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JDBison2010
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03-02-18 03:07 PM - Post#250176    

We're going to Hawaii!

http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2018/3/1/mens-ba sk...

Bison89
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03-02-18 03:11 PM - Post#250178    

Mrs. Bison89 will be happy!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

atlantabison
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03-02-18 03:37 PM - Post#250190    

  • JDBison2010 Said:

ROAD TRIP!!! Although "where were going we dont need roads."
Ray Bucknell!

BUFan
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BUFan
03-02-18 03:52 PM - Post#250199    

Mele kalikimaka!
Bison89
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03-02-18 04:16 PM - Post#250203    

  • BUFan Said:
Mele kalikimaka!



Merry Christmas!

BTW, when are the games?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

Bucknellbisonfan21
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Bucknellbisonfan21
03-02-18 04:28 PM - Post#250205    

December 22, 23 & 25
Bison137
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03-02-18 05:01 PM - Post#250208    

Looks like good competition.

Bucknell (Patriot League), Charlotte (Conference USA), Colorado (Pac-12), Indiana State (Missouri Valley), Rhode Island (A-10), TCU (Big 12), UNLV (Mountain West) and tournament host school Hawai'i (Big West).

I assume this means the Bison won't be playing in rhe Notre Dame event, reported a couple of months ago by Mike Brey, unless that get-together is not an official MTE. Maybe next year.



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03-02-18 05:11 PM - Post#250211    

  • JDBison2010 Said:

WHOAAA! Plus 100 dramatic news points for JDBison2010!
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03-02-18 05:11 PM - Post#250212    

Bucknell's brief announcement:
http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...
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03-02-18 11:36 PM - Post#250346    

While far from the core of our recruiting pitch, having a Hawaii trip on the schedule is a nice thing to throw in there.
HuskyColonial
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03-03-18 08:24 PM - Post#250528    

Should be great trip for the guys and nice company to keep for the competitive side of program.
Bucknellbisonfan21
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Bucknellbisonfan21
04-12-18 07:34 AM - Post#255132    

Bucknell will be playing at Ohio State next year.

https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/9 843894153...
KenZ
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04-12-18 09:52 AM - Post#255138    

Is this a correct summary of what we believe we know so far?

12 possible ooc games with the Diamond Head as our exempt tourney (3 games)

home:
Monmouth
Northeastern
St Joes (think someone indicated we get a return game this year)

away:
Ohio State
Vermont

were Richmond and LaSalle home and homes or is there some remaining obligation on either contract?
Bison137
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04-12-18 10:06 AM - Post#255140    

VCU was likely just a one-game series, but I don't remember seeing anything to confirm it. Possibly could be a two-for-one, with a game in Sojka?

Based on articles where Patsos said he'd like to continue the Bucknell series, I had thought more games with Siena were likely. But now Patsos is likely out the door, as he is being investigated for player abuse, so that series likely won't continue this year.



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04-12-18 10:09 AM - Post#255141    

On a radio/podcast interview, Notre Dame's Coach Brey said the Bison are coming to South Bend. For Walter Ellis, a prompt home visit/game at his father's alma mater.
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04-12-18 11:01 AM - Post#255147    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
On a radio/podcast interview, Notre Dame's Coach Brey said the Bison are coming to South Bend. For Walter Ellis, a prompt home visit/game at his father's alma mater.




Is this a recent comment by Brey, or the one discussed in this thread back in early January?

The reason I ask is that the ND event, although there was little information given, appears to be a multi-team event. And the Diamondhead Invitational in Hawaii is definitely a MTE. NCAA rules appear to restrict a team to one MTE in a season:

"An institution shall limit its total regular-season playing schedule with outside competition in basketball during the playing season to one of the following:

(a) 27 contests (games or scrimmages) and one qualifying regular-season multiple-team event per Bylaw 17.3.5.1.1; or
(b) 29 contests (games or scrimmages) during a playing season in which the institution does not participate in a qualifying regular-season multiple- eam event. "



Now it is possible that the ND event is not going to be an official MTE, although I doubt it because one purpose of a MTE is to allow teams to schedule more games. And it is possible that BU is allowed to play in it and not count it as their one MTE, although the rules seem to limit a team to one MTE per season. Another possibility is that BU, when presented with an unexpected last-minute invitation to the Hawaii event, asked ND if they could defer their participation in the ND event until 2019. You will recall that Brey said that he planned to run the ND event for at least two years, so a delay theoretically would be possible. And it might be easier to work out with Ryan Ayers on the ND staff.



