Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Jul 21, 2016.
Edit: Tweet, if it's not loading, is about the ACC making a move to 20 conference games.
20 teams for hoops? Hmmm... VCU and I wonder who else.
That announcement maybe pushes the Big East to play defense and add St. Louis & Dayton. Better play would be St. Louis & Wichita State, but the Shocker are a very different institution that the other Big East schools (private schools with religious affiliations). Cultural fit is very questionable, just as VCU would be. But if the Big East is simply going to look for the best basketball schools which don't play football on the D1 level, they should go with VCU and Wichita State as top priorities. That's 12 teams. St. Louis is hard to argue with. And I just saw that they're talking to UConn again. Might UConn drop back down to FCS in football like Villanova if the writing is on the wall that they'll never get an ACC or B1G invite?
20 games. Get realignment off your mind
Haha. Oops. Maybe 20 makes more sense when you have a 14-team conference. That would be a home/away against 7 of them and then a single game against 6 of them. Still pretty unbalanced, but a little better than the current ACC format. Probably makes more money, too.
How I want hoops to change is to see 16-team conferences with pods.
6 games against pod (home/away with each team), 1 game against the other 12 teams (alternating years for home/away). Now we still have an 18-game season for conference hoops along with a very balanced schedule for everyone.
Next, start the season after the fall semester ends to make basketball a 1-semester sport. That means tipping things off with Christmas tournaments over break. Don't have to worry about crap attendance with the students not being there. Gives fans a chance to schedule travel, too. Do a ound robins and that's 3 of the 12 non-conference games. Then, do a challenge against each of the other 3 conferences for another 3 games. Final 6 is open scheduling.
Conference schedule starts in February. March Madness becomes April Madness.
so much for getting off realignment. I like your proposal though. Pods pods pods!
I also mixed in the later start to make it a one semester sport. Probably should split this off into a new thread.
I'd like to formally request Nik's user name be changed to "Podmania"
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