September 18, 2015 at 12:56 am #21862
Every year, this one game against a low tier team seems to generate some rancor. I may be the exception to the rule but I like that we schedule at least one game where the entire team, including walk-ons get a moment to shine and as a fan I get to see them show off their skills. Doc has put together one tough schedule this year. Of course, the big name games are on the road but there will be plenty of opportunities to find out exactly how good this team is.
Bring on RochesterSeptember 18, 2015 at 12:56 am #21863
I’ll live with that. Syracuse as our 3rd best OOC game? Nice. Overall quality of OOC is good too, as we’ve discussed here – some solid mid-major matchups.
I wonder if there’s any chance that we’ll play an exhibition instead of a scrimmage this year? I’d love to get a “preview”.September 18, 2015 at 3:17 pm #21868
TMH nails it!
If Syracuse wishes to play host to the Florida Southern Moccasins (Sunshine State Conference – D-III)
Purdue opens its doors to the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers (NAIA)
Kentucky welcomes in the Ottawa Bravers (NAIA)
I’m more than anxious to have Rochester come into Stabler. Again, for all the reasons TMH sited above.September 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm #21872
I also like the idea of the walk-ons getting playing time, but Rochester College? Couldn’t we have got someone with a little more local flavor? Albright, Dickinson, Gettysburg, F&M, Haverford, Scranton, Swarthmore, Ursinus, Widener, Kings, DeSales for examples (Muhl and Morv left off on purpose) lots to choose from that could also add some local interestSeptember 18, 2015 at 5:44 pm #21873
Probably could but think this may be a friend or family situation for Doc. This is his home territory.September 19, 2015 at 1:17 am #21877
I never really knew. But how do coaches come into play with creating the schedule. I always thought it was just through Ncaa. Never knew coaches were involved. How does this all happenSeptember 20, 2015 at 11:29 am #21936
[quote=21862]Every year, this one game against a low tier team seems to generate some rancor. I may be the exception to the rule but I like that we schedule at least one game where the entire team, including walk-ons get a moment to shine and as a fan I get to see them show off their skills. Doc has put together one tough schedule this year. Of course, the big name games are on the road but there will be plenty of opportunities to find out exactly how good this team is.
Bring on Rochester
The issue I have with the Rochester College game isn’t that Lehigh is playing some non-Division I team, it’s that Lehigh is playing a non-Division I team that nobody in the Lehigh Valley gives a shit about. If Lehigh is going to play a D3 team, have them play Moravian, Muhlenberg, DeSales, or maybe somebody like Albright, Alvernia, or Delaware Valley.September 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm #21941
There is a lot that goes into putting a schedule together but I was told by those who do it (several years ago) that availability is the biggest obstacle. It is my best guess that we may start with the higher profile teams while our slate is clean for obvious reasons. Then proceed to games we are committed to. By that time finding matching dates can be far more problematic. The game in question usually results from needing one more opponent and having relatively few options available on the dates we are looking at. Historically we have scheduled Muhlenburg, Arcadia, Swarthmore etc but even these schools may have completed their schedules or have academic reasons (finals etc) why not to do this. Doc may have been providing a favor or someone may have provided a favor to Doc. It really makes no difference. Our bench gets an opportunity to shine.September 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm #21961
CoBL posted an article about OOC strenght of schedule. While their “rankings” are more than a little bit confusing, it is clear that LU has the toughest OOC schedule in CoBL’s coverage area. My best guess is that they think our schedule may be too tough, and that’s why we didn’t get top billing?September 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm #21962
OOC even more daunting without BA and not getting MH until December.September 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm #22068
Just to put a bow on this turd of a Friday, the official LU hoops account confirmed that BA did tear his ACL and is gone for the season.
Beat Princeton.September 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm #22069
Yeah saw it. Hope he stays and heals well. Hope the weekend picks up from here.October 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm #22235
I would like to go to Syracuse and Virginia games. Does anybody know if Lehigh will get an allotment of tickets for these, or is everything coming from the host schools? On StubHub for Syracuse, you can get in the building for $6, but good tickets downstairs are in the $75 range.October 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm #22250
90, I spoke to Rich Hass (LU Tixs) a few minutes ago. He confirmed that Lehigh will get an allotment (no word as to seat location) with details to be released via the school’s website and social meedia outlets. Expect notice in “two weeks or so.”October 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm #22254
If it’s like it was for Bucknell, you’ll get a few right behind the LU bench for parents or admins, and a bunch of bad upper deck seats.
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