UMass' AD Bamford Tweeted that he is close to announcing a "robust" football scheduling package with UConn, so I thinking they will be annual opponents for as long as they are both playing football. They probably should play annually at Fenway on Thanksgiving weekend to add a little interest to the game.
I’d really like to understand the finances of UConn and UMass playing as FBS independents in New England. It seems impossible that they’re better off financially doing that than they would be playing in the CAA for football.
Well, FSG has hosted such powerhouse matchups as Dartmouth-Brown, BC-UConn, and Maine-UMass in recent years. I hardly think that a matchup involving the two largest schools in New England that would likely draw 20K+ to an otherwise closed ballpark is such an absurd possibility, especially when they could stage multiple high school Thanksgiving games on Wednesday and Thursday. The Red Sox know how to make money off of their ballpark beyond baseball.