KenZ
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04-12-18 11:06 AM - Post#255148    

my understanding is VCU was a buy game.

i recall Patsos statement as well, was not so sure our new coaching staff was as enthused. Paulsen set it up and had played Loyola when Patsos was there. could continue, but i don't see the likelihood of that being greater than any other regional mid-major home and home.

the Notre Dame tourney is supposed to be an exempt tourney so with our participation in the Diamond Head Classic i have to believe that is off (hopefully just deferred a year).
res
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04-12-18 11:18 AM - Post#255150    

As of this morning, this site is showing ND as "not yet" being in an exempt tournament:

https://www.bloggingthebracket.com/2017/11/27/1667...

res
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04-12-18 11:41 AM - Post#255153    

  • Bison137 Said:
VCU was likely just a one-game series, but I don't remember seeing anything to confirm it. Possibly could be a two-for-one, with a game in Sojka?



I'm almost certain it was a buy game. It's certainly how VCU posters on the A10 message board characterized it.

Interesting about St. Joseph's, though. I assumed that was a buy, as well, but I noticed that a usually knowledgeable Hawks poster indicated that the Hawks bought only one game the past season and it wasn't the Bison, so I'm assuming they will indeed be at Sojka this season (or next?).

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04-12-18 12:22 PM - Post#255162    

  • Bison137 Said:
Is this a recent comment by Brey, or the one discussed in this thread back in early January?

January thread.

KenZ
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04-12-18 12:28 PM - Post#255164    

so what do people think the ooc should look like this year? obviously we lost three great players, have to have players step up and assume new roles, and don't have the same amount of depth in the size department.

also some unknown factor in terms of foes in the Diamond Head Classic, contains 2 p5 as well as teams from some of the better mid- major comferences (a10, mvc), so we'll undoubtedly play at least one, probably two good teams out there.

how many buy games? we usually play 3, but that would mKe for a pretty heavy schedule for a team that has to find its new identity given what else is already on the schedule.

i think:
- two buy games including OSU
- three games in Hawaii
- three series away games: Vermont +2 more
- five series home games: Monmouth, Northeastern, St Joes +2 more

on the additional games, away i would like to see another series with an A10 team that will come to Sojka start or continue with LaSalle or Richmond, maybe Mason now that Paulsen's players have graduated. also would like to see us continue to play in Philly regularly. Penn would be good, but have heard they don't have much interest in coming to Lewisburg.

other mid majors i like for series most Ivies, Delaware, W&M, Albany.
Bison89
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04-12-18 12:51 PM - Post#255166    

It has been a while since we played Delaware, Drexel, and Fordham. I'd be interested in any of those three in a home-away series.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

DoCtoR62
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04-12-18 03:59 PM - Post#255175    

If possible, playing an Ivy on the same trip as Vermont (Dartmouth???) could make sense.

I'm sure a lot of people would like to play Pitt this year, but it would be good to get a game in Pittsburgh (even Duquesne if Pitt isn't available) as well as Philly.

I too think Fordham, Drexel and Delaware are all attractive options. And, I know it's been discussed before, but would love to see a game in Hershey. Perhaps Jay Wright would be willing to play a game there in the next couple of years since he has a Hershey High grad on the roster.
jkrun80
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04-12-18 06:05 PM - Post#255184    

A couple of Ivy games would be great. Would like to see us play Cornell or Princeton again. Maybe a MAC team as well - Buffalo would be a good game.
Bison137
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05-30-18 09:03 PM - Post#257410    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
On a radio/podcast interview, Notre Dame's Coach Brey said the Bison are coming to South Bend. For Walter Ellis, a prompt home visit/game at his father's alma mater.




Is this a recent comment by Brey, or the one discussed in this thread back in early January?

The reason I ask is that the ND event, although there was little information given, appears to be a multi-team event. And the Diamondhead Invitational in Hawaii is definitely a MTE. NCAA rules appear to restrict a team to one MTE in a season:

"An institution shall limit its total regular-season playing schedule with outside competition in basketball during the playing season to one of the following:

(a) 27 contests (games or scrimmages) and one qualifying regular-season multiple-team event per Bylaw 17.3.5.1.1; or
(b) 29 contests (games or scrimmages) during a playing season in which the institution does not participate in a qualifying regular-season multiple- eam event. "



Now it is possible that the ND event is not going to be an official MTE, although I doubt it because one purpose of a MTE is to allow teams to schedule more games. And it is possible that BU is allowed to play in it and not count it as their one MTE, although the rules seem to limit a team to one MTE per season. Another possibility is that BU, when presented with an unexpected last-minute invitation to the Hawaii event, asked ND if they could defer their participation in the ND event until 2019. You will recall that Brey said that he planned to run the ND event for at least two years, so a delay theoretically would be possible. And it might be easier to work out with Ryan Ayers on the ND staff.




