What do we gain by playing NJIT?
A glorified practice that 3000 fans watch and can lightly clap and cheer softly.
i am not a GMU BBall History expert like some of y'all
KE - was he friends with Speedy Claxton - the Hofstra Coach?
and he wasn't here long enough to establish his team to get a game against Missouri, Tulsa, Tennessee
and i doubt if we will get a regular season game vs Providence
DP - i remember an exhibition game vs Johns Hopkins which was coached by his former assistant?
and i dont remember enough of the schedule to know if we played Bucknell
Yes, KE was friendly with Claxton and we bought a game from him last year. That actually was a pretty good buy game all things considered.
DP never scheduled Bucknell, but he did do the game against Hopkins like you said. I think he got us that Home and home against Penn State because he knew the coach or someone, but no idea exactly.
Bottom line its the same thing that many of us have said year after year, Mason has to provide value for a school to do a home and home. It has gotten tougher because of irrelevancy as well as how Power 5s have more conference games and how the NET is set up. There is a lot less incentive for them to do anything but buy games at home and an MTE.
My hope is that we at least can get a new home and home that is exciting, and maybe an extra neutral game in addition to taking a buy game to help make the schedule a little better.