Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday--January 13, 2011

Matty V. has more on Coach Molnar's talk at Wednesday's sports luncheon. One of his contentions that UMass will not schedule FCS teams in the futures, will I think,  be revised eventually. Nearly all FBS teams, including the MAC, schedule at least one FCS team per year. It counts towards bowl eligibility and it generally cost 1/3 of the contract for an FBS team. In addition, there is no home and home requirement. I think UMass will need the wins and the money eventually.

More Molar quotes via Matty.


New MAC foe Central Michigan's OOC for 2012 includes Michigan State, Iowa, Navy and FCS Southeast Missouri State.


MassLive talks to John McCutcheon about the NCAA's pay-for-play proposal.


The Worcester Telegram mentions friends James Ihedigbo and Victor Cruz.

Victor says the Giants receivers will be sleeveless for Sunday's game and says his coldest game was in the 30's at UMass. Was he active for that Hofstra game in 2008?



Anonymous said...

do you think umass will play an fcs team once mcguirk stadium is renovated?

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UMass74 said...

Yes, if things progress well and McGuirk is renovated, an FCS team would be ideal for the site.

UMass74 said...

Top Row:

I stopped your last comment. I like your stuff, but the comment at the end may have got me in trouble.

You understand :)

Anonymous said...

Hofstra game in '08 was way below low 30's. That might have been the coldest game I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

from the Top Roww

Gotcha Frank

no problem - I guess you have experienced her "talk" as well maybe?

Anonymous said...

from the Top Roww

when looking at athletics at all of the MAC schools it seems that they offer many more sports than many colleges do.

Seems that all of the MAC schools have good attendance in at least one sport and some two. Most have bug interests in basketball or hockey.

When looking at the OOC schedules for many if not all of the MAC teams it seems that how much can made from the OOC games is a big, big influence.

A non-conference game with Iowa pays usually between 750,000 and maybe $1 million dollars.

Ok lets say that out loud like goldfinger did in best Mike Myers form.


and now lets multply this by at least 3 since that is usually going to be the number of OOC away games we will have.

Now we are going out to the big number category and this hopefully lets people know why we want UMass football (and basketball and Hockey too) to succeed. These sports can carry a lot of athletic programs and generate a lot money for a school.

Add in the money that can made if we schedule games like Cal used to with basketball (2 away and 1 here against a good, visible and popular opponent) and the home OOC can generate a lot of $$$$$$.

Up high on the sunny side we hope that is we were to play 1aa schools again at either Gillette or McGuirk that we look at UNH first. They have done very well in OOC games, are a damned good team and w/ so many UNH alum in the area it would seem that games w/ them should genereate good crowds.

Last We up in the Top Roww like the kool aid Coach Charlie is promoting.

UMass74 said...

I bought a 20 oz Coke at the Hofstra game and it froze nearly solid by halftime.

And Top Row I don't want to go there :)