Looks like the Bison are going to defer participating in the Notre Dame event until 2019-20. The ND field is reportedly now set with ND hosting Duquesne, William and Mary, UIC, and Radford. Duquesne will host all of the teams except ND. Had the Bison participated in place of W&M, it appears they might have had home games with Radford and UIC and road games at ND and Duquesne.

Since this event is definitely an official multi-team event, the Bison could not have participated in it and Diamond Head in the same year.



BisonFan4
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05-30-18 10:14 PM - Post#257411    

I hear Nebraska & St Mary's will be on the ooc schedule for the upcoming yr.
Bison137
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05-30-18 10:44 PM - Post#257413    

  • BisonFan4 Said:
I hear Nebraska & St Mary's will be on the ooc schedule for the upcoming yr.




Interesting. I could see the Bison making a stop at St. Mary's for a game on the way to Hawaii. There is a 9-day gap between the end of finals and the first game of the Diamond Head event - plenty of time for two or three games prior to Hawaii.

I'm racking my brain as to the Nebraska game. It seems a little strange that BU would fly all the way to Lincoln NE for one OOC game - but I'm not sure what other way the two could meet.



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05-30-18 11:13 PM - Post#257416    

  • BisonFan4 Said:
I hear Nebraska & St Mary's will be on the ooc schedule for the upcoming yr.


Awaiting jubilant response from the artist formerly known as GMoney89.
Bison137
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05-30-18 11:27 PM - Post#257417    

I just took a look at the St. Mary's board and found that a regular poster back in April said that Bucknell would be visiting them, either on the way to or on the way back from Hawaii.

With the PL schedule the past two years, it would have had to be before Diamond Head - since league play started by December 29th. But this year I see that the NCAA tournament - which drives all of the other scheduling - is later than normal. That has allowed the PL schedule to not start until January 3rd, which in turn frees up space for at least one OOC game after Christmas.



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05-30-18 11:35 PM - Post#257418    

Following up on the above, here is the Bison PL schedule - before adjustments for TV of course.


Jan-3 @ American
Jan-6 @ Boston U
Jan-9 Army
Jan-12 Lafayette
Jan-16 @ Lehigh
Jan-19 Colgate
Jan-23 Loyola
Jan-26 @ Holy Cross
Jan-30 Navy
Feb-2 Boston U
Feb-6 @ Army
Feb-9 @ Lafayette
Feb-13 Lehigh
Feb-16 @ Colgate
Feb-20 @ Loyola
Feb-23 Holy Cross
Feb-27 @ Navy
Mar-2 American

Mar-5 PL First Round
Mar-7 PL Quarters
Mar-10 PL Semis
Mar-13 PL Championship


Bison weekend opponents are Boston, Lafayette, Colgate, Holy Cross, and American (second time only). That is the same as it was in 2017-18 except that changes for TV and a condensed first four games caused the schedule to be somewhat convoluted.



BisonFan4
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05-31-18 01:33 AM - Post#257419    

If you recall the games last year I heard they were playing early on were all confirmed...UNC, Arkansas & Maryland. So I'm pretty confident both St Mary's & Nebraska will be on the upcoming schedule.
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05-31-18 07:25 AM - Post#257421    

  • BisonFan4 Said:
If you recall the games last year I heard they were playing early on were all confirmed...UNC, Arkansas & Maryland. So I'm pretty confident both St Mary's & Nebraska will be on the upcoming schedule.





I don't doubt your info at all. Just trying to figure out the logistics of a game with Nebraska. Lincoln is a very difficult place to get to if you're not chartering - and the Bison almost never charter unless a game is part of a tournament that is covering transportation. Maybe they will tie both St. Mary's and Nebraska in with the trip to Diamond Head. Or else Nebraska is generous enough with their fee to allow the team to charter.



HuskyColonial
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05-31-18 08:46 AM - Post#257426    

Nebraska would be chartering a loss....
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05-31-18 12:55 PM - Post#257451    

  • BisonFan4 Said:
If you recall the games last year I heard they were playing early on were all confirmed...UNC, Arkansas & Maryland. So I'm pretty confident both St Mary's & Nebraska will be on the upcoming schedule.

After these are confirmed, you will be promptly named to the board's All-Time Schedule-Scoop First Team.

Now fetch us some dates!!

