Our beautiful sport grows more and more broken for anyone not in a Power 6 conference, and it's only accelerating every year. Btw, why the heck is the entire college basketball world now using the football term "Power 5" when talking about *SIX* basketball conferences?
"Regrettably, scheduling paranoia from the major-conference illuminati has struck again. Rather than see an opportunity to play against a trendy/name mid-major and potential top-50 team, nearly two dozen big schools balked in fear. Loyola reached out to approximately 20 teams from the ACC, Big East, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12. All of them, except Maryland, said no.
And before we give Maryland too much credit, you should realize that the Terps wouldn't agree to a home-and-home. This will be a one-time thing, and Loyola, of course, will be the one that has to travel for the game. If it should win, it won't even have the benefit of earning a road victory; the game will be played in Baltimore and therefore officially logged as a neutral-site contest.
"We were trying to get those kind of games on our schedule," Moser said. "Maryland stepped up. It's a one-time deal, they're not returning. It's not ideal for me. You can't build great schedules on getting bought. Here I am, a Final Four team, getting bought."
Last Edit: Nov 1, 2018 10:16:08 GMT -6 by SRT4driver
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