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davyd83
05-23-2013, 06:28 AM
So, with the announcement of Michigan's schedule for '13-14- some non conference analysis:

The Wolverines are hosting 3 HEA schools: BC, BU and UML. They are also hosting MTU (2), Niagara and Ferris State.

They travel to UNH (2), UNO (2) and to RIT. They will also play in the GLI at Comerica Park against WMU and either MSU or Tech.

So... can we give them a little slack on the "Michigan doesn't travel for series" mantra?

Just curious, are those all one for one deals for the non conference series?

JDUBBS1280
05-23-2013, 07:11 AM
I didn't see any other conference throw UAH a lifeline either at the time.

Another great example.

FlagDUDE08
05-23-2013, 08:47 AM
So, with the announcement of Michigan's schedule for '13-14- some non conference analysis:

The Wolverines are hosting 3 HEA schools: BC, BU and UML. They are also hosting MTU (2), Niagara and Ferris State.

They travel to UNH (2), UNO (2) and to RIT. They will also play in the GLI at Comerica Park against WMU and either MSU or Tech.

So... can we give them a little slack on the "Michigan doesn't travel for series" mantra?

Forcing RIT into a 2-for-1 and not even playing them at their home rink? Another one-and-done for a school that hosted World Juniors games? Absolutely not.

Five bucks says Ferris doesn't get a return trip.

JDUBBS1280
05-23-2013, 09:41 AM
Forcing RIT into a 2-for-1 and not even playing them at their home rink? Another one-and-done for a school that hosted World Juniors games? Absolutely not.

Five bucks says Ferris doesn't get a return trip.

Do all schools that participate in the GLI split the revenue from that event equally? Sorry, not as familiar with that event. It would be nice to see Michigan make some return trips to some of the other Michigan schools.

davyd83
05-23-2013, 09:45 AM
Do all schools that participate in the GLI split the revenue from that event equally? Sorry, not as familiar with that event. It would be nice to see Michigan make some return trips to some of the other Michigan schools.

Tech and UM are the hosts. I believe MSU may also be a host or a permanent invite. The fourth school gets compensated for its appearance.

JDUBBS1280
05-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Tech and UM are the hosts. I believe MSU may also be a host or a permanent invite. The fourth school gets compensated for its appearance.

Thanks

streaker
05-23-2013, 12:53 PM
Well, Akron, Central Michigan and Connecticut were already tied up by the Wolverines this year, so Barry had to take what was available.


EDIT: Sorry, I should have looked ahead. You do have Miami on 2014's schedule. Wait, what? Miami of Ohio? Well, App State has proven that they can be tough (for you guys), so that should be a good test to start the season.

Oh, c'mon. You really want to go there? I don't think you want to compare Wisconsin's and Michigan's nc schedule the past decade+.The last few years have been weak, but not Fraudger weak. Got a ton of mileage out of that rivalry with UNLV. Wisconsin hasn't played two legit nc games in the same season since 2003 although this coming season has two.

Wisconsin
2013: U-Mass, Tenn Tech, ASU and BYU.
2012: Northern Iowa, Oregon St, UTEP, Utah State.
2011: UNLV, Oregon St, NIU, South Dakota
2010: UNLV, Austin Peay, ASU, San Jose State
2009: NIU, Hawaii, Fresno St, Wofford
2008: Akron, Marshall, Fresno St, Cal-Poly
2007: Wash St, NIU, UNLV, Citadel
2006: BGSU, Western Illinois, San Diego St, Buffalo
2005: BGSU, Temple, UNC, Hawaii
2004: UCF, UNLV, Arizona
2003: WV, Akron, UNLV, UNC
2002: Fresno St, UNLV, WV, NIU, Arizona

Michigan:

2013: CMU, Notre Dame, UConn, Akron
2012: Alabama, Air Force, Notre Dame, U-Mass
2011: WMU, Notre Dame, EMU, San Diego St
2010: U-Conn, Notre Dame, U-Mass, BGSU
2009: WMU, Notre Dame, EMU, Delaware St.
2008: Utah, Miami Oh, Notre Dame, Toledo
2007: Appy St, Notre Dame, Oregon, EMU
2006: Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, CMU, Ball St.
2005: NIU, Notre Dame, EMU
2004:Miami, Oh, Notre Dame, SDSU
2003: CMU, Houston, Notre Dame, Oregon
2002: Washington, WMU, Notre Dame, Utah

streaker
05-23-2013, 12:56 PM
Tech and UM are the hosts. I believe MSU may also be a host or a permanent invite. The fourth school gets compensated for its appearance.