The notion of Nebraska and St. Mary's en route to Hawaii makes me cringe a little, logistically, since I view all of them as "must-attend." Nebraska and Hawaii would be new states where I've seen the Bison play, and a game at St Mary's' great little McKeon Pavilion (3,500) has always been high on my list.
jkrun80
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05-31-18 02:34 PM - Post#257455    

Not fond of that league schedule. 5 of the last 8 on the road, 3 being Wednesday trips (Army, Loyola, Navy).
Bison89
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06-01-18 11:02 AM - Post#257530    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • BisonFan4 Said:
If you recall the games last year I heard they were playing early on were all confirmed...UNC, Arkansas & Maryland. So I'm pretty confident both St Mary's & Nebraska will be on the upcoming schedule.

After these are confirmed, you will be promptly named to the board's All-Time Schedule-Scoop First Team.

Now fetch us some dates!!

The notion of Nebraska and St. Mary's en route to Hawaii makes me cringe a little, logistically, since I view all of them as "must-attend." Nebraska and Hawaii would be new states where I've seen the Bison play, and a game at St Mary's' great little McKeon Pavilion (3,500) has always been high on my list.



Everybody wants to play you the year after you graduate a trio of 1,000 point scorers. The life of a mid-major team.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

NoMoney89
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06-01-18 03:00 PM - Post#257578    

St Mary's sure makes sense as this O'reilly's senior year, and coaches generally try to get game near (or in this case in) each player's hometown sometime in the 4 years that they play for them. At least that was always Pat Flannery's goal, and since HCND is from the Flannery Tree, it stands to reason. Now Nebraska I have no idea...
NoMoney89
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06-01-18 03:01 PM - Post#257579    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • BisonFan4 Said:
I hear Nebraska & St Mary's will be on the ooc schedule for the upcoming yr.


Awaiting jubilant response from the artist formerly known as GMoney89.




Yahoo!!!!!!Awesome!!!!!!C an't Wait!!!!!!!
Bison89
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06-01-18 03:38 PM - Post#257587    

GMoney, did I hear that you are hosting a barbecue?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

JDBison2010
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06-01-18 07:01 PM - Post#257604    

Ben Robertson is from Nebraska. Not his senior year but I’m sure the staff jumped at any opportunity to play in his home state
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06-01-18 08:11 PM - Post#257611    

  • NoMoney89 Said:
St Mary's sure makes sense as this O'Reilly's senior year, and coaches generally try to get game near (or in this case in) each player's hometown sometime in the 4 years that they play for them. At least that was always Pat Flannery's goal

That's definitely a scheduling goal for this coaching staff too.

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06-01-18 08:12 PM - Post#257612    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Ben Robertson is from Nebraska. Not his senior year but I’m sure the staff jumped at any opportunity to play in his home state

Good point. Didn't remember this, but per his Bucknell bio, he was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and lived there until his freshman year of high school.
http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

jkrun80
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06-02-18 12:28 PM - Post#257621    

Ben is the most intriguing player on this team to me. With his athletic ability he could become a prolific scorer. Hope he gets more opportunity this year the prove himself.
HuskyColonial
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06-03-18 07:54 AM - Post#257628    

Ben's jump shot seems iffy to me but I agree. I use to think it looked odd to me because he was a lefty but that's not it. Sometimes it appears as if it has no arc, no he's throwing a dart.
High major athleticism though.
BisonFan4
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06-03-18 09:12 AM - Post#257629    

Could someone please post a list of the ooc opponents that will definitely be on the schedule for this year & include whether they are home or away?
Bison137
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06-03-18 11:04 PM - Post#257634    

  • BisonFan4 Said:
Could someone please post a list of the ooc opponents that will definitely be on the schedule for this year & include whether they are home or away?





I think this is what we know about the OOC schedule:

HOME (3):

Monmouth
Northeastern
St. Joes (?)

AWAY (4):

Ohio State
Vermont
St. Mary's
Nebraska

DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC - HONOLULU (3):

Three of the following: Charlotte, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana State, Rhode Island, TCU, and UNLV.


Possible that the series with either LaSalle or Richmond could have another year, but no confirmation on that.

- - - - -

Assuming the St. Joes return game is definite, then there are currently 10 OOC games on the schedule at present. The max is 12 when a team's MTE includes three games, which is the case with Diamond Head. I am hoping for one more home game and a winnable road game. Now that Jamion Christian has left Mount St. Mary's, I wouldn't mind seeing that series renewed.



DrBison
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06-04-18 06:11 AM - Post#257635    

Add at Lasalle to the list.
HuskyColonial
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06-04-18 03:29 PM - Post#257647    

Friends that’s a pretty stout OOC
Bison137
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06-04-18 04:58 PM - Post#257652    

Yes, it is about as tough as any schedule that the Bison have played. I think the only game where the Bison will be favored - other than a possible game at Diamond Head - is the home game vs Monmouth. And Monmouth figures to be better than last year, having used three frosh for major minutes in 2017-18. The bad news for them is that Micah Seaborn, who was hurt much of last year, opted to commit to the NBA draft.



