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Subject: Re: "How Yale Lost Football"

Steve Mathiason
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Date Posted: 16:40:42 01/11/18 Thu
In reply to: Son of Eli 's message, "Re: "How Yale Lost Football"" on 20:39:19 01/04/18 Thu

It is true that attendance was sliding in the 70's, but the addition of that tenth game enabled Ivies to schedule major and mid-major teams. They were just at the cusp of reversing that trend when the demotion took place.

Among the OOC games on the schedule just prior to the demotion were Army, Navy, Air Force, Boston College, Miami of Ohio, Cincinnati, Penn State, etc

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 18:06:50 01/11/18 Thu

The AI made us noncompetitive against several of those schools.

We got games against Northwestern, Hawaii and Cornell on the books after the I-AA move. The games were not close.

With the AI and without the enhanced financial aid packages that we enjoy today, we would have lost tons of relevance (and therefore attendance) in the 1980s even if we had stayed at FBS. I believe that our best case scenario would have been have been Army in their C-USA years.

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