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RB Sports Discussion => Jump Ball => Topic started by: JackMcQueen on August 18, 2017, 12:04:49 pm

Title: Bucknell added
Post by: JackMcQueen on August 18, 2017, 12:04:49 pm
Bucknell will be the second game of the season.

Bison went 26-9, beat Vandy in Nashville, won their league, but lost to W Virginia in the big dance by six.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: navyhog24 on August 18, 2017, 12:11:12 pm
I'm loving this schedule. It will help the freshmen grow up that much quicker before conference play rolls around.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: Pinto on August 18, 2017, 12:13:34 pm
Very solid schedule so far. I hope the football team helps these couple of months go by quickly
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: razorhead94 on August 18, 2017, 12:18:19 pm
Wow this schedule is outstanding.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: yraciv on August 18, 2017, 12:27:59 pm
Time to get some revenge! I like it.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: FineAsSwine on August 18, 2017, 12:42:19 pm
Non-con will be challenging, we will find out pretty quickly what we got.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: Atlhogfan1 on August 18, 2017, 01:44:18 pm
Bucknell returns their key contributors from last season.  Fresno mostly does as well. 
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Post by: razorhead94 on August 18, 2017, 02:13:02 pm
Also might add these types of games will bring people to the arena as well.  Better competition....better games....more people.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: Karma on August 18, 2017, 02:41:30 pm
Payback time.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: yraciv on August 18, 2017, 05:15:15 pm
Also might add these types of games will bring people to the arena as well.  Better competition....better games....more people.

Doubtful if it's before football season ends. These schools may impress those of us active on hogville, but Troy, Bakersfield, and Bucknell the common fan has no idea who those guys are, and that they have good basketball programs.   We scheduled impressive midmajors like UT Arlington and SFA last season, and it didn't put many extra butts in the seats.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: Breems on August 18, 2017, 06:02:21 pm
Hate them suckers for knocking us out in 2000-something.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: HognitiveDissonance on August 19, 2017, 12:39:06 pm
Hate them suckers for knocking us out in 2000-something.
No haters here, but props to them, they were just doing their job. Just beat 'em next time.
That was the game that soured some folks on Stan Heath.
Arkansas had all kinds of talent and athleticism advantage on Bucknell and could run 'em to death, but Stan refused to play anything but Big 10 ball.
Me...just do what the situation calls for. That game called for turning into a more up-and-down game...some games requires you to play half-court to win. Do what it takes. Be flexible.
Stan's stubbornness cost that game. We walked the ball up the court and played right into their hands. Never pressed, never did anything to force them out of their comfort zone.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: Hawg Red on August 19, 2017, 04:00:54 pm
Love the add but hate the game placement. Second game? Dangerous.

Go Hogs.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: HF#1 on August 20, 2017, 11:24:25 am
Ugh, that loss in the tournament to them was one of the worst played games I had seen from a Razorback team at the time.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: King Kong on August 20, 2017, 11:46:21 am
Love the add but hate the game placement. Second game? Dangerous.

Go Hogs.

Yeah, having all these games that are great for SOS is wonderful. But the most important thing is we still have to win.

Hopefully the veteran leadership we have can help overcome these early games as we get the Gafford, Hall, Garland and CJ up to speed.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: azhog10 on August 20, 2017, 01:31:17 pm
All I'm going to say is CMA and staff must feel really good about their team. They have always been more conservative when scheduling teams. Always tried to schedule games they could win and one or two that they knew would be a grind.

They've loaded up this schedule which tells me they are really liking what they are seeing.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: King Kong on August 20, 2017, 02:34:51 pm
All I'm going to say is CMA and staff must feel really good about their team. They have always been more conservative when scheduling teams. Always tried to schedule games they could win and one or two that they knew would be a grind.

They've loaded up this schedule which tells me they are really liking what they are seeing.

I think that is very possible
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: rzrbackramsfan on August 20, 2017, 02:48:40 pm
I'm excited to see where our SOS will rank. 
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: hogwood on August 20, 2017, 06:57:11 pm
All I'm going to say is CMA and staff must feel really good about their team. They have always been more conservative when scheduling teams. Always tried to schedule games they could win and one or two that they knew would be a grind.

They've loaded up this schedule which tells me they are really liking what they are seeing.

Agreed. Thinking this as well.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: rzrbackramsfan on August 20, 2017, 09:51:03 pm
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Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: HognitiveDissonance on August 21, 2017, 04:33:44 pm
All I'm going to say is CMA and staff must feel really good about their team. They have always been more conservative when scheduling teams. Always tried to schedule games they could win and one or two that they knew would be a grind.

They've loaded up this schedule which tells me they are really liking what they are seeing.
There is a fine line between challenging your team and making it too difficult. A very fine line, I'm sure.
I already thought the schedule was tough enough, so they can quit adding more games like this.
I will NEVER trust a Hog team can squeak into the NCAAs with 15 losses like Vanderbilt did last year. I thought that was a joke.
So I want a schedule that's manageable to keep it under 10 losses.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: ErieHog on August 21, 2017, 04:38:04 pm
Also might add these types of games will bring people to the arena as well.  Better competition....better games....more people.

Only if we win.  The step up in competition, if it brings losing, will not drive turnout.
Title: Re: Bucknell added
Post by: FineAsSwine on August 21, 2017, 04:49:56 pm
Only if we win.  The step up in competition, if it brings losing, will not drive turnout.

Definitely cannot have a slow start where the team is trying to "find" itself. Gotta come out of the starting gate firing on all cylinders. Barford and Macon are going to be a delight to watch this year, I believe. Plus, Cook and Thomas are going to have to shoulder up and be ready to help Trey carry the load. Can't all be on Gafford. I'm nervously optimistic because this team could be in for a break out season but a stumble would be a real downer.