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06-04-18 05:22 PM - Post#257653    

For those who are interested, this is where the seven possible Diamond Head opponents were ranked last year by Pomeroy:

Charlotte (CUSA) 308
Colorado (PAC12) 114
Hawaii (Big West) 212
Indiana State (MVC) 138
Rhode Island (A10) 52
TCU (Big 12) 24
UNLV (MWC) 107

My guess is that you will see the Bison facing TCU or URI in the first round. The first round losers then slide over into a four-team bracket for their last two games. If the Bison end up in that bracket, likely opponents for the second and third game would be Charlotte, Hawaii, and maybe Indiana State.



HuskyColonial
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06-04-18 06:58 PM - Post#257654    

I’m excited that the schedule has some teams we’ve never discussed. I mean that’s the nature of tourneys.

It made me think about potential easy OOC trips we’ve never explored. Why haven’t we ever done an OOC bus road trip to Providence? We could do two games in three games with Brown, RI or Providence. RI and Providence might even give us 2 for 1’s. Brown seems like a natural opponent for us as a 1 and 1.

Let me add that would give them a return opportunity with Penn State of the Big 10 too. Also, is Penn State going to stop ducking us anytime soon?
atlantabison
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06-04-18 07:20 PM - Post#257655    

  • HuskyColonial Said:
Also, is Penn State going to stop ducking us anytime soon?


Ohh, I'll take the easy question. NO!!!
Ray Bucknell!

Bison137
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06-04-18 09:31 PM - Post#257656    

  • HuskyColonial Said:

It made me think about potential easy OOC trips we’ve never explored. Why haven’t we ever done an OOC bus road trip to Providence? We could do two games in three games with Brown, RI or Providence. RI and Providence might even give us 2 for 1’s. Brown seems like a natural opponent for us as a 1 and 1.






The Bison did do a 3-game trip to Providence in November 2009, when Muscala, Willman and Bryson were frosh. Played Mercer, Providence, and Bryant over three consecutive days in what I think was one of the Gazelle Group's exempt tournaments. BU hasn't played the other two for a LONG time - Brown most recently in 1997 and URI in 1965.

Three other A-10 teams that aren't too far away that the Bison haven't played for 20-30 years are Fordham, Dayton, and Duquesne. And there is UMass who BU has never played.



JDBison2010
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06-07-18 11:57 AM - Post#257683    

Schedule is being released tomorrow. Wasn't released officially until August 18th last year

Guess it was a lot easier to fill the schedule without Zach, Nana, and Stephen
SteelCity
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06-07-18 12:00 PM - Post#257684    

Non-conference schedule is coming tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be a tough one.

https://twitter.com/Bucknell_Bison/status /10047532...

The @Bucknell_MBB slate is going to be another doozy. Our 9 non-conference opponents (not counting possible foes at the Diamond Head Classic) combined for a .641 winning percentage (.700 in conference play) last season. #rayBucknell
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06-07-18 03:05 PM - Post#257692    

  • SteelCity Said:
Non-conference schedule is coming tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be a tough one.

https://twitter.com/Bucknell_Bison/status /10047532...

The @Bucknell_MBB slate is going to be another doozy. Our 9 non-conference opponents (not counting possible foes at the Diamond Head Classic) combined for a .641 winning percentage (.700 in conference play) last season. #rayBucknell




If we assume St. Joes and La Salle are definite, then this is the record of the eight known opponents:

Teams . - Total - . - Conference -

monmouth . 11 - 20 . 7 - 11
northeastern . 23 - 10 . 14 - 4
st joes . 16 - 16 . 10 - 8
ohio state . 25 - 9 . 15 - 3
vermont . 27 - 8 . 15 - 1
st mary's . 30 - 6 . 16 - 2
nebraska . 22 - 11 . 13 - 5
la salle . 13 - 19 . 7 - 11
.
TOTALS . 167 - 99 . 97 - 45
.
Total Pct. . . . 0.628 . . . 0.683




The only problem with this is that there is no team whose overall record and conference record from last year would produce the percentages cited in the tweet. There are three that are extermely close but miss by one decimal place in one category: Penn, Buffalo, and St. Bonaventure. So either the Bison math is slightly off or else one of the opponents on our list is not accurate. Or one other possibility would be if the records used by Bucknell to make the calculation don't include NCAA tournament games - although I doubt that is the case.



res
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06-07-18 05:47 PM - Post#257698    

I'd take any of the three because any of them would likely be a home-and-home against an attractive opponent

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06-07-18 06:14 PM - Post#257699    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
On a radio/podcast interview, Notre Dame's Coach Brey said the Bison are coming to South Bend. For Walter Ellis, a prompt home visit/game at his father's alma mater.




