Tim4: You're absolutely right about AU getting us to go to their high-school gym with obviously nothing in return. Since when does AU have greater pull than us? I notice every year they play a few nice OOC games, at Florida St, Penn, Villanova, Florida, Cincinnati. Seems like we're saying, "hey, we have one Top 25 OOC game plus the BB&T, that's all we need." What an absurb route to take. This team needs to be noticed, not tucked into a little corner of the world such as wherever the hell App St is. I've noticed a lot of you have said they want eplanations for this schedule. Consider me part of that group.
The Red is going to stay; for some sick reason, Kvancz and the rest of the cigar boys in the athletic dept. look at it as an homage to Red Auerbach, even though I think the old man would wretch sitting through any one of these games. So, since we're stuck with two cupcake games (hopefully), let's try to schedule a less brutal Temple road schedule. There has been a great deal of discussion on how many top-level teams won't take us in their building because we could beat them. Well...I think that perception has drifted away, and even if it hasn't, since when are we more scary than Temple? Ever? If they can schedule games at Penn St, Wisconsin, Indiana, UCLA, Syracuse, etc, why in the name of Lewie Helton can't we?
I've racked my brain trying to figure out our goals in playing at these horrible sites with likely less than 2,000 people and no TV/radio/electricity. I've scrapped up nothing. Ecept there's some ultra-wealthy GW booster that happens to have an unhealthy love of App St basketball, and lives in Fairfield, while his son goes to Fla Intl and daughter goes to Towson. So there...anyone have better ideas?