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Anybody know if Colgate has gotten an 11th game for 2017?

Seems like the 2018 games will be Yale, Furman, and Army away with Cornell at home--plus the six PL games. Which kind of puts Colgate in the same position as 2016 with four home and six away and an open date early.


Holy Cross has gotten really aggressive with their football scheduling--which I'm a big fan of. In 2019 they play two FBS teams (Navy and Syracuse).

http://www.goholycross.com/ViewAr...OEM_ID=33100&ATCLID=211067792
Go...'gate

Still only ten games on the 2017 slate.  I actually don't mind not playing the NEC or Pioneer school which might be used to fill the open date.  OTOH, if we can get a better quality opponent, then an eleventh game is fine.
Gate'83

I asked Vicky about an 11th game last week.  She sounded doubtful, as the options at this point are limited.  

It would also be nice if they updated the future schedules page since we're into the '16 season...
Steve

Just curious... Did you get an answer about adding future schedules to the future schedules section?
I look forward to seeing you on campus soon.
Go 'gate!
'gate80

Bryant outgained a good Montana State team by over 200 yards, and lost a heartbreaker 27-24 yesterday. Bryant added MSU when we dropped them. While I agree with the philosophy of not scheduling NEC or Pioneer schools if we can avoid it, I have to question dropping a home game for an open date. Or I would have preferred dropping Bryant to travel to Montana. I wonder whether Bryant would have played us in Hamilton and been willing to drop next year's game in RI.
Gate'83

Steve, I only asked Vicky whether we'd get an 11th game... the update to the future schedules page wasn't discussed.

Look forward to seeing you on campus as well!  I'll be back for Homecoming & the rink dedication, will look for you then.
CR(colorlessraider)

I agree with Gate'80.  It was unfair to Bryant to drop them on short notice and we screwed ourselves.
Gate Raider

Colgate's FB schedules have been terrible and it looks like it will continue.  The best part of the season and they are mostly away.  Unless they start getting some early season home games, they will lose the few fans who now attend in cold dark November.  Last year's home game with Lehigh for the PL championship was attended by about two  hundred people and you can see that on youtube.  That is ridiculous.  You can't have a football team that costs several millions of dollars a year and play before less than 200 people just to satisfy a few alum who are living in the past.  Colgate has to get students and more fans to the games.  You do that by having some games in good weather early.   Yesterday Utica College, a D3 program, had 1,200 at their game.  Heck, I think Morrisville gets more fans than Colgate.   Bryants not good enough for Colgate but was okay with Montana St.?  Bryant would put up a good game with Colgate and they could win it.
Gate'83

Gate Raider wrote:
Colgate's FB schedules have been terrible and it looks like it will continue.  The best part of the season and they are mostly away.  Unless they start getting some early season home games, they will lose the few fans who now attend in cold dark November.  Last year's home game with Lehigh for the PL championship was attended by about two  hundred people and you can see that on youtube.  That is ridiculous.  You can't have a football team that costs several millions of dollars a year and play before less than 200 people just to satisfy a few alum who are living in the past.  Colgate has to get students and more fans to the games.  You do that by having some games in good weather early.   Yesterday Utica College, a D3 program, had 1,200 at their game.  Heck, I think Morrisville gets more fans than Colgate.   Bryants not good enough for Colgate but was okay with Montana St.?  Bryant would put up a good game with Colgate and they could win it.


Good to see some arguments are evergreen.  GR, did you retype this or just cut & paste from last fall?
Gate Raider

[quote="Gate'83:1142"][quote="Gate Raider:1141"]Colgate's FB schedules have been terrible and it looks like it will continue.  The best part of the season and they are mostly away.  Unless they start getting some early season home games, they will lose the few fans who now attend in cold dark November.  Last year's home game with Lehigh for the PL championship was attended by about two  hundred people and you can see that on youtube.  That is ridiculous.  You can't have a football team that costs several millions of dollars a year and play before less than 200 people just to satisfy a few alum who are living in the past.  Colgate has to get students and more fans to the games.  You do that by having some games in good weather early.   Yesterday Utica College, a D3 program, had 1,200 at their game.  Heck, I think Morrisville gets more fans than Colgate.   Bryants not good enough for Colgate but was okay with Montana St.?  Bryant would put up a good game with Colgate and they could win it.[/quote]

Good to see some arguments are evergreen.  GR, did you retype this or just cut & paste from last fall?[/quote]
Still true, no?
Gate'83

Gate Raider wrote:

Still true, no?


In the spirit of cut & paste, Future covered this pretty well last November:

Re: 2016 Schedule -- The Future, 11/26/15 9:54:13am Thu

I have also heard (from Vicky) that the PL schedules the in league football games years out. (On a side note, some Fordham fans were mad this year that three teams had bye weeks before their games--felt like it was a conspiracy by the league against them.)

The current 2016 schedule currently has six away games and four home games with one game left to be filled. The PL scheduled three of Colgate's league home games for November.

Out of conference, Colgate is always going to have two home games and three away games (so it can play an FBS school).

Colgate has scheduled one of the two home games it can schedule at this point. It is on October first.

Colgate has one game left to schedule. Hopefully, it will be a home game against a quality opponent on September 10th (which is before the Ivies have started their season). At this point, that would seem like a hard thing to find.

But, if Colgate does pull that off, then, based on the constraints of the league, and Colgate's wanting to play an away game every year against an FBS team, and Colgate's wanting to play like-minded top-tier FCS schools, Colgate will have done a perfect job of scheduling.

Isn't it great to know that Colgate is one game away from 2016 scheduling perfection?!?!?!?!?!?!?

And that if Colgate doesn't pull it off, that the 2017 schedule is perfect?!?!?!?!

(EXCEPT FOR NO HOME GAMES IN NOVEMBER!!! WHERE ARE THE HOME GAMES IN NOVEMBER WHEN WE NEED HOME GAMES TO WIN THE LEAGUE?!?!?!?! FANS WILL FORGET ABOUT THIS TEAM IN 2018 IF THERE ARE NO HOME GAMES IN NOVEMBER OF 2017!!!!!!!)


Go 'gate!!! Go understanding that not everything in the world is perfect and sometimes people do the best with the hand they are dealt and that the people scheduling Colgate football are actually doing a pretty good job and I hope if you can't see that you hold yourself to the same standards in life even when not everything goes exactly your way!!!

Also, Beat UNH!!!
Gate Raider

FB schedules

Seems to me that someone from Colgate should be talking to someone at the PL and let them know that the weather in upstate NY is a little different than that of central PA and and DC and that CU shouldn't have to wait until Oct. 29 to get its first PL home game.  Also, Colgate should not have to wait until the fifth week of the season for a home game.
Gate Raider

Just looked at the 2017 schedule.  It is a big improvement.

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