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Home against Michigan State, @UNC, and @Temple are the three biggest games. There is the chance of meeting Wichita State in the CBE classic, but WSU loses 3 guys who played 24+ minutes per game.
I just checked Temple's roster. It loses 3 guys who played 30+ minutes per game and two guys who played about 20 each.
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Slightly easier non-conference schedule....which is probably good for next year's Texas team full of young guards.
Interesting. I got my e-mail invitation to renew my season tickets today. That is the earliest and the earliest season ticket deadline, July 31st, that I remember since I have been buying season tickets. Usually the season ticket renewals are sent out in the summer and are due sometime in September. Makes you kind of wonder whether that is just an anomaly, or whether, over all sports, income or season ticket sales might be lagging.
I bet UT anticipates lagging attendance and ticket sales for next year's basketball season. I wouldn't doubt it if they are trying to organize a plan to maximize ticket sales/profit if case Texas struggles this season.
IMO, they could start by lowering prices, and making everything general admission. ;-)
I am all for lowering ticket prices, but they would have a rebellion of two if they tried to give our two season ticket seats to general admissions! They will get my seats when they pry my cold hands off of my arm rests! ;)
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Haha...you're one of the few hard core fans we've got attending the home games.
I bet too that they want to see who's going to renew, and what they are going to do with seats that aren't renewed. Tie them to ticket packages? Or tie them to donation with the LHF and football?
Who knows...??? But I guarantee you that they are preparing for attendance decline.
I thought UConn was going back on the schedule, but I guess that must have been canceled.
League schedule won't be out til August.
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“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
Horn1chris, there are a few of us left. As an Olden Farte, I recognize that the way things are now is just a blip in a cycle - albeit an unpleasant one. I agree with what you are saying in that they may be taking a closer a look at what is going on attendance-wise.
Regarding what Bob said. It seems that the conference schedule will be released later than the due date for season ticket renewals. That will be the first time that I remember that being the case. It well could be that they have decided to take a closer look at seating and pricing for tickets for more than one reason. Other than recent poor attendance, it would be a good time to take a look at marketing - maybe take some of that money that we lead the nation in bringing in, and try and figure out how to put some more butts in the seats for basketball. With the year we had with the big three sports, who knows, if we are not careful, maybe we might not be the leading money maker in college sports for long. With regards to the economics of our sports programs, "We are the Jones" should not equate to "Resting on your laurels".
If they are taking a look at current seating and pricing, and since they moved the renewal date up, I cannot help but wonder if it might not, as well, have something to do with planning for the impact of the Medical School with regards to the Drum being used as a basketball venue.
Or maybe they are still trying to find a date. Texas has a couple of TBAs listed, and UConn hasn't announced its schedule yet.
I play chess on-line with a UConn alumnus. We talk basketball a lot, and he thought we were going to have more games, also.
I bet this is it if they were expected to play each other.
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should play in Gregory Gym next year instead of Erwin Ctr.
Bet Rick Barnes is thrilled not to see Chaminade on that schedule.
Of course, we played UConn in 2009-10 and in 2010-11 seasons. I found this blog article that was written just before our last game against UConn. So, the blog writer believes that there are two more games in the series. My remembry is that there was to be two games, a year off, and then two more games.
"The Huskies will travel to Austin, Texas on January 8 for a contest against the Longhorns of the University of Texas at 3:30 p.m. eastern on ESPN. UConn and Texas will meet for the second contest of a four-game series that began last season in Storrs with a memorable Husky upset of the top-ranked Longhorns."
I have been wanting Gregory forever. I think crowd would be way louder.
Is the Temple game on their home court or is it just a regional game?
Their home court is the 10,000+ seat Liacouras Center on campus. The game will be played at the 76ers arena, the Wells Fargo Center.
Would our entire team be scared to play at Fonde?
You often speak very negatively of the program. This past year was awful and the last few years haven't been up to earlier years where UT would often go deep into the tournament. Could you tell us what needs to happen to get Texas back to where it was?
Good because they should have a decent shot in that game. I don't really know about the other two until I watch them play some games.
To dream the impossible dream...
I remember that movie where that line is used. I don't remember if he is quoting Kennedy or not. I keep forgetting who came up with that.
It was a song in the musical, The Man of La Mancha, which was based on Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, which was written in the Seventeenth Century. I remember seeing the musical in the late sixties, the film adaptation in 1972, and The Google is my friend. ;)
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"Whaddya mean the guy went home to die as a miserable old man who has regained his sanity after getting the crap beat out of him the whole way? Theatre crowds will never sit for that! I mean, everyone makes him the butt of practical jokes until he figures out he's being humiliated and he puts in his will that his niece is disinherited if she marries a guy who reads chivalric tales?"
"Sorry, boss, that's the way the book ends. I mean, the last part was added ten years later, but still . . ."
"No, no, that won't work. Aha! I got it! Sure, we'll kill him off in languishing despair, but we'll have everyone renounce his acceptance of reality. Yeah, in his honor, EVERYONE will become hopelessly happy dreamers. Heck, we'll even have them manage to bring him back to his dream state to rise from his bed and die with his sword in hand! That'll give us the happy ending we need to make this a smash! Damn writers always trying to muck up a happy ending with some stupid point they're trying to make. The work they make me go through to make a hit musical. Now I have a headache."
Okay, bierce! Put the mushrooms down and slowly back away from the peyote! We are talking about Don Quixote, not Carlos Castaneda! ;)
You know, it's hard to find humor and happiness in tales of the Inquisition.
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