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Date Posted: 09/16/15 8:46:07pm Wed
Author: Go...'gate
Subject: Re: Future Football Schedules
In reply to: gate 's message, "Re: Future Football Schedules" on 09/16/15 6:33:00pm Wed

>It would have helped our cause had BU and Loyola had
>football when they joined the league. How many ppl
>think Gtown will remain? Isn't it only a matter of
>time before their stature drops even more with the
>rest of us using scholarships? We may have to look
>for schools to join the league as football-only
>members. Have no idea who they would be. It almost
>makes more sense for Colgate to jump ship and apply to
>the CAA. It could be the resurgence we've all been
>looking for and the 'Gate we all remember :-)

Adding Loyola was a highly questionable decision by the Patriot League. BU had academic stature that Loyola did not.

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[> [> Re: Future Football Schedules -- Gate Raider, 09/16/15 11:07:14pm Wed

I believe Loyola was added because of LAX but, I agree they are not a good fit from an academic or athletic standpoint. BU also is a poor fit because of its size. The move did add a team from the north and one on the south side as kind of a compromise, however. The CAA and A10 don't fit for a variety of reasons. I think the PL strives to have full members with similar academic profiles but, they just can't find one. Wish W&M or Richmond could be convinced to join the PL. The fit but, apparently are happy where they are.

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