and I don't really buy that there's much of a difference in motivation...any of those small-conference teams sees playing even a bottom-feeder ACC school as quite an opportunity.
as an aside, I just went to USC-Upstate's schedule to see who else they play...they've lost to Winthrop (who's on our schedule) and Tennessee since beating us
Last edited by Pylons; Tue Nov 19 2013 at 04:00 PM.
focus on areas we want to recruit...
if it is DC or Baltimore--- american, umbc, towson, loyola, even mt st mary's
there are lots of schools in other major areas too-
not just the ones everyone always hears about.
try and build.
Cast off the shoes and follow the gourd!
Playing Michigan St. in NYC will do more for recruiting than playing a bunch of small-time schools within some target geography
Saturday: early afternoon and evening after 7pm (same driving issues that people have to face during football season)
Sunday: early afternoon (conflicts with church) and evening after 5pm (conflicts with families getting ready for Monday morning)
Basketball is different. It is a much smaller budget & ODU's program, like it or not, is as established as VT's. The court is more fair then the field in this case. Bragging rights for the state is always nice & just because we can't win the challenge doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
The rules are different if VT has scheduled a "big name" opponent to play a weekday night game at Cassell. People are more likely to make sacrifices in their personal life in order to add the game. Syracuse will be coming to Blacksburg on January 7 (Tuesday) at 9pm and don't be surprised to see a soldout Cassell (compared to the VMI game).
We don't need the 757 for basketball recruiting. We don't even need this state (although it would be nice). We've had TWO VA guys be meaningful contributors since Greenberg took over, Erick Green and Cadarian Raines.
I'd much rather play a legit program like VCU who has national recognition and is around the top 25.