_ _ _ _
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 63

Thread: Basketball Scheduling Changes

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Outside of the cave, in the bright sunlight.
    Posts
    6,500

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    CUSA fans may not want to do it but apparently their presidents MAY have agreed to it. Geography may be a reason why.
    Let's hope so.

    Still, I hope this is not the extent of our non-conference scheduling changes. I know you don't favor it, but we need a couple more games versus power programs.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    4,167

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Need to create a partnership with Tulane and host a Smoothie King shootout every year with 4 other teams from other conferences


  3. #43
    Cajunsmike is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,201

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Let's hope so.

    Still, I hope this is not the extent of our non-conference scheduling changes. I know you don't favor it, but we need a couple more games versus power programs.
    Actually I think we should be playing at least three schools from the major conferences and would be OK with four. That needs to be balanced with academics and travel etc. however. The more of those schools we can play in exempt tournaments the better.

  4. #44
    Cajunsmike is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,201

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Need to create a partnership with Tulane and host a Smoothie King shootout every year with 4 other teams from other conferences
    Tulane wants nothing to do with us.

  5. #45
    Cajunsmike is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,201

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Let's hope so.

    Still, I hope this is not the extent of our non-conference scheduling changes. I know you don't favor it, but we need a couple more games versus power programs.
    Commissioner Benson just finished an interview with Jay. He "virtually" confirmed that CUSA and the Horizon are the peer conferences in the alliance. Another positive development is that Mark Adams will stay employed by the conference as a scheduling facilitator. A part of that job will be to get more league teams into exempt tournaments. We are likely to play in one this coming season. It is not your normal tourney format. We will go to a couple of the big schools and have a couple of mid major schools come here. We did that two years ago.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    686

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Would love to see Monroe and Ruston together in the same pod.


  7. #47
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    9,130

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    I used the St. Peter's argument because even though we swept them, our RPI took a MASSIVE hit with the fact that they went winless. And yes, we lost more games than we would've liked; but we still would've been in a better position for a regional berth without playing them even with those losses.

    As far as basketball, I like the proposal that the conference is putting forth. But what it also tells me is that they're desperate. Obviously, our conference isn't that great. We all know that. But one thing that has always bothered me about our conference is that we do not know how to think ahead. This proposal should've been implemented at least 5-7 years ago after the last conference realignment. Knowing that P5 schools would try to create their little monopoly, the likes of the Sun Belt, CUSA, Horizon League, etc. should have known that this was bound to happen. It wasn't until this year where we saw that the Sun Belt and CUSA are obviously one-bid leagues where they decided to do something about it. The P5 schools didn't think of all of this in just one year. This was years in the making. What the mid-major conferences should've done was come up with this type of business model early on and evolve from it. Instead, we are starting from step 1 when it already may be too late.
    Desperate or progressive?

  8. #48
    CajunVic is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,366

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Desperate or progressive?
    Could be both 🤔

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,988

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Desperate or progressive?
    The idea itself is progressive but the reason behind actually doing it is desperate

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Louisiana A
    Posts
    20,081
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    The idea itself is progressive but the reason behind actually doing it is desperate
    Desperate is the mother of progressive.

  11. #51
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    112

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    I don't like this alliance thing.

    I've always been one to balk at the idea that your conference defines you. The CUSA guys don't want to do this. They would rather align with the MVC and the Colonial. Suppose they do that. Who replaces them in our alliance? The SLC?

    What if the Horizon finds a better grouping for them? Now we get the A-Sun?

    Where do these alliances stop? Suppose the AAC and MWC hook up for football? Then the MAC and CUSA align. What do we do?
    CUSA leadership doesn't ask what the few fans on BBS think when they make these types of decision. lets not base what will happen off what they feel they are and should be.

  12. #52
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    112

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    We can kitty foot around this for as long as we want, but mid majors will no longer be able to get at-larges with just wins. We will have to schedule tougher to get more opportunities for quality RPI wins. That will mean going on the road a few more times each season, a couple less home games each season. What we do with those opportunities is up to us.

    There are no guarantees. We might schedule tough and they turn out to be low RPI schools that season, but not trying is inexcusable.

