Watch out for these guys:
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 IllinoisIf 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.