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(W-TEN) Gators added another match next weekend

Discussion in 'Alligator Alley (other sports)' started by oragator1, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. oragator1

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  2. apkgator

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    Very smart, and likely very necessary
     
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  3. gatorbogey

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    Hmmmm interesting.

    I like how they play before the O&B game...and then after.

    I was wondering what to do between the football and baseball games this Saturday.
     
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  4. apkgator

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    Don't like 2 in one day, with they could have gotten a match on Sunday. But the tough match is first, so they can shuffle in some other girls in the afternoon
     
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    Usually teams have to play doubleheaders in this scenario because tennis has a limit on competition dates, not matches. Doesn't really seem like a good thing for the athletes, but there have been a decent number of teams doing it now ever since the NCAA put in the .500 rule some years back.

    I figured our program was above this shameless tactic, but I guess not lol.
     
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    hate to say this, and i may get roasted for it, but is reminds me of fsu 2 years ago scheduling a game to keep their bowl streak alive and everyone condemmed them, how is this differant?
     
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    Not much different....except one was for a rather meaningless bowl and streak and this is to try to get into the NCAA’s. Also, the gators are positioned to be a 2-seed in the regionals - looking at rankings. Of course, they could drop with 2 possible losses this weekend. But a regional 2 -seed is top 32. To be a top 30 +/- rated team and not make the ncaa’s Would be a shame.
     
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  8. apkgator

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    And now they have canceled the match...I assume beating Michigan assures a 500 record so it's not necessary. Don't really like the gamesmanship, but I guess that's reality
     
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  9. oragator1

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    I was actually wondering if they would do this, nothing to gain now and a lot to lose - even with a win, injuries in an extra match the same day were a real risk. And a loss, however unlikely would have been devastating. Plus our RPI would go down not up from it, even with a win,
    I would hope that we were up front with SVSU about our intentions and cut them a check either way.
     
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  10. apkgator

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    I'm sure they will be taken care of.....I think my mood is driven by the foolishness that we had to schedule the thing to begin with
     
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