Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Jul 17, 2013.
What are your thoughts?
I talked about this with PacHoops for a while when the CU-KU game date was announced. As much as I'd love it, I think we're still 2 years or so away from it happening. Not quite enough history yet to land it, but we're heading there.
It's going to take continued CU success, being in the top 10 and a highly ranked Arizona, UCLA or OOC blue blood coming in at the right time (not when Duke is playing UNC, etc).
I'm going to echo the other comments here. It's unlikely this year, although not impossible. And the KU date won't likely matter as GameDay doesn't start until about the 2nd or 3rd week of January, it's just the last 8-10 weeks of the season. It isn't like Football, where it's every week at the hottest game (or one ESPN televises) which would probably work in our favor more in this case) -- it's a set schedule.
Also, something to remember they usually only go to 1-2 games west of the Rockies a year and probably only one Pac-12 game (they've been to Gonzaga a few times and usually get to atleast one mid-major game a year).
The truth of the matter is ESPN get exactly what they wanted in terms of crowd support. We would show up at 8 AM (begins at 10 EST) and get a fairly large crowd. That's always a concern for basketball. Fans are hungry for this kind of stuff. GameDay hasn't even been there for football since before my time (I came to Boulder in 2004).
Lastly, Dickie V has cut back his schedule and doesn't travel as far from his Florida base during the season (mostly ACC/some SEC). He does travel in the offseason though (I follow him on Twitter and he posts his vacation spots). He probably wouldn't even do the games if it were here.
A social media push should help, but I think it's going to take sustained excellence and/or a national name to get us in that game. With us, it will take a compelling matchup because CU alone isn't going to sell on the national level like if it were UNC versus Georgia Tech.
The OOC part is going to be tough with when GameDay begins and P12 schedule format.
Yeah, the only way OOC happens is if we have one of those marquee randomly scheduled OOC games to break up the conference season and that's quite unlikely with 18 game conf schedule. A highly ranked CU a few years from now vs Arizona or UCLA is the safe guess.
When do we play UA at home this year? That's our best chance. That game is starting to be something pretty special.
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Speaking of Dickie V ... what the hell happened to the thread with the pics of him ("It's COLORADO baby!!!")? :huh:
It's on the football board for some strange reason
It's a Saturday, not sure what other games are that day.
Since that game is on a Saturday, at least it doesn't eliminate it from being a possibility.
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