Is this a recent comment by Brey, or the one discussed in this thread back in early January?

The reason I ask is that the ND event, although there was little information given, appears to be a multi-team event. And the Diamondhead Invitational in Hawaii is definitely a MTE. NCAA rules appear to restrict a team to one MTE in a season:

"An institution shall limit its total regular-season playing schedule with outside competition in basketball during the playing season to one of the following:

(a) 27 contests (games or scrimmages) and one qualifying regular-season multiple-team event per Bylaw 17.3.5.1.1; or
(b) 29 contests (games or scrimmages) during a playing season in which the institution does not participate in a qualifying regular-season multiple- eam event. "



Now it is possible that the ND event is not going to be an official MTE, although I doubt it because one purpose of a MTE is to allow teams to schedule more games. And it is possible that BU is allowed to play in it and not count it as their one MTE, although the rules seem to limit a team to one MTE per season. Another possibility is that BU, when presented with an unexpected last-minute invitation to the Hawaii event, asked ND if they could defer their participation in the ND event until 2019. You will recall that Brey said that he planned to run the ND event for at least two years, so a delay theoretically would be possible. And it might be easier to work out with Ryan Ayers on the ND staff.




Looks like the Bison are going to defer participating in the Notre Dame event until 2019-20. The ND field is reportedly now set with ND hosting Duquesne, William and Mary, UIC, and Radford. Duquesne will host all of the teams except ND. Had the Bison participated in place of W&M, it appears they might have had home games with Radford and UIC and road games at ND and Duquesne.

Since this event is definitely an official multi-team event, the Bison could not have participated in it and Diamond Head in the same year.




The format for this Notre Dame event, now called the Gotham Classic, has been released:

FULL GOTHAM CLASSIC SCHEDULE
Nov. 6 - UIC at Notre Dame
Nov. 9 - UIC at Radford
Nov. 10 - William & Mary at Duquesne
Nov. 12 - UIC at Duquesne
Nov. 14 - Radford at Notre Dame
Nov. 15 - William & Mary at UIC
Nov. 17 - William & Mary at Notre Dame
Nov. 17 - Radford at Duquesne
Nov. 20 - Duquesne at Notre Dame
Nov. 20 - Radford at William & Mary

As already reported, ND gets four games and Duquesne gets three home games. The other three teams each host one game. Assuming the Bison are still slated to be in it next year, it's unclear how many games they would host. It's probably not written in stone that a team has to host three games, as Duquesne is doing this year. They could have two secondary teams each host two.



BisonRoadWarrior
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06-07-18 10:34 PM - Post#257703    

  • Bison137 Said:
So either the Bison math is slightly off or else one of the opponents on our list is not accurate.


Oh my! The moment of reckoning approaches for this season's schedule scoopers.

bison63
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06-07-18 11:58 PM - Post#257706    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Schedule is being released tomorrow. Wasn't released officially until August 18th last year

Guess it was a lot easier to fill the schedule without Zach, Nana, and Stephen


That figures to be the only thing that will be easier this year!
Bison89
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Bison89
06-08-18 11:48 AM - Post#257720    

VERY challenging schedule:

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

Who predicted that Canisius would come to Lewisburg???

BTW, I might try to make it up to Vermont. That would be fun.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

KenZ
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KenZ
06-08-18 11:49 AM - Post#257721    

schedule released

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

we were off on a few games

no return game from St Joes (boo)

no Nebraska

but playing St Bonnies (should get a return game from them imo)

and all four home games while students on campus
Bucknellbisonfan21
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Bucknellbisonfan21
06-08-18 12:00 PM - Post#257724    

Something that jumps out about the schedule is 39 days between home games from Monmouth on 12/1 and Army on 1/9.
Paulie777
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06-08-18 12:07 PM - Post#257725    

.500 would be a good record against this group. As the press release states, six of the nine were at least 21 game winners and seven of the nine had winning records. Looking forward to the St. Bonaventure game and Ohio State game.
Bison137
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06-08-18 12:18 PM - Post#257727    

Here are last year's Pomeroy rankings for each opponent:

Nov. 7 at St. Bonaventure 68
Nov. 10 FAIRFIELD 212
Nov. 14 CANISIUS 131
Nov. 25 at Vermont 76
Nov. 28 NORTHEASTERN 96
Dec. 1 MONMOUTH 182
Dec. 4 at La Salle 156
Dec. 15 at Ohio State 16
Dec. 19 at Saint Mary’s 32
Dec. 22, 23, 25 at Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic


Average Ranking (excl. Diamond Head) = 107


Prior to the season, last year's schedule had an average ranking of 109 including all of the tournament games.



