Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Scheduling Snafu for Hoops?

Idaho newspaper reporting that Illinois will play Boise State at Assembly Hall on Saturday, December 5. That is the same day Illinois hosts Fresno State in football (more dumb scheduling by Ron Guenther, a football game in December!)

Normally the first Saturday in December is the basketball game at United Center (as Cory Bradford called it, Grandma's House). The rumor was that Illinois would play Gonzaga at the United Center on Sunday, December 6.

What is going on? Come on Guentherphiles, tell us!


Anonymous Jay Price's goatee said...

The Gonzaga game will be played later in the season on a date dictated by TV. IF the Illini have a home basketball game on December 5, it is safe to assume it will be a day/night double header with football.

The schedule won't be finalized until some time in August, so you can start your bitching about it then.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Helmuth said...

"A football game in December!"?
Who would do such a thing? Other than the ACC. And the Big East. Oh yeah, and the Big 12. And don't forget the SEC. Did I forget anybody? Duh! The Pac-10.
The question is: Why would you not play football in December?

11:53 PM  
Anonymous FRG's radio deal said...

Not to mention every NFL team that plays in December too. Another non/issue that FRG has tried to use to support his dilutional rants.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois has their top finish ever in the Director's Cup

"The University of Illinois athletic department achieved great success in the 2008-09 season, which is reflected in the Fighting Illini's school-record 20th-place finish out of 271 schools in the 2009 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. Illinois was led by a fifth-place finish from the men's gymnastics team and an eighth-place standing by the wrestling squad in their respective national tournaments. Illinois' previous best finishes in the Directors' Cup standings were a pair of 25th-place finishes earlier this decade.

In addition to the top finishes by the men's gymnastics and wrestling teams, women's gymnastics earned 64.5 points with its 12th-place finish, while volleyball, women's soccer and men's tennis all earned 64 points. Women's track scored 63.75 points by finishing 12th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and women's cross country notched 60 points by placing 10th.

Five Big Ten schools finished in the top 20, with Michigan ranking fifth, Ohio State placing 10th, Minnesota finishing 14th and Penn State placing 19th. In all, 10 Big Ten institutions ranked in the top 50 and all finished in the top 55 in the nation."

Very impressive performance by the DIA, especially considering Illinois doesn't field teams in several of the sports used in calculating the winner!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Fire Ron Guenther said...

So we lost points for not making a bowl game, having just 6 home football games and getting whupped by a mid-major team in the NCAA tournament?

5th place in the Big 10. B.F.D.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No losing cases when you have evidence in your favor, that's a B.F.D.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So we lost points for not making a bowl game, having just 6 home football games and getting whupped by a mid-major team in the NCAA tournament?

5th place in the Big 10. B.F.D."

Considering the DIA has the third smallest budget in the B10, fifth in the B10 is a big deal.

4:39 PM  
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11:34 AM  

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