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    Big 12 basketball schedule

    I made a fball schedule post, and thought about basketball schedule for the New Big 12.

    Would anyone like to see the schedule done similar to Pac-10? Grouping in five regional pairs (our "twin" would be Missouri) and playing those games back-to-back on Thursday-Saturday:

    ISU at KU
    ISU at KSU
    UT at ISU
    A&M at ISU
    ... etc.

    I know it could hinge on ESPN's weekly format, which currently has a Big 12 game on Wednesday (it could move to Thursday or one XII game per week could be on Wednesday). Big Monday would have an effect, too, but that game is "bumped" from the previous Saturday.

    I think the P-10 did that for a travel/academic purpose, and that wouldn't work as well with the current setup. But I think it would make sense. It would also make it more likely the regional matchups come at the end of the cycle.

    Or do you prefer a less-structured blind-draw system?


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    Re: Big 12 basketball schedule

    Bump.

    (I've always wanted to do that )


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    Re: Big 12 basketball schedule

    I think the travel pairs just plain makes sense, assuming you can make it work for TV as well. Playing on a Thursday/Saturday schedule also prepares teams for the quick turnarounds of the NCAA tournament.



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    Re: Big 12 basketball schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    I made a fball schedule post, and thought about basketball schedule for the New Big 12.

    Would anyone like to see the schedule done similar to Pac-10? Grouping in five regional pairs (our "twin" would be Missouri) and playing those games back-to-back on Thursday-Saturday:

    ISU at KU
    ISU at KSU
    UT at ISU
    A&M at ISU
    ... etc.

    I know it could hinge on ESPN's weekly format, which currently has a Big 12 game on Wednesday (it could move to Thursday or one XII game per week could be on Wednesday). Big Monday would have an effect, too, but that game is "bumped" from the previous Saturday.

    I think the P-10 did that for a travel/academic purpose, and that wouldn't work as well with the current setup. But I think it would make sense. It would also make it more likely the regional matchups come at the end of the cycle.

    Or do you prefer a less-structured blind-draw system?
    I've always thought this made sense. However, I really don't care for Thursday night basketball games. Maybe its just me, but I'd much rather play on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the occasional Big Monday.

    Does anyone know how the Pac 10 actually does this? Do they send the teams out for the whole weekend? It seems rather silly to let a team have a day off in a different city. I would think it would be a set up for some extra-curricular trouble.



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