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Report: MAC sticking with eight-game conference schedule

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Don’t expect to see an extra game of #MACtion anytime soon.

As debates rage in power conferences about whether to play an eight or nine-game schedule, the MAC went about its business pretty quietly. Per CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler:

Chances are, this won’t affect much in terms of the conference’s slim chances of breaking into the College Football Playoff. Going to nine conference games could’ve hindered some teams from scheduling multiple big-five opponents — Northern Illinois had Iowa and Kansas on its schedule in its Orange Bowl season of 2012 — but it’ll take an awful lot of good fortune for a MAC team to enter the four-team playoff discussion.

In a more practice sense, it means the same amount of #MACtion we’ve been getting in recent years. Which has been an awful lot of #MACtion.

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5 Responses to “Report: MAC sticking with eight-game conference schedule”
  1. thefiesty1 says: May 9, 2014 2:44 PM

    They’ve got to leave enough games open for the B1G to beat them senseless and get a big payday for their trouble.

  2. chunkala says: May 9, 2014 5:27 PM

    Sad but true. Please create a new division of the 5 Power conferences and a handful of others.

  3. tigersfandan says: May 9, 2014 5:35 PM

    @ chunkala

    What is needed is for the people who worship money to be removed from positions of NCAA power. A drastic restructuring of the conferences is not necessary.

  4. kansacity88 says: May 9, 2014 10:47 PM

    @ thefiesty1

    Except NIU wasn’t buying it….at least last season. They beat two AND THEN got paid also!!

  5. vincentbojackson says: May 11, 2014 8:31 AM

    thefiesty1 says:

    They’ve got to leave enough games open for the B1G to beat them senseless and get a big payday for their trouble.

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    Funny. Except for the well-documented fact that MAC teams beat B1G opponents every season.

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