December Schedule

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  1. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    I remember the discussion when this year’s schedule came out. As I recall, pretty much everyone approved.

    But now I look at the remainder of the December schedule. Following the (first true road) game against Iowa, there’s a bad Southern team tomorrow, an improved Drake next Saturday, and then a bad EIU team the 21st. Assuming I can see correctly today.

    That’s it.

    What I’m wondering now is, is that the best preparation for a road trip in January to Okie State?
     
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  2. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Can't do anything about it.

    I think the best way to find out is to play the games.
     
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  3. Cyclonepride

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    What this team needs now is games to get returning players integrated into the line up, and experiment with different combinations. Seems like this will be a reasonably good way to do it. We already have a decent but not great SOS, which will get better in the Big 12. The start of the Big 12 will be a trial by fire, but it was always going to be that.
     
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  4. Rural

    Rural Well-Known Member

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    "A bad EIU team" snort
     
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  5. CyCrazy

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    We play garbage teams every year in December.
     
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  6. Gunnerclone

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    What’s the alternative? Not playing any games and just practicing?
     
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  7. SCyclone

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    Wigginton, Lard, Weiler-Babb, Young, and Talley can fill the others in about the rigors of life in the Big 12. CSP might have a few things to say about it as well.

    Thye'll be ready.
     
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  8. LivntheCyLife

    LivntheCyLife Well-Known Member

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    There's not many alternatives if you play in a Thanksgiving tournament. The only game you could really move is the Missouri game. My guess is the coaches prefer this with finals and then the ability to catch their breath and put in new stuff in practice after seeing what they need to work on.
     
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  9. awd4cy

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    This is no different than every other year. The game or 2 before Christmas is almost always sub 250 ranked teams.
     
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  10. CyCloned

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    Exactly. The Drake game is not going to be in Hilton, so not a road game, but at least not in Ames. The disaster in IC is still fresh on everyone's minds, but there was going to be some bumps in the road with this many new guys playing. Still think there is a lot of talent on this team, and more that will be back soon.
     
  11. VeloClone

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  12. Dingus

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    Meh, I need a couple games to stub hub $8 games to with my boys.
     
  13. CyBobby

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    I hope we get our act together before that Jan Road Trip to Dillwater er StillWater......Of course the Cowboys only draw a couple hunnerd (misspelled on purpose) fans in Iba arena.....

    With a little practice and a good game plan we could conceivably win this game...

    and remember....GO Cyclones
     
  14. Bigman38

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    Don’t they always schedule terrible teams now because of finals, holidays, etc.

    Wished we started the conference at home but we’ll find out a lot starting on the road.
     
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  15. isutrevman

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    Ya, why can't we play @Duke or @Gonzaga to get ready for Big 12 play? Shouldn't be that difficult to schedule those games.......
     
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  16. kentkel

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    So, we're playing the Hoks again on the 21st? Didn't know that.
     
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  17. BoxsterCy

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    Nine games so far and four against P5 teams and some of you are yakked because we have two directional schools and one historic rival to end the NC? o_O

    If only the MBB had scheduled Kentucky and the WBB had scheduled UCONN for Christmas at Hilton. :eek:
     
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  18. CycloneErik

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    Well, we might want Kentucky right now.
    But really, this is always a fine schedule for this stretch of games. We did well with the early challenge in Maui, not as well at Iowa, and now we just put it together for conference play. No biggie.

    Signed, legendary scheduling complainer #1.
     
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  19. madguy30

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    I remember going to a game during Tinsley's senior year during Xmas break. Hilton was maybe half full. It was close at half--ISU just didn't play great--and it was so quiet you could hear Larry.
     
  20. BoxsterCy

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    I usually reserve my scheduling complaints for WBB but this year they have a very good NC with Arkansas, at South Dakota, Auburn, Miami, at Iowa, and Drake. Way better than the usual array of soft cream puffs that are little more than exhibition games.
     
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