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BisonRoadWarrior 
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03-29-17 12:25 PM - Post#228306    

I have no insights on next year's schedule. Have any of you heard anything or know anything?

 
Bison137 
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03-29-17 01:43 PM - Post#228308    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

No insights whatsoever. It would appear that there should be at least three games that are continuations of series:

- Siena (home)
- Richmond (away)
- LaSalle (home?)

Other series that may continue might be:

- Princeton: played the last four years, incl Sojka most recently.
- Mount St. Mary's: played the last four years, incl Sojka most recently.
- Robert Morris: played the last two years, incl Sojka most recently.
- Fairfield: played the last four years, at Fairfield most recently.
- Manhattan: Played the last two years, incl Sojka most recently.


Other teams that have frequently been on the schedule in recent years are Wake, PSU, Albany, Marist, and Columbia.




 
Doktore K 
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03-29-17 02:47 PM - Post#228310    
    In response to Bison137

How about the Return of DP and playing George Mason in the next year or two?


 
Bison89 
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03-29-17 03:54 PM - Post#228318    
    In response to Doktore K

IMO, Coach Paulsen has nothing to be gained by playing Bucknell. I would love to see the Bison in a high profile preseason tournament.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Shot Clock 
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2017-18 Schedule
03-31-17 11:25 AM - Post#228403    
    In response to Bison89

  • Bison89 Said:
IMO, Coach Paulsen has nothing to be gained by playing Bucknell. I would love to see the Bison in a high profile preseason tournament.



Outside of teams like Wichita State, how often do non-major teams get invited to high profile tournaments?

I don't see it happening. At least not the main pool of a high profile tourney.

Outside of Wichita State, it's almost always teams from the power 6 conferences and teams from conferences like the A-10, WCC and AAC that get invited to those high profile tournaments. And Wichita State is on the verge of joining the AAC.
B.A. Bucknell University, 1993


Edited by Shot Clock on 03-31-17 11:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
A Western Bison 
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03-31-17 12:52 PM - Post#228409    
    In response to Shot Clock

One of those tournaments gave us the shot at Vandy and Butler this year. The same tourney brought us Norfolk State and Northern Colorado, two of our worst non-con RPI encounters. Previous years such tournaments have left us playing a D2 school for one leg. We might get guaranteed dates with P5 schools, but we may also have to dance with a few ugly ones. Still, that Vandy win came up a lot in the pre-tourney chatter. Perhaps an eye-catching upset is worth the drag, but it isn't like we have a ton of choice.

 
Bison137 
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03-31-17 03:54 PM - Post#228416    
    In response to A Western Bison

Many of the preseason tournaments already have fields in place, including ones the Bison have played in before such as the Legends Classic and the 2K Classic. Here is a complete list.

But there are some spots available in the following events, most of which have two games at major college sites, followed by two neutral site games:

- Gulf Coast Showcase (Florida 11/20-22, 3 games).
- Vancouver Showcase (November TBD, 3 games).
- Lone Star Showcase (November TBD, 3 games)
- MGM Grand Main Event (November, 4 games, two on campus, two at Las Vegas).
- CBE Hall of Fame Classic (November, 4 games, 2 on campus, 2 at KC).
- Barclays Center Classic (November, 4 games, 2 on campus, 2 at Brooklyn).
- Savannah Invitational (November, 4 games, 2 on campus, 2 at Savannah).
- Global Sports Classic (November, 4 games, 2 on campus, 2 at Las Vegas).
- Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (December, 4 games).


There are other tournaments that do take midmajors but are already full. Here is a list, showing the site of the later games plus midmajors already committed:

- Gildan Classic (Charleston) - Hofstra, ODU).
- 2K Classic (NYC) - Belmont, Detroit, Houston Baptist, Seattle.
- Virgin Islands Paradise Jam - Drexel, Liberty, Mercer, Quinnipiac.
- Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Mohegan Sun) - Maine, Sacred Heart, St. Peter's, South Alabama.
- Cayman Islands Classic - South Dakota State, LA Tech, Wyoming.
- Legends Classic (Brooklyn) - Montana, Oral Roberts, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara.
- Cancun Challenge - Binghamton, Montana State, Southeast Missouri, Cal State Northridge.
DirectTV Wooden Legacy - Cal State Fullerton, Harvard, St. Mary's, San Diego State.
Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Hampton, Northern Arizona, Rider, UC Irvine.
- Emerald Coast Classic (Florida) - Jackson State, MD Eastern Shore, Omaha, TN Tech.

- - - - -

I wouldn't mind seeing the Bison in Cancun, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, or Mohegan Sun some year.














 
atlantabison 
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03-31-17 04:41 PM - Post#228418    
    In response to Bison137

Ohhh, Savannah Invitational sounds great to me!
Ray Bucknell!