MSU is a permanent invite. MTU was the originator of the tourney (in cooperation with the Red Wings) and Michigan was added as a co-host later.

streaker
05-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Forcing RIT into a 2-for-1 and not even playing them at their home rink? Another one-and-done for a school that hosted World Juniors games? Absolutely not.

Five bucks says Ferris doesn't get a return trip.

I don't know if RIT had their arm twisted. Didn't seem to bother Bentley two years in a row. Oh, and hold your breath while I check into that future schedule with Ferris and I'll get back to you. :rolleyes:

streaker
05-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Just curious, are those all one for one deals for the non conference series?

Not sure what the future schedule is. I'd have to ask. I do know that the series with MTU is being reciprocated.

I think Michigan owed UNO a series back after they went to Yost for a series the first year they went to the W.

TigerFan86-87
05-23-2013, 01:28 PM
I don't know if RIT had their arm twisted. Didn't seem to bother Bentley two years in a row. Oh, and hold your breath while I check into that future schedule with Ferris and I'll get back to you. :rolleyes:
I'm positive that RIT did not need to have their arm twisted. They're keenly aware that teams like UM are not ever going to waste an NC game on an arena like Ritter. It's way too small (2100) and generates virtually no ticket revenue (relatively speaking). Blue Cross Arena, on the other hand, will sell out over 10,000 for the UM (and BC in 2014, for that matter) game, generating a large amount of revenue that I'm guessing UM might get a cut of. Yes, it was a 2-for-1 as RIT went to UM this past season. The Tigers also had their arms twisted into a 2-for-0 tradeoff with Wisconsin in 2011-12. But at the end of the day, for programs like RIT the cut the hosts give them to make those trips fund a large percentage of their annual budget. I remember Coach Wilson mentioning that back when they went out to Minnesota for the Marriucci Classic. He said something to the effect that the money they got from that was huge relative to their budget. Those road games are a net positive for such programs that are invited to big program's home rink for NC games. Having them come here to play (only in BCA at this point) is a bonus. RIT sells enough of a percentage of their regular season games' tickets that the draw of the opponent has little effect on their bottom line. So bringing in a BC or UM type team is more a bonus for the fans than anything.

FlagDUDE08
05-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Some of the older fans remember the days when ugly helmets used to grace the RPI Field House with their presence. Of course, I don't blame them for not wanting to play us; wouldn't want to make that all-time record even more embarrassing for them. ;)

Gurtholfin
05-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Oh, c'mon. You really want to go there? I don't think you want to compare Wisconsin's and Michigan's nc schedule the past decade+.The last few years have been weak, but not Fraudger weak. Got a ton of mileage out of that rivalry with UNLV. Wisconsin hasn't played two legit nc games in the same season since 2003 although this coming season has two.

Wisconsin
2013: U-Mass, Tenn Tech, ASU and BYU.
2012: Northern Iowa, Oregon St, UTEP, Utah State.
2011: UNLV, Oregon St, NIU, South Dakota
2010: UNLV, Austin Peay, ASU, San Jose State
2009: NIU, Hawaii, Fresno St, Wofford
2008: Akron, Marshall, Fresno St, Cal-Poly
2007: Wash St, NIU, UNLV, Citadel
2006: BGSU, Western Illinois, San Diego St, Buffalo
2005: BGSU, Temple, UNC, Hawaii
2004: UCF, UNLV, Arizona
2003: WV, Akron, UNLV, UNC
2002: Fresno St, UNLV, WV, NIU, Arizona

