Oakland built a better schedule that won't hurt their RPI and has a bunch of winnable games. A 'home' game at the Palace against Michigan State headlines a pretty solid schedule.
Actually, this is the kind of schedule I would build. Two tough outs (MSU and UVA), a winnable non-con high-major (Washington), and a bunch of decent-to-good mid-majors (EMU, RMU, Colorado State, Toledo). I even feel that Southern Illinois is a good game because it's a winnable one against a "name" mid-major.
Look at the home vs. road schedule. This is about what mid-majors get these days and it isn't good.
In addition to Youngstown, Cleveland State, Northern Kentucky and the like, the Grizzlies host Binghamton, Chicago State, Eastern Michigan and a non-D1.
Something needs to be done at the league level.
Out of curiosity, what do you believe the league can do? We aren't in the P5, where we could demand each team play a certain number of P5 h/h every year. That aside, I'm sure Oakland would point to the Michigan State "home game" if the league were to give them trouble.
dylan is referring to the need, which I have often expressed, for mid-major leagues to develop a scheduling strategy with each other. It is SO hard for mid-majors to schedule, and inevitably our home schedules look like OU's does, or worse. Wouldn't you rather play a MAC or CAA school than a D2? The point is, there is no way to get scheduling parity or anything remotely close to it from P5 schools. The mids should band together to help each other out by playing each other more in the non-con, with real home-and-home series, league challenges and exempt tournaments.
"She would constantly try to throw [Coach Jeter] off and create distractions," said another source who worked in the athletic department and no longer is at UWM. "All the time. It was bad. I felt bad for him all the time. I told him, 'You're a bigger man than I am.' It was brutal. Sabotage was in the cards." -- From the JS story, March 17, 2016
Post by Spirit of Bruce on Dec 12, 2015 21:14:50 GMT -6
Props to Coach Kampe. Today, he became the second HL coach to beat pmck this week after he beat Green Bay. Felder had 39 points, living up to his preseason bidding.
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