Sunday, August 15, 2010

Border Wars: CIS vs. NCAA Schedule

Thus far the CIS is 3-15 vs. NCAA Division 1 opponents with Fraser Valley (2-0) and Calgary taking wins last week vs. visitors.

Monday, August 9
San Diego 73, Thompson Rivers 64; Preview
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Northern Arizona 106, Lethbridge 72
Fraser Valley 73, San Diego 61
Thursday, Aug. 12
San Diego 91, UBC 83 OT at Richmond, B.C. (Oval) also game report
Friday, Aug. 13
New Mexico State 65, Carleton 53
Calgary 89, Northern Arizona 65
Saturday, Aug. 14
Northern Arizona 80, Calgary 63
Sunday, Aug. 15
Northern Arizona 83, Lethbridge 62
Kentucky 95, Windsor 62
Monday, August 16
Kentucky 96, Western 68
Tuesday, August 17
Kentucky 104, Windsor 75
Fraser Valley 71, Idaho State 69
Monday, August 23rd
South Dakota State 105, Winnipeg 53
Tuesday, August 24th
Maine 81, Bishop's 54
South Dakota State 94, Manitoba 60
Wednesday, August 25th
Maine 87, McGill 66
Thursday, August 26th
Maine 79, UQAM 64
South Dakota State 94, Winnipeg 52
Friday, August 27th
TBA South Dakota State at Manitoba
Saturday, August 28th
1 p.m. ET Maine at Carleton
Sunday, August 29th
1 p.m. ET Maine at Laval
Friday, September 3rd
8 p.m. ET Cincinnati vs. McGill (at Carleton)
Minnesota at Trinity Western
Saturday, September 4th
7 PM PT Minnesota at UBC
6 PM ET Cincinnati at Carleton (Scotiabank Place)
Sunday, September 5th
2 p.m. ET Cincinnati at Ottawa
3 p.m. PT Minnesota at Victoria

SUNDAY, August 15th UPDATE: Idaho State have altered their schedule for their Canada tour It appears that their August 20th game originally thought to be against Trinity Western Spartans will not be played. Instead Idaho State will have one game vs. CIS competition, Tuesday, August 17th at Fraser Valley (7 PM PT). The Bengals (7-22 overall, 4-12 in the Big Sky conference last season) return much of their lineup from last season and have only one senior on the roster.
Late note: Ray Bala of Can Ball Report fame provides an update on Day 2 of the Canadian National Development team camp in Toronto including how it's going for several CIS players at the camp.

Once again this summer through the Labour Day weekend, CIS schools will host a series of NCAA Division 1 teams at various sites across the country with the highlight probably being the visit by the mighty Kentucky Wildcats to Windsor to meet the Lancers and Western Mustangs. Given the proximity of Windsor to the state of Kentucky and the mystic-like love affair the Bluegrass state has with its college basketball team, expect KU fans to travel in droves and proudly wear their team's colours in the St. Denis Center, bringing more pagentry and atmosphere to the games. Another marquee program, Minnesota Golden Gophers (the first program that Leo Rautins played for in '79-'80 when, as a freshman, he was second in the Big Ten in assists to Magic Johnson) travel to B.C. to meet UBC and UVic among others. The Gophers have made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances under head coach Tubby Smith, who won a national title with Kentucky in 1998 and an Olympic gold medal in 2000. This past year, the Gophers (21-14) made a run to the Big Ten tournament championship before losing and then bowed out in the first round of the NCAA tournament versus Xavier. Minnesota's lineup features notable Canadian talent on the roster with Pickering's Devoe Joseph and Scarborough's Maurice Walker. Both alumni of Canada's junior national team, Joseph will enter his junior year with the Gophers, while Walker was one of Minnesota's prized off-season recruits. Mick Cronin's Cincinnat Bearcats travel to Ottawa to face McGill, the Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens in a game that will be played at Scotiabank Place. Other teams coming north include Northern Arizona (to Calgary) and Maine (Eastern Ontario). Noteably, AUS teams, despite efforts to do so over the years, have not been able to pull off scheduling these types of games - hopefully the AUS office will get behind their men's basketball programs and support efforts to do so, which would make for excellent viewing in the Basketball Capital of Canada, where fans definitely deserve to see these games and, based on past support of CIS basketball, would embrace them.

Here are the schedule of games as of July 15th, 2010 - with thanks to Martin Timmerman for some games I missed

Monday, August 9
6 p.m. PT San Diego at Thompson Rivers
Wednesday, Aug. 11
7 p.m. MT Lethbridge vs. Northern Arizona
San Diego at Fraser Valley
Thursday, Aug. 12
11 AM San Diego vs. UBC at Richmond, B.C. (Oval)
8 p.m. MT Concordia (CCAA) vs. Northern Arizona
Friday, Aug. 13
7 p.m. ET New Mexico State at Carleton
7 p.m. MT Calgary vs. Northern Arizona
Saturday, Aug. 14
7 p.m. MT Calgary vs. Northern Arizona
New Mexico State at McGill
Sunday, Aug. 15
10 a.m. MT Lethbridge vs. Northern Arizona
7 p.m. ET Windsor vs. Kentucky
Monday, August 16
6 p.m. ET Western vs. Kentucky (at Windsor)
Idaho State at Fraser Valley
Tuesday, August 17
11 a.m. ET Windsor vs. Kentucky
Friday, August 20th
7 PM PT Idaho State at Trinity Western
Monday, August 23rd
South Dakota State at Winnipeg
Tuesday, August 24th
Maine at Bishop's
South Dakota State at Manitoba
Wednesday, August 25th
Maine at McGill
Thursday, August 26th
7 p.m. Maine at UQAM
South Dakota State at Winnipeg
Friday, August 27th
South Dakota State at Manitoba
Saturday, August 28th
1 p.m. Maine at Carleton
Sunday, August 29th
Maine at Laval
Friday, September 3rd
Cincinnati at Ottawa
Minnesota at Trinity Western
Saturday, September 4th
7 PM PT Minnesota at UBC
6 PM ET Cincinnati at Carleton (Scotiabank Place)
Sunday, September 5th
3 p.m. PT Minnesota at Victoria
Cincinnati vs. McGill (at Carleton)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nothing in southern ont? (brock, york,sheridan,u of t)?