1620Jay wrote:Any idea when the 2017 schedule will be released? Are they waiting on the Big East? Some teams released their schedule months ago.
All other Big East baseball programs have released their 2017 schedules. So Creighton isn't waiting on the Big East. Two years ago, Creighton released their schedule in early October I believe, last year in early December after some heckling from yours truly. My heckling has not worked this year. Still, 55 of a possible 56 games have been posted by Creighton's 2017 opponents.
I think it's just a sign, despite the public stance, of where baseball truly stands now in the eyes of the Athletic Department.
Good news/bad news is the schedule stinks, so even with the newcomers, baseball should have a good record, but will have to win the Big East tournament due to the weak schedule. They tell the conference to schedule up, but won't do so themselves. Xavier's non-conference schedule is arduous again, and I would expect it to benefit them in conference play again.
Just visit these schools' websites for the highlights of Creighton's 2017 schedule. UAB (season opener), Cal State Bakersfield (just fired their coach), Santa Clara (a tournament that includes games with Michigan and St. Louis), a home and home with South Dakota State, the series with Nebraska, a single game with Omaha (at Werner), a single game against Wichita State, the games with Kansas/Kansas State, and for the second straight year, and Creighton does not have a conference home game in May for the second straight year. Their conference buy week is in May and will bring McNeese St. to Omaha. Obviously there are a few more games/series that just don't get the blood flowing. For all of the links in one spot for your convenience.
I put it together. So I don't care that if someone posts it here too.
Dear Villanova, Butler, and Georgetown,
Please drop baseball, so the Big East will stop sponsoring it. Then Creighton baseball can go elsewhere without hurting feelings. (Only two of the three need to drop baseball for the Big East to lose their auto-bid in baseball. Have to have 6 squads to be a conference that receives an auto-bid in baseball)