Opening Weekend: U-Pick-Em

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Crimson Ace, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've taken all the games listed on the adidas College Soccer Scoreboard and listed only ranked teams in action opening weekend. The home team is listed first and the rankings are provided by the NSCAA.

    I don't have any crazy prizes to give away... nor will I be putting together a spread sheet of everyone's predictions - I just thought we could have some fun making a few picks.

    I've bolded my choices. And as usual, I don't predict too many upsets for the opening weekend. I think West Virginia has to be careful with both Ohio State and Penn State - there could be an upset or two there. I think Sunday there will be two upsets in Bloomington as the Hoosiers knock off UCLA and Notre Dame defeats Maryland. Man, what a lineup for that tournament! I wish I could be there (Damon... send me a poster!).

    So soccertom, will the Bills take care of SMU? I think it might be possible at a neutral site or in St. Louis, but SMU at home is tough. Best of luck.

    Friday, August 31st
    Stanford vs. (01) UC Santa Barbara
    (02) UCLA vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (03) Wake Forest vs. (21) Old Dominion
    (04) Duke vs. Delaware
    (05) Virginia vs. Columbia
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Alabama A&M
    (09) Maryland vs. (07) Indiana
    (08) SMU vs. (22) Saint Louis
    San Diego vs. (11) California
    (12) Clemson vs. South Carolina
    Ohio State vs. (13) West Virginia
    (14) Northwestern vs. Colgate
    (15) New Mexico vs. Akron
    (16) North Carolina vs. Monmouth U
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairleigh Dickenson
    (18) Washington vs. New Hampshire
    (23) UNC Greensboro vs. Georgetown
    (25) Connecticut vs. Canisius

    Saturday, September 1st
    (19) Lehigh vs. Drexel
    (20) Towson vs. Mount St. Mary
    (24) Harvard vs. Rhode Island

    Sunday, September 2nd
    (01) UC Santa Barbara vs. Gonzaga
    (02) UCLA vs. (07) Indiana
    (03) Wake Forest vs. Monmouth U
    (04) Duke vs. Valparaiso
    (05) Virginia vs. Richmond
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Vermont
    (09) Maryland vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (12) Clemson vs. Gardner Webb
    (13) West Virginia vs. Penn State
    (14) Northwestern vs. Bucknell
    (15) New Mexico vs. Hartwick
    (21) Old Dominion vs. (16) North Carolina
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairfield
    (18) Washington vs. Cal St- Bakersfield
    (25) Connecticut vs. Stony Brook

    Pick away...
     
  2. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    Friday, August 31st:

    Stanford vs. (01) UC Santa Barbara
    (02) UCLA vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (03) Wake Forest vs. (21) Old Dominion
    (04) Duke vs. Delaware
    (05) Virginia vs. Columbia
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Alabama A&M
    (09) Maryland vs. (07) Indiana
    (08) SMU vs. (22) Saint Louis Tie :D
    San Diego vs. (11) California
    (12) Clemson vs. South Carolina
    Ohio State vs. (13) West Virginia
    (14) Northwestern vs. Colgate
    (15) New Mexico vs. Akron
    (16) North Carolina vs. Monmouth U
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairleigh Dickenson
    (18) Washington vs. New Hampshire
    (23) UNC Greensboro vs. Georgetown
    (25) Connecticut vs. Canisius

    Saturday, September 1st:

    (19) Lehigh vs. Drexel
    (20) Towson vs. Mount St. Mary
    (24) Harvard vs. Rhode Island

    Sunday, September 2nd:

    (01) UC Santa Barbara vs. Gonzaga
    (02) UCLA vs. (07) Indiana
    (03) Wake Forest vs. Monmouth U
    (04) Duke vs. Valparaiso
    (05) Virginia vs. Richmond
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Vermont
    (09) Maryland vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (12) Clemson vs. Gardner Webb
    (13) West Virginia vs. Penn State
    (14) Northwestern vs. Bucknell
    (15) New Mexico vs. Hartwick
    (21) Old Dominion vs. (16) North Carolina
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairfield
    (18) Washington vs. Cal St- Bakersfield
    (25) Connecticut vs. Stony Brook
     
  3. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, "boo" to you twice for picking IU to go 0-2 at home. However, the Tie at SMU was a nice touch!
     
