Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Men's BB: Iowa Releases 2008 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule - Cupcakes Shudder With Fear

Well, the U of I has released the non-conference schedule for men's basketball.

Watch out for these guys:

Cupcakes.jpg picture by storminspank

Uhhhhhhhhhh Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

One thing is clear, Iowa isn't looking to get to "The Next Level" anymore... well, maybe not in regards to OOC RPI at least. What makes the schedule even more interesting is although the schedule hasn't brought in any world beaters, the cost of admission to the games will go up. Hmmm...

Here's a look at the newly released schedule:

Nov. 9 Wayne State University (exhibition)

Nov. 14 Charleston Southern University

Nov. 17 Texas-San Antonio

Nov. 20 at The Citadel

Nov. 23-25 Las Vegas Invitational (Iowa City)

Nov. 23 vs. Southeast Missouri

Nov. 25 Second round

Nov. 28-29 Las Vegas Invitaitonal (Las Vegas)

Dec. 2 at Boston College (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Dec. 6 Bryant University

Dec. 9 Northern Iowa

Dec. 12 Iowa State

Dec. 20 at Drake

Dec. 27 Western Illinois

If Iowa's OOC SOS is in the Top 150, I will be floored.

I actually had to Google "Bryant University". It's in Rhode Island. Their mascot is the Bulldogs. I was going to look to see what their RPI was on kenpom, but didn't have to because they are a DII school. This BEGS the question. Why is Bryant University, a DII school, on the non-conference schedule, yet Wayne State, another DII school, is an Exhibition game?

Interesting. Maybe I am missing something here.

Oh yeah, the Hawkeye Challenge is gone too. The tourney Lute started is no more.

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