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Date Posted: 11/17/15 12:41:50am Tue
Author: Go...'gate
Subject: Re: Until the last 15-20 years, Colgate was PRIMARILY a road team....
In reply to: The Future 's message, "Re: One of most exciting games I have seen in a long time" on 11/16/15 10:22:36pm Mon

>Maven's post a few back made me laugh.
>In terms of home games, five is the magic number. Four
>is tricky--mainly because you have three Patriot
>League home games at or near the end of the season and
>Cornell as a home and home--and the Ivies don't start
>playing until the end of September--so you would be
>looking at one home game for the first six or so weeks
>of the season--not ideal. Teams like Richmond and
>Furman are willing to play home and home games with
>Colgate and that is perfect. For an eleven game season
>you would have six Patriot League games, Cornell, an
>FBS, a CAA, and then two games left. Playing another
>Ivy every year would seem to be a good idea--which
>leaves one game (two if it's a 12 game season).
>Albany really is a pretty good option as a close CAA
>team--though there are plenty of other great teams to
>play. For a twelve game season, I love the idea of a
>second FBS school. Playing up has always been a big
>part of Colgate football and it will help with
>recruiting. The schedules Colgate has right now are
>pretty perfect. A great mix of teams. Love starting
>next season with Syracuse and it being their first
>opportunity to tie the series in 80 or so years. Good
>motivation all around.

And, as Casey Stengel liked to say, "you could look it up". I'm old enough to remember no more than 2-3 home games in any year - and the program was fine. We had tough academics back then, too.

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