Secret Scrimmages

shhhThis week a large number of D-1 schools will be participating in “Secret Scrimmage” as they are know, against other D-1 schools. One of these schools is Montana as they travel to Spokane this Friday (or Saturday depending on who you ask) to play Washington State in a scrimmage. While the scrimmages are supposed to be a secret, Fox Sports has published a list of schools, games and dates that they are aware of here.

I am not sure about the exact rules but I believe NCAA rules prohibit coaches from talking about the scrimmages, no fans can be in attendance and no official stats are to be published. I think this type of thing is very helpful for the coaches to get a gauge as to where there team are at, but lets face it they are really not that secret.

As a matter of fact I will be curious to see who quickly it takes for the unofficial stats to leak out.

Here is the list that Fox Sports has put out.

Friday, Oct. 30

San Diego at Long Beach State
Montana vs. Washington State in Spokane
San Jose State at Sacramento State
Illinois-Chicago at Chicago State
Northwestern State at Louisiana-Monroe

Saturday, Oct. 31

Villanova at George Washington
Northeastern at Boston College
Western Kentucky at Georgia Tech
Arizona State at Texas Tech
Davidson at Texas
South Carolina at Wake Forest
Boston University at UMass
Saint Mary’s at Nevada
Virginia Tech at Charlotte
East Carolina at Richmond
La Salle at VCU
UC Irvine at Stanford
Penn State at Duquesne
DePaul at Bradley
Colorado at Utah
Winthrop at UNC Wilmington
Hofstra at Bucknell
UT Arlington at Lamar
Murray State at Lipscomb
Cal State Fullerton at Pepperdine
Buffalo at St. Bonaventure
New Orleans at Southeast Louisiana
Toledo at Youngstown State
UNC Greensboro at High Point
Jackson State at Middle Tennessee State
Rider at Columbia
Savannah State at Georgia Southern
UC Davis at San Francisco
Hartford vs. Towson at Stevens Tech
Northwestern State at Louisiana-Monroe
Lafayette at Cornell
Hampton at James Madison
Norfolk State at William & Mary
Bowling Green at Oakland
Drake at UMKC
Stephen F. Austin at SMU
Jacksonville at College of Charleston
Charleston Southern at Furman
Central Connecticut at Stony Brook
Presbyterian at USC Upstate
Niagara vs. Robert Morris in Erie

Sun, Nov. 1

North Carolina at Vanderbilt
St. John’s at St. Francis (NY)
Marquette at Virginia
Georgia at Clemson
LSU at South Alabama
Kansas State at Wichita State
Michigan at Eastern Michigan
Sam Jose State at California
Iona at Rutgers
Baylor at TCU
Wyoming at Fresno
Marist at Long Island
Albany at Colgate
Southern Mississippi at Samford
Quinnipiac at Penn
Wofford vs. Belmont


1 Response to “Secret Scrimmages”

    October 29, 2009 at 8:03 am

    i wonder if this just doesn’t portend a lengthening college basketball season. remember when college basketball started december one, or major league baseball was over the first week of october, or a college football schedule was ten games? there’s big money now in college athletics, and with a certain level of fixed costs–scholarships, arena maintenance, coach and staffing salaries–it makes sense to increase the revenue side of the ledger. basketball practise now starts october 15, but i predict that will soon be when the basketball schedule begins, period.

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