    Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win

    Temple's deadline to stay in the MAC is today so we should find out when the work week starts.  

     
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    UConn just got blown out. Some of the higher ups will use it as an excuse not to move UMass up because they cannot compete at the FBS level.
     
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    Re: UMass Football to the MAC - Win / Win

    C-USA just signed a 5 year 35 million dollar contract with Fox.  So I'd guess Temple and some other team (Sunbelt?) are in or C-USA is staying at 12. 
    http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/genrel/010511aac.html
     

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