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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Same amount of non-con games as last year
    Yeah... For some reason I thought ISU played 14 last year.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Toughest game is at Iola, right? Im not sure its even close. If they get Arizona State in the CBE, that could be close, but ISU should have a strangle hold on tickets to that thing.
    Arizona State isn't going to be very good at all. They lost their three best players in Carson and Bachynski to the NAB and Marshall to graduation. Four other players transferred away from them in the offseason as well. I think the NIT is probably ASU's ceiling next year. ISU should handle them without difficulty.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    i think its as good as a schedule as we could get. you can't force teams to play home-home, and we're not going to do road games for the sake of a "tough schedule." we're just going to have to keep winning, raising the profile of the program, and hoping for invites to better tourneys (maui, bahamas), and get better conference challenges or challenge opponents.
    If ISU ends up in the Top 3 of the Big 12 this year I would expect them to get matched up with Florida in the 2015 Big 12/SEC challenge. KU played them last year and this year and would probably get Kentucky in 2015 if KU finishes Top 3 in the Big 12. With ISU getting national pub these days I think ISU-Florida would be a more attractive match up than Texas-Florida. And has ISU accepted any invites to 2015 tourneys yet? Some teams have booked that far ahead already so I wasn't sure.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    If ISU ends up in the Top 3 of the Big 12 this year I would expect them to get matched up with Florida in the 2015 Big 12/SEC challenge. KU played them last year and this year and would probably get Kentucky in 2015 if KU finishes Top 3 in the Big 12. With ISU getting national pub these days I think ISU-Florida would be a more attractive match up than Texas-Florida. And has ISU accepted any invites to 2015 tourneys yet? Some teams have booked that far ahead already so I wasn't sure.

    No invites for 2015 yet but holding out hope for either (1) Battle 4 Atlantis (2) Puerto Rico-Tip Off or (3) Old Spice Classic. I see that Ku is headed to Maui in 2015.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Not bad overall though the home schedule lacks some luster. The Big 12 schedule will bring a lot of big games as always though.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Best home game is against a blah AR team but there should be tons of scoring. The rest of the home games are horrible. Raising season ticket prices into that pillow fight is almost comical.

    That said it probably was the best they could do which just speaks to the sad state of college bball.
    I don't really get this comment, were you just grabbing an overused expression and sticking it at the end of your thoughts? How is college basketball in a "sad state?" I thought the parody last year made it one of the best seasons in quite a while.


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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Not bad overall though the home schedule lacks some luster. The Big 12 schedule will bring a lot of big games as always though.
    I agree. It's really pretty similar to last year minus the Michigan game. With the suspensions and no McKay, it'll probably take longer for the team to gel too.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    I like the schedule. I will take blow out wins against cupcakes any day.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I like the schedule. I will take blow out wins against cupcakes any day.
    I like cupcakes...they are delicious.


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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Best home game is against a blah AR team but there should be tons of scoring. The rest of the home games are horrible. Raising season ticket prices into that pillow fight is almost comical.

    That said it probably was the best they could do which just speaks to the sad state of college bball.
    It's kind of insulting to raise prices on that schedule.
    In a way, I hope that's the best they could do, but I can't really believe that it was.


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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Now we know for sure what season tickets will get you. 16 games (not counting the exhibition) against these opponents.

    Oakland
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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I like the schedule. I will take blow out wins against cupcakes any day.
    I can agree with this. Honestly, did the Michigan game even help us any with our seeding last year? It seemed like the committee more or less ignored how big of a game that was and just looked at our overall non-conf W/L record.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Bland on the surface; could've benefited from additional game against a team with a pulse.

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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Even though the schedule seems bland to the naked eye, if we can go undefeated in nonconference play again it's very possible that we could start conference play ranked Top 5. All thanks to being ranked to start the season.



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    Re: Non-Conference Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by QCCyclone View Post
    I can agree with this. Honestly, did the Michigan game even help us any with our seeding last year? It seemed like the committee more or less ignored how big of a game that was and just looked at our overall non-conf W/L record.
    It helped our RPI



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