B1G released their scheduling guidelines for basketball moving forward with expansion to 14 teams next year: 5 double plays and 8 single plays with no protected rivals or geography in a true rotation. The regular season conference championship could be significantly impacted by schedule fortune.
B1G Basketball Schedule: No protected rivals or geography with 14 teams
As in we might not play MSU some years? If so: weak
No, we just won't play them twice some years.
My guess is the first two years are single play, both at Staee.
Everyone plays everyone once, but double-plays aren't protected.
I wanna be mad, but we only played OSU once this year, so it's not like the system we currently use is all fine and dandy as well.
I don't understand your point. More of bad is still worse.
What exactly would you want to happen? 26 game conference schedules aren't really an option.
Michigan better play Rutgers at MSG for every road game. We should refuse to go to the bball equivalent of Rentschler Field, because that place SUCKS.
I didn't mind the Rent. Some of the fans were awful but it felt like a small market pro stadium. No Big House, but in all fairness nothing else is close.
would sort out the conference champion. A regular season "leader"* with a weak schedule might get a high seed in the NCAA tourney, but get exposed in an early round.
* see what I did there?
The B1G Tourney would sort out the conference champion.
The problem with that is, most coaches (including Beilein, I'm pretty sure) regard the BTT as basically a waste of time.
Have they announced wha the format of the tourney will be? Top 2 teams get byes?
So you're telling me that natural basketball rivalries like Michigan-MSU, Indiana-Purdue, or NW-Illinois are going to be played exactly as often as geographic absurdities like Nebraska-Maryland or Iowa-Rutgers? That sounds pretty dumb to me.
Mich-MSU should be a home and home every year, and Rutgers-maryland would make it work out perfect
used for football. Play all division teams twice and each opposite division team once for a 19 game schedule. Drop one non conference game if you have to.
It's just a matter of time until NCAA sports are completely ruined.
I'm pretty sure they are allowed. There was one year when we did that with MSU.
On years where we get play to good teams less and Rutgers more, I'll be all for it.
That is terrible. They have to go to 20 games, if not even more, if they want to have some semblance of a legitimate regular-season champion.