- Aug 27, 2011
Please remember, I went to school in Boston (Northeastern). I fully understand the landscape of Boston college sports and the importance of hockey, including the Beanpot. But I maintain, it’s a great college town with a nice flavor of college sports. And, yes, UMass will never have the support outside of its area. It’s widely known, as you probably know, that if it doesn’t happen within the 495 corridor, Boston folks don’t really care.College football and basketball don’t matter in Boston.
The biggest college sports event in Boston is the annual Beanpot hockey tournament between Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, and Boston University.
BC in the ACC football and basketball don’t matter. Syracuse is lucky locals appreciate high quality athletics and Syracuse football and basketball fill that void. Just like SEC football does in the south and other areas with their state school.
UMass won’t get the state local support. Fans won’t drice I-90 West to Amherst and they won’t go to Gillette.