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Date Posted: 09/15/15 12:55:30pm Tue
Author: 'gate73
Subject: Re: Future Football Schedules
In reply to: The Future 's message, "Re: Future Football Schedules" on 09/15/15 10:58:29am Tue

>Colgate is in a tough spot when it comes to scheduling
>early season home games.
>
>If you want an FBS game, you have to play them early
>and you won't get a home game in return. (Delaware
>won't come to Hamilton--so that hurt last year's
>schedule.)
>
>That leaves five home games.
>
>Three of these will always be Patriot League
>games--which means end of the season/bad weather
>(league games are always basically at the end of the
>season).
>
>That leaves two games (three in 12 game seasons).
>
>The Ivies don't play football until the end of
>September and you need to play them home and home and
>play them at the end of September/early October before
>their league games start. That's a narrow window and
>means you will for sure have an away game every other
>year during this part of the schedule (when the
>weather is at its best).
>
>Who do you find to play early in the season that will
>give you a home game (can't be an Ivy/FBS) and can't
>be another stretch game (though I would be fine with
>that) and can't be an NEC team (which freaks out
>alumni)?
>
>It really narrows down who you can play and in part
>explains why Colgate teams have typically been road
>warriors and why the even year schedules are stuck in
>a bit of no-home-games-early rut right now.

In the late 60s and early 70s, we were lucky to have three home games a year. At that time, none of the Ivies (except perhaps Cornell) would play at Andy Kerr. We were a road team.

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[> [> [> Re: Future Football Schedules -- Gate Raider, 09/15/15 5:34:55pm Tue

Well,okay you win but, get some games against the SoCon. Furman is coming to Hamilton in 2017 for the second time. They were at Colgate a few years ago. The SoCon also has The Citadel, Wofford and VMI. Colgate goes to Richmond next year and they come to Hamilton in 2017. The CAA also has William & Mary, Maine, Elon, Villanova, Stony Brook and Albany (who we play). We should be able to schedule home and homes with any of those teams. To heck with Delaware.


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