July 21, 2008

SO MANY SCHEDULES!!

Well, kind of. Two that I really care about. And they aren't even complete.

For those of you out of the loop BU has announced the 2008-2009 non-conference schedules for both the men and women's basketball teams. Some interesting matchups and likely blowouts, but I don't care. I'm still pumped.

Men's OCC Schedule:

Nov. 14 vs. George Washington (AA)
Nov. 18 @ Bucknell
Nov. 22 vs. St. Peter's
Nov. 25 @ Northeastern
Nov. 29 @ Mount St. Mary's
Dec. 3 @ Harvard
Dec. 6 vs. Marshall (AA)
Dec. 10 vs. Yale
Dec. 13 @ Notre Dame
Dec. 21 vs. Delaware
Dec. 29 @ Cornell
Jan. 2 vs. Holy Cross (AA)

(AA) - at Agganis Arena

Poor planning choosing to have the Holy Cross game at Agganis Arena. Instead of it being just kind of empty, The Greek will be REALLY empty. If I were in charge I'd probably have had that Delaware game at Agganis - CAA team right as the semester is ending could have drew a lot of people. But when students are gone there's no reason to be playing at Agganis.

Notre Dame should be fun/funny. I mean, it's this years Pittsburgh game and Notre Dame really does not lose at home. Not even for the America East powerhouses. I can only hope both Pitt/ND have to come to BU next year (or the year after).

Overall it is a very competitve non-conference lineup. 2 conference winners last year, a Big East team, solid Patriot league games and the usual Ivy league games. Get happy!

And for the women:

Nov. 14 @ Rhode Island
Nov. 20 vs. Siena
Nov. 22 @ Iowa (IT)
Nov. 23 @ Portland/Providence (IT)
Nov. 25 @ Northeastern
Nov. 29 @ Ohio State (BC)
Nov. 30 @ Dayton/Central Michigan (BC)
Dec. 3 vs. Brown
Dec. 9 vs. Harvard
Dec. 13 @ Marist
Dec. 30 vs. St. John's
Jan. 2 @ UMass

(IT) - University of Iowa Tournament
(BC) - Buckeye Classic

The women's team is going undefeated again through non-conference games at Case next year. I'm calling it already. The home games aren't overly tough, but this is an incredibly difficult OCC schedule. This team has stacked the Thanksgiving break with tournaments as well as women's basketball powerhouse Marist. They'll sweep the Ivy league and should be able to handle the other two home games.

I'll save the overall record predictions for another day.

Oh, and apparanetly this is the 100th year of BU men's basketball. I don't even know how to feel about that, but I know, we're all part of history.

1 comment:

J. Manuel said...

The men's occ is insane. hopefully we can get into conference play somewhere closer to .500 this year.