Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tigers' 2009 Non-Conference Schedule

Nov. 3 – LeMoyne-Owen (exhibition)

Nov. 9 – Christian Brothers (exhibition)

Nov. 13 – Jackson State

Nov. 17 – vs. Kansas (St. Louis, Mo.; Hall of Fame Showcase)

Nov. 20 – Tennessee Tech (Hall of Fame Showcase)

Nov. 24 – Central Arkansas (Hall of Fame Showcase)

Nov. 30 – Oakland (Hall of Fame Showcase)

Dec. 5 – Arkansas State

Dec. 9 – Montana State

Dec. 12 – vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (North Little Rock, Ark.)

Dec. 19 – vs. UMass (Boston, Mass.)

Dec. 22 – Southeast Missouri State

Dec. 28 – IUPUI

Dec. 31 – Tennessee

Jan. 3 – Houston Baptist

Jan. 6 – at Syracuse

Feb. 6 – Gonzaga

Mar. 10-13 – Conference USA Tournament (Tulsa, Okla.)

We'll get to see some fan-favorite games with Tennessee and Gonzaga.

It's fun to see Kansas on the schedule. We'll see how fun it will be to play them. I know a lot of folks who were amped for this game. Unfortunately, it will be played during the week, so many a road trip were canceled.

The Tigers will be ready for redemption against Syracuse. Definitely a winnable game.

From this schedule, there's only one game of which I'm not very optimistic. UT, Cuse and the Zags are within reach. There are plenty of questions about this squad though, so we could see anywhere from 1 (Kansas) to 5 (UALR and UMass might surprise some folks) nonconference losses.

Wolken gives the OOC schedule a D+. There are a lot of RPI bottom dwellers on this year's line up. Wolken gives a pretty good explanation as to why that is the case. I'm glad to hear UNC, Texas and UK are potential foes for future seasons.

Regardless... Can't wait to see the Tigers play! Now go out and support the football team in a couple weeks!