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Username Post: 2017-2018 Schedule        (Topic#20295)
PennFan10 
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Reg: 02-15-15
09-01-17 10:45 AM - Post#232546    
    In response to pennhoops

Interesting the Villanova game is being played at a small venue on Nova campus. Nova is playing most of their home games this year at Wells Fargo Arena. Must have been a scheduling conflict

 
Streamers 
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Streamers
Loc: NW Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
09-01-17 11:23 AM - Post#232547    
    In response to PennFan10

Consider me officially ticked off about playing Nova in the old Cat House. This seats 1500 for a game that could draw 4x that easily. Why not move it to the Palestra? Jay? Of course that would make all 4 big 5 games at 'home' ;-)

The rest of the schedule raises to big alarm bells save for the all the road games in February. At least the road PU game comes off a home weekend.

 
SteveChop 
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Reg: 07-28-07
09-01-17 11:29 AM - Post#232548    
    In response to PennFan10

I'm with Streamers on this. That place was/is also a bandbox where Villanova used to get some unbelievable calls for them in the 60s and 70s. I wanted to go there for years and, before it was to close, went there for a game that featured the minor league Philly team somewhere in the late 80s.

Maybe Nova felt that it should not play in the Palestra in memory of Rollie.

 
rbg 
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Posts: 409

Reg: 10-20-14
09-01-17 05:13 PM - Post#232563    
    In response to SteveChop

FWIW, looking at Bart Torvik's site for 2017-2018 projections -

Ivy:
Harvard 88
Princeton 91
Yale 100
Penn 168
Cornell 186
Dartmouth 250
Columbia 277
Brown 332

Non-Conference Opponents:
Villanova 8 (1st - Big East)
Temple 57 (4th - American)
St. Joe's 78 (3rd - A10)
Dayton 90 (4th - A10)
La Salle 101 (5th - A10)
Monmouth 134 (3rd - MAAC)
Toledo 176 (4th - MAC)
Navy 182 (2nd - Patriot)
UNI 195 (6th - MAC)
Fairfield 241 (6th - MAAC)
Lafayette 305 (9th - Patriot)
Howard 335 (10th - MEAC)
Delaware State 342 (12th - MEAC)
PSU-Brandywine ---

Gulf Coast Tournament Opponents - 2nd and 3rd Games:
FAU 173 (7th - CUSA) or Towson 155 (3rd - CAA)
Missouri State 86 (2nd - MVC), Georgia Southern 136 (2nd - Sun Belt), Manhattan 149 (4th - MAAC), or UMKC 300 (7th - WAC)

 
Streamers 
PhD Student
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Streamers
Loc: NW Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
09-01-17 06:22 PM - Post#232564    
    In response to SteveChop

Couldn't they cut a deal with Lower Merion High for their place?

 
Tiger69 
Postdoc
Posts: 2042

Reg: 11-23-04
09-01-17 11:10 PM - Post#232565    
    In response to PennFan10

If you are talking about Villanova's old field house, I was there in 1966 when we beat them 48-37 in a very tight, exciting game. But, the V fans were horrible -- especially when we had clinched the win in the final minute. They threw all sorts of things from the seats above the court. The refs stopped the game and the PA announcer warned the fans. Butch van Breda Kolff, our coach, said that he would never play there again. The V fans did the same thing against St Johns later in that season and the refs called a forfeit. I've thought of Villanova as bush league ever since that game.

 
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