Thursday, January 31, 2008

UNCC may join FCS/I-AA football


UMass plays in the A10 for Basketball and some other sports. League member North Carolina Charlotte may be adding football to their stable of sports. This article discusses the 49ers aspirations. Note that they want to move to BCS quickly.

One the constantly mentioned negatives of a potential UMass move to BCS is that there would be no BCS league available.

See this quote from the article: "Said Gene Corrigan, a former NCAA president and commissioner of the ACC who is now a consultant: "Leagues in (FBS) are always looking for schools to join. It won't be a problem for (Charlotte)."

3 comments:

Justin Ritchie said...

Go 49ers!

Anonymous said...

"Said Gene Corrigan, a former NCAA president and commissioner of the ACC who is now a consultant: "Leagues in (FBS) are always looking for schools to join. It won't be a problem for (Charlotte)."

Lets invite him up to Boston to speak to the BOT. The BOT need to know if Corrigan thinks we will have a problem.

Anonymous said...

UMass will not, I repeat, will not go FBS in this or even the next decade. The leadership at this school, as I have observed it the past 4 years, has aspirations of being a BB power on an annual basis. The conditions and facilities for developing a FBS program, especially one that would have a chance of being competitive, just aren't in place and won't be in the foreseeable future. To begin with, the money isn't here or even close to being here, the stadium is inadequate for FBC programs, the football offices and locker rooms are "highschoolish" and even second rate to many high schools in the nation, the pay for all the coaches is low "FCS-ish", the weight-lifting "room" is a converted old gym with a few coaches for all sports, and the players even have to pay for some of their own equipment. It is amazing the we even get the talent and recruits we do under the circumstances. I'm of the opinion that the educational component offered here is one of the biggest draws we have over other institutions including both public and private, in state or out, and both FBS and FCS schools. Unless something changes drastically in the immediate future, Corrigan would be wasting his breath in talking to anyone in this state. Also, I don't think the powers behing BC residing in the legislature and in the State of Massachusetts want to see another FBS in this state IMHO. Right now BC has the market and recruiting in the state and surrounding New England States cornered and will continue to do so until or if UMass ever goes to I-A!