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"Teams Reluctant to play in Boulder"- Tad Boyle

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  1. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    we are too good haha
     
  2. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    A neutral court game would kinda suck. But after we smoke Kansas this year then teams will take notice. Also, I am kinda suprised teams dont wanna come in here because of a potential RPI boost.
     
  3. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Well that sucks. Why don't we just schedule home and homes then?
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Keg> whatever ****hole they play in
     
  5. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Does Boyle do the scheduling? Does he work with the AD on selecting opponents?
     
  6. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    My understanding is the cbb coaches do the scheduling. I wouldn't be surprised if Bohn has some role in it.
     
  7. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Lets play DU at the Pepsi Center. I wonder if that's possible
     
  8. AeroBuff99

    AeroBuff99 Club Member Club Member

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    I would like to see a home and home with the Shox.
     
  9. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    Think we can REALISTICALLY sell 16,500 tickets for that game? I ask because I can pretty much assure you that DU won't sell more than 1,500, and the only way we're possibly playing a game at Pepsi Center is if we're going to come really close to guaranteeing a sellout.

    Nobody watches DU hoops no matter how good they are. They only care about hockey.
     
  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Tad has a very heavy influence in how we schedule. For all intents and purposes he selects the targets and has others execute on it for him, conversely he is hte last line on if we play someone. This of course excludes the preseason tournaments, where you often commit to the tourney and find out the teams involved later.
     
  11. unionbuff

    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'd be afraid CU would schedule KU at The Can. And that would suck.
     
  12. ahoelsken

    ahoelsken Well-Known Member

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    What about playing New Mexico at the Pepsi Center? Quality opponent, and both teams could benefit from the RPI boost---They'd probably do it.....
     
  13. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    We are currently in a tough situation. We are good enough that for most teams a trip to Boulder is going to end in a loss. At the same time we are not established enough to be a "big name" where a loss can be excused by the fans or an unlikely win would make big news for the visiting team.

    For most teams it is much easier to schedule games against whoever got the auto bid from the Sun Belt or the Big Sky. They can then claim a "road win" against a "tournament team" without the likely loss on the schedule.
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    DU drew 4400 against Cal at home this year.
     
  15. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    You weren't in Vegas were you?
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Maybe Bohn could schedule something at Mile High...it doesn't work for FB, so why not do it for BB?
     
  17. ahoelsken

    ahoelsken Well-Known Member

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    No I wasn't. I don't know why we don't play them, though. Its a quality program, and playing UNM would probably do more for us than Wyoming or Air Force (or heaven forbid DU).
     
  18. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I was basically joking but out of all the teams there (3 conference tournaments) UNM fans were the most husker-esque.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Neutral games have a multiplier of "1" for wins or losses. Home games have a multiplier of "0.6" for wins and "1.4 for losses". iirc
     
  20. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Time for a game on an aircraft carrier iyam
     
  21. cubuffs85

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    Doubt they will this time around. I'm sure the AD would get a ton of complaints if that game was moved. There's no real reason to play a game in Denver unless it's Duke or Kentucky. It's not like Denver is on the other side of the state and Boulder hard to reach for the bulk of the fanbase. (This isn't a Wazzu situation where they basically have to play in Seattle).
     
  22. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Well he might have to call up Maryland and his other contacts for a home and home.
     
  23. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Boyle gets RPI manipulation for sure. It's like he read the allbuffs thread. Said we could only have "one or two 300 rpi teams" even when scheduling "bye week teams."
     
  24. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    You're not very familiar with our AD, are you?
     
  25. WizzersGhost

    WizzersGhost Banned BANNED

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    Time for "home and home" with the Lammies!
     
  26. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    He also seems to forget the KU days of old when they brought 6-7k fans to Coors (when they had to buy tickets to 3 games just to get in). They could EASILY fill The Can when combined with the 10-12k we'd bring.
     
  27. jpbuff

    jpbuff Active Member

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    No No No.

    Once a year is just fine. Tad will find some decent teams to come to Boulder.

     
  28. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Neutral is fine. Helps RPI. We need neutral court games, prepares for postseason tournaments. Obviously Boulder is by far most-preferred, but it's not the end of the world if we play in Denver or get some exposure in a major eastern city.
     
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    rolandftw Club Member Club Member

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    I'm surprised we are having trouble scheduling quality teams in OOC, especially if we are willing to do a home and home.

    Not really too surprised that Kentucky is unwilling to go to Boulder, but would think there would be some universities in relative close proximity wouldn't be willing to (Wichita State, New Mexico come to mind). I'm probably in the minority, but think even playing @Kentucky with no return trip to Boulder would be beneficial for CU's team next year
     
  30. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    It is not just an RPI bump. A school can get the same/similar bump from us or Duke/Kentucky/Kansas but you play those teams and the game will end up on espn or ESPN 2. If you beat that powerhouse it might be the lead story on sports center. We just don't have the same publicity effect.
     

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