Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by buff4bcs1985, Apr 11, 2013.
we are too good haha
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.
Well that sucks. Why don't we just schedule home and homes then?
Keg> whatever ****hole they play in
Does Boyle do the scheduling? Does he work with the AD on selecting opponents?
My understanding is the cbb coaches do the scheduling. I wouldn't be surprised if Bohn has some role in it.
Lets play DU at the Pepsi Center. I wonder if that's possible
I would like to see a home and home with the Shox.
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.
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.
I'd be afraid CU would schedule KU at The Can. And that would suck.
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.....
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.
DU drew 4400 against Cal at home this year.
You weren't in Vegas were you?
Maybe Bohn could schedule something at Mile High...it doesn't work for FB, so why not do it for BB?
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).
I was basically joking but out of all the teams there (3 conference tournaments) UNM fans were the most husker-esque.
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
Time for a game on an aircraft carrier iyam
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).
Well he might have to call up Maryland and his other contacts for a home and home.
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."
You're not very familiar with our AD, are you?
Time for "home and home" with the Lammies!
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.
No No No.
Once a year is just fine. Tad will find some decent teams to come to Boulder.
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.
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
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.
Separate names with a comma.