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Wagner to Patriot League in Football Could Open Up Great Rivalry Opportunities

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Wagner to Patriot League in Football Could Open Up Great Rivalry Opportunities

(Photo Credit: Staten Island Live)

While the news has broken that Quinnipiac and Monmouth will be accepting bids to the MAAC conference and leaving the NEC in all sports, nothing is official just yet. 

The MAAC’s presidents will be conducting a formal vote on the matter tomorrow, and until then, it’s technically speculation.

So is the thought of Wagner and Monmouth headed to other football conferences – something that seems fairly logical, should their moves to the MAAC be confirmed.  The MAAC does not sponsor football, and while the Hawks and Seahawks could spend $250,000 in exit money and then re-apply for associate, non-voting membership in the NEC for next season, it’s far from clear whether either party would welcome the arrangement.

If Wagner is thinking about joining the Patriot League in football, what could that mean to them?

It could open up an interesting concept I’ve felt has been a missed opportunity for years – annual contests to see who’s the best FCS team of New York City.
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Game Preview, Fordham at Lehigh, 9/29/2012

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Game Preview, Fordham at Lehigh, 9/29/2012

(Photo Credit: WFUV)Everyone knew that Fordham would be a different team from the Rams that went 1-10 in 2011.The only question was: how different?They changed the helmets – a sort-of cross between the crimson, white-lined black letter of Harvard and t…

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