 
Bison137 
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03-31-17 05:14 PM - Post#228419    
    In response to atlantabison

  • atlantabison Said:
Ohhh, Savannah Invitational sounds great to me!




Probably doesn't sound as good for Nathan Davis however. It is a relatively new event that last year did not have any majors. The eight participants were Radford, Stetson, Air Force, Akron, East Carolina, Mercer, Georgia State, and Florida A&M.

It is a convenient way to get three games with "peers", but not a way to get games with any majors.




 
BUFan 
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04-01-17 07:47 AM - Post#228425    
    In response to Bison137

There are also the two Hawaii Tournaments - the Maui Invitational or Diamond Head Classic

The Maui Invitational is usually all majors except Chaminade, so likely not an option.

The Diamond Head is a mix of majors / decent mid-majors, but I believe it is full for 2017 (Miami, USC, Davidson, Akron, Middle Tennessee, Utah St, New Mexico St, Hawaii)

The Maui Invitational

 
JDBison2010 
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06-01-17 01:46 PM - Post#229779    
    In response to BUFan

La Salle @ Bucknell on Friday 12/22

http://www.goexplorers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbba...


 
Bison89 
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06-01-17 03:28 PM - Post#229780    
    In response to JDBison2010

  • JDBison2010 Said:
La Salle @ Bucknell on Friday 12/22

http://www.goexplorers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbba...




I know where I will be on 12/22.

GO BISON!!!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-01-17 03:49 PM - Post#229781    
    In response to Bison89

As we'd anticipated, a couple weeks ago, I heard filling the upcoming schedule is indeed proving exceptionally difficult this year.

That's what happens when you have your top seven players back from a team that went 26-9, beat Vandy on the road, won the league regular season crown outright, made it to the NCAA tournament and lost to a very tough West Virginia team by just two possessions.

 
Bison89 
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06-02-17 11:48 AM - Post#229797    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Chickens!!!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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06-04-17 09:21 AM - Post#229831    
    In response to Bison89

This one should make some Bison fans happy.

"Saint Joseph's will host Bucknell as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source."


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/8 713364860...




 
Bison137 
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06-04-17 09:40 AM - Post#229832    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
This one should make some Bison fans happy.

"Saint Joseph's will host Bucknell as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source."


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/8 713364860...




St. Joes had a down year in 2016-17, but they return all of their top players. Also they presumably will get back their star, PG Shavar Newkirk, who averaged over 20 ppg. He tore his ACL in late December




 
res 
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06-04-17 10:26 AM - Post#229833    
    In response to Bison137

That's a pretty good get. As you point out, last year was pretty much a disaster for them but everyone is quietly optimistic about this year.


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-04-17 11:47 AM - Post#229835    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
This one should make some Bison fans happy.

"Saint Joseph's will host Bucknell as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source."


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/8 713364860...

Ooooh...very happy! Let's hope it's a 2 for 2 or 2 for 1.

 
Bison89 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
06-05-17 10:02 AM - Post#229846    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
This one should make some Bison fans happy.

"Saint Joseph's will host Bucknell as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source."


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/8 713364860...

Ooooh...very happy! Let's hope it's a 2 for 2 or 2 for 1.



This is great. I can drive there in about 30-40 minutes. By far, St. Joe's, due to the size of their small but recently expanded stadium, has traditionally been the most difficult Big 5 team to purchase tickets to see. The last time that Bucknell played there, I had to contact a buddy who has season tickets and convince him that he really did not want to see Bucknell play.

GO BISON!!!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
06-05-17 03:11 PM - Post#229853    
    In response to Bison89

  • Bison89 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
This one should make some Bison fans happy.

"Saint Joseph's will host Bucknell as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule, per a source."


https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/8 713364860...

Ooooh...very happy! Let's hope it's a 2 for 2 or 2 for 1.



This is great. I can drive there in about 30-40 minutes. By far, St. Joe's, due to the size of their small but recently expanded stadium, has traditionally been the most difficult Big 5 team to purchase tickets to see. The last time that Bucknell played there, I had to contact a buddy who has season tickets and convince him that he really did not want to see Bucknell play.

GO BISON!!!





The St. Joes' capacity back then - which I presume was the game in November 2006 - was 3200. Now it is 4200. Also that game was played on a Saturday when school was in session. We'll have to wait to see what the date is for this year's game. Might be easier to get tickets this time. Last year they didn't come close to a sell-out vs Columbia and Lafayette. Also didn't sell out A10 games vs GMU, Davidson, Richmond, and Bona.




 
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