I go through phases during the summer of basketball jonesing and right now I can't get enough of it. Every summer I try to figure out the schedule with the help of Donscentral.
16 conference games
3 Diamond Head Classic Games December 22,23,25
Teams Included, ( Arizona, East Tennessee State, Indiana State, Hawaii, Miami, Ole Miss, San Diego State and our beloved Dons)
I think it's a pretty solid field even though San Diego State was the only team to make the tournament a year ago.
Hosting St. John's December 4th
This game was announced Wednesday and the entire Dons community is very excited about it. It was also part of my inspiration to start this thread.
Hilltop Challenge November 22-24th
This is definitely happening we just don't know is in and by the looks of it we are still looking for one more team.
Now we have to dig a little deeper, past announced games, to possibly speculate a little bit about who we play.
Hosting Holy Cross
This would make sense as we made the trip last year and I think Rex has already said it's a home and home besides the fact that if we would have played a guarantee game it probably would have been someone like UCONN or BC.
I'm pretty sure this is happening as we hosted them last season and would probably return the game.
Now we are really starting to dig deep for games, but here goes nothing.
At San Jose State?
I originally thought we owed them a game because we hosted 2 and they hosted 1, but the series actually started in 08-09 with San Jose State hosting. I'm not sure about the series continuing to rotate, but it would be nice to continue the series.
Semi Neutral Site Game at Oracle
I know we were trying to hook this up, but I guess we'll find out if we found someone for it.
2 Non D1 Games at Home
Again, this was we were looking for but that doesn't mean it's happening. I would guess that they will be 2 Non D1 home games on the schedule.
Series I would like to see resumed
Boise State, Cal State Fullerton, Weber State, UC Irvine, Long Beach State (Number 1 priority), UCSB, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Wyoming, etc...
Really anyone in the Mountain West, Big Sky, and WAC would be great to play in a home and home, along with any Pac 12 school that would actually be willing.
Let me know if you know of any other game that is on the schedule or even a solid possibility. Enjoy the summer and GO DONS!!!