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A few schedule nuggets from Katz's article:

 

  • NU will be home for Gavitt Games - "hoping for an elite BE opponent"
  • NU looking for a neutral site power 5 matchup
  • Article says we'll have a home game BIG/ACC challenge, which could happen, even though we were at home last season - I assume to make the matchups work, teams occasionally end up getting 2 straight home or road games ... or it's a typo and we'll be on the road

 

So that means:

  • -2 games in KC
  • -2 games at home vs non-power-5 as part of KC tourney
  • -Home/Road game in ACC challenge
  • -Home vs Birds
  • -Home for Gavitt games
  • -? Neutral site Power 5 game

 

If that last one happens, that would leave 3 "paycheck" games at home yet to add.

 

Depending on who we end up with in the 2 challenges, that's potentially a really good slate.

 

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1 hour ago, throwback said:

A few schedule nuggets from Katz's article:

 

  • NU will be home for Gavitt Games - "hoping for an elite BE opponent"
  • NU looking for a neutral site power 5 matchup
  • Article says we'll have a home game BIG/ACC challenge, which could happen, even though we were at home last season - I assume to make the matchups work, teams occasionally end up getting 2 straight home or road games ... or it's a typo and we'll be on the road

 

So that means:

  • -2 games in KC
  • -2 games at home vs non-power-5 as part of KC tourney
  • -Home/Road game in ACC challenge
  • -Home vs Birds
  • -Home for Gavitt games
  • -? Neutral site Power 5 game

 

If that last one happens, that would leave 3 "paycheck" games at home yet to add.

 

Depending on who we end up with in the 2 challenges, that's potentially a really good slate.

 

 

AFAIC, we don't need that neutral site game.  Seems like overreaction to an abnormal Big 10 result last year   With 20 Big 10 games instead of 18 this year, we're not going to have a shortage of quality games

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On 5/11/2018 at 10:30 PM, nustudent said:

 

AFAIC, we don't need that neutral site game.  Seems like overreaction to an abnormal Big 10 result last year   With 20 Big 10 games instead of 18 this year, we're not going to have a shortage of quality games

Agree - wonder if we're looking at a neutral site game because we found out we've drawn Missouri St in the first game in KC, so they feel like they have to try to add another Power 5 team? 

 

Even if we are playing Mo St, I'm not sure they need another P5 game, but if we don't get assigned high RPI teams in the ACC & Gavitt challenges, then they could be in some trouble.

 

Has to be frustrating/challenging from a scheduling standpoint when you don't have control over the opponents picked for 2 of your marquee games - especially with a smaller number of non-con games available now.

 

Also, if we actually are getting a home game in ACC challenge, that would mean we're playing zero road games in the non-con. Wonder if that's ever happened.

 

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42 minutes ago, throwback said:

Agree - wonder if we're looking at a neutral site game because we found out we've drawn Missouri St in the first game in KC, so they feel like they have to try to add another Power 5 team? 

 

Even if we are playing Mo St, I'm not sure they need another P5 game, but if we don't get assigned high RPI teams in the ACC & Gavitt challenges, then they could be in some trouble.

 

Has to be frustrating/challenging from a scheduling standpoint when you don't have control over the opponents picked for 2 of your marquee games - especially with a smaller number of non-con games available now.

 

Also, if we actually are getting a home game in ACC challenge, that would mean we're playing zero road games in the non-con. Wonder if that's ever happened.

 

Even if it’s a home game, we have 2 neural site games and 10 rape games against P5 schools.   Not too many teams will be able to say that.    

Focus on filling the rest of the gimmes with non deleware states.   

Do that and the schedule is fine.   The question then shifts to how you managed the schedule

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1 hour ago, nustudent said:

Even if it’s a home game, we have 2 neural site games and 10 rape games against P5 schools.   Not too many teams will be able to say that.    

Focus on filling the rest of the gimmes with non deleware states.   

Do that and the schedule is fine.   The question then shifts to how you managed the schedule

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4 hours ago, atskooc said:

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I'm guessing road.

 

Auto correct is a fickle bastard.

 

I guess I'd be curious to see what we do in years where we're assigned road games in both ACC and Gavitt games. With the 20-game conference schedule, that's 12 road games vs P5 teams. If you add in 2-3 neutral site games in a tournament, you could easily play 13-14-15 games vs P5 teams away from home, plus whatever you'd play in a conference tournament setting at the end of the season. That's crazy. (And that's assuming it's a year we get the birds in Lincoln.) 

 

It's kind of crazy to compare this to something like the 90-91 season, where we had 30 regular season games and the conference assigned 14 of them to us (47%).  Danny took them to The Citadel, Eastern Illinois, UMKC, and Wis-Green Bay to fill out the schedule.

 

In 18-19, we're going to play 31 regular season games, but the conference will assign 22 of them to us (71%) and we might not even play a road game in the non-con. 

 

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Seton Hall has one good player back from last year's team, Myles Powell (15.5 ppg, 37.9% 3FG). Four of their other 5 top scorers all graduated. They add Taurean Thompson as a transfer from Syracuse as well as a Sacred Heart transfer guard and a juco center that both sat out last year. Their recruiting class is made up of three 3-star players. 

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2 hours ago, NebrasketballJake said:

So we are just waiting on some buy games, Big Ten/ACC opponent, and a possible neutral court Power 5 Matchup. I like the way this schedule is coming together. Nobody should be able to nitpick this slate of games. 

 

There was no reason to nitpick last season's slate of games either until the Big Ten lost both of the conference challenges, we ended up playing Marist in the AdvoCare Invitational, we scheduled Delaware State who ended up being one of the worst 10 teams in the NCAA, and the media started hounding on how bad the Big Ten was. That exact same scenario can happen with this slate, but fortunately what we do have control over is winning our games. We need to do a better job at winning those Quadrant 1 games this time around since that's what the committee clearly valued most.

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17 minutes ago, throwback said:

OWH mentioned today that the NU has been contacting former Big 12 North brethren to try and add the neutral site game that was mentioned earlier. No luck thus far.

 

Iowa State in KC please!

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