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Username Post: 2020-21 Men's Schedule        (Topic#24177)
raybucknell12 
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03-18-20 03:44 PM - Post#304817    

In a serious state of basketball withdrawal, so I could definitely use some good news, especially on the Bucknell basketball front.

Dedicated thread for news/rumors associated with next year's schedule, assuming COVID-19 doesn't linger into November.

Appreciate any updates, and hoping Bison Nation is staying safe and healthy!!

 
Bison137 
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03-18-20 06:26 PM - Post#304819    
    In response to raybucknell12

I think they will have the following return games:

- Hofstra (Away)
- Princeton (Away)
- Rider (Home)
- Albany (Away)
- Siena (Home)

Also two more possibilities:

1. I thought I may have heard a rumor that the Fairfield series was for four years. If so, then the Stags would likely be visiting Sojka this year.

2. It's always hard to tell where we stand in series with La Salle. In the most recent years, Bucknell traveled to La Salle in 2016-17, 2018-19, and 2019-20 (Palestra). La Salle came to Sojka in 2017-18. Do't know if this was one series or two, and whether there is still at least one game remaining.

Prior to the above five games, there had been a three year hiatius. Prior to that, Bucknell had played La Salle in six straight seasons from 2007-08 through 2012-13. Two of those six were in Sojka and four at La Salle.




 
Bison137 
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03-18-20 06:39 PM - Post#304820    
    In response to Bison137

Of course I'd like to see a couple games vs P6 conference teams. Beyond that, I'd like to see a renewal of a series with Mount St. Mary's, which is the second closest D1 program to Bucknell. I had heard that ND and Jamion Christian didn't want to play each other because of their personal relationship - but Christian has been gone now for a couple of years. No idea how Dan Engelstad, MSM head coach and former Holy Cross assistant, feels about it.

If not MSM, then I wouldn't mind seeing a renewal of the series with St. Francis, which is also a short trip. I think St. Francis' abrupt firing of Don Friday - where their AD fired Friday to put his son into the position the next day - may have soured that relationship for awhile. But a lot of time has passed, and SF won 22 games this year.

Btw, Friday's Penn State Harrisburg team had the best season in its history this year, going 14-2 in conference games, then winning its conference tournament, and finally winning its first NCAA game ever. I am happy for Don.




 
jkrun80 
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03-18-20 06:44 PM - Post#304821    
    In response to Bison137

Are we due for another game at Vermont? We've had 2 at home and 1 there.

 
Bison137 
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03-18-20 06:50 PM - Post#304822    
    In response to jkrun80

  • jkrun80 Said:
Are we due for another game at Vermont? We've had 2 at home and 1 there.




Originally that was a three-game series, two at Bucknell and one at Vermont. Don't think that has changed.




 
MrPhillie 
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2020-21 Men's Schedule
03-18-20 10:38 PM - Post#304830    
    In response to Bison137

Any game within 2 hours would be appreciated. I’m not in my 20’s...I can’t be out late on a school night.

 
Bison89 
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03-19-20 11:52 AM - Post#304857    
    In response to MrPhillie

This is the Google Map that we have used in previous years. It shows all D-1 basketball programs:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?dg= featur...

As stated many times, I would be a fan of any games in the Philly area. It would be great if the Bison could pay Penn along with one of the other Big 5 schools or Drexel in a 2 game road trip over a long weekend.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
jkrun80 
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03-19-20 05:16 PM - Post#304896    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
  • jkrun80 Said:
Are we due for another game at Vermont? We've had 2 at home and 1 there.




Originally that was a three-game series, two at Bucknell and one at Vermont. Don't think that has changed.


That's a shame. Those were great games.

Binghamton is another short road trip, though they're not very good.

 
Bison137 
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03-19-20 05:33 PM - Post#304897    
    In response to jkrun80

  • jkrun80 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • jkrun80 Said:
Are we due for another game at Vermont? We've had 2 at home and 1 there.




Originally that was a three-game series, two at Bucknell and one at Vermont. Don't think that has changed.


That's a shame. Those were great games.

Binghamton is another short road trip, though they're not very good.




If Bing is willing to play, that is a series that should be easy to arrange. Bryan Goodman has been a Bing assistant for the past seven years - and the Associate Head Coach for the last few. He and ND were on Flannery's staff together for three years (2003-06).




 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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03-24-20 03:52 PM - Post#305081    
    In response to Bison137

This tweet says Towson will be hosting Bucknell on 11/10

https://twitter.com/thed1docket/status/12 425389926...

 
Bison137 
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03-26-20 12:54 AM - Post#305083    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

  • Bucknellbisonfan21 Said:
This tweet says Towson will be hosting Bucknell on 11/10

https://twitter.com/thed1docket/status/12 425389926...




That is a Tuesday night, and it is the opening night of the season. Hopefully there will be a return game the next year.




