- Dec 31, 2010
On Friday, James Madison will leave the Colonial Athletic Association behind forever. Well, kind of.
See link above. JMU AD Bourne says he's open to the possibility of playing some of the CAA FCS schools the powerful Dukes left behind with their move to FBS July 1. He specifically mentions the Spiders and W&M in the news report at the link.
Until 2018 the JMU/UR rivalry was one of the best in FCS football, bitter, filled with animosity and passion. It was a battle. Our Spiders held their own against difficult odds versus the Pukes.
They finally figured out how to leverage their tremendous advantages, shedding their reputation of doing less with more, thus the move up to FBS, It'll be interesting to see how the programs stuck in FBS fare as college football continues to evolve.
Do you think we should play the Dukes again if Bourne wishes to schedule a game? I would, but only if the Dukes are willing to pay the BCS price which I think has risen to about $400K per game. I'd go to Turkey Town and pay to see it too!
I don't think it'll ever happen, but never say never....