Apr 7, 2012, 12:49 AM EDT
When you picture a coach trying to put his annual schedule together, you may imagine him sitting behind a desk, picking up the phone and cold-calling his peers all day until he gets an Excel doc filled up. That seems like the way it should work, doesn’t it?
Astonishingly enough, to some degree, it may actually work more like the ‘announcements’ board at your office, or the personal ads section of the local newspaper. A service called Basketball Travelers provides a simple message board for lovelorn basketball programs looking for dance partners.
Some sample entries:
From a shy southern Methodist liberal arts college: “Need $ games. Would prefer to play within region but have some flexibility with travel. Have some flexibility with dates also but would like to fill: opening night; sometime between 12/17-12/21; and sometime between 12/28-1/2. “
From a dominant Big Ten Daddy: “OFFERING A GUARANTEE FOR DECEMBER 12 CALL OR EMAIL WITH ANY INTEREST – DI SCHOOLS ONLY”
And, is this BTD’s potential perfect match? “looking for a tournament to play in next season. Our dates are flexible. Next year is our first year in Division One and we will be an RPI counter immediately.”
It’s kind of fun trying to match the open dates and program personas. Possibly more fun than Bracketology.
- Next college hoops season will begin and end in Texas 0
- The key to recruiting Myles Turner: a good psychology department? 0
- Green Bay will retain head coach Brian Wardle 2
- Coach K: ACC will be ‘best conference in the history of the game’ 5
- Bringing in ex-Gator Cody Larson worth the risk South Dakota State 0
- Report: Kevin Stallings blocks Sheldon Jeter’s transfer to Pitt (5)
- Coach K: ACC will be ‘best conference in the history of the game’ (5)
- Steven Pearl, BBQ jokes and a Tennessee radio ad (4)
- Kentucky phenoms choose 2013-14 preparation over other possibilities (4)
- Bill Self, redshirts, and the Power of Andrew Wiggins (4)
- Blackhawks stave off elimination
- Video: Highlights: Blackhawks top Red Wings 4-1
- PST: Bayern Munich beats Dortmund, wins Champions League
- PHT: Bruins bounce Rangers, advance to Conf. finals
- PBT: Pacers' Hill: Only God scarier than LeBron
- Hundreds run Boston Marathon's final mile
- MST Monaco GP predictions: Mercedes' time?