 
Bison89 
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03-26-20 09:53 AM - Post#305094    
    In response to Bison137

I already put it on my schedule. Early dinner in Baltimore followed by a game.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
Bison137 
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04-24-20 12:08 PM - Post#306604    
    In response to Bison89

Home-and-home series with La Salle. Game in Sojka this year on December 2nd (assuming there is a season).

"Bucknell and La Salle will start a home-and-home series on December 2nd in Lewisburg. Return game in North Philadelphia in 21-22."

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1 253686290...

- - - - - - -

Summarizing the various items from earlier posts:

- Hofstra (Away)
- Princeton (Away)
- Rider (Home)
- Albany (Away)
- Siena (Home)
- Fairfield (Home) #
- Towson (Away)
- La Salle (Home)

# - not positive but I recall hearing this was a four-year series and the Fairfield board seems to think it is a done deal.




 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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05-29-20 09:16 AM - Post#308097    
    In response to Bison137

Penn State next year. Makes sense with teams being encouraged to schedule games that minimize travel.

https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/1 266353936...

 
Bison137 
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05-30-20 10:50 PM - Post#308171    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

I just updated something I put together last year, showing Bison OOC games since the scholarship era began. Bucknell has had - by far - the best overall OOC schedules of any PL team, although it is hard to get good teams to want to play in Sojka, given BU's success there. Since the PL schedule went to 18 games in 2013-14, only once has there been more than four D1 home OOC games. That is where we are right now, but hopefully they can find one more.


2003-04 ( 13 ) Yale , Dickinson , Penn , Ursinus , Cornell - 4 D1 and 1 D2/D3
2004-05 ( 14 ) Rider , St. Francis , RMU , Niagara - 4 D1
2005-06 ( 13 ) Yale , Villanova , Cornell , Haverford , St. Joes - 4 and 1
2006-07 ( 14 ) Wake , No. Iowa * , Towson * - 3
2007-08 ( 15 ) Albany , Marist , St. Francis , LaSalle , Cornell , Ohio - 6
2008-09 ( 14 ) Boston U , ODU * , Wagner , Bing , Drexel , St Bona - 6
2009-10 ( 16 ) St Francis , Cornell , Loyola , Marist , Richmond - 5
2010-11 ( 16 ) Bing , Wagner , Columbia , Boston U , Dartmouth - 5
2011-12 ( 16 ) St Francis , Princeton # , W. Alabama # , Morehead # , Richmond , Loyola , Cornell - 7 (incl. 3 in tournament)
2012-13 ( 16 ) GMU , Dartmouth , Kent , LaSalle , Marist - 5
- - - - -
2013-14 ( 11 ) St Francis , Princeton , Columbia , Fairfield - 4
2014-15 ( 13 ) Marist , Mt. St. Mary , PSU , Albany , Case West. - 4 and 1
2015-16 ( 11 ) Shenandoah , Wake , Siena , Columbia , Fairfield - 4 and 1
2016-17 ( 13 ) Manhattan , RMU , Richmond , Mt. St. Mary , Princeton - 5
2017-18 ( 13 ) Siena , Ball St , Vermont , LaSalle - 4
2018-19 ( 12 ) Fairfield , Canisius , Northeastern , Monmouth - 4
2019-20 (13) Vermont, Hofstra, Princeton, Albany - 4

* = bracketbuster game
# = Legends Classic games at Bucknell
Number in parentheses is the total number of OOC games.




 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
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06-23-20 05:48 PM - Post#309479    
    In response to Bison137

Who knows if this will happen or not but at Richmond is currently on the schedule.

https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/1 275543402...

 
Bison137 
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2020-21 Men's Schedule
06-23-20 06:57 PM - Post#309481    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

  • Bucknellbisonfan21 Said:
Who knows if this will happen or not but at Richmond is currently on the schedule.

https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/1 275543402...




That’s good news, because Richmond and coach Mooney have always been willing to do return games at Sojka.

This game is reportedly scheduled for December 20th.




 
HuskyColonial 
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06-23-20 08:07 PM - Post#309485    
    In response to Bison137

That’s a really good 1 and 1. Is there a Richmond connection for the program?

 
Bison54 
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06-23-20 08:18 PM - Post#309486    
    In response to HuskyColonial

John Hardt. Remember him?


 
Bison137 
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06-23-20 08:35 PM - Post#309487    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
That’s a really good 1 and 1. Is there a Richmond connection for the program?



Remember that I'm only speculating about the return game - but that has been the past history. The recent games with Richmond have been in the following seasons:

2009 Away (Loss)
2010 Home (Loss)
2011 Away (Win - Willman's court-length pass to Muscala)
2012 Home (Win)
2017 Home (Win)
2018 Away (Win)


So there have been six games - three of them in Sojka. Bison lead the series 4-2. John Hardt is a current connection, but he was not at Richmond when any of the above six games were scheduled. It appears that Chris Mooney is a good guy who is willing to play good mid-majors on the road.




 
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