Michigan:

2013: CMU, Notre Dame, UConn, Akron
2012: Alabama, Air Force, Notre Dame, U-Mass
2011: WMU, Notre Dame, EMU, San Diego St
2010: U-Conn, Notre Dame, U-Mass, BGSU
2009: WMU, Notre Dame, EMU, Delaware St.
2008: Utah, Miami Oh, Notre Dame, Toledo
2007: Appy St, Notre Dame, Oregon, EMU
2006: Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, CMU, Ball St.
2005: NIU, Notre Dame, EMU
2004:Miami, Oh, Notre Dame, SDSU
2003: CMU, Houston, Notre Dame, Oregon
2002: Washington, WMU, Notre Dame, Utah


You're not hanging your NC hat on Notre Dame are you? Most of the years you show, Notre Dame was an average team at best.

Both NC schedules have been weak. I never claimed ours was good - just mocked yours in retort to your post about ours.

As a season ticket holder, I've hated our NC schedule.

WisconsinWildcard
05-23-2013, 02:45 PM
You're not hanging your NC hat on Notre Dame are you? Most of the years you show, Notre Dame was an average team at best.

Both NC schedules have been weak. I never claimed ours was good - just mocked yours in retort to your post about ours.

As a season ticket holder, I've hated our NC schedule.

Exactly. Arguing between UW's and UM's NC conference schedule is like a p issing contest between two women.

streaker
05-24-2013, 08:37 AM
You're not hanging your NC hat on Notre Dame are you? Most of the years you show, Notre Dame was an average team at best.

Both NC schedules have been weak. I never claimed ours was good - just mocked yours in retort to your post about ours.

As a season ticket holder, I've hated our NC schedule.

In relation to playing the lil sis of the poor like the Badgers did for two decades, yes, I'll claim the Irish all day, especially since we did alternate home and away with them. If you are saying that some of the mid level Pac 12 schools on the schedule were on par with ND- some years yes. But don't try to draw the same parallels. Utah, Oregon and Washington trump Wofford, Western Illinois,Northern Iowa, UTEP,Citadel, Austin Peay, South Dakota, Utah State and Cal-Poly any season. It's not like we played Appy State and Delaware state every season and it's not like we padded the record with three creampuffs every season, either.

That schedule is indefensible, even if we play every MAC team now.

Gurtholfin
05-24-2013, 09:17 AM
In relation to playing the lil sis of the poor like the Badgers did for two decades, yes, I'll claim the Irish all day, especially since we did alternate home and away with them. If you are saying that some of the mid level Pac 12 schools on the schedule were on par with ND- some years yes. But don't try to draw the same parallels. Utah, Oregon and Washington trump Wofford, Western Illinois,Northern Iowa, UTEP,Citadel, Austin Peay, South Dakota, Utah State and Cal-Poly any season. It's not like we played Appy State and Delaware state every season and it's not like we padded the record with three creampuffs every season, either.

That schedule is indefensible, even if we play every MAC team now.


So you're gonna argue degrees of weakness?

Your schedule is weak. Our schedule is weak. If you want to be proud that yours is less weak, I'm not gonna rain on your parade.

Congrats!

joecct
05-24-2013, 10:16 AM
is this a hockey schedule or a football schedule discussion?

Gurtholfin
05-24-2013, 10:25 AM
is this a hockey schedule or a football schedule discussion?


This is a Dubbs Thread.

By rule, it must be a circle jerk - which you have contributed to.

Thanks!

JDUBBS1280
05-24-2013, 10:38 AM
is this a hockey schedule or a football schedule discussion?

Wisconsin fans don't understand hockey, so it's not surprising when they try and shift the discussion to football.

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Just a fore-warning to Michigan fans.

FlagDUDE08
05-24-2013, 10:39 AM
This is a Dubbs Thread.

By rule, it must be a circle jerk - which you have contributed to.

Thanks!

If it's a Dubbs circle jerk, why do I not see "Gophers" in every other post?