I agree with Mike on the home and home deal, and I have been hammering on that even to the point of suggesting same year home and homes with programs like Tech and NMSU. Tulsa, SIU and Missouri State would be other good home and homes for us, as they are usually decent and not too far away.
Also, except for NMSU they are from conferences that are generally better than the Sun Belt.
I think the scheduling is bad because coaches job security concerns. We need conference challenges to elevate some of the mid major conferences that do well in these matchups. If there is a better schedule, there's a more accurate way to evaluate how good a school's basketball team is. I don't think coaches should schedule games entirely. The AD needs to get involved for purposes of giving us better games.
How much did we pay umass to come here?
Seems the Rustonains on barfs and bytes actuality sound a lot like us...escept NOBODY INVITED THEM.
NIT...P5 schools are all hosting except for Ole Miss. If you are old enough to remember the early 80's, this is just more proof the landscape has changed. The NIT takes the non power regular season champs and backfills with P5s.
We can fuss and complain, but there's your proof. If you're not a power conference team, you best win your tournmanet. Win the regular season and yack the tournament, your prize is the NIT road game. Otherwise, CIT or CBI.
apologize. GEAUX CAJUNS
*FTR, I never said the stadium would not be built. I never ran down Pres Savoie (in fact, I'm the one that said Savoie's legacy here would be the savior of UL athletics). I am one of few NOT calling for Marlin's head.
Getting SF out of here was crucial to our advancement and bringing to light his many missteps, including his bungling of The Russo Park project is something I'll never apologize for. (Our new AD has been on the job a month and I think the difference is crystal clear).
As far as Hudspeth goes, I was one of many that had this opinion. The issue that happened (not a rumor, in fact, took place) has essentially become a 'he-said he-said', and with little evidence to back up more sinister claims, I have softened on my opinion. New information breeds evolving thought. So for the keyboard cowboys that want to question my "intellect", there's that.