- Mar 21, 2017
To be fair, most of those .500 P5 teams are better than most of those 26, 27, 28 win teams from lower conferences.TT and others like them, rely on their conference schedule to boost their schedule strength and ranking. Like most P5 programs, they automatically are ranked very high, each and every year from the get go before they ever play a game. Then during the OOC they schedule a number of lower tier teams in a lower tier conference (which they mostly win) and then play the standard p5 vs p5 interconference games (where an unfortunately loss doesn't hurt too much because the conference is already ranked up high) and them 1-2 games against higher up mids (Ky vs UR) for example but usually in some tournament where they still can up their spot in the loser bracket. Then when the OOC is over, they haven't really dropped a whole bunch and then use the conference schedule up simply up their SOS, win or loss and they end the season still ranked pretty high. So all in all they took 1 or 2 chances the entire season against a potential loss to a non-p5 higher up mid team.
It's the reason you see 0.500 P5 teams getting at-large bids over teams with 26, 27, 28 wins in non-p5 programs. It's all a racket, IMO.
Luckily our home schedules are typically against powerhouses like NC A&T and Western Carolina. Lets face it, nonconference games for good teams typically trend toward cupcakes outside of neutral site games.To be fair that is their home OOC schedule. They play Gonzaga and some other good teams on the road.
We can create a separate thread if it's cool with people or do it here. Really will defer to what we see as preference. Don't like just barging in on boards and disrespecting the rules/common practices.Maybe this thread because they have played or are playing professionally?
If you’re taking questions do we get a heads up on who it is beforehand so people have ideas on what to ask?
Be it, the G League, The Association, Overseas, and/or The NFL MLB, coaching, anywhere their professional life takes them. It would be kinda cool if we could find out info about these RaM alumni grads/GOATS all in one place. It's convenient.. and it's a dream, LOL... So why not kick something...www.vcuramnation.com
/not a forum boss tho
Any word if Malik or his family have Set up A go fund me acct or similar arrangement. Any way RN can help?Malik Crowfield's mom Lana had to evacuate herself and her family from LaPlace, LA ahead of Hurricane Ida. They are safe, but they have more than likely lost their home (LaPlace was more or less completely flooded and destroyed), and they are currently staying in the hotel they evacuated to.
I think there are discussions on the VCU Basketball Fans Positive group on Facebook regarding setting something up for them (they're not in any position to do so themselves because no one has electricity down there). I'll share the moment something gets announced.Any word if Malik or his family have Set up A go fund me acct or similar arrangement. Any way RN can help?
Rodes! Great guy. He married Kate who is Ed Peeples daughter.
I've heard some stories where playing overseas in the smaller markets is super shady. Checks bouncing or not getting paid at all, terrible housing, that sort of thing. Is playing in Eastern Europe or other small markets worth it? Are you better off trying to get into coaching or something else stateside if you want to stay around the game.Hi all, we're a new(er)(ish?) podcast (Expat Hoops) where we interview Americans who play or have played overseas. We're a couple of Mason alums, but we're not sticking to a set school, and we will be interviewing at least one former VCU guy here shortly. We do like to take "listener questions" and wanted to see if we should create a thread of our own here when we interview VCU alums or if we should post within this thread.
This is something that we touch on in some of our past episodes, so there is a quasi plug to check out our other episodes. That being said, it's a great question that we will ask for his take, because pretty much anyone who plays overseas either goes through it or has heard tales of it.I've heard some stories where playing overseas in the smaller markets is super shady. Checks bouncing or not getting paid at all, terrible housing, that sort of thing. Is playing in Eastern Europe or other small markets worth it? Are you better off trying to get into coaching or something else stateside if you want to stay around the game.