Jaguars left out of postseason play

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

IUPUI wasn't invited to any of this season's basketball dances. Disappointed: IUPUI coach Ron Hunter and his Jaguars have played their last game this season.
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#41
Mar 18, 2008
 
Raleigh NC Guy wrote:
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You are correct about the non-football part, however, the MAC does have a football-only school in Temple, so there is precedent, there.
Temple is not in the MAC their in the Atlantic 10
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Mar 18, 2008
 
Go Boilers wrote:
<quoted text>Temple is not in the MAC their in the Atlantic 10
Temple plays basketball in the Atlantic 10 but does play football in the MAC.

http://mac-sports.com/SportSelect.dbml...
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Mar 18, 2008
 
Faithful2DawgsandColts wrote:
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I for one would love to see the Jags in the Horizon League. I don't know what would be involved or how the powers that be in the HL feel about it, but it would get my vote as a basketball fan in this state. What a great rivalry we could have between my Dawgs and the Jags.
I'd love to see IUPUI in the Horizon League, but I highly doubt Butler would let it happen. I'm not suggesting they're necessarily worried about IUPUI cutting into their fan base right now. But over time, it wouldn't be as beneficial for Butler as it would be for IUPUI.

Besides, the more immediate need is a new basketball arena. Until IUPUI gets that, they're going to remain a Summit League team. That isn't necessarily a bad thing because they'll always be about one or two wins away from the Big Dance. The downside, however, is it's a one-bid conference and you run the risk of getting shut out of postseason play altogether...even when you deserved a low NIT seed.
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Mar 18, 2008
 
IUPUI_ wrote:
According to http://teamrankings.com/ncb/8powerratings.php... , IUPUI had an RPI of 70 - San Diego State's was 81. However, the real issue is Strength of Schedule. There were 341 Division I teams (which is way too many but that's another post), San Diego State SOS was 119 - not too bad. IUPUI's SOS was 313. Don't you think their fairly high RPI was influenced by the very poor quality of teams they were playing? The NIT and CBI Selection Committee's must have thought so.
But the thing is most of our schedule was played against our conference which has never been "all that". We beat UMass by alot and they ended up with a second seed in the NIT. We've shown we can compete in conference play well as well as against nationally ranked teams like Marquette and UMass. Admitedly we lost to Marquette, but it was a very good game. We had a high RPI for a reason, and we ranked high in national stats for a reason too, so the point is no matter how you really look at it we got gipped.
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I couldn't agree with you more K-Mac, we play anyone who will play us and we don't pad our schedule. Obviously some people just don't really know IUPUI and what it is about.
I started off here thinking that once I knew what I wanted to do I would go on to Bloomington or another big name university out of state possibly, once I realized the high level of faculty that IUPUI has I could not see going anywhere else.
IUPUI is academically well beyond most other institutions with a similar urban make up. Once you get past that frat/sorority stage in your late teens and decide you want an education, many find IUPUI the place to be, and from what I have heard, IU is well aware of this and none to pleased either. Go Jaguars!!!!
I'd really have to agree with you. Sadly i'm having to transfer out of IUPUI to go to PU, but that is only because Purdue is one of only like 20 universities in the nation with Nuclear Engineering degrees. If IUPUI had that degree program i would definately want to stay and continue being a Jag, but sadly that isn't the case. I'll probably still try and be part of the Jagband and support the Jags even though Purdue may make it a little difficult getting here on time lol.

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