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Bison137 
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2017-18 Schedule
07-24-17 02:45 PM - Post#231206    
    In response to Bison137

I just received information from a reliable source about the Phil Knight tournament (PK80) that the Bison will be involved with. It includes four games in total - two vs majors (UNC and Arkansas), who will then play in two simultaneous events in Portland, AND also two vs mid-majors. The latter two games reportedly will include one game in Sojka.

Assuming this is accurate - and I think it is - that increases the number of confirmed OOC games to nine - although the mid-major opponents are still a mystery.




 
KenZ 
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2017-18 Schedule
07-24-17 03:23 PM - Post#231207    
    In response to Bison137

as participants in pk80, which is an exempt tourney, we qualify for two additioal ooc games. the other two mid-majors we play will have to be other 'unbracketed' pk80 participants. to date, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Ball State and Furman have also been identified as unbracketed teams. of those, only Ball State is playing a $ game against a school in the same bracket as the Bison, but i doubt this limits who we can play from the pool, although i confess to not knowing the rules about how this works. one of the oddest mte event structures there is.

 
Old Bison 
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07-24-17 07:26 PM - Post#231214    
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At Terps is confirmed for 11/18...VCU is confirmed as well from what I can gather

 
Bison137 
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07-24-17 09:49 PM - Post#231217    
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  • Old Bison Said:
At Terps is confirmed for 11/18...VCU is confirmed as well from what I can gather




Wow, if that is true, this year's schedule looks like it will be the hardest schedule in Bison history. Also the toughest for a team in the PL. Hope there is a VCU return game.

As you will remember from this thread, there is a relationship between Nathan Davis and VCU's new coach Mike Rhoades. Donald Brown is also at VCU.




 
MrPhillie 
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07-25-17 06:39 AM - Post#231225    
    In response to Bison137

Wow is right...I love a rough schedule but I hope it won't be too much.

 
crd012 
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07-25-17 07:34 AM - Post#231228    
    In response to MrPhillie

I like that we are going after these tough games. I understand the thinking, that way if we make it to the tourney we won't fear any of the major teams we may face.

But I also have to wonder, if we lose all those games if it lead us to fall into a losing streak. Last year I felt like the team really turned the corner when they went on an OOC winning streak. But on the plus side, if we get say two wins against these major teams...we're talking about looking at much a much higher seed then what we're used to if we get there.

 
jkrun80 
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07-25-17 08:41 AM - Post#231232    
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This team seems very confident and doesn't get down on themselves. They've shown they're capable of beating major conference teams. At this stage, they should be taking on tougher competition. Hopefully, they can win a few of those games and show they're a 10-12 seed team.

 
Gmoney89 
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07-25-17 08:59 AM - Post#231234    
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  • Bison137 Said:
  • KenZ Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
The Bison have never played UNC. Of the 15 ACC schools, there are two others who have never played Bucknell. Who can name them?


Btw, the Bison have won 11 games vs teams now in the ACC. It helps that they have 9 wins over Pitt.



there are 9 schools i am confident we have played, and unc that we have not leaving me 5 candidates for the two spots. i'll guess Louisville and Florida State.

and i have Syracuse and Virginia as the other two wins.





You're correct on Louisville and correct on the other two wins, i.e. Syracuse and Virginia. But as BRW suggested, the Bison did play Florida State (in 1987). They also played at Miami in 1969 and 1970. But they have never played Georgia Tech.



We may never have played Georgia Tech, but if my memory serves me correctly we did play (practice) in their arena, during the 1987 NCAA appearance in Atlanta. I have vivid memories of taking shots in the "thrillerdome". Bobby Cremins was Tech's head coach in those days and I believe he and Charlie Woollum were friends.
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Old Bison 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 10:13 AM - Post#231240    
    In response to Bison137

VCU is confirmed for Sat Dec 16


 
Old Bison 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 10:34 AM - Post#231241    
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1. Phil Knight Invitational

When: Nov. 23-24, 26

Where: Portland

Teams: North Carolina, Portland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Michigan State, Oregon, Connecticut, Duke, Portland State, Florida, Gonzaga, Stanford, Ohio State, Butler, Texas

Brackets

The Maui Invitational and the Battle 4 Atlantis will both have to take a temporary backseat in 2017. The reason is the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team mega tournament created to celebrate the 80th birthday of Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The event will feature two eight-team tournaments, a set-up that made it possible to attract power teams from the same conference without there being a fear of them having to square off against one another.

