- Sep 6, 2015
Baylor’s not on the schedule?
Agree-Olivia Miles and Westbeld are studs in waiting. ND needs athleticism in the post.I think ND will be much improved. Want them to rot on the vine, but that doesn't appear likely especially with the recruitment of Miles and Citron. ND has some solid pieces. I would say definitely top 25, maybe top 20 depending on transfers and how all the other team shake out. I think Duke will be knocking on the top 25 door as well. Kara cleaned up in the portal.
Ivey has a well-earned reputation as a top recruiter. It remains to be seen whether she’s able to develop a championship caliber team as a HC. ND is in a somewhat precarious position right now. After 2 straight subpar seasons, the future has to be now, lest Irish WBB permanently becomes a second tier school in the ACC, just like MBB.Agree-Olivia Miles and Westbeld are studs in waiting. ND needs athleticism in the post.
We can't afford throw away games thanks to the 20 game Big East requirement.With other schools having UConn staff as coaches I would like to see UConn play home and home games with them. That would include: Vandy, Wisconsin; Temple and even Princeton. Then through in a couple of games on the West Coast or teams from Florida. This will help our opposing teams that have helped UConn over the years. As for the others it would just be nice travel destinations. No need to play teams like Virginia, Oklahoma and in all honesty Baylor, Notre Dame or Tennessee. Bring on LSU. I'm a Kim fan.
Agreed to an extent. Miles will definitely help, and her experience this year should make her a better performing freshman. A lot rides on Citron and which Brunelle shows up. At this point you know to expect good things from Westbeld and good defense from Dodson. For our sake I hope they can land between 20-25th ranked.I had posted pretty much the same thing! ND should be much improved.
I obviously have no info about it but I would think a competitive coach like Nell Fortner and GA. Tech might be open to a home and home with UConn for ONO. Williams got hers last season at Arkansas.There are three seniors but only one senior game at this point, for Evina. What about Christyn and Olivia? No UALR anymore and no GA team.
As much as I hate ESPN, there coverage of WCBB is farrrrrrr superior to Fox, at this point. I think they should get a game UCONN a game at Iowa and another in some sort of HOF challenge in Springfield.Iowa-UConn should be a game that ESPN or FOX should make happen. The ratings would be fantastic.
Until they’re actually back, no interest. UConn needs big time competition from these few OOC games. So Carolina qualifies. Ore Tex maybe. ND unclear.How about resuming the UConn - Duke series, now that there is a new coach of the Blue Devils?
Im skeptical MSG would be interested. When you're booked 300+ days a year, you can be picky and only choose events that will generate $$$$.While I have no way of knowing, Paige’s rise as a true basketball media star may allow Geno to secure several great home-and-home matchups fueled by national tv deals with networks actually bidding up the broadcast rights to the point where potential UConn opponents will say yes.
Iowa-UConn has already been mentioned. How about a matchup at MSG with MD or Stanford. Certainly, everyone in LA wants to see Paige at Pauley or even the LA Forum against UCLA.
Paige and UConn WBB could be able to greatly increase fan interest in WBB, while at the same time allowing UConn to schedule a tough OOC schedule that the Huskies just can’t get in the BE. Everyone loves it when the circus comes to town.
If Paige is truly a transformational player in WBB with a broad appeal to people who have never watched WBB before, then past history may not be a predicate for what lies ahead. Think Tiger Woods and golf. One unfortunate aspects of this past season is that SRO crowds didn’t have the opportunity to watch the Paige Bueckers show in person.Im skeptical MSG would be interested. When you're booked 300+ days a year, you can be picky and only choose events that will generate $$$$.
UCLA was 44th in attendance in 2020. WCBB interest out there is pretty weak.
Which is why UConn is still "the team to beat" (re another thread.)I'll repeat - it takes both sides to make it work. Besides many schedules are built out 2 years in advance. Its not as easy as many think to schedule opponents that are not in the conference.
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I may not be a Dawn Staley fan, but she has no problem playing UConn. SC is 1 - 8 against us.