Wednesday, April 19, 2006
2006 Opponent Stoney Brook Moving UP
On 09/23/06 UMass and Stoney Brook will meet for the first time in football. This Blog thinks it won't be the last.
Stoney Book is leaving the restricted scholarship NEC league and has announced that it will play as an independent in 2007 and will work towards the full I-AA scholarship level of 63.
The Seawolves will play UMass and UNH in 2006 and move to a full national schedule in 2007 with Richmond, Youngstown State and Elon on deck.
Football is booming at Stoney Brook. They have an beautiful new stadium, which sells out.
Success has also followed new A10 member Towson, who beat Delaware with only 38 scholarships last year! 2006 will be the first year UMass will play Towson. Wonder how the Tigers will do when they hit 63 scholarships.
There is speculation that 2005 opponent Albany will follow Stoney Brook's and Towson's lead and go full scholarship.
Northeast football is certainly going through a growth spurt. With Stoney Brook already having better attendance than Hofstra, things might get interesting in the Northeast in a few years...
Posted by UMass74 at 8:36 AM