Monday, June 08, 2009

Monday News ---- 06/08/09

The latest version of the UMass Spring Football roster has some number changes.

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This weekend, Mrs Blog made me drive her on some household errands. To stop my whining, she picked up the 2009 edition of the College Sporting News College Football magazine for me. I can disagree with some of their material (picking UMass 3rd in the CAA North), but they did devote 17 pages to FCS football and they also cover DII and DII football. IMHO, it's one of the better college football mags.

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More on the Fordham move to scholarship football by FCS guru David Coulson. Note that the Rams will eventually fund 60 scholarships. That's more than the NEC will give. Being not eligible for the Patriot League championship will probably not hurt Fordham's chances for the playoffs as the tourney expands to 20 teams in 2010. If the Rams do well, they should be in line for a at-large bid.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say the decision won't hurt Fordham's playoff chances. It won't KILL their chances, but winning the Patriot League would have been much easier than being one of the 10 best teams in the country not to win an automatic bid.