[quote=“itsbraille49, post:1, topic:30852”]With our season wrapping up next week it’s time to start looking forward to which games will be on the docket for next season.
Curious to see if the non-D1 games become a regular occurrence on our non-conference schedules. Considering we had trouble with the opponent we may want to consider reserving our embarrassment for other D1 teams. Also of not, the Davidson contract I saw was only through last season.
If I’m Coach Price I don’t worry about finding quality opponents, we need to rack up wins for his sake and to help C-USA. No public infortmation out regarding the possibility of early season event/tournament.
Expect the schedule to have sites flipped again unless we hear otherwise after meetings. Going to a tiered format like the A10 did in 2008 could help.
Last night at the Coaches Caravan, Coach Price informed the crowd that we’d be starting a H/H with Oklahoma State and that they’d be coming to Halton during the 2018-19 season with the Niners playing in Stillwater this season.
There are some tentative dates and additional opponents from documents obtained:
11/11: Probably a stupid non-d1 game, of which I will no’t be attending.
12/2: at James Madison
12/5: WAKE FOREST
12/18: at East Carolina
12/21: at South Florida
TBD: at Oklahoma State
This is 9 games. If we abstain from participating in a early season tournament (poor decision, but compared to playing non-d1’s looks okay) we have two more games to schedule. If we do participate in an event we could see 3 or 4 more games.
The following section is entirely speculative
[ul][li]My personal favorite to be a part of would be the Savannah Invitational. Would be two games in Savannah over Thanksgiving weekend, with probably 2 home games. [/li]
[li]We could also find ourselves as a regional opponent in a larger tournament. As a Nike school, we could be linked to Phil Knight Invitational, play a couple of road games at, for example, Duke and Connecticut, then two other games against similar teams.[/li]
[li]We could also find ourselves in a “Round-Robin” event at home or at another school, usually three teams that play each-other Fri-Sun with a non-bracketed D2 home game for each team.[/li]
[li] And there are other Round-Robin events with every-team getting at least one home game revolving around a host[/li][/ul]