A-10 / Mountain West Challenge

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Re: A-10 / Mountain West Challenge

Post by Crank » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:43 am

MikeUMA wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:54 am
vanmeter wrote:
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My ‘guess’ is that all four Atlantic 10 teams left out in 2020 would automatically be in for 2021. I do think the A10 is intent in giving every member an opportunity to participate
I'm not so sure about that. These matchups are about increasing the visibility of both conferences and giving each other a better RPI game than they might otherwise get from a low-major regional school. A Fordham / San Jose State (hypothetical) game doesn't really do that.

I'd bet the bottom feeders get left out again in 2021, and as we've said, given the travel costs, they'd probably be fine with that.
I mostly agree with you but St Joes isn’t helping anyone’s RPI this year

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Re: A-10 / Mountain West Challenge

Post by MikeUMA » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:49 am

^ Same argument could be made for all the lower-tier A10 teams this year.

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Re: A-10 / Mountain West Challenge

Post by classof62-64 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:02 pm

bobolink wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:21 pm
^
might be better to be included. But I wouldn't sign up to change places with Duquense, who gets to visit Wyoming (potentially awful trip) and probably play at the same time as Dayton plays at Nevada. Maybe Duquense-Wyoming will be televised, who knows. I don't think I'd want any of the road games on the schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020
San Diego State at Saint Louis
George Mason at Fresno State
Boise State at Rhode Island
Air Force at Saint Joseph’s
Richmond at Colorado State
Duquesne at Wyoming
I don't know if there is any significant traveling fan base for the A10 teams headed West, but this schedule will not excite them. The two best MW destination cities are San Diego and Las Vegas. No game at either site for the initial roll-out. Yea, let's to Laramie in Nov./Dec!

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