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NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
07-14-2017 06:55 PM
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(07-14-2017 06:55 PM)olddawg Wrote:  Good news for us mid-majors.
http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...t-process/

This reads like a good development
07-14-2017 06:59 PM
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RE: NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
More reason to play the guarantee games. Rowe has said he wants 2 per year. Perhaps he rethinks that preference with this new knowledge and adds some more beef to the OOC schedule.
07-15-2017 10:01 AM
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(07-15-2017 10:01 AM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  More reason to play the guarantee games. Rowe has said he wants 2 per year. Perhaps he rethinks that preference with this new knowledge and adds some more beef to the OOC schedule.

We talk a lot about the money for a payday game in FB, but very little in basketball. I seem to remember Stanford paying us $40k to go out there several years ago, but what is a game pay these days?
07-15-2017 12:53 PM
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RE: NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
Great in theory...but does anyone really believe that the Committee is going to select more mid-majors for At-Large bids? If anything, this will probably just serve as a tiebreaker between the 8th place SEC team and the 8th place ACC team for seeding purposes.
07-15-2017 01:16 PM
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Close to $100,000 to play the big dogs. JMU can make more money in a few games than they make all year for ticket sales.
07-15-2017 01:17 PM
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RE: NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
(07-15-2017 01:17 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Close to $100,000 to play the big dogs. JMU can make more money in a few games than they make all year for ticket sales.

Thanks, now if we can sniff out some beatable big dogs and get a win and a nice paycheck, it may serve us well in bringing back the fans for some home games.
07-15-2017 03:49 PM
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RE: NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
I look at this change a little differently in terms of the realistic opportunity for JMU. I think JMU can build excitement around their program and build a name for themselves by winning some games against teams from better conferences at home. If JMU can get back to being a program that is 75-150 consistently there will be opportunities to host teams in P5 leagues who are looking for "winnable" road games that score higher when the NCAA selection committee reviews their resume for an at large. Also schools in the A-10 and AAC would have more of an incentive to play a team like JMU on the road. There will be opportunities for home and home series with these types of programs.

I think the elite P5 will still wind up balancing their schedule where they play a lot at home but better teams at home and a few other elite top 30 teams on the road or a neutral site.

In a way early on this rule change could discourage an elite P5 from scheduling a team like JMU who is above 161 because that is a category 4 win.
07-16-2017 07:42 AM
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If the NCAA was serious about creating a level playing field, they would require all teams to play an equal amount of home games and away games. Every conference requires this for conference games so all of the schools must agree that an equal amount of home and away games is fair. Why do they not feel the same about their non-conference games?

The NCAA and its Presidents need to stand up to the P5s and represent ALL of their institutions. If the P5 would like to break away from the NCAA, I honestly believe the schools that remain will be just fine. How could they be worse? The P5s are keeping most of the money and TV coverage anyway. The non-P5s may actually do better without the P5s as there will be more opportunity to build their own branding rather than hope for the crumbs from the P5s.
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RE: NCAA Tournament committee to emphasize road results in new bracket process
(07-16-2017 04:48 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  If the NCAA was serious about creating a level playing field, they would require all teams to play an equal amount of home games and away games. Every conference requires this for conference games so all of the schools must agree that an equal amount of home and away games is fair. Why do they not feel the same about their non-conference games?

The NCAA and its Presidents need to stand up to the P5s and represent ALL of their institutions. If the P5 would like to break away from the NCAA, I honestly believe the schools that remain will be just fine. How could they be worse? The P5s are keeping most of the money and TV coverage anyway. The non-P5s may actually do better without the P5s as there will be more opportunity to build their own branding rather than hope for the crumbs from the P5s.

Nation, Nation, Nation... come on. This is the United States, not Cuba, Korea, or the old Soviet Union. Our schools are free to make choices and I'm damn glad I spent time defending that right. We simply need to develop a strategy, a team, and a strong program to combat those that stand in our way to greatness.

I get a lot more satisfaction out of beating "the haves" at their game versus making them come down to ours, or worse, their separating themselves further. Don't you like beating them whether it be MBB as we did under Coach Campenelli, in football as we did to UVA and Tech, as our WBB teams have continuously done for a long time, or as our Softball team is now dismantling the power programs on a regular basis?
07-16-2017 08:59 PM
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