Bison137
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06-08-18 03:05 PM - Post#257744    

The first OOC game and the last represent an interesting combination - at Olean NY and at Honolulu.

Res may tell you that they are equally attractive trips. .



res
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06-09-18 11:02 AM - Post#257756    

  • Bison137 Said:
The first OOC game and the last represent an interesting combination - at Olean NY and at Honolulu.

Res may tell you that they are equally attractive trips. .



Far be it from me to make any false equivalencies. The former offers one a good, sometimes great college basketball atmosphere together with the opportunity to spend Christmas at home. The latter? Not so much. If you want to hit the beach at the Yuletide, I would suggest Honolulu.

To each his own.

Bison89
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Bison89
06-11-18 08:40 AM - Post#257766    

  • res Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
The first OOC game and the last represent an interesting combination - at Olean NY and at Honolulu.

Res may tell you that they are equally attractive trips. .



Far be it from me to make any false equivalencies. The former offers one a good, sometimes great college basketball atmosphere together with the opportunity to spend Christmas at home. The latter? Not so much. If you want to hit the beach at the Yuletide, I would suggest Honolulu.

To each his own.



res, having lived in Southern California for a few years, my sons and I would take a hike just north of Malibu near Point Mugu followed by a cold yet welcome plunge in the ocean before driving home for Christmas Eve dinner. Warm weather over the holiday season is not entirely bad.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

res
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06-11-18 09:59 AM - Post#257778    

My post was, at least partly, tongue-in-cheek. But, in any event, I have no problem with warm weather Christmas sites. My point was not that I wanted to be in a cold weather location but that I'd rather be home at Christmas than not, ceteris paribus.

HuskyColonial
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06-11-18 10:37 AM - Post#257779    

Having lived in Florida since 2002, you get used to christmas tree lights on palm trees, taking a walk after dinner when it is 64 degrees, and not worrying about inclement weather impacting travel plans.

Besides, if the team only does it once every four years so each class gets the experience, I think that's a positive for the guys.

Question: I don't recall the women doing Holiday tournaments. Does women's hoops not have them?
Bison137
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06-11-18 11:27 AM - Post#257780    

  • HuskyColonial Said:

Question: I don't recall the women doing Holiday tournaments. Does women's hoops not have them?




The women's team will be doing what I think is their first European trip in August. Going to Berlin, Prague, and Vienna for a total of ten days. One issue with these trips is that they are financed by donations from alums and friends of the program. The men's program has some donors who step up with significant donations. Other programs don't have the same level of support.

http://www.cvent.com/events/bucknell-women -s-baske...



Bison54
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Bison54
06-11-18 11:53 AM - Post#257781    

Don't forget the parades of lighted boats on the Intracoastal Waterway

HuskyColonial
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06-13-18 04:55 PM - Post#257890    

Yes Bison 54. Downtown Jacksonville has done fireworks which I refer to as "snowing" in Florida. If it ever really did snow here the state would shut down and Publix stores would be looted.
KenZ
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KenZ
06-18-18 03:08 PM - Post#257985    

nice article on Sestina's homecoming game at St. Bonnies

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/sports/big-s-sesti...
Bison137
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07-11-18 02:20 PM - Post#258680    

  • Bison137 Said:
For those who are interested, this is where the seven possible Diamond Head opponents were ranked last year by Pomeroy:

Charlotte (CUSA) 308
Colorado (PAC12) 114
Hawaii (Big West) 212
Indiana State (MVC) 138
Rhode Island (A10) 52
TCU (Big 12) 24
UNLV (MWC) 107

My guess is that you will see the Bison facing TCU or URI in the first round. The first round losers then slide over into a four-team bracket for their last two games. If the Bison end up in that bracket, likely opponents for the second and third game would be Charlotte, Hawaii, and maybe Indiana State.





According to Jon Rothstein, who usually has reliable info, the Bison will face URI in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1 017100815...



KenZ
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07-11-18 03:35 PM - Post#258690    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:


According to Jon Rothstein, who usually has reliable info, the Bison will face URI in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1 017100815...



it is official

http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...

HuskyColonial
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07-12-18 06:50 AM - Post#258722    

Just out of curiosity, our RPI was better than five other teams in the field and we play URI in the first game?

