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    This could help mid-major seeding.

    http://www.cbssports.com/college-bas...acket-process/


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    It won't help UL as long as Marlin and Brodhead are scheduling. In fact, it is likely to hurt us. We will get little help in columns 1 and 2, and our bad losses and equally bad wins will hurt us in columns 3 and 4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    It won't help UL as long as Marlin and Brodhead are scheduling. In fact, it is likely to hurt us. We will get little help in columns 1 and 2, and our bad losses and equally bad wins will hurt us in columns 3 and 4.
    We play at Ole Miss, Clemson, and La Tech on the road. We also will face three neutral court quality opponents in the tournament to be held in the tropics in late November. Opportunity for quality wins is there with this schedule. Home non conference schedule won't have any teams to get anyone excited as has been the case in recent years. Plenty of reasons have been given in the past for that situation and those have not changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    One thing I did notice in the article was the move to not rely so heavily on RPI is being pushed back one year. They want to experiment with the other ranking tools behind the scenes before using them in 2018-19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    One thing I did notice in the article was the move to not rely so heavily on RPI is being pushed back one year. They want to experiment with the other ranking tools behind the scenes before using them in 2018-19
    Mike, do you have the date for the Tech game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Home non conference schedule won't have any teams to get anyone excited as has been the case in recent years. Plenty of reasons have been given in the past for that situation and those have not changed.
    Thanks for reminding me how bad our home non conference schedule is. I'd gotten an initial boost of adrenaline when I got my big bill today. Then I'm reminded how Big Fish schedules to boost his win loss record, not the RPI. If only he'd scheduled two top one hundred I'd willingly pay another hundred on each of my overpriced tickets.

    Anyway in the end I'll be reminded none of our season matters, it's all about three wins in March. After all basketball is a minor sport at Louisiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    One thing I did notice in the article was the move to not rely so heavily on RPI is being pushed back one year. They want to experiment with the other ranking tools behind the scenes before using them in 2018-19
    Thanks for the insight Mike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    Mike, do you have the date for the Tech game?
    It would be nice to have a schedule prior to renewal of season tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    It would be nice to have a schedule prior to renewal of season tickets.
    I'm pretty sure that's why they wait so long to announce the home non-conference schedule. They want you to renew before seeing what you're paying for.

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    Thanks for posting the article. The changes are a step in the right direction to make the regular season more meaningful. Speaking of meaningful, I'm hearing our new point guard (Stroman) will make a big impact this season.


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    Is it just me or did the prices increase by a good bit


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#winnin View Post
    Is it just me or did the prices increase by a good bit
    Looks like my tickets went up by $100 from last year. Maybe we have more home games?

    The excellence fee is $1 more than the actual tickets. Haha. Just noticed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    Mike, do you have the date for the Tech game?
    Dec 9th, I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Dec 9th, I've seen.
    Dec. 9th is a Saturday. Were it played in the afternoon, trip there would be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Dec. 9th is a Saturday. Were it played in the afternoon, trip there would be easier.
    For sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Thanks for reminding me how bad our home non conference schedule is. I'd gotten an initial boost of adrenaline when I got my big bill today. Then I'm reminded how Big Fish schedules to boost his win loss record, not the RPI. If only he'd scheduled two top one hundred I'd willingly pay another hundred on each of my overpriced tickets.

    Anyway in the end I'll be reminded none of our season matters, it's all about three wins in March. After all basketball is a minor sport at Louisiana.
    I agree that many fans don't care anymore about basketball at schools like ours. A couple of back to back NCAA tournament appearances could change that. As far as home schedule is concerned we are still facing issue that schools like USM, Tulane, Rice, Houston, and Lamar refuse to play us home and home. Now you can add UNO to that number. Paying people to come here would likely hurt RPI as you would pay SWAc schools to come here and you would get only a few more to attend that game than a D2 school would draw. D2 has no impact on RPI unless you lose so in some ways you are better off with that approach. So what can be done about it. I like the idea of going to a place twice for a return visit here but the staff does not want to do that. Travel and impact on school is one reason. They don't want to play 18 road games and 13 home games as would result at times with that approach. In general, I would be OK with a few more road games but neither I nor anyone here is being listened to when it comes to scheduling decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    Looks like my tickets went up by $100 from last year. Maybe we have more home games?

    The excellence fee is $1 more than the actual tickets. Haha. Just noticed that
    Excellence fee is tax deductible. Some companies also have matching gift policies so you may only have to pay half the requested amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    As far as home schedule is concerned we are still facing issue that schools like USM, Tulane, Rice, Houston, and Lamar refuse to play us home and home. Now you can add UNO to that number.
    What is the reason for this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I agree that many fans don't care anymore about basketball at schools like ours. A couple of back to back NCAA tournament appearances could change that. As far as home schedule is concerned we are still facing issue that schools like USM, Tulane, Rice, Houston, and Lamar refuse to play us home and home. Now you can add UNO to that number. Paying people to come here would likely hurt RPI as you would pay SWAc schools to come here and you would get only a few more to attend that game than a D2 school would draw. D2 has no impact on RPI unless you lose so in some ways you are better off with that approach. So what can be done about it. I like the idea of going to a place twice for a return visit here but the staff does not want to do that. Travel and impact on school is one reason. They don't want to play 18 road games and 13 home games as would result at times with that approach. In general, I would be OK with a few more road games but neither I nor anyone here is being listened to when it comes to scheduling decisions
    Mike you've bought into the it can't be done catagory. I'm pretty sure Dr. Maggard won't accept this style of scheduling excuses for too long.

    The reason we cannot get home and home with some teams you mentioned is our own abismal RPI. I'm suggesting teams in the top 100 RPI Mike, not SWAC, or SLC teams. You have to be more interested in your RPI than your bottom line.

    But Marlin is in good company that's the way almost every SBC team schedules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Mike you've bought into the it can't be done catagory. I'm pretty sure Dr. Maggard won't accept this style of scheduling excuses for too long.

    The reason we cannot get home and home with some teams you mentioned is our own abismal RPI. I'm suggesting teams in the top 100 RPI Mike, not SWAC, or SLC teams. You have to be more interested in your RPI than your bottom line.

    But Marlin is in good company that's the way almost every SBC team schedules.
    I think you asked the $64,000 question. What is Maggard's philosophy about scheduling? How does he juggle the ball$ between a team's performance and facility upgrades? It's hard for me to figure out just what can be accomplished and what realistic expectations are.

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