Ten of the 16 teams involved in the tournament have won a national championship, and in total the group has amassed 23 national titles. The field features three of last season’s Final Four teams, including national finalists North Carolina and Gonzaga. Every game of the tournament will be broadcast on one of the ESPN family of networks, which means even less work than usual will be accomplished this Thanksgiving week.

Does anyone know who dropped out to allow us to get in or is there a "B" bracket that interacts with above?


 
Shot Clock 
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07-25-17 10:39 AM - Post#231244    
    In response to Old Bison

So awesome that they are playing at Maryland. That will be a must-attend for me. Great that it's on a Saturday as well.

Aggressive scheduling.
B.A. Bucknell University, 1993


 
Bison89 
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07-25-17 10:40 AM - Post#231245    
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  • Old Bison Said:
At Terps is confirmed for 11/18...VCU is confirmed as well from what I can gather



I know where I will be on 11/18.

Go Bison!!!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
atlantabison 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 10:45 AM - Post#231247    
    In response to Old Bison

  • Old Bison Said:
1. Phil Knight Invitational

When: Nov. 23-24, 26

Where: Portland

Teams: North Carolina, Portland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Michigan State, Oregon, Connecticut, Duke, Portland State, Florida, Gonzaga, Stanford, Ohio State, Butler, Texas

Does anyone know who dropped out to allow us to get in or is there a "B" bracket that interacts with above?



Those 16 bracketed teams play a fourth tournament game at home against a mid major. Those eight mid majors play at two of these (in our case unc & maryland) teams. They have two tournament games left, one at home and one on the road.
Ray Bucknell!


 
Bison137 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 11:05 AM - Post#231251    
    In response to atlantabison

  • atlantabison Said:
  • Old Bison Said:
1. Phil Knight Invitational

When: Nov. 23-24, 26

Where: Portland

Teams: North Carolina, Portland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Michigan State, Oregon, Connecticut, Duke, Portland State, Florida, Gonzaga, Stanford, Ohio State, Butler, Texas

Does anyone know who dropped out to allow us to get in or is there a "B" bracket that interacts with above?



Those 16 bracketed teams play a fourth tournament game at home against a mid major. Those eight mid majors play at two of these (in our case unc & maryland) teams. They have two tournament games left, one at home and one on the road.





That is correct, but the two tournament opponents are UNC and Arkansas. Maryland is playing in the much weaker Emerald Coast Classic, but their game with the Bison is not part of that event.




 
Old Bison 
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Re: 2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 11:09 AM - Post#231253    
    In response to Bison137

Tx AB...someone send on the 8 MM's if they come across


 
bison63 
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07-25-17 11:12 AM - Post#231254    
    In response to Old Bison

VCU game date is Saturday 12/16, if it has not been mentioned yet.

 
A Western Bison 
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07-25-17 12:22 PM - Post#231265    
    In response to bison63

Holding out for the Bison coming west to play New Mexico State as part of the PKI...



 
Old Bison 
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07-25-17 12:31 PM - Post#231266    
    In response to A Western Bison

Guess that gives us 5 PKI MM's now

UNH
Ball St
Furman
Northeastern
New Mexico St

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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07-25-17 01:37 PM - Post#231272    
    In response to Old Bison

The VCU game will be the first game out of finals break in all likelihood.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-25-17 02:00 PM - Post#231274    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

To recap what we've assembled so far (corrections/additions welcome):

Nov 15 @UNC
Nov 18 @Maryland
Nov 21 Siena
Dec 16 @VCU
Dec 22 La Salle

Dates Unknown:
@Arkansas: maybe Nov 12 or 13?
@St Joe's
@Richmond

How many more slots does that leave?


 
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