RPI must not have been factored into the “seedlings” then.
JPM
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JPM
07-12-18 10:48 AM - Post#258743    

I believe URI lost four starters (as well as their coach) from last year's team. Their lone returning starter (Dowtin) is a solid player and may make one of the pre-season All A-10 teams.

That said, it's likely that preseason projections will have URI finishing in the middle of the pack (maybe even lower half) of the A-10 this upcoming season.

HuskyColonial
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07-12-18 04:38 PM - Post#258776    

This year’s Bison team has me excited and scared at the same time. I think Avi, Kimbal and Sotos will be the best backcourt in the PL.
Bison137
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07-12-18 04:54 PM - Post#258777    

Backcourt should definitely be good. They will have to be really good to beat out Lehigh for #1 in that category, with LU returning seniors Lance Tejada and Kyle Leufroy plus junior PG Jordan Cohen. I expect LU to be picked for 1st in the preseason poll.



JimK_LU72
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07-13-18 10:00 AM - Post#258813    

Just a quick note on Lehigh..... Tejada is a streaky shooter, very hot and cold. Leufroy regressed a bit last year and we are hoping he rebounds. Cohen will be the key to our front court, and quite likely to the season. He is an energy guy who scores and distributes and should be the main man at point. Still in my mind the Bison are clear preseason favorites. Plenty of talent (veteran & just arrived) and very well coached.
HuskyColonial
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07-13-18 10:33 AM - Post#258824    

The play of Newman will also be critical in spelling Sestina.
DrBison
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07-13-18 11:12 AM - Post#258832    

I agree. I also see no way LU should be picked ahead of us. Strong backcourt, lots of depth, and very likely POY in Nate S.
bison63
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07-13-18 12:05 PM - Post#258841    

I agree as well. We should still be the pick, but it is not a slam dunk anymore. Competitiveness returns to the PL.
crd012
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07-13-18 11:26 PM - Post#258882    

Husky, I have to ask...what is your obsession with Newman? He has shown us nothing to think he’d be a major contributor next year. So unless you personally know him I don’t understand why you continue to bring him up. I’ll happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But he wasn’t worth noting this year.
JDBison2010
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07-14-18 07:16 AM - Post#258883    

  • crd012 Said:
Husky, I have to ask...what is your obsession with Newman? He has shown us nothing to think he’d be a major contributor next year. So unless you personally know him I don’t understand why you continue to bring him up. I’ll happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But he wasn’t worth noting this year.



I don’t think it’s an obsession but rather more of a rumination because, you’re right; Newman was a non factor last year. The difference is Newman didn’t need to be anything last year. This year is drastically different.

The team has question marks heading into next season and I too am focused on Newman. Our front court depth is basically non existent if you look at who is behind Bruce and Sestina, two guys who consistently get into foul trouble. In the past, the team has been able to absorb it because of our depth. This year, after a few near misses in recruiting (Milora-Brown and Davis are the first two that come to mind), we are having to rely on a sparingly used Newman to be, likely, one of the first guys off the bench. We’ll know quickly if he’s made strides or if we are in for a long year up front if our starters are plagued with foul trouble or just general fatigue from having to play too many minutes. Also have to remember that Sestina will be coming off surgery on his knee.

All reasons why it would be great to get another PF/C next year. Coach Davis was checking out Robbie Beran yesterday which is a good sign. Hope we are still in the running
HuskyColonial
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07-14-18 09:17 AM - Post#258884    

I'm sorry you misunderstood my sentiments. I'm not being critical of Newman at all. I hope he makes me great strides between his freshman and sophomore years. I'm saying that with Nate's high rate of picking up fouls, isn't Newman the logical choice for more minutes at the 5? I'm certainly not trying to place the outcome of the season on Paul Newman! That would be entirely unfair to a developmental player.
MrPhillie
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07-14-18 05:55 PM - Post#258885    

I totally get what Husky and JD are saying...SOMEBODY has to pick up minutes when Nate needs to rest and/or picks up fouls...and history suggests he will pick up fouls. Not sure of anyone else on the roster that has size/experience to step in for Nate other than Paul. To me he needed to get stronger and add some aggressiveness to his game. Maybe the Bison will go small this year.
HuskyColonial
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07-15-18 08:49 AM - Post#258887    

It would be really small if Moore is the biggest guy on the court.
jkrun80
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07-15-18 03:38 PM - Post#258892    

  • HuskyColonial Said:
It would be really small if Moore is the biggest guy on the court.


Moore is 6'8" and Newman is 6'9" but Bruce is about 30 lbs lighter. He'd get pushed all over on defense. On the other hand, a traditional center could not guard him. I'm hopeful Newman is ready to make a big leap and handle 12-15 minutes per game.



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