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Would love to see a comparison but this seems like a tougher schedule overall...

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40 minutes ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

 

Interesting, to say the least.  

 

Not the 1st time in recent years there's been no game.

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13 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

 

Not the 1st time in recent years there's been no game.

 

True -. but weren't most of the "skip" years in basketball due to either our or their home arena being unavailable?  My thought was, as the days go by without the football series being extended beyond this year, their unexpected absence from our basketball schedule may be an ominous sign for the ol' Battle for the Iron Skillet. 

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1 hour ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

 

True -. but weren't most of the "skip" years in basketball due to either our or their home arena being unavailable?  My thought was, as the days go by without the football series being extended beyond this year, their unexpected absence from our basketball schedule may be an ominous sign for the ol' Battle for the Iron Skillet. 

 

Yeah, it seems like the recent year without a game was facility related.  With no SMU game on the schedule for next season, it seems like we may be taking a break from them.  However, I'm not sure who we would put in that spot because you would think everyone else is scheduled up.  Here is a good summary of teams that have open weeks next season from a UConn site.  UConn has to fill 8 slots on their schedule due to leaving the AAC.

 

https://www.theuconnblog.com/2019/6/23/18714341/what-uconn-footballs-schedule-could-look-like-in-2020-as-independent

 

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Who Could Appear?

The most obvious candidate is Army. It’s only a 114-mile drive from Rentschler Field to Michie Stadium, the third-closest FBS school to UConn, after UMass and Boston College. As a fellow independent in this scenario, the Black Knights also need to fill 12 games on their own. According to FBSchedules.com, Army has 11 games for 2020, including an FCS opponent. If the Black Knights don’t want to play a second FCS school, this could line up well. They have open dates Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 28, with a date with Air Force to be determined.

Buy games are going to be an important part of the equation, not only to generate money but to fill out the schedule, especially when the 2020 season begins in 15 months and many non-conference schedules are filled out years beforehand. Power 5 teams will pay the Huskies to travel to them and most likely get blown out, but the game comes with a six- or seven-figure paycheck. So that’s good.

Five Power 5 teams, including former Big East foe Virginia Tech, have a gap remaining on the schedule, though none of them have signed on to play an FCS opponent. However, Arkansas and TCU both have two empty spaces in 2020. It’s very possible that two of those teams opt to play the Huskies instead, as the quality between UConn and their local FCS squad is likely marginal, but they will get credit for playing an FBS team.

Add Virginia Tech and TCU to the schedule, which gives the Huskies seven games.

The remaining five, at least in 2020, will come from the lower tier of the Group of Five, meaning the Sun Belt, Conference USA and the MAC. Eight of those schools need a game in 2020 and two of them, Louisiana-Monroe and Florida International, require two.

FIU does not have a single game scheduled for 2021 and is projected at No. 88 in S&P+, the third-highest team of teams looking for a game in 2020, behind Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech. FIU has frequently played UMass and has made a bowl game each of the last two years. Scheduling the Panthers annually might be a good way to play a quality opponent at home.

Likewise, Southern Miss is missing an opponent in 2021, as well. At No. 74, the Golden Eagles are ranked one spot below Houston in S&P+. Playing Southern Miss each of the next two years might not bring a buzz, but it is a solid squad.

The remaining three contests would likely feature some combination of Coastal Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, UAB, UL- Lafayette and UL-Monroe.

Louisiana Tech could be added, reuniting the Huskies with former head coach Bob Diaco, who roams the sidelines as the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator. UL-Monroe and UAB also could appear, though any of those teams could make the cut.

While it would almost definitely never happen, it should be noted that UCF needs two games in 2020. Asking the Knights to come north in November would be great, but they probably won’t if they can avoid it.

 

 

So, if we drop SMU from next season's schedule, we're most likely looking at adding La Tech, UL-M, ULaLa, FIU, UAB, or S. Miss.  Out of all of those, the only ones that interest me are La Tech and S. Miss.  Revisiting the old CUSA rivalry with S. Miss might be interesting and a home and home with La Tech gets us a game in northern La. which is one of our prime recruiting areas. 

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2 hours ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

 

True -. but weren't most of the "skip" years in basketball due to either our or their home arena being unavailable?  

 

2 years have been skipped.  2014-15 and 2003-04.  Arena would have only been an issue in 14-15.  The 15-16 game was played at Wilkerson, the 13-14 game was played at the AAC.

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51 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

The 15-16 game was played at Wilkerson

 

Oh man, that game.  We seemed to have control of it, then their PG hit like 18 threes in the final five minutes and we lost.  Also, their fans were VERY displeased with me bringing up the fact that they had been caught cheating.  

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22 hours ago, Senor Ballistico said:

 

 

I think DB is going to have one hell of a year for the Frogs!  

 

 

Agree. Frogs in general should be good 

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August 6, 2019
By VI News 


The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its odds on which schools will make the Final Four in 2020.

Selection Sunday will be on March 15, 2020 and the Final Four will take place on Saturday April 4, 2020.

The 2020 tournament will be played at Mercendes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1 hour ago, Duquesne Frog said:

So you're saying there's a chance ...

 

 

I find Texas Tech at 6-1 most interesting. 

 

The band wagon may have some empty seats to start the year

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On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 12:46 AM, Senor Ballistico said:

 

 

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8 hours round trip drive for two hours of game time with no social tailgating or other activities will be hard to justify when I have 3 jobs and will be going back to school.

 

and that is not counting any freelance work I can squeeze in.

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9 hours ago, Endless Purple said:

 

8 hours round trip drive for two hours of game time with no social tailgating or other activities will be hard to justify when I have 3 jobs and will be going back to school.

 

and that is not counting any freelance work I can squeeze in.

Holy Moses, EP, that's a tight schedule. I hope you find time for yourself (and us 😁).

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11 hours ago, Endless Purple said:

 

8 hours round trip drive for two hours of game time with no social tailgating or other activities will be hard to justify when I have 3 jobs and will be going back to school.

 

and that is not counting any freelance work I can squeeze in.

 

If you're ever in town and I'm not using my 4 tickets you're welcome to them 🙂

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10 hours ago, Senor Ballistico said:

 

If you're ever in town and I'm not using my 4 tickets you're welcome to them 🙂

Much appreciated.  I will definitely keep it in mind.

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12 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Holy Moses, EP, that's a tight schedule. I hope you find time for yourself (and us 😁).

Myself not too important, but frog horn yes.

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