My rants and insight into Colgate athletics and Patriot League sports

Monday, April 10, 2006

Stony Brook on the move

And most likely Albany soon too. Take a read here.

To summarize, Stony Brook is leaving the NEC in 2007 to become a I-AA independent. They are going to the 63 scholarship max. This is most likely a move towards creating America East football by the end of this decade. I guess Stony Brook has figured out that they shouldn't wait to get to 63 scholarships if they want to be competitive with Maine, UNH, etc. at that time.

And what one does, the other will do too. Albany will make this move shortly too, probably in the same time frame as Stony Brook. We've got the Great Danes on the schedule next year, so they will have two scholarship classes under their belt. This move, if the follow like I think they will, will only help their recruiting.

I've beat this point pretty senseless around the Internet. but it is TIME for Patriot League football scholarships. Pretty much after 2007, Albany and Stony Brook (and who knows who else) will not be mid-majors anymore and they will be luring away a few good recruits from Patriot League schools each year.


  • Stony Brook and Albany going to football scholarships; the Ivy League considering post season play! It seems that unless Colgate moves to football scholarhips in the near future, we will be an island unto ourselves; or Level 2/3 here we come.

    By Anonymous Lennie, at 5:25 PM  

  • What is Level 2?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:41 PM  

  • I believe lennie was saying Division II or Division III here we come (if we don't move to football scholarships).

    He can correct me if I'm wrong...

    By Blogger colgate13, at 9:41 AM  

  • Thanks Colgate13. Division II or Division III was what I should have said.

    By Anonymous Lennie, at 11:59 AM  

  • Division II has up to 45 scholies. Colgate can't play Division II unless it moves all its sports down...would the patriot ever do that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:45 PM  

  • Colgate would never go Division II, and never Division III. Our future is firmly in Division I. It is what sets us apart from a sea of small liberal arts colleges and puts us in the arena of the Ivy League. There may have been a while ago some faculty types that would have liked to tone down Colgate sports, but they lost. We'll never be a BCS type school, but we'll pick our battles (I-AA football, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.) and hopefully be successful along the way.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 10:17 PM  

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