  4. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    I really think IU will struggle this weekend and perhaps the entire season. For one IU struggled up top last year with Tudela, Robson, Hayden and Yeagle. Without question those four players pulled the strings for Indiana especially Tudela and Hayden along with Yeagle's ability to get in behind the defense. Now all four are gone from the line-up and I don't see any particular IU player or players picking up the slack. Make no mistake Adlard and Roach are going to be great forwards but who will get them the ball?
     
  5. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    Thanks for setting up this thread C. A.!
     
  6. GKeeper

    GKeeper Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Winston-Salem
    Sunday, September 2nd:
    James Madison vs. (23) UNC Greensboro
     
  7. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    I see where you have Maryland losing both of their games @ the IU tournament!
     
  8. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough... you're entitled to your opinion. I think this is the year that Ring will finally come out of his shell. I also think Alexander can be a very special player if he wants to be. IU may very well drop both matches, but I'm a hopeless romantic. I guess we'll know in a few days how this particular brand of Hoosier soccer measures up.

    No problem!

    That's because it's Maryland... and I don't like them... they win too many freakin' games!

    Plus... I will NEVER fear any turtle! :D
     
  9. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AUG 31
    San Diego State vs Creighton Tie

    Sep 3
    San Diego State vs UC RIVERSIDE
     
  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    [cough]2002hoopsfinal![/cough];)
     
  11. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay... so now you know a portion of my disdain! And in my defense... I still ain't skeerd of 'em. Because as far as soccer is concerned... 3-0-1 :)
     
  12. BigRedFootie

    BigRedFootie Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    B-town
    I really think IU will struggle this weekend and perhaps the entire season. For one IU struggled up top last year with Tudela, Robson, Hayden and Yeagle. Without question those four players pulled the strings for Indiana especially Tudela and Hayden along with Yeagle's ability to get in behind the defense. Now all four are gone from the line-up and I don't see any particular IU player or players picking up the slack. Make no mistake Adlard and Roach are going to be great forwards but who will get them the ball?

    Agreed for the most part. However, Alexander is an able replacement for midfield generalship. Plus, Yeagle will be able to practice in about 2-3 weeks.

    BRF
     
  13. nikolo

    nikolo New Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    what!!! you are gonna be kidding with me
     
  14. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    So I'm heading to the beach with the family this weekend and was setting the TiVo to record MLS games and was wondering if any of the opening weekend of college games is gonna be televised on CSTV or ESPNU or any regional outlet so I could record those, too.

    Anyone know?
     
  15. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    I am not sure if Oliver catches all the college matches, but it's always worth looking here if you are searching for college ball:

    http://soccertv.com/college.cfm
     
  16. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know for sure there are games on CSTV just don't know which ones.

    EDIT: Just checked...only games to be shown will be next Tuesday on

    http://www.cstv.com/cgi-bin/tvsched.cgi?sport=&series=&school=&conference=&game=SOCCER+-+MEN'S
     
  17. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
  18. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Indiana vs. UCLA match is apparently being shown live on the BigTen Network if you have that available. The network goes live tomorrow - so I guess I'll know for sure then. Have fun on the Beach!
     
  19. cristoforo7

    cristoforo7 New Member

    May 14, 2003
    There is no schedule available on the Big Ten Network website yet. Any word on whether Dish will carry BTN?
     
  20. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know the entire story, (and keep in mind this was reported on my local sports talk radio), but apparently some big-wig at the BigTen Network is also a big-wig at DirecTV. For any provider (satellite or cable) to use BTN, there's a cost attached. The cost for DirecTV was offered at near nothing - therefore, they bought it and everybody's happy. However, they made the cost for Dish to purchase the network outrageously high and it won't be happening any time soon.
     
