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BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-05-17 04:27 PM - Post#229854    
    In response to Bison137

Good intelligence report, thanks 137.


 
Bison89 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
06-05-17 05:07 PM - Post#229856    
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  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison89 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
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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.



I think that Bucknell travels the best out of all of the PL teams. A game in Philly could result in a large Bucknell contingent at the game. Also, with the Bison supposed to be very good this year, it would not surprise me to see a sell out.

I already contacted some buddies about putting together a pregame reunion once we know the schedule.

Now, let's hope for a Friday night or Saturday game.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-07-17 04:24 PM - Post#229902    
    In response to Bison89

No date given, but this article confirms Bucknell at Richmond.
http://www.richmond.com/sports/november-trip- to-ca...


 
Bison137 
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06-26-17 05:01 PM - Post#230368    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Siena's board reports that they will play at Bucknell on Tuesday November 21st, which is during Thanksgiving break.




 
JDBison2010 
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07-05-17 05:10 PM - Post#230535    
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Princeton just released their schedule. Includes Lehigh and Lafayette but the series with Bucknell was not renewed

 
Bison137 
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07-05-17 07:27 PM - Post#230541    
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That's too bad. I guess Princeton felt they needed some easy wins this year.




 
BisonFan4 
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07-08-17 11:38 AM - Post#230606    
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I just got word that Bucknell's nonconference schedule includes UNC, Maryland & Arkansas. Can anyone confirm this?

 
Bison137 
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07-08-17 12:50 PM - Post#230608    
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Interesting. I wouldn't mind seeing those three on the schedule.

It appears that none of these games could be part of a tournament, which seems to rule out Bucknell participating in any of the bigger multi-team events. Both UNC and Arkansas are booked into the huge Phil Knight event in Portland, and that tournament only has strong majors who are Nike affiliates. And Maryland is booked into the Emerald Coast Classic, whose 8 teams have already been announced.




 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-08-17 02:13 PM - Post#230611    
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  • BisonFan4 Said:
I just got word that Bucknell's nonconference schedule includes UNC, Maryland & Arkansas. Can anyone confirm this?

If true, that's quite the scoop you've got there!

If false, my hasty research of things to do in Fayetteville is for naught.

 
Bison137 
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07-08-17 02:48 PM - Post#230613    
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  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
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If false, my hasty research of things to do in Fayetteville is for naught.




Maybe you can get some tips from those Razorback fans who briefly graced this board in March 2006. They probably still think their loss to the Bison was an upset.




 
BisonFan4 
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07-08-17 07:36 PM - Post#230617    
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It came from a parent of one of the players. I woke up this morning to a text saying "Bucknell's nonconference schedule includes UNC, Maryland, and Arkansas..."

I haven't been able to find any info online confirming that, nor have I heard anything back from them.

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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07-08-17 07:54 PM - Post#230618    
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A game against the defending national champions would be pretty cool.

 
Old Bison 
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07-09-17 11:03 AM - Post#230624    
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At Maryland is confirmed by an ex-UoM Trustee for Nov, 18th...a Saturday...not sure if a time has been selected...I would expect 2 p.m.

 
BUFan 
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07-09-17 08:40 PM - Post#230636    
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I found a few UNC sites tracking their 17-18 schedule and there are definitely some big gaps in December in which they have room to schedule more games.

I would assume these are not guarantee games and we are paying our way (if true)?

 
Bison137 
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2017-18 Schedule
07-09-17 08:47 PM - Post#230637    
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  • BUFan Said:


I would assume these are not guarantee games and we are paying our way (if true)?




I think all three are almost certainly guarantee games. Almost any game where there is no return game brings a payday. Games with teams at this level should generate $75,000+ per game. Could be closer to $100,000 for two of them.

For one example of how big the guarantees can be, Robert Morris got $140,000 to play at Kentucky back in 2014.




 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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07-12-17 12:03 PM - Post#230811    
    In response to Bison137

Penn State released their non-conference schedule today and the bison were not on it. No reason why these two can't play each other every year.

 
Bison137 
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07-12-17 12:17 PM - Post#230812    
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I agree. But I'm not sure that Pat Chambers does. His job is not very secure and losing to a local mid major would be a bit embarrassing. And he could realistically expect to lose close to half the time.

We also might be back to a situation where Penn State will only play the Bison at home but BU wants a two-for-one., with every third game in Sojka. That impasse ended the long-time series in Charlie Woolum's early days.

We may get a better idea next year, when the Bison may look a,little more beatable to Chambers.




 
HuskyColonial 
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07-13-17 02:58 PM - Post#230878    
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Penn State can suck it. Quite honestly I'm over trying to schedule them. They are consistently one of the worst Big Conference programs every year and provide a poor measuring stick in the early OOC anyway.

 
Old Bison 
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07-13-17 03:33 PM - Post#230880    
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Unfortunately, except for the game that Kaspar ate them up there we seem to always find a way to under perform against them


 
MrPhillie 
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07-15-17 11:04 AM - Post#230931    
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Wow, the UNC game would be great to see. And too bad about PSU...I def think Chambers doesn't care to chance losing to Bucknell. Maybe the Bison can schedule Pitt again one day.

 
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