Future Schedules (2019-2027)

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Future Schedules (2019-2027)

Post by J.J. » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:29 pm

Future Non-Conference Football Schedule
*Tentative; opponents and dates subject to change*

UPDATED: 04/4/2019

2019 *12-game season*
Aug. 31 at Fordham (Patriot)
Sep. 7 vs. Merrimack (Ind)
Sep. 14 at Valparaiso (Pioneer)
Sep. 21 at Eastern Michigan (FBS/MAC)
Oct. 12 at Columbia (Ivy)

2020
Sep. 19 vs. Valparaiso (Pioneer)
Sep. 26 at Toledo (MAC)
Oct. 10 at Columbia (Ivy)
TBD vs. Holy Cross (Patriot)

2021
Sep. 11 at Holy Cross (Patriot)
Sep. 18 vs. Fordham (Patriot)
Oct. 2 at Monmouth (Big South)
Oct. 9 vs. Columbia (Ivy)

2022
Sep. 3 vs. New Haven (D-II/NE-10)
Sep. 17 at Hampton (Big South)
Sep. 24 at Albany (CAA)
Oct. 8 vs. Brown (Ivy)

2023
Sep. 16 at Hampton (Big South)
Sep. 23 vs. Monmouth (Big South)
Oct. 7 at Brown (Ivy)

2024
Sep. 28 vs. Fordham (Patriot)
Oct. 24 at Dartmouth (Ivy)

2025
Sep. 27 at Fordham (Patriot)

2027
Oct. 16 vs. Dartmouth (Ivy)

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by J.J. » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:57 am

UPDATE (9/7/2018)

A few more games to update per www.fbschedules.com. Adding Valparaiso (Pioneer) and Brown (Ivy) to future schedules.

Also, CCSU will not get a return game from Albany - they are paying us a $90k guarantee.

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by J.J. » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am

With the recent announcements regarding Merrimack and Long Island, CCSU faces changes to its Future Football Schedules ...

2019
- Merrimack was already on the schedule as a D-II non-conference game - will this now be a NEC game?
- Will Long Island be on the schedule this season as well?
- NCAA rules allow FCS teams to play a 12-game schedule this season.
- CCSU needs 1 more home opponent.

2020
- Merrimack and Long Island fully expected to be on board as a NEC games.
- 8-game conference slate allows 3 non-conference games to be scheduled.
- Valpo, Holy Cross and Columbia tentative scheduled.
- No FBS opponent on the schedule yet.

2021
- Four (4) non-conference opponents tentatively scheduled.
- Only 3 opening available for non-conference games.
- No FBS opponent on the schedule yet.

2022
- Four (4) non-conference opponents tentatively scheduled.
- Only 3 opening available for non-conference games.
- No FBS opponent on the schedule yet.

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by Skyhawkct » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:46 am

Questions JJ

Merrimack has to go through a four year NCAA transition period. I’m assuming games with them in all sports will be considered NEC games but they won’t be an NEC member until 2022...correct?

Since LIU Brooklyn is D-1, can/will the newly “acquired” football program be D-1 immediately next season?

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by J.J. » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 am

Skyhawkct wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:46 am
Questions JJ

Merrimack has to go through a four year NCAA transition period. I’m assuming games with them in all sports will be considered NEC games but they won’t be an NEC member until 2022...correct?

Since LIU Brooklyn is D-1, can/will the newly “acquired” football program be D-1 immediately next season?
Sky - I'm not 100% sure, but here's what I think:

1) Merrimack will try to play a NEC schedule in most sports (even football) starting next season (2019-20); however even if they do play a full league schedule, they are not eligible for NEC postseason play in any team sports for the first 4 seasons. For example, if they finish in in 6th place in basketball next year, they wouldn't play in the NEC Tourney and the 9th place team would be included instead.

