Nebraska Hoop Team


#1

Starts play in 2011. NOT very good last year. 15-18 and 3-15. Roster is national and international. Western PA legend Lance Jeter (Beaver Falls) plays for them. But he only has one year remaining.
How will they fit in the Big_______(our league??)


#2

2011? Meaning this coming season, or the season after? Aren’t there a few B10 games before New Years? Or does the move to the B10 not happen until next season (I haven’t followed this crap like a hawk - like most have).

Nebraska loses their #1 and #5 scorers from last season as well as 2 other seniors who didnt play much at all. Apparently the Huskers have 3 JuCos coming in - one is rated an 88 on ESPN, the other 2 are 40s.

Nebraska was #149 in RPI last season. I’d expect them to be somewhere in the low 100s (175-215) next season.


#3

in the press conf they mentioned July 2011, so that means that basketball starts with the 11-12 season


#4

Thanks.

Hard to project two season ahead, but they didn’t have any recruits for their 2010 class (3 JuCos - not highly rated) even though Nebraska knew they were losing 4 seniors.

Would the move to the B10 help or hurt recruiting?


#5

It will hurt them unless they get a local travel partner or 3. A big league that resembles the NFL will have to run itself like the NFL (Aside from the NFC east that is)

Been knocking around 4 pods for the last few days.

Neb.
Kan. (Big 10 basketball could really use this academics aside)
Mizzu/ISU (read academics post. No idea Mizzu was that bad)
Iowa

Wisc
Minn
NW
ILL

MSU
Mich.
Ind.
Pur.

tOSU
PSU
Pitt
MD. (read academics post. No idea MD was that good.)

Basketball would have a pod tournament at a local neutral sight before winners going to Chicago or Ind a week later. It would simulate the NCAAs exactly.

Football would be top 3 pod winners + the highest ranking non winner in 4 team playoff. Other pod winner would receive invite to Citrus/Outback. Rivalry games would happen the week before playoffs (and yes they can be outside their pod.) 2 pod winner could be dropped if they are not ranked and other at large is in top 15 (Say both PSU and Iowa didn’t win their pods)


#6

[quote=“charnold, post:5, topic:1225”]It will hurt them unless they get a local travel partner or 3. A big league that resembles the NFL will have to run itself like the NFL (Aside from the NFC east that is)

Been knocking around 4 pods for the last few days.

Neb.
Kan. (Big 10 basketball could really use this academics aside)
Mizzu/ISU (read academics post. No idea Mizzu was that bad)
Iowa

Wisc
Minn
NW
ILL

MSU
Mich.
Ind.
Pur.

tOSU
PSU
Pitt
MD. (read academics post. No idea MD was that good.)

Basketball would have a pod tournament at a local neutral sight before winners going to Chicago or Ind a week later. It would simulate the NCAAs exactly.

Football would be top 3 pod winners + the highest ranking non winner in 4 team playoff. Other pod winner would receive invite to Citrus/Outback. Rivalry games would happen the week before playoffs (and yes they can be outside their pod.) 2 pod winner could be dropped if they are not ranked and other at large is in top 15 (Say both PSU and Iowa didn’t win their pods)[/quote]

Well you are thinking outside the box. Unfortunately, the NCAA rules don’t accommodate it. Plus you can’t force a team on a bowl, they get to pick who they want.


#7

Whats the point of pods? If there is going to be 16 teams, why cant there just be a North and South, or East and West division? 8 and 8. Leading team of each play in the final (football).

Any # of teams less than that makes sense for 2 divisions as well (12 teams = 6 and 6).


#8

[quote=“noobd, post:7, topic:1225”]Whats the point of pods? If there is going to be 16 teams, why cant there just be a North and South, or East and West division? 8 and 8. Leading team of each play in the final (football).

Any # of teams less than that makes sense for 2 divisions as well (12 teams = 6 and 6).[/quote]

It would allow teams to rotate opponents more easily. In a 16 team league scheduling is a huge headache. If there were 4 pod you could have a 7 or 9 game conference schedule that would allow every team in the conference to play every other team every 6 or 4 years respectively.

For example, in a 9 game schedule you would play 3 against your pod, 4 against another pod, and 2 more games against half another pod. After a home and home with each you would play 3 against your pod again, 4 against the pod you skipped last time, and the other half of the final pod.


#9
Whats the point of pods? If there is going to be 16 teams, why cant there just be a North and South, or East and West division? 8 and 8. Leading team of each play in the final (football).

Any # of teams less than that makes sense for 2 divisions as well (12 teams = 6 and 6).

It would allow teams to rotate opponents more easily. In a 16 team league scheduling is a huge headache. If there were 4 pod you could have a 7 or 9 game conference schedule that would allow every team in the conference to play every other team every 6 or 4 years respectively.

For example, in a 9 game schedule you would play 3 against your pod, 4 against another pod, and 2 more games against half another pod. After a home and home with each you would play 3 against your pod again, 4 against the pod you skipped last time, and the other half of the final pod.

The only thing you do with a pod arrangement like you suggest is create a huge headache when it come to tiebreakers for the pod champion.

What you can do is create two divisions but schedule the games using a pod format - fixes the schedule problem without creating the champion tiebreaker issue and also doesn’t go against any NCAA rules.


#10
[quote="noobd, post:7, topic:1225"]Whats the point of pods? If there is going to be 16 teams, why cant there just be a North and South, or East and West division? 8 and 8. Leading team of each play in the final (football).

Any # of teams less than that makes sense for 2 divisions as well (12 teams = 6 and 6).[/quote]

It would allow teams to rotate opponents more easily. In a 16 team league scheduling is a huge headache. If there were 4 pod you could have a 7 or 9 game conference schedule that would allow every team in the conference to play every other team every 6 or 4 years respectively.

For example, in a 9 game schedule you would play 3 against your pod, 4 against another pod, and 2 more games against half another pod. After a home and home with each you would play 3 against your pod again, 4 against the pod you skipped last time, and the other half of the final pod.

The only thing you do with a pod arrangement like you suggest is create a huge headache when it come to tiebreakers for the pod champion.

What you can do is create two divisions but schedule the games using a pod format - fixes the schedule problem without creating the champion tiebreaker issue and also doesn’t go against any NCAA rules.

How so? Only two games would be different from two other teams in your pod, while one team would have the exact same schedule. The teams in the pod you play completely would also have two different games. There is an unbalanced schedule in the Big Ten now-teams that miss OSU have an easier road than those that don’t. If you put one team in the championship game from Pod A/Pod B when they play each other (then Pod A/C and Pod A/D when those pods play each other) tiebreakers aren’t that big of an issue, unless rotating “divisions” every other year is against NCAA rules. I would prefer that to potentially never playing, say, Nebraska, or playing Nebraska only 2-4 times a decade.