    I can't imagine one player who would rather play Delta State at home than go on the road at a big time college basketball school.
    completely agree with all of this. so the question for Louisiana, is it worth it to us, as we try to build a consistent at-large bubble level program,( just start by trying to make it to the bubble year in and year out) to lose a couple low to no rpi home games for high rpi road games?

  13. #53
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    3,005

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Anything that helps not having to pay to see games against Loyola, Millsaps, Panhandle State, West Florida, etc. is a plus!


  14. #54
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    659

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Duggie35 View Post
    Anything that helps not having to pay to see games against Loyola, Millsaps, Panhandle State, West Florida, etc. is a plus!
    The new scheduling criteria does not ban non-D1 games.

  15. #55
    Cajunsmike is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,201

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    The new scheduling criteria does not ban non-D1 games.
    It does not, but it gives you 22 games. You will now have 20 conference games and 2 alliance games. You are allowed 29 unless you play in an exempt tournaments which can get you to 31. It should allow fewer non D1 games. Right now you are allowed 2 non D1 games, I would hope most schools reduce it to 1 with the scheduling help they are now receiving. On another matter, the league is keeping Mark Adams on as a scheduling facilitator according to what Commissioner Benson said yesterday. He probably will be the one deciding which alliance games are played within the three leagues. My hope is that he can get us more D1 games against other leagues besides those in the alliance.

  16. #56
    Cajunsmike is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,201

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    I don't know if the scheduling alliance will include CUSA. They are fussing pretty hard on their BBS Board about this. Of course, they think they are above us and the Horizon.
    Commissioner Benson in his interview yesterday with Jay indicated the Horizon and CUSA are the alliance leagues. AD Bryan Maggard did the same this morning in his interview with Steve and Cody. It appears that the presidents have put economics ahead of the egos of some fans. They don't have much choice in the world of today. I think fans are overreacting. You will probably play one game against each of the alliance leagues. That means CUSA teams will likely have to play one SBC team per year and it will be at home every other year. That won't kill any of their programs.

  17. #57
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Outside of the cave, in the bright sunlight.
    Posts
    6,500

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Commissioner Benson just finished an interview with Jay. He "virtually" confirmed that CUSA and the Horizon are the peer conferences in the alliance. Another positive development is that Mark Adams will stay employed by the conference as a scheduling facilitator. A part of that job will be to get more league teams into exempt tournaments. We are likely to play in one this coming season. It is not your normal tourney format. We will go to a couple of the big schools and have a couple of mid major schools come here. We did that two years ago.
    Awesome. Thanks for the info.

    Sounds like a few schools are finally starting to "get it" and bury some egos.

  18. #58
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    3,005

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    The new scheduling criteria does not ban non-D1 games.
    I realize that, but as Jay Walker mentioned on his broadcast yesterday, these extra guaranteed games should eliminate any excused for scheduling non-D1's in the future! These two new Alliance games could simply replace the 2 non-D1's we have been seeing each year even if everything else just remains the same.

  19. #59
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    5,198

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    This is a positive step, but I feel like people are forgetting the fact that these are still reallly crappy basketball leagues. There are more teams we don't want to play in those conferences than teams we do want to play. Only 4 of 14 C-USA teams were in the top 150 in RPI. Only 2 of 10 Horizon teams were in the top 150.

    I'd be curious to know how secheduling will work for this.


  20. #60
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Outside of the cave, in the bright sunlight.
    Posts
    6,500

    Default Re: Basketball Scheduling Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    This is a positive step, but I feel like people are forgetting the fact that these are still reallly crappy basketball leagues. There are more teams we don't want to play in those conferences than teams we do want to play. Only 4 of 14 C-USA teams were in the top 150 in RPI. Only 2 of 10 Horizon teams were in the top 150.

    I'd be curious to know how secheduling will work for this.
    Basically, top top RPI teams from your league will play the top RPI teams from the other leagues. Subsequently, the middle plays the middle and the worst RPI plays the worst RPI.

    The idea is to protect your good RPI teams while making non-conference scheduling a liitle easier for everyone.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •