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    No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    1. We DO NOT play @ RICE or UNT this year, we play UAB/MTSU home/away instead.

      This could be bad for the standings, but good for RPI.

      http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-bas...kbl-sched.html

      http://www.meangreensports.com/sport...kbl-sched.html



      http://uabsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    And bad for alumni engagement and bad for travel expenses. Also bad for Rice and UNT's ticket sales.

    Playing at Rice and at UNT every year should be demanded by McClelland. Those are the 2 most important conference road games for our institution, but we won't play them this year.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    And bad for alumni engagement and bad for travel expenses. Also bad for Rice and UNT's ticket sales.

    Playing at Rice and at UNT every year should be demanded by McClelland. Those are the 2 most important conference road games for our institution, but we won't play them this year.
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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    And bad for alumni engagement and bad for travel expenses. Also bad for Rice and UNT's ticket sales.

    Playing at Rice and at UNT every year should be demanded by McClelland. Those are the 2 most important conference road games for our institution, but we won't play them this year.
    Why? Because they're close to our alumni bases, and generally road wins?

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    Why? Because they're close to our alumni bases, and generally road wins?
    I'd say because of the proximity to alumni bases.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    Why? Because they're close to our alumni bases, and generally road wins?
    Probably about 98% of our alumni leave Ruston after graduating, and then many of our diehards wonder why our support is what it is. Where are they going? Where the money is. They leave and become disconnected. Sometimes Tech has to take the show to them instead of expecting them to support something miles and miles away in Ruston.

    Then where are we trying to recruit students to grow enrollment because Louisiana doesn't produce enough qualified high school grads?

    Maximizing exposure in those two markets and creating opportunities to build alumni support and recruit top students in those areas are very important to Tech's future.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    Why? Because they're close to our alumni bases, and generally road wins?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    And bad for alumni engagement and bad for travel expenses. Also bad for Rice and UNT's ticket sales.

    Playing at Rice and at UNT every year should be demanded by McClelland. Those are the 2 most important conference road games for our institution, but we won't play them this year.
    I imagine it has to have a dent in recruiting. The more games we play in Dallas/Houston, the easier to attract & talk with potential recruits.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Yea, the 100 Tech fans that go to the North Texas/Tech basketball game are going to be real pissed.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by olddog75 View Post
    Yea, the 100 Tech fans that go to the North Texas/Tech basketball game are going to be real pissed.
    I've never been to the Super Pit, but we bring a lot more fans than that to Rice, at least triple that.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by olddog75 View Post
    Yea, the 100 Tech fans that go to the North Texas/Tech basketball game are going to be real pissed.
    Part of our AD's job is to feel the pulse of Tech's fan base. It's without a doubt his weakest job skill. Insisting on playing away games in our two largest markets outside of Louisiana is a given. It was also a given to play our game vs. Arkansas in Little Rock last year, but he never even responded to questions on why he moved it. The list of examples of his indifference toward our fan base is long.
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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    When LG assumes his new C-USA committee assignment maybe he can talk some sense into these hired guns at the conference office who recommend these travel-expensive arrangements and ideas.
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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    That's progress, but it still doesn't change that the selection committee can do whatever they'd like and justify it with any reason they'd like.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    That's progress, but it still doesn't change that the selection committee can do whatever they'd like and justify it with any reason they'd like.
    As long as theres no transparency, it doesnt really matter what "rules" they make. (Even with transparency it doesnt really matter but at least we'll know why we were screwed)

    Just funny that the year we dont have two extra road wins (probably), the committee makes them more valuable.

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    Re: No Away games at Rice/UNT. Play UAB/MTSU twice

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    As long as theres no transparency, it doesnt really matter what "rules" they make. (Even with transparency it doesnt really matter but at least we'll know why we were screwed)

    Just funny that the year we dont have two extra road wins (probably), the committee makes them more valuable.
    Actually - those games would have meant the same - if we can pick up road wins at UAB/MTSU. Rice/UAB cancel each other out in RPI terms - maybe not on the court.

    There still will be four separate columns, with the first column consisting of home games against teams ranked 1-30, neutral-site games against teams ranked in the top 50 and road games against opponents ranked in the top 75 (MTSU). The second column will include home games against teams ranked 31-75, neutral-site games versus teams ranked 51-100 and road games against teams ranked 76-135.
    The third column will consist of home games played against competition ranked 76-160, games played on a neutral court versus teams ranked 101-200 and games on the road against teams ranked 136-240 (UAB/Rice). The fourth column will include home games against teams ranked 161-351, neutral-site games played against teams ranked 201-351 and road games versus opponents ranked 241-351 (UNT).
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    MTSU 34
    UAB 199
    Rice 174
    UNT 338

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