  21. I Love the game

    Jun 20, 2005
    The schedule is up for this weekend. The network launched tonight at 8:00pm.
    The first Big Ten live event will be West Virginia vs Ohio State tomorrow at 5:00PM.
    Sunday will be IU vs UCLA at 2:00PM.
    All on channel 220 of Directv
     
  22. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Friday, August 31st:

    Stanford vs. (01) UC Santa Barbara
    (02) UCLA vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (03) Wake Forest vs. (21) Old Dominion
    (04) Duke vs. Delaware
    (05) Virginia vs. Columbia
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Alabama A&M
    (09) Maryland vs. (07) Indiana
    (08) SMU vs. (22) Saint Louis
    San Diego vs. (11) California
    (12) Clemson vs. South Carolina tie
    Ohio State vs. (13) West Virginia
    (14) Northwestern vs. Colgate
    (15) New Mexico vs. Akron
    (16) North Carolina vs. Monmouth U
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairleigh Dickenson
    (18) Washington vs. New Hampshire
    (23) UNC Greensboro vs. Georgetown
    (25) Connecticut vs. Canisius

    Saturday, September 1st:

    (19) Lehigh vs. Drexel
    (20) Towson vs. Mount St. Mary
    (24) Harvard vs.Rhode Island

    Sunday, September 2nd:

    (01) UC Santa Barbara vs. Gonzaga
    (02) UCLA vs. (07) Indiana
    (03) Wake Forest vs. Monmouth U
    (04) Duke vs. Valparaiso
    (05) Virginia vs. Richmond
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Vermont
    (09) Maryland vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (12) Clemson vs. Gardner Webb
    (13) West Virginia vs. Penn State
    (14) Northwestern vs. Bucknell
    (15) New Mexico vs. Hartwick
    (21) Old Dominion vs. (16) North Carolina
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairfield
    (18) Washington vs. Cal St- Bakersfield
    (25) Connecticut vs. Stony Brook
     
  23. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now those are some bold picks! :eek:

    * I applaud you for your bravery sir! * :D
     
  24. Sean...

    Sean... Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Ireland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Friday, August 31st
    Stanford vs. (01) UC Santa Barbara
    (02) UCLA vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (03) Wake Forest vs. (21) Old Dominion
    (04) Duke vs. Delaware
    (05) Virginia vs. Columbia
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Alabama A&M
    (09) Maryland vs. (07) Indiana
    (08) SMU vs. (22) Saint Louis
    San Diego vs. (11) California
    (12) Clemson vs. South Carolina
    Ohio State vs. (13) West Virginia
    (14) Northwestern vs. Colgate
    (15) New Mexico vs. Akron
    (16) North Carolina vs. Monmouth U
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairleigh Dickenson
    (18) Washington vs. New Hampshire
    (23) UNC Greensboro vs. Georgetown
    (25) Connecticut vs. Canisius

    Saturday, September 1st
    (19) Lehigh vs. Drexel
    (20) Towson vs. Mount St. Mary
    (24) Harvard vs. Rhode Island

    Sunday, September 2nd
    (01) UC Santa Barbara vs. Gonzaga
    (02) UCLA vs. (07) Indiana
    (03) Wake Forest vs. Monmouth U
    (04) Duke vs. Valparaiso
    (05) Virginia vs. Richmond
    (06) Santa Clara vs. Vermont
    (09) Maryland vs. (10) Notre Dame
    (12) Clemson vs. Gardner Webb
    (13) West Virginia vs. Penn State
    (14) Northwestern vs. Bucknell
    (15) New Mexico vs. Hartwick
    (21) Old Dominion vs. (16) North Carolina
    (17) St. John's vs. Fairfield
    (18) Washington vs. Cal St- Bakersfield
    (25) Connecticut vs. Stony Brook


    EDIT: If you register on one of the college soccer sites run by cstv for the all-access thing(I did it through Stanford's site, it's free), you can watch a number of games that are being streamed free tonight, although there's not a lot of good games:

    Tonight
    UConn - Canisius
    New Hampshire - Wahington
    St. John's - Fairleigh Dickinson


    Sunday
    Cal State Bakersfield - Washington
    St. John's - Fairfield

    Those are probably the best available.
     
  25. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    "Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! "
    ;)
     

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