Play Angry wrote:You don't get any long term by taking a bunch of buy games to get your ass beat on the road. This is really stupid.
At least I'm providing an option. The thread was posed as a question. Let's here your idea to enhance the MVC. Or is this Doug Elgin? Content just barely wading above mediocrity? I'm not. I'm sick of our ten schools acting like the little sisters. And, that's what we are, sisters. A bunch of p****** too afraid to better ourselves because we might lose some games and money in the beginning.
I just think you misunderstand the impact of your suggestion on RPI and other metrics. Here is the best case scenario if you are a team that takes a bunch of checks to go on a circuit of beatdowns in November and December, in a league full of peers who do the same: http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2017/ ... s-Southern
Non-WSU schools went 2-52 vs. the RPI Top 50 last year, and a reasonable number of those games were at home (WSU and ISU x 9 each) and neutral courts. A road heavy slate against top teams is a recipe for disaster.
The best path for the MVC is for schools to invest more aggressively in their basketball programs (i.e.
, not just increasing spending, but increasing spending at a rate greater than peer institutions are increasing theirs). This is really hard to do at a time when some member schools are facing major cutbacks in their state subsidies and declining enrollment, so it's not a likely outcome for all. It will take unified commitment among the school presidents to exert the proper pressure on those who are reluctant.
Strong leadership, fan bases who are willing to revert to their peak levels of support from the last twenty years, and significant investment at great financial cost (hopefully with corresponding future benefits) are what is needed in the long-term.