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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:55 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:16 pm 
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Temple actually was not a terrible choice. They contributed probably the best bb program in the NE over the last 10 years.


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Temple - Sweet 16 twice, Elite 8 once in past decade

UConn - Sweet 16: 7 times, Elite 8: 3 times, Nat'l Champ

'Cuse - Sweet 16: 5 times, Finals twice, Nat'l Champ

G'town - Sweet 16: 3 times, Elite 8: once


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:48 pm 
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You're using the ESPN approach. The only thing that matters is March for bb and December and January for fb. Chaney has not had good success in the tourney.

I checked the final regular season polls and SU hasn't had as many down years lately as I thought and Temple had slipped more the last 3 or 4 years than I remembered. I won't concede GT, but UConn and SU are ahead of Temple based on the polls. Temple is #3. That's still pretty good in a region with a lot of good programs.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:34 am 
Temple never being accepted into the BE as an All Sports member was a contributing factor to some of its difficulty. Had they played bb in the BE also, their status would have been improved and their current situation would be a bit more positive. Sure, other factors are squarely Temple's undoing, but the BE attitude toward them did not help.
Being thatTemple was allowed in for fb only in the BE,. and then kicked out, that kind of fractured affiliation made the conference vulnerable to splintering. Unfortunately, the lesson has not been learned from the remnants of the BE, or they view they are caught in circumstances whereby they must live with it at least for the time being.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:02 pm 
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Maybe its like the Cubs, the Temple curse. They became the first fb conference to kick a team out since the MAC kicked out Marshall for cheating in the 60s and then shortly thereafter, the BE loses its 2 best fb programs + one of the best of the rest and may lose its BCS status.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:05 pm 
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Or maybe its the A10 curse. They nearly destroyed the A10 when they took Rutgers and WVU. The A10 landed on its feet with Dayton and Xavier and survived the loss of VT just fine. But the BE has been "raiding" the A10 for years.


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