It's about damn time GB did this since the Kress was built. Even when GB had halfway decent teams under TK and the near NCAA tournament teams BW had, GB was not going to sell out the Resch Center during early season games.
One gripe of this year's schedule......Why aren't we playing Mich. Tech. on the regular season slate? Wisconsin Lutheran (and UW-Stout) is a low-level D3 program. At least Mich. Tech. is D2.....
Post by phoenixphan87 on Aug 6, 2018 8:39:06 GMT -6
The women are playing Northwestern opening night (Nov 6) so that explains the 11:30am game vs Wisconsin Lutheran. The crowd will be much better for a exhibition game vs Michigan Tech at 7PM than the day game. Id rather play Michigan Tech in a game that doesn't count with so many new faces than play scholarship players in a game that will count. No benefit playing any non D1 school that is any good.
They needed to do this since the Kress was built.....It's also better to have the early season NC games at the Kress since they are not as well attended at the Resch historically (or at least since the later years of the Mike Heideman era), with the exception of Wisconsin, MSU, or Virginia visiting GB. You see this on a larger scale with Big East teams like Villanova and St John's.
Other than having 2 D3 games on the schedule (Mich Tech should have been on the regular season sched and Wis Luth be the exhibition game, IMO), I do like the layout this season.