- Apr 19, 2009
There are several things I like about this story. First, that it is insightful. Not because it exposes so much the inner workings of college basketball scheduling, but that the program is striving to put out the best product. One way of doing that is by scheduling tough opponents. I despise teams that primarily schedule creampuffs on their home floors for their OOC schedule. I’m looking at you, Duke.View attachment 7591
I've always known it was difficult but neevr really truly knew the amount of strings needing pulling to make a schedule something to move a team up. This is one catch and read if you can, explaining a lot of what goes into scheduling which can make or break a team's RPI, which in the end means everything, who you play is a giant part of that whole deal. Martelli is the man at the helm along with Coach Rhoades in making our RPI something to behold. https://www.richmond.com/sports/college/plus/scheduling-isn-t-easy-but-vcu-strives-to-hit-the/article_09cd5357-c716-5d0b-9c1f-7bb0eb9c2d44.html
Second, because I have always had immense respect for the Martelli family and to have Jimmy here as our DOBO tells me and others that we do things the right way. One of those ways is by surrounding yourself with the best people possible. We have a long-standing tradition of that here at VCU. Just look at all the HCs that were once assistants here.
Third, because it is just another quality article that Wayne Epps did to provide us fans with excellent information about our program. I and other long time Ram fans remember when the local newspaper provided very little of that. It is a real treat to have insightful, well written and regular articles to keep us informed.