Basketball: Is Pac-12 schedule making you nuts?

The Wednesday/Sunday games in the Pac-12 driving you crazy?

The 8 p.m. tipoff times don’t work for you?

Well, you’re not alone.

Check out my colleague Jon Wilner’s story on why the Pac-12 basketball schedule has become so annoying.

Jeff Faraudo

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Personally, I think the shift from traditional Thu-Sat games is a huge boost for the Cal squad because it will give Monty more time in between games to gameplan and prep. And since he is one of the best in the league, that additional time benefits Cal more than most other teams.

    I always thought it was pretty unfair that a road team might have to play in Seattle on Thu night, then have a day game on Sat in Pullman…when/where does the road team get any chance to prep for the Saturday game??

    Last night was a bummer, but not because the team was not prepped by Monty. Last night was a bummer because the team looked disinterested. Some of that is on the coach, but most of that is on the players.

    I like the new pac12 schedule also cuz I get to see more games. Packing 5-6 games into a Thursday night prevents us fans from watching more than 1-2 games.

    Go Bears!

  • Gobears49

    The Pac-12 and the TV networks are catering to guys just like you. Too bad a “road swing” to L.A. is really two swings through L.A. because Cal will have flown back to the Bay Area on Wednesday night and then fly back down on Saturday. Too bad as to what it does to the players, it’s the TV money that goes to the league that is all important. Pretty soon the Wednesday night games will be filled up and we’ll have a Tuesday/Sunday “swing,” though hopefully not starting after a Sunday game.

  • Rollonubears

    Cal athletics makes me nuts.

  • Juancho

    What i dislike is games on espnu. Because i dont have this channel.

  • 707 Bear

    As the O’Jays once said, “almighty dollar.”

    Maybe some day the Pac 12 will do something that is in the interest of the student-athletes it claims to represent.

    Perhaps the extra flights are earning our hoops players frequent flyer miles.

    Go Bears

  • 707 Bear

    Hoops players have it the toughest when it comes to being a student-athlete. Unlike football players who can take a light load in the fall and pick up units in the spring, the hoops schedule spans both semesters. Not easy.

    I’m sure Larry Scott is aware of this and is doing everything he can to make sure the athletes are away from class as little as possible.