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Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:44 pm

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Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Games I'm thinking of going to that are currently on the schedule:
2018 - @ Illinois, @ Illinois State
2019 - should be @ UNI that year, so probably that. I'd like to get down to North Alabama because I have a few friends down there, but idk if I can make it work.
2020 - @ OK State, got some friends in that area as well...would love to make it down for that
2021 - @ Ball State, maybe @ Montana if I can swing it
2023 - @ Southern Utah...I have an aunt and uncle that have a place in Northern AZ, which isn't too far from there, so that would be fun to do.
We play @ISUr two years in a row. What is up with that?
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm

sealhall74 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:44 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Games I'm thinking of going to that are currently on the schedule:
2018 - @ Illinois, @ Illinois State
2019 - should be @ UNI that year, so probably that. I'd like to get down to North Alabama because I have a few friends down there, but idk if I can make it work.
2020 - @ OK State, got some friends in that area as well...would love to make it down for that
2021 - @ Ball State, maybe @ Montana if I can swing it
2023 - @ Southern Utah...I have an aunt and uncle that have a place in Northern AZ, which isn't too far from there, so that would be fun to do.
We play @ISUr two years in a row. What is up with that?
Because of the way the MVFC schedule works, there's a team every year that we do not play. The last two years it was Youngstown State and the next two years it's South Dakota State. We had a home game against South Dakota State this year, which means that if we didn't switch, we'd be playing at SDSU next year. My guess is that because of how the rotational schedule worked out with YSU, their game against us next year needed to be here in Macomb. Because we're essentially swapping out an away game for a home game, they have to balance that out with an away game, so they shifted the ISU game back to Normal for next year. Otherwise we would have had 5 home and 3 away MVFC games in 2018. I would bet that they did it with Illinois State rather than NDSU or someone because ISU is the closest, so travel costs are less, more of our fans could make the trip, etc.
So, next year we should play at home: Youngstown State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, and Indiana State
Away: Illinois State, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, South Dakota
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm

2019 ARE we playing at Colorado State still?
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:00 pm

WIU11DC wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm
2019 ARE we playing at Colorado State still?
Western will be playing at Colorado State on September 7, 2019.
http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-19/2019 ... hedule.php
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:17 pm

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Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm
2019 ARE we playing at Colorado State still?
Yes, as of last I heard, we are still playing Colorado State in 2019. The schedules in the first post here are as up to date as I can find (and if they'd cancelled, I probably would have heard about it).
http://www.leathernecknation.net/forum/ ... ?f=7&t=630
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:53 pm

For 2019 it says something about "should be a 12 game season". Is FCS going to 12 game seasons?
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 pm

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Is FCS going to 12 game seasons?
There are occasional 12 game seasons. It is dependent on the calendar.

In years when the period starting with the Thursday before Labor Day and ending with the final Saturday in November contains 14 Saturdays, FCS programs may play 12 games instead of the regular 11.

The next season in which 12-game seasons are allowed will be 2019.

The last 12-game season was in 2014 when Western finished the year with a 5-7 record. Western played both Wisconsin and Northwestern that year.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:48 am

wiu712 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 pm
GV Dad wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Is FCS going to 12 game seasons?
The last 12-game season was in 2014 when Western finished the year with a 5-7 record. Western played both Wisconsin and Northwestern that year.
THAT would have been awesome. Love to see something like that again!
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 pm

tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:48 am
wiu712 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 pm
GV Dad wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Is FCS going to 12 game seasons?
The last 12-game season was in 2014 when Western finished the year with a 5-7 record. Western played both Wisconsin and Northwestern that year.
THAT would have been awesome. Love to see something like that again!
Yup, it was pretty neat. Got to play two Big 10 opponents in one year, and for myself personally, I was able to travel to Northwestern to see that game. The last couple of times, 2013 and 2014, we tried to pair up two FBS games with two winnable games, so we'd end up going 2-2 in the OOC games, which is fine if we do ok in-conference.
So in 2014 it was Wisconsin and Northwestern + Valparaiso and Drake (both non-scholarship Pioneer League FCS).
And in 2013 it was Minnesota and UNLV + Hampton (FCS) and Quincy (DII)
Two FBS games means two FBS paychecks...which helps boost the budget quite a bit.

2019 we are playing at North Alabama (newly FCS) and at Colorado State (FBS, Mountain West). We will likely have a home game against Tennessee Tech at some point in the next few years, so we could have that. Otherwise they probably either want a second FBS game (for the $) or another OOC home game (so we can have 6 home games that season). I think either would be fine to me, personally.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:46 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 pm
tjk1985 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:48 am
wiu712 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 pm


The last 12-game season was in 2014 when Western finished the year with a 5-7 record. Western played both Wisconsin and Northwestern that year.
THAT would have been awesome. Love to see something like that again!
Yup, it was pretty neat. Got to play two Big 10 opponents in one year, and for myself personally, I was able to travel to Northwestern to see that game. The last couple of times, 2013 and 2014, we tried to pair up two FBS games with two winnable games, so we'd end up going 2-2 in the OOC games, which is fine if we do ok in-conference.
So in 2014 it was Wisconsin and Northwestern + Valparaiso and Drake (both non-scholarship Pioneer League FCS).
And in 2013 it was Minnesota and UNLV + Hampton (FCS) and Quincy (DII)
Two FBS games means two FBS paychecks...which helps boost the budget quite a bit.

2019 we are playing at North Alabama (newly FCS) and at Colorado State (FBS, Mountain West). We will likely have a home game against Tennessee Tech at some point in the next few years, so we could have that. Otherwise they probably either want a second FBS game (for the $) or another OOC home game (so we can have 6 home games that season). I think either would be fine to me, personally.
Would really like to see an additional one in 2021. Ball State is a fine FBS school (though down recently, they've had some very good teams), but does not quite have the panache of an Oklahoma State- or Colorado State-type opponent.
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