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Quick Post: What to do with Pac-12 "bye" weeks

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RSSBot, Feb 15, 2012.

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Where do you most want to see the Buffs play?

  1. Duke

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Illinois

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Kansas

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. Kentucky

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. North Carolina

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  6. San Diego State

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  7. Syracuse

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  8. UNLV

    5 vote(s)
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  9. Other (Say Below)

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

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    In case you haven't noticed, there is no Thursday night game this week. The Buffs are taking a week off before playing Utah on Saturday. With the current "travel partner" set-up in Pac-12 scheduling, CU will see that twice a year.

    Some teams, like UCLA, are using the "bye" week as an opportunity to play a nationally televised game with a nonconference opponent (in this case, UCLA vs St John's on CBS). Coach Boyle would like to see the Buffs face a similar "bye-week" schedule in the future, saying yesterday:

    "I kind of wish we had (a marquee nonconference matchup) this week. I think that would be good for our league, especially with our disappointing nonconference slate." -link

    I hate to break it to Coach Boyle, but that kind of made-for-TV, mid-February matchup is probably out of reach for this program until it starts going to the Tournament on a regular basis. Benefit to the conference's national perception aside, it's just not going to happen.

    Originally posted by The Rumblings of a Deranged Buffalo
    Click here to view the article.
     
  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Rumblin's post (which is a good read, so everyone read it) combined with this tweet from Pachoops, made me wonder -- who is your most wanted matchup for the Buffs? Duke? North Carolina? Kentucky? Another shot at Kansas? Maybe a team from where you grew up. Post 'em and I'll turn it in to a poll later today.
     
  3. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Kansas, but it'll be 10 years before we can make that a reality.

    Also, I believe I'm on record hoping for a trip to Champaign-Urbana to play Illinois as part of the Pac-12/BiG scheduling cabal. It'd give me an excuse to see a side of the family not visited in a decade.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:
     
  6. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Vegas Baby, Vegas
     
  7. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Even if the PAC-12 moves its tourney to Vegas?
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Flexibility in scheduling. Fine. SDSU.
     
  9. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    North Dakota State.
     
  10. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It would be an honor to lose to them by 40.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. That just makes it more attractive as a road game. Gets us familiar with the arena.
     
  12. Bass

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    my dream would be to play Cuse but that would not a smart move, i think a team along the lines of Pitt, St John's, Villanova( when they are down like this year) or even Wake Forest would go a long way in promoting our program on the east coast. playing west coast teams is great and all but you need to play and be competitive with the east coast if you want national respect.
     
  13. CVilleBuff

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    Exposure on the East Coast is exactly what we need. Flying across the country during the 'dog days' of February isn't ideal, but having a home/home with an ACC (or Big East) opponent would be great.
     
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  14. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Pollified.
     
  15. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    SDSU - If they can hold the program performance up. Right now it would be a great match up with a recent power in the area we want to recruit. This is a question for us but for one school int he Pac this is a great opportunity. BYU/Utah should fill this hole.
     
  16. rosstr

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    Stick to our recruiting bases. Southern California and Texas. Since we already play in SoCal, we should find a way to get inside the state of Texas once per year.
     
  17. Bass

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    i agree that we should play in Texas or a texas team once a year but if we want to become a tournament team we have to start playing and winning against teams from the NYC/Philly/DC area. A home and home series against a team from that part of the country( Top 100 RPI) would do us more good in the eyes of the selection committee than another game against a team from California.
     
  18. jgisland

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    Pac12 tourney won't be at thomas and mack, will be at the MGM if it happens.
     
  19. Buffnik

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    In that case, I'd probably move to my 2nd choice of "alternating B1G teams".
     
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    Syracuse at Madison Square Garden
     
  21. sackman

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    Princeton.
     
  22. buffedup

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    Boulder. Let the Duke's and North Carolina's of the world come to the new deadliest home court in the country.
     
  23. aik

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    To go the distance with the Jayhawks and give them competition for the top spot in the conference was what we should have always strived to do before the Big 8/12 as we knew it was killed via mostly football reasons. Now that Tad and MB have CU thinking serious about basketball long-term we should re-establish the rivalry, except now we need to prevent blue from ever becoming the dominant color in the Keg again on gamedays. I think we're in a much better position to do that and measure ourselves yearly against the top program historically between Bloomington and Westwood. And while I don't particularly miss that school or their fan base I believe the rare years we could beat them showed the potential Buff basketball could have.
     
  24. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I thought we were going to to try to play Umass in BB and FB?
     
  25. GoldenBuff

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    If all goes well at my interview next week, my vote goes to UCONN...
     
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    Get the biggest school we can to come here. Teach them that #YouCantWinAtAltitude
     
  27. BehindEnemyLines

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    Perhaps some of those elite-tier teams sometime down the road. For the short term? My vote would be for ......



    Texas.



    WAIT!! WAIT!! Put the guns down and hear me out !


    We don't really have any connection to the east coast and central powers. We do, however, have a few with the ten-gallon hat state. We recruit heavily there. We have alum's there. The travel would be relatively easy and affordable.
     
  28. Buffnik

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    aTm would be much more do-able considering the relationships between the ADs if we want to make a Lone Star trip.
     
  29. BuffAlum2007

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    Florida or North Carolina...
     
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    Just don't play it on Thursday. How about a Tuesday?
     

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