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  • UMass considering the jump to 1A football

    http://umassathletics.cstv.com/sport...062707aaa.html

    They are currently looking into the possibility of a jump to 1A in the next 3-5 years. I'd like it because it'd put another 1A program in New England which is pretty much just BC and UConn right now.

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    Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
    http://umassathletics.cstv.com/sport...062707aaa.html

    They are currently looking into the possibility of a jump to 1A in the next 3-5 years. I'd like it because it'd put another 1A program in New England which is pretty much just BC and UConn right now.

    Would the Big East be willing to accept them?

    What other options are viable as a conference choice?

    Also, I think I heard a rumor before that Illinois State was thinking about a possible move to the 1A level in the next few years.

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    • #3
      Nice, I know 2 guys that are going there next year.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by devinhester=R.O.Y 2006 View Post
        Would the Big East be willing to accept them?

        What other options are viable as a conference choice?

        Also, I think I heard a rumor before that Illinois State was thinking about a possible move to the 1A level in the next few years.
        The Big East won't take them. The MAC would have to be their only option.

        Western Kentucky is actually moving up in 2009. There have been other rumored moves - South Alabama, Montana, Villanova, Texas State are a few.

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        • #5
          Wow, first I've heard of this. They certainly are an improving team, but I think we will have a better idea if they can make it in D1A after a relatively tough schedule this year with a few D1A oppponents. I love UMASS, almost went there but I decided on Ole Miss. UMASS definitely has the look and feel of a D1A program.

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          • #6
            They need more money and a bigger stadium. The stadium now is on a wetland.
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            • #7
              Is it a hard school to get into?

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              • #8
                Texas State is supposed to move up as is Portland State.

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                • #9
                  I guarentee by 2012 there will be at least 4 new D1 teams and we might even see the formation of a new conference

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by devinhester=R.O.Y 2006 View Post
                    Also, I think I heard a rumor before that Illinois State was thinking about a possible move to the 1A level in the next few years.
                    It will be a while, but yeah it sounds like they are starting to make plans to eventually move up. New turf this year, plans to improve the stadium, and they are trying to boost fund raising.

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                    • #11
                      UMASS is gettign increasingly more difficult to get into. It needs a new stadium badly if it gets bumped to D1A. the Current stadium doesn't hold 15,000. Maybe fill that place up get somedecent teams in their playing against them then build a new stadium.
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                      <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
                      <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                      <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
                      Originally posted by Hermstheman83
                      What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
                        I guarentee by 2012 there will be at least 4 new D1 teams and we might even see the formation of a new conference
                        I wouldnt be surprised to see more teams move up, too. Schools know there is a lot of money to be made with D-1A teams (alumni donations, ticket sales, TV deals, etc.).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BrentN View Post
                          Texas State is supposed to move up as is Portland State.
                          Texas State will not move up anytime soon. Their stadium isn't even large enough to accomodate the number of people you need to average a game to be able to move up. Plus, I've talked numerous times to one of the men on the board of regents, and he said it won't happen for years, if it ever even happens.

                          I would love for Portland State to move up, but it won't be until after I am done playing :-( .
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 'cuse-213 View Post
                            Is it a hard school to get into?
                            It was relatively easy before, but it is getting difficult. I got in with a 2.8 GPA and an 1900 SAT and my guidance counselor told me it was a pretty big reach.

                            The stadium definitely needs to be upgraded, as already said. It is very small and I believe old as well.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                              Texas State will not move up anytime soon. Their stadium isn't even large enough to accommodate the number of people you need to average a game to be able to move up. Plus, I've talked numerous times to one of the men on the board of regents, and he said it won't happen for years, if it ever even happens.

                              I would love for Portland State to move up, but it won't be until after I am done playing :-( .
                              I have a bunch of friends at TX State and I was just basing that off what I have heard, my bad if that isn't true.

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