Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Blog article out of Mt Pleasant discussing tomorrow's MAC President's meeting in Indianapolis and the "possibility" of voting to add a school like U-Mass.Link at http://sunsportsblog.blogspot.com
So there's a possibility that Quinn will be jumping for joy if his school gets to move to the FBS
I've been playing NCAA Football '11 on the iphone this weekend. I made a UMass team, plays in a dual open endzone stadium like in Amherst. Of course the player quality is the USC level and not FCS or MAC
Would be real nice to see happen. It's a crucial first step. The benefits are huge because with success, it opens doors. The qualities of UMass outside of football are large: access to Boston DMA (more UMass alumni in Boston than any other school), strong academics, and no other Big East schools in the state or Boston DMA...just UConn in the Hartford area and football-less Providence in RI. As strange as it is, UMass has a better shot at the Big East than Temple, pending Villanova's decision.
And the fallbacks are strong too. A future teaming up with other regional schools like Temple, Delaware, JMU, etc.
And even the first step: MAC football, A10 all other sports is better than CAA for football/A10 for other sports simply because it's at the FBS level.