June 30, 2006John
Looking over the just announced BYU Basketball non conference schedule it looks like we have a pretty balanced list of opponents. In fact, I’d say we have a bunch of pretty sure we’re going to lose and pretty sure we’re going to win. Weber State and Utah State are the only 2 that I think are a toss up. The real question will be whether we can steal a game or two from the gonna lose category. It’s possible. That’s NCAA basketball.
UCLA, Michigan State and Seton Hall headline the list. Those are going to be 3 tough games. I’m just glad that we somehow got Seton Hall to come to the Marriott Center. That will be a fun game at home. Although, it might not be so fun if we aren’t able to get some good wins in the rest of the non conference basketball season because Seton Hall will be our last game.
Now if I can just get up there to see some of the games. The BYU Holiday Classic tournament at the Marriott Center would be fun to go to, but I’m pretty sure I can’t be in Utah during that time period. Oh well, I’ll have to get it on BYU TV since they’re finally are available nationwide.
Here’s the details of the BYU Basketball schedule:
BYU Men’s Basketball
2006-07 Nonconference Schedule (**game times TBD)
2 (Thurs.) Brock University of Canada (exh.) Provo, Utah
8 (Wed.) Univ. of Montevallo (exh.) Provo, Utah
11 (Sat.) Cougar Tipoff Provo, Utah
15 (Wed.) UCLA Los Angeles
18 (Sat.) Idaho State Provo, Utah
22 (Wed.) Portland Provo, Utah
24 (Fri.) Southern Utah Provo, Utah
29 (Wed.) Boise State Boise, Idaho
2 (Sat.) Weber State Ogden, Utah
6 (Wed.) San Jose State Provo, Utah
9 (Sat.) Michigan State Auburn Hills, Mich.
13 (Wed.) Lamar Beaumont, Texas
16 (Sat.) Utah State Provo, Utah
22 (Fri.) Western Oregon Provo, Utah
28-30 (Th-Sat.) BYU Holiday Classic Provo, Utah
28 (Thurs.) Oral Roberts vs. Seton Hall
BYU vs. Liberty
29 (Fri.) Liberty vs. Seton Hall
BYU vs. Oral Roberts
30 (Sat.) Liberty vs. Oral Roberts
BYU vs. Seton Hall
June 29, 2006John
As you can see from the dates on my posts I haven’t been posting much recently. I have been watching out of the corner of my eye the action in BYU football recruiting. I use to think it was quite fun to watch all the details of the recruiting process. However, when you see the hype about every player you realize that you could say good things about every player or they wouldn’t be playing in college football. That gets boring to me over time. I still read about college football recruiting because the idea of being able to see something others don’t see intrigues me.
Despite not much BYU sports going on, I am interested in the way that Bronco has been recruiting. One of the latest articles talks about 2 more recruits that have committed to the BYU football team and Bronco Mendenhall. That brings the total to 17 recruits committed already. That seems really early considering what other talent could finally come forth in their senior year. Bronco’s taking a calculated risk. However, if he doesn’t get more wins the next couple years then he may not see if his recruiting method works. Does Bronco Mendenhall look like the future Lavell Edwards of BYU football? Can you see Bronco roaming the sidelines of BYU in 20 years. I guess it’s possible, but right now I just can’t see that happening. I think the age of dynasty coaches is gone.