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WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:01 am

Hat tip to the Zag board for catching this little tidbit from Andy Katz' article about the ACC/Big10 Challenge:

Why are commissioners in the West Coast Conference and the Atlantic 10 about to lock in on a challenge for 2010 and beyond? Why? Well, it works.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=katz_andy&id=4700557

Would love it if this did indeed take place. Of course, the A10 has 14 teams in it and the WCC only 8, but why quibble over such matters? Smile

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:04 am

OOOOOoooooOOOOO!!! I like this a lot! Heck even if it meant some WCC teams playing 2 games, I think this would be a great contest against pretty like conferences... And now that the local state schools won't play us anymore, this would help getting quality opponents big time!

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Post by RiseUP on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:46 am

I think that would be really cool...and maybe down the line we have a couple more teams in our conference??? I think it would also be a cool tournament to see a WCC/Pac 10 challenge. Oh well this will probably be better for consistency over a number of years.

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:52 am

No way Pac10 would agree to that and risk the RPI hit AND they wouldn't be getting the exposure in different media markets...

Plus they already have one with the Big 10...

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:15 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:No way Pac10 would agree to that and risk the RPI hit AND they wouldn't be getting the exposure in different media markets...

Plus they already have one with the Big 10...
The Big 11 plays the ACC. The Pac-10 is with the Big 12. Oregon is about to go to Mizzou to get smoked.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:18 pm

To the OP: I would love to see this. It's nice to have some variety in the non-conference schedule in addition to the usual Big Sky, Big West, etc. teams we get every season, and the A14 is right up there with the WCC as far as strong mid-major conferences go.

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:22 pm

Oh yeah, I always get the Big Incorrect Number conferences mixed up...

Also, I think consistently playing some teams on the other side of the continent increases our nationwide exposure, whether we're ranked or not... And heck, if we play well it could widen our recruiting net as well!

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Post by RiseUP on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:29 pm

That is very true. It was nice reading the Cleveland papers on Monday and seeing an article about the Portland Pilots (and how the writer ranked us #19)

http://www.cleveland.com/sports/college/index.ssf/2009/11/top_25_basketball_poll_elton_a.html

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:36 pm

Side note:
Haha I never realized the OregonLive site was a cookie cutter design... For shame Oregonian, for shame...

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:02 pm

Mark me down as "very much" in favor of a WCC-A10 challenge... logistics with numbers can be worked out... just getting an additional home-and-home game with a semi-quality (and interesting) opponent makes it worthwhile. Exclamation

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by pilotram on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:05 pm

Any chance of a WCC/MWC challenge? Hehe..

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by mattywizz on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:59 pm

WCC-MVC Classic. We really need to expose ourselves to the midwest (I thought about re-writing that sentence, but it seems appropriate). The MVC is actually a stronger conference than the A-10. They have had more tournament teams in the recent history AND they are closer to Rochin54 and myself.

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:14 pm

We should really be exposing ourselves to as many people as possible.

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:21 pm

ShipstadPilot11 wrote:We should really be exposing ourselves to as many people as possible.

already been done.


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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:35 pm

Note to self, avoid people in overcoats at Chiles Center...

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:40 pm

I wondered what goes on in those skyboxes! Suspect

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Re: WCC/A10 Challenge Coming Soon?

Post by RiseUP on Wed May 02, 2012 8:18 am

Atlantic "10" is apparently getting even larger. They are poised to add Butler. If the WCC/A10 tournament ever takes place this gives one more quality opponent.

http://www.horizonleague.org/blog/statement-from-horizon-league-commissioner-jon-lecrone-concerning-butler-university.html

http://blogs.indystar.com/butler/2012/05/02/atlantic-10-reward-and-risk/

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