Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by MesaPilot1 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:55 am

Thanks for responding folks,

Yeah, unfortunately it would take a "miracle" to gain entrance into the NCAA's. I just thought our RPI strength might help somewhere........ It's a shame with the NIT tourney selection committee is so worried about how many seat's a team can fill. But, I understand it's an honor to be selected for improving teams especially. I personally think there would be a fairly decent sized crowd 3-4 thousand if the Pilot's season panned out and local support picked back up. One thing which is kinda cheesy but announcer's and ESPN TV audience's like to see is the Pilot's have Jack Sikma's son (Luke), Rick Ravio's son and Derek's brother (Nik). I'm sure both those guy's really luv that when their trying to establish their own identity's Rolling Eyes .It's just another drawing card that along with a winning record and ticket sales that could get a NIT bid if the Pilot's continue to improve.

MesaPilot1
Playmaker
Playmaker

Number of posts : 1104
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by PilotNut on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:19 pm

I believe the NIT will automatically take any regular season league champion that doesnt win their conference tourney (and the automatic bid to the NCAA) or get an at large... but that shouldnt effect us.

Other than that, is all about $$$ and interest. I doubt we would get a home game due to a relatively small facility/following and lack of "name recognition"... But if we end up in the Top 100 RPI (holy cow its awesome to be even pondering that), a road game is possible... Basketball

First things first. We need to beat USD on Thursday.

_________________
Run 'Em Aground Pilots!

PilotNut
Administrator
Administrator

Number of posts : 3915
Age : 43
Location : The 503
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by up7587 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:10 pm

PilotNut wrote:First things first. We need to beat USD on Thursday.

AMEN! Let's not get too excited here. If we are tied for second place on Friday morning, then we can start talking a little more.

up7587
Draft Pick
Draft Pick

Number of posts : 3515
Age : 62
Location : Portland
Registration date : 2007-04-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:52 pm

PilotNut wrote:Other than that, is all about $$$ and interest. I doubt we would get a home game due to a relatively small facility/following and lack of "name recognition"...


Uh yeah... during the UW/UCLA broadcast they mentioned UW's loss to Portland State to start off the season several times... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

DaTruRochin
Administrator
Administrator

Number of posts : 3576
Location : Boston, MA
Registration date : 2007-05-01

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by goldhelmet on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:55 pm

Regarding the NIT, which should be re-named the ECIT (East Coast Invitational Tournament), I should only have to point to 1995 - Rob Chavez's first team. That year, the NIT had no business snubbing us... but they did anyway.

goldhelmet
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer

Number of posts : 269
Age : 54
Location : Lake Oswego, Oregon
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by up7587 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:10 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Uh yeah... during the UW/UCLA broadcast they mentioned UW's loss to Portland State to start off the season several times... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Hmmm. Seems to be a theme recently, national media confusing us with our neighbors downtown. No

up7587
Draft Pick
Draft Pick

Number of posts : 3515
Age : 62
Location : Portland
Registration date : 2007-04-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:54 pm

up7587 wrote:
DaTruRochin wrote:Uh yeah... during the UW/UCLA broadcast they mentioned UW's loss to Portland State to start off the season several times... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Hmmm. Seems to be a theme recently, national media confusing us with our neighbors downtown. No

It doesn't help when they make the tournament... And a good portion of the media STILL can't pronounce Gonzaga, I wouldn't expect the slip to end any time soon...

DaTruRochin
Administrator
Administrator

Number of posts : 3576
Location : Boston, MA
Registration date : 2007-05-01

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by mattywizz on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:46 pm

There have been many times in my life when I told someone (both inside and outside the city of Portland) that I went to the University of Portland and they said something to the effect of "Oh, Portland State, same thing right?" I think we need some kind of ad campaign that says "UP, kind of like PSU, only 100times better"

mattywizz
Playmaker
Playmaker

Number of posts : 1230
Age : 34
Location : La Crosse, WI
Registration date : 2007-07-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:06 pm

I think that happens to every Pilot... Laughing

PurplePrideTrumpet
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2880
Age : 35
Location : Section 18A, Row 5
Registration date : 2007-11-24

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Quick turn-around: UP @ Pepp, Saturday, 2pm

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:44 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:
PilotNut wrote:Other than that, is all about $$$ and interest. I doubt we would get a home game due to a relatively small facility/following and lack of "name recognition"...


Uh yeah... during the UW/UCLA broadcast they mentioned UW's loss to Portland State to start off the season several times... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Maybe somebody should write the broadcasters an e-mail. Who was it FSN?

You're right there doesn't seem to be any criteria for how NIT teams are chosen. In a perfect world, it would be nice if the bubble teams and the teams that have an RPI between 65-98 could make it since they take about 32 teams, but, it doesn't sound like it works that way at all. They like the biggest name schools who can fill the seats who didn't make the tourney it sounds like.

onetouchfutbol
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2203
Age : 45
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2008-10-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum