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RE: MBB Schedule 2016/17
(08-05-2016 04:56 PM)CISDuke2014 Wrote:  So basing it off last year's final ratings JMU SHOULD be favorites in every OOC game except the season opener in Norfolk.

That is correct. If the contests were played at the end of last season and accounting for home field advantage JMU would be favored in every game except for their contest at Old Dominion.
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08-05-2016 05:05 PM
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RE: MBB Schedule 2016/17
Another thing of note from this schedule is that there aren't any super dangerous road trips where the Dukes have a lot of travel in a short stretch of days. There also aren't any stretches of a lot of games, home or away, in very few days. When JMU does play back-to-back Road games they are at nearby schools. And when they do play multiple games in a short stretch they appear to all be home games. This looks like a very fortuitous schedule for a heavily senior-laden team to prepare for the conference stretch.
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08-05-2016 05:10 PM
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(08-05-2016 05:10 PM)JMU_Degenerate Wrote:  Another thing of note from this schedule is that there aren't any super dangerous road trips where the Dukes have a lot of travel in a short stretch of days. There also aren't any stretches of a lot of games, home or away, in very few days. When JMU does play back-to-back Road games they are at nearby schools. And when they do play multiple games in a short stretch they appear to all be home games. This looks like a very fortuitous schedule for a heavily senior-laden team to prepare for the conference stretch.

We will see what the CAA schedule looks like, but I don't think the conference schedule is too travel intensive. The schedule only makes me more excited for this year's team!!! I know I should temper my optimism, but something makes me think this is going to be a turning point year in JMU Athletics... and for the better!
08-05-2016 08:26 PM
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You are smart to feel this way. Injuries will be the only thing that derails a great sports year at JMU.
08-06-2016 07:16 AM
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The only game on the schedule to me that doesn't make a ton of sense is travelling to Montana State. I guess since they aren't doing a far away exempt tournament its an opportunity for an extended trip with the team and building some camaraderie but that's far to travel for a game against a non P5 school. I'd feel better about it if in exchange Montana State Football was playing at Bridgeforth next year.
08-06-2016 07:41 AM
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(08-06-2016 07:41 AM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  The only game on the schedule to me that doesn't make a ton of sense is travelling to Montana State. I guess since they aren't doing a far away exempt tournament its an opportunity for an extended trip with the team and building some camaraderie but that's far to travel for a game against a non P5 school. I'd feel better about it if in exchange Montana State Football was playing at Bridgeforth next year.

Instinct wants to tell me that this game could be part of a deal to play them in FB. Sometimes AD's do get involved and get creative with combining sports in their agreements. The SMU posters last year said their AD does it. It seems like it was mentioned that UMass has been doing this since becoming independent in FB. "Naw", who am I kidding.
08-06-2016 09:07 AM
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There are some nice games with relevant in-state programs ODU, Richmond, George Mason. But it is disappointing to see the Dukes aren't challenging at least one top notch program. A team loaded with seniors is exactly the type of team that knocks off top 25 programs early in the year.

What I heard in coach Rowe's press conference is that we will take on anyone, anywhere.
What I see is that we will have some good in-state games and then a bunch of filler games.
13 OOC games and not one is on the national radar.
More specifically, 7 OOC games on the road and not one is on the national radar.
This schedule is missing a challenge or challenges for the team that would prepare them for high-level post season play.


Of course, this all impacts team and conference rpi ratings.
08-06-2016 09:32 AM
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Is it too early to start planning our take over of the Patriot Center? No, right?
08-06-2016 05:06 PM
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I like the schedule, esp. in state games......Looking forward to a solid season. I think our success depends on guard play. If Mc Clean and new guys can handle to ball vs pressure and not force turnovers I really like this team.
08-08-2016 09:22 AM
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This is a really good schedule.

No p5 teams, but not many dogs either.
08-09-2016 05:35 AM
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