Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday--February 23rd, 2012

Matty V. has a story about the apparent move of Temple to the Big East.

There are a number of ways this could play out for UMass. I think the Minutemen would like to stay in the MAC, at least to start our career in FBS. Jumping directly from an FCS program to a BCS league would be more risky.

It's possible the MAC could add a team to replace Temple. Several writers have mentioned Army, which is closer to UMass than Temple.

Another big impact would be on the A10, which would be losing it's premiere basketball program.

It would also be the death blow for Villanova's move to the Big East in football. The Wildcats would not be happy about sharing Philadelphia with another Big East basketball team. This could trigger moves in both A10 and Big East basketball.

The Times-Herald says Temple's move could harm Villanova.

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Former UMass assistant coach Brian Butterworth is joining the staff at Campbell

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Victor Cruz has reportedly signed a book deal. Eli Manning has no interest in a book right now.

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Emil Igwenagu will be at the NFL Combine for the next couple days. The Combine's homepage is here.

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