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RE: 2017-18 Schedule
(09-07-2017 07:30 AM)etsubuc Wrote:  Coach Forbes just said on the radio that they were doing 2 scrimmages against Division 1 teams instead of exhibitions because he feels that the team gets more out of a scrimmage than a exhibition that he should win by 40 points.

Fair point. Just don't schedule Tusculum as a regular season game then.

Interesting, coach knows best I suppose. As a fan though I selfishly want that exhibition to start the season. I also selfishly want some OOC road games that are easy for fans to get to. We'll probably try getting to Rupp but nothing else looks easy or particularly interesting. It's a really hard job to put these schedules together. All these other teams want wins just as much as we do. At this point it just seems like reality that we will play two D2 home games every year.
09-07-2017 09:49 AM
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RE: 2017-18 Schedule
(09-07-2017 09:49 AM)MTBuc Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 07:30 AM)etsubuc Wrote:  Coach Forbes just said on the radio that they were doing 2 scrimmages against Division 1 teams instead of exhibitions because he feels that the team gets more out of a scrimmage than a exhibition that he should win by 40 points.

Fair point. Just don't schedule Tusculum as a regular season game then.

Interesting, coach knows best I suppose. As a fan though I selfishly want that exhibition to start the season. I also selfishly want some OOC road games that are easy for fans to get to. We'll probably try getting to Rupp but nothing else looks easy or particularly interesting. It's a really hard job to put these schedules together. All these other teams want wins just as much as we do. At this point it just seems like reality that we will play two D2 home games every year.

More than hard...Teams simply refuse to play us and we can't pay tens of thousands for teams to visit us. Given these hefty constraints, I am relieved the schedule is now posted.

While I get the implications of scheduling (e.g., strength of schedule, distance to away games), in the final analysis, I just don't care. I am just pumped that the season quickly approaches.
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09-07-2017 10:33 AM
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RE: 2017-18 Schedule
After a little research

Troy 22-15 last year, returns top 2 and 4 of top 5 scorers.

Ga Southern 18-15 last year and return their top 6 scorers.

Fort Wayne 20-13 returns 3 of top 4 top scorers on a high scoring team/

No Kentucky 24-11 return top 2 and 3 of top 5 scorers

All of these non conference games will be tough.

Kentucky and Xavier on road? Enough said.

Deleware State, Detroit, Fordham and Savannah St should be very winnable.

Hiwassee and Tusculum cannon fodder.
09-07-2017 07:00 PM
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Disappointed to see former foe Northern KY on the schedule and an away game at that. Had hoped we had put the A-Sun in the rearview mirror.
09-07-2017 07:27 PM
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(09-07-2017 07:27 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Disappointed to see former foe Northern KY on the schedule and an away game at that. Had hoped we had put the A-Sun in the rearview mirror.
Northern Ky is a member of the Horizon League. They left the Asun in 2015.
09-07-2017 09:06 PM
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Northern Kentucky won the Horizon Conference last year and played Kentucky in first 1st round of NCAA, losing 79-70.

They play in beautiful new 9,000 seat arena.

They have come long way since their A-Sun days.
09-07-2017 09:11 PM
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Yeah, Northern kentucky is a pretty legit foe. Not a pushover by any means whatsoever.
09-07-2017 09:42 PM
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They used the Asun to transition, nothing more. I like this game.
09-07-2017 10:13 PM
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(09-07-2017 07:27 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Disappointed to see former foe Northern KY on the schedule and an away game at that. Had hoped we had put the A-Sun in the rearview mirror.

Lucky for you we play them twice and the second game is at home!

PS I am happy about this somehow.
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09-07-2017 11:38 PM
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(09-07-2017 09:06 PM)seagrove10 Wrote:  
(09-07-2017 07:27 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Disappointed to see former foe Northern KY on the schedule and an away game at that. Had hoped we had put the A-Sun in the rearview mirror.
Northern Ky is a member of the Horizon League. They left the Asun in 2015.
Thanks! I don't follow anything/any news related to the nightmare of the ASun.
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09-08-2017 05:43 AM
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