UMass & AAC

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by Storrs South, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Purple Stein

    Purple Stein I like to sim things.

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    They're homeless now -- got kicked out of the Sun Belt.
     
  2. dbmill

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    New Mexico State's other sports programs are in the WAC, which is pretty off the wall geographically as well. Out west, the WAC is as dismal a conference as you are going to find.
     
  3. Mokum

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    I just threw them in to make the point. There are other possibilities I'm sure.
     
  4. Mokum

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    Why not?
     
  5. Zissou

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  6. YoungFree

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    New Mexico State has a crumbling athletics department in terms of $$$$$$. One of the guys who works from me is a NMSU allum and he reiterates all the time that the school isn't that large and is hard-pressed for cash.
     
  7. YoungFree

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    I'd bite on that a little if we dropped Maine and Vermont from the mix for football. And Penn State would never accept.....ever....
     
  8. Zissou

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    Yeah, I'm not suggesting it as a conference, just a comparison of "Flagship Universities".

    8 of 10 are non-P5.

    UMass, UConn, and UD don't look so bad together.
     
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  9. Butch

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    We went 1-A in 2000, thank you very much.
     
  10. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Killed Game Threads

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  11. dogged1

    dogged1 like a dog with a bone

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  12. uconnphil2016

    uconnphil2016 Head Rat

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    UMass is too small time. There’s no interest. Their games draw like under 10k sometimes. We don’t need that
     
  13. uconnphil2016

    uconnphil2016 Head Rat

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    Their highest attended 2017 home game drew just north of 12k and they routinely drew under 10k. Their basketball team is also pretty bad. There’s literally no reason to add them. They’ll take more money than they’ll earn us.
     
  14. buddy

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    I hate to break the news to you, but another year or two of UConn finishing in last place in the AAC, and that is what you will be seeing in the Rent. Five more years of UConn remaining noncompetitive in the AAC and you will see UConn dropping out of FBS football. It could be that other members of the AAC are saying the same about UConn these days. A lot of talk, no action. UConn football has been noncompetitive in the AAC since its inception and men's basketball has been competitive only by a thread. Lots of work to do over the next five years to make UConn great again!
     
  15. Kolumbo

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    UConn Football went to the Fiesta Bowl and Basketball has won 4 National Championships, since its inception.
     
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  16. Butch

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    We just got a commitment from a top-15 (maybe even top-10) all purpose running back. Step away from the ledge.
     
  17. History Geek

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    I was going to like this, but I hope we hold onto him. His twitter vibe indicates we will, but its a long way between now and signing day #1.
     
  18. TRest

    TRest Horrible

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    I didn't see anything on the 2019 recruiting thread. Where was this?
     
  19. Exit 4

    Exit 4 This space for rent

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    He's referring to DJ Smith who committed back in early May.
     
  20. TRest

    TRest Horrible

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    Thanks, I don't read the recruiting boards as a general rule.
     
  21. buddy

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    Let's hope it all works out. I don't like when people here mock other schools. Let UConn take care of business first before we all throw stones.
     
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  22. BlueandOG

    BlueandOG Rebooting avatar and title

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    Boooooo!
     
  23. Zissou

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    Connecticut first fielded a team in 1896, and participated in Division I-AA until 1999. The Huskies began their two-year Division I-A transition period in 2000, and became a full-fledged Division I-A team in 2002. From 2000 to 2003 the team played as an independent. The schools football team then joined the conference of its other sport teams, the Big East (later named the American Athletic Conference in 2013), starting in 2004.
     
  24. dogged1

    dogged1 like a dog with a bone

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    Oh, a history lesson. Thank you for the enlightenment O wise one. We are forever in your debt. Your job is done here. You can go away now.
     
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  25. Hoophound

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    We went 1A in 2000 and had a full allotment of scholarships in 2002. So.... we went D1-A in 2000. Not that it matters.
     
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