Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rhode Island leaving the CAA?

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Rhode Island may be leaving the CAA in 2012.

The NEC allows forty scholarships and will be eligible for the FCS playoffs for the first time in 2010.

The Rams have struggled in the CAA. Last year they finished 1-10 overall and 0-8 in the league. This is bad for New England football, but at least Rhode Island will be still playing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The center of gravity of the CAA keeps moving south. UMass and UNH will be the only teams north of Key West.

Can't be good.

Anonymous said...

This isn't just bad news for New England...more specifically it's not good news for UMass. If true, in the period of a couple of years three long time opponents - Northeastern, Hofstra and Rhode Island will have disappeared from the schedule. This may have negative consequences for future scheduling and travel expenses, and will leave UMass, UNH and Umaine isolated from the rest of the CAA. I hope someone in the athletic department is thinking about the future of UMass football.

Anonymous said...

First Northeastern, then Hofstra, and now maybe Rhode Island. Not good news for UMass football. It may effect future scheduling and travel plans. Hope someone in the athletic department is thinking about the future for UMass football.

Anonymous said...

The athletic t takes the lead from fans, alumni and demand, and don't forget $$$,that is dedicated donations!! UMASS fans need to step up financially and stop blaming others!!

Anonymous said...

I have a real bad feeling Umass is dropping football. The Morris signing was cherry on the cake for me. Nothing against him but he was a cheap in house hire, they made no serious attempt to recuit a caoch on a national level in my opinion. Morris got roughly a 100k bump in salary, Picucci got a 20k bump, thats really it. Instead of paying an outside guy 225k or 250k for the gig they paid half that. just my two cents

Anonymous said...

If you really did your research, you would have realized everyone recieved a salary increase. Just my "two cents"

Anonymous said...

Coach Picucci was the only coach on the staff to get a significant raise, check the state payroll its public record. They shaved close to 100k off the state payroll with the hiring of Kevin Morris.