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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    Schools underestimate the value of quality opponents. If your team schedules against "who cares" opponents, fans will vote their wallets and not show. Outside the Lehigh Valley, the caliber of league opponents doesn't bring sustained interest, so out of conference games are vital.
    Very well stated.

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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

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    I fully understand that and you'll get no argument from me - PL-Ivy games have more "juice" - but let's temper you calling out Fordham fans for being "excited" for playing a regional schedule against the likes of CCSU, SBU, and Bryant.

    Lehigh drew about 5k for a home game against Yale and Penn this year! You got about 5,500 for a HOME game vs. Princeton last year. In 2013, the CCSU game at Lehigh drew 6,386.

    I think PAAllen ise overestimated how "excited" your own fans get for Ivy League games, because they draw about the same as when you play Monmouth or a NEC team. That's my point!
    in 2013 the CCSU game was opening home game coming off a 10-1 season, winning teams put on a good show and will bring out fans

    2017 opening game against Nova, 5800 attendance, weather cloudy with showers

    lot of factors affect attendance, would rather have 5500 against Princeton or 5800 against Nova than 6300 against CCSU anyday

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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Attendance is not just a Patriot League problem.

    http://www.sunherald.com/sports/coll...188205609.html

    Despite having respectable seasons and earning bowl bids, the attendance numbers at Southern Miss and Marshall took a significant drop.


    USM led C-USA in average attendance last year at 28,588. This year, games in Hattiesburg dropped to 21,711. That’s partly explained due to inflated figures that were produced under prior administrations and the distribution of fewer free tickets, but there is no denying there were more empty seats at Roberts Stadium this year. The crowd of 22,761 for USM’s season opener against Kentucky is still baffling.


    Marshall finished second in C-USA behind USM in attendance last year at 24,760, but that figure dropped to 22,417 despite finishing 7-5 after going 3-9 in 2016.


    When Marshall and Southern Miss see waning crowds for no particular reason, that should be a major warning sign for the rest of Conference USA.
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    Not much surprises me about Georgetown. This did.

    Any guess at Joe Moorhead's salary at Georgetown to be quarterbacks coach in 2000? $3,000 a year.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/s...ate/929948001/
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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    Not much surprises me about Georgetown. This did.

    Any guess at Joe Moorhead's salary at Georgetown to be quarterbacks coach in 2000? $3,000 a year.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/s...ate/929948001/
    that's pretty bad

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    Non-conference schedules--home games in bold:

    Bucknell: William & Mary, at Sacred Heart (pending), at Penn, at Villanova, at Monmouth

    Colgate: at New Hampshire, at Furman, at William & Mary, Cornell, at Army

    Fordham: at Charlotte, at Richmond, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut, Bryant

    Georgetown: Campbell, at Marist, at Dartmouth, Columbia, at Brown

    Holy Cross: at Boston College, Yale, Dartmouth, at New Hampshire, at Harvard

    Lafayette: at Sacred Heart, at Delaware, Monmouth, Central Connecticut, at Army

    Lehigh: St. Francis, Villanova, at Navy, at Pennsylvania, at Princeton
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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    Non-conference schedules--home games in bold:

    Bucknell: William & Mary, at Sacred Heart (pending), at Penn, at Villanova, at Monmouth

    Colgate: at New Hampshire, at Furman, at William & Mary, Cornell, at Army

    Fordham: at Charlotte, at Richmond, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut, Bryant

    Georgetown: Campbell, at Marist, at Dartmouth, Columbia, at Brown

    Holy Cross: at Boston College, Yale, Dartmouth, at New Hampshire, at Harvard

    Lafayette: at Sacred Heart, at Delaware, Monmouth, Central Connecticut, at Army

    Lehigh: St. Francis, at Villanova, at Navy, at Pennsylvania, at Princeton
    Honestly, what game is the PL team the favorite in? I'm having a hard time finding one!

    I see a lot if ugliness for the PL next year. Getting two teams to finish with a winning record will be a chore. Colgate might struggle to 6-5.
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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    Non-conference schedules--home games in bold:

    Bucknell: William & Mary, at Sacred Heart (pending), at Penn, at Villanova, at Monmouth

    Colgate: at New Hampshire, at Furman, at William & Mary, Cornell, at Army

    Fordham: at Charlotte, at Richmond, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut, Bryant

    Georgetown: Campbell, at Marist, at Dartmouth, Columbia, at Brown

    Holy Cross: at Boston College, Yale, Dartmouth, at New Hampshire, at Harvard

    Lafayette: at Sacred Heart, at Delaware, Monmouth, Central Connecticut, at Army

    Lehigh: St. Francis, at Villanova, at Navy, at Pennsylvania, at Princeton
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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    Non-conference schedules--home games in bold:

    Bucknell: William & Mary, at Sacred Heart (pending), at Penn, at Villanova, at Monmouth

    Colgate: at New Hampshire, at Furman, at William & Mary, Cornell, at Army

    Fordham: at Charlotte, at Richmond, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut, Bryant

    Georgetown: Campbell, at Marist, at Dartmouth, Columbia, at Brown

    Holy Cross: at Boston College, Yale, Dartmouth, at New Hampshire, at Harvard

    Lafayette: at Sacred Heart, at Delaware, Monmouth, Central Connecticut, at Army

    Lehigh: St. Francis, at Villanova, at Navy, at Pennsylvania, at Princeton
    Looks like a pretty good non-conference slate in general.

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    Re: Patriot League 2018 - way way way to early

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    Honestly, what game is the PL team the favorite in? I'm having a hard time finding one!

    I see a lot if ugliness for the PL next year. Getting two teams to finish with a winning record will be a chore. Colgate might struggle to 6-5.
    If Lehigh can't beat St. Francis at home, then we don't need to worry about the rest of the season.

    Also, how is Lafayette not playing Princeton?

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