The art is scheduling above the 300 line and getting wins (because you need a winning record, ultimately).
Here's some longer explanations:
H - Legends Classic - Montana/Oral RobertsH - Legends Classic - Montana/Oral RobertsN - Legends Classic - Pitt/OSU/Texas A&MN - Legends Classic - Pitt/OSU/Texas A&MA - George MasonA - Duquesne H - George Washington Big 10/ACC ChallengeH - RiderGame?Game?
I vote Rider as a Palestra candidate.
Forgot - B1G schedule moving up to accommodate earlier tournament in NYC. So should be another/more league games scheduled during semester break.
It would be wicked cool if they would play in the Palestra every year. I like that idea even better than a game at Rec Hall, for marketing purposes alone. I also like away OOC games in DC. In the Hovasse era, I saw Penn State play at George Mason, and there are a ton of PSU alums in DC who would go to a DC-area game.
Hitting D.C. and Pittsburgh, gotta think there is a Philly game coming.
I'm all for IU at the Palestra and making a big deal out of Bruiser's return as a way of neutralizing that by embracing it, if that makes any sense.
Homecoming for Ben Luber.
Chambers on the OOC schedule from the podcast in another thread
"Probably no surprises" as to who's on the OOC
"similar teams to last year"
"Some A-10 teams, you can figure it out" who they are.