As for football, next year they may just play some or all NEC teams - nothing has been announced. They might be eligible for weekly awards, count in stats, etc. but they are definitely ineligible for the NEC bid to the playoffs. So if they finished in first place, the 2nd place team would go to the playoffs instead.

2) Long Island is a more complex issue and likely the NCAA has some special rules that apply regarding individual player eligibility, but I think you are right. Since the school is already D-I, it is likely they are immediately eligible for D-I post season play in any "new" sports like football. They aren't reclassifying their athletic program, like Merrimack is, they are just adding teams.

I think this would be no different that if CCSU added MLax or Field Hockey - the teams would be immediate eligible because we are a D-I athletic program.

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by J.J. » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:58 pm

Word has it that Maine is UConn’s 2020 FCS opponent. :(

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by ccsuhoops » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:53 am

Wonder if this nightmare season played into that decision at all.

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2023)

Post by J.J. » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm

Central Connecticut adds future games vs. Dartmouth and Fordham

https://fbschedules.com/central-connect ... h-fordham/

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2027)

Post by ccsuhoops » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:39 am

Best place to put this I believe...

While the author of this article appears to want to pimp out athletics to make money hand over fist, our AD seems to have good ideas, the best of which, no more d3 garbage. And of course, I disagree w/ DM, lol, don't tell me we can't get CT, MA, NY, NJ teams to come here and play basketball. We've talked about it before but my word, think out of the box already and get more home games that aren't d3 garbage.

https://centralrecorder.org/60309/sport ... e-deficit/

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2027)

Post by J.J. » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:02 pm

ccsuhoops wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:39 am
Best place to put this I believe...

While the author of this article appears to want to pimp out athletics to make money hand over fist, our AD seems to have good ideas, the best of which, no more d3 garbage. And of course, I disagree w/ DM, lol, don't tell me we can't get CT, MA, NY, NJ teams to come here and play basketball. We've talked about it before but my word, think out of the box already and get more home games that aren't d3 garbage.

https://centralrecorder.org/60309/sport ... e-deficit/
Great article. Nice job by the reporter getting a good story and quotes.

Totally respect the AD for not pimping out the football and basketball teams for $$$, but we still need a few of those "showcase" games, there is no way around it.

Personally, I think we should play up to 2 FBS a year (especially in 12-game seasons) for budgetary purposes, but just 1 FBS game a season is OK. I agree that we should only schedule G5 FBS teams and of course we would love to play UConn and UMass, but I wouldn't call $400k at Ball State a huge payday - in fact that's a perfect game for us. No one is suggesting we taking $800K for a beating from Ohio State. It is kinda pathetic we have to take $$$ from FCS teams like Stony Brook and New Hampshire, but I get it.

Also, I don't mind Central "buying" a home football game for $20k from a D-II school, but if we are afraid to schedule Southern Connecticut or a PSAC team, then don't bother. Ideally, if we can get home games scheduled with FCS teams from the Ivy, Patriot, and MEAC, then we don't need to buy any games.

I also agree with the AD, that men's basketball should have at about 4-5 "guarantee" games vs. major conference teams that are likely to contend for the NCAA/NIT. More than that is really pimping the team out, and any less isn't living up to the expectations of a D-I program. Absolutely, no lower-division games at home, period!

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2027)

Post by hilltopper » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:27 am

Its my understanding that LIU football is going to be FCS right from the start, no transition period.

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Re: Future Schedules (2019-2027)

Post by J.J. » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:35 pm

hilltopper wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:27 am
Its my understanding that LIU football is going to be FCS right from the start, no transition period.
Confirmed - LIU begins Northeast Conference play in 2019.

Appears that Merrimack will have to wait 3 season and won't officially begin NEC play until 2022. I imagine they may show up on NEC team's schedules as a non-conference opponent before that.

I updated the first post in this thread looking out a few years out. 2020 and 2021 appear to be complete with 4 non-conf opponents and 7 NEC games, but after that it gets messy, so I stress that all this is a very tentative, subject to change.

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