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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    I usually defend the ISU non-conference slate, but this one is awfully weak.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    RPIs

    USC-Upstate 158
    Drake 167
    Cincinnati 134
    Wyoming 125
    St. Mary's 48
    Stony Brook 135
    Iowa 23
    Ark-Pine Bluff 347 (dead last)
    Fairfield 113
    Howard 278
    Brown 267
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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    A lot of teams in the low 100s that we should be able to beat and won't kill our RPI. 3 absolute creampuffs (pretty normal). Two good teams, one neutral and one road.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Looks like a easy road to 20 wins and in the ncaa's . If they can finish top 3 in the conference I'll believe we have a pretty good team.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    And... ANOTHER crap schedule that does not reward the loyal home fans with entertaining games.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    St. Marys is a solid non conf. opp.


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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYGREG View Post
    And... ANOTHER crap schedule that does not reward the loyal home fans with entertaining games.

    Just like isu MBB all the good teams don't want to play us in hilton.


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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneRulzzz View Post
    St. Marys is a solid non conf. opp.
    Yes, but the home non-con schedule, for the very loyal Cyclone fans, is awful.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    I don't buy this excuse at all anymore. You always see big teams playing home and homes. I am not even advocating for play the "BIG" teams. How about just a few middle of the pack power 5 teams? How about some top tier "mid-majors"? Something that at least makes going to a non-con game exciting.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Driving to Ames KNOWING that we are going to win and then sitting there with no reason to cheer and being up 45-10 at halftime... it really kind of sucks.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    I usually defend the ISU non-conference slate, but this one is awfully weak.
    Not very strong for sure, but with 5 new freshman coming in, some of whom will need to develop early (the bigs especially) before Big 12 play, I see it fitting right in to where CBF wants to go this year.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdDog View Post
    Not very strong for sure, but with 5 new freshman coming in, some of whom will need to develop early (the bigs especially) before Big 12 play, I see it fitting right in to where CBF wants to go this year.
    I agree let them gain some confidence before the conference games. The Cincinnati game is the return game from last year when we played there. They always go somewhere for Thanksgiving which is hard to find tournaments. These are the Wyoming and St Mary's games. APR and Fairfield may be before and after finals. I don't have any problem with that. One of these games is the replacement for UNI also as we evidently couldn't find an agreeable date with them so it might have been a last minute addition.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    20-21 games are set in stone every season.

    For the handful of games that ISU can control, the theory has always been to not schedule your way out of the postseason. Given this year's roster, it makes perfect sense.



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    Re: 2014-15 WBB schedule is up

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    20-21 games are set in stone every season.

    For the handful of games that ISU can control, the theory has always been to not schedule your way out of the postseason. Given this year's roster, it makes perfect sense.
    As a season ticket holder for both sports, I'm glad our volleyball coach hasn't got that memo:

    "I always like to schedule tough. It's good for us." - Christy Johnson-Lynch at VB media day.



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