There are enough non-Notre Dame independents out there to get a handful of games (6 teams, so up to 5 right there unless you want to do home and homes like Liberty and NMSU did in 2019). Then there are power 5 conferences that are doing a "conference +1" schedule, and the AAC announced they will do an 8 +4 (up to 4).If you're an independent, and conferences are only playing conference games...did "you" really cancel your season?
Not really. It comes from being in the same city and being a rival. I also used to shoot sports back then and I covered the CAA, Sun Belt, ACC and CIAA. VCU had Phil Stinnie an all-time great that carried VCU back then. VCU was coming off great success and easing into what I deem as the dark ages of our program. UR was doing great during that time.AA - secret Spider at heart.
(never underestimate the power of the spouse)
I always remember him doing more than he actually did. He had the bad luck of being a freshman when Rodney Rice transferred in as a sophomore (my senior year).Since we are talking about UR I have something to add to the miscellaneous talk. I shot a story yesterday regarding Henrico County announcing their new police chief. It is Eric English a former Spider. I was talking to one of the board of supervisors who just had a nephew commit to UR (Jason Nelson). We were both talking about English and I made a guess that he came to UR just after VCU had a great season finishing in the top 10. I made the statement that I kind of remember that Spider team from 1985 to 89 was maybe their best ever. After the presser I went to Google and I could not believe my memory was correct. That team made the sweet 16 in 1988. My memory was foggy because Johnny Newman and that 87-88 roster kind of runs together in my mind. English was on a roster with Ken Atkinson (former Brooklyn Nets coach--soon to be Sixers coach?) and Curtis Blair (NBA ref) among others. Anyway, Chief of Police English brought back some bad memories for me. Ha! He is cool though. I talked with him a bit and I have have met him over the years. Pretty sure he helped take UR further than a team he played with earlier that consisted of Pete Woolfolk and Newman.