Non Conference Slates -- Arizona Mentions
I was going to post this in the College Basketball forum, but f*ck it.
Nonconference schedule analysis: ACC - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Nonconference schedule analysis: Big Ten - ESPN
A couple blurbs mentioning Arizona's games with Duke and Michigan...
Duke -- "the Blue Devils look likely to get Arizona in the Preseason NIT; and UCLA could be formidable if the leftover talent from Ben Howland's tenure jells under Steve Alford. But all of these games are safely within the Blue Devils' sphere of influence. Somehow, Coach K managed to get two of the West Coast's marquee programs without going any farther west than Chicago. Same as it ever was."
Michigan -- "But the X factor in this schedule comes Dec. 14 when Sean Miller's loaded Arizona group arrives in Ann Arbor for a good old-fashioned campus nonconference tilt. Those kinds of games are rare in our modern, neutral court-dominated landscape, and neither program needed to schedule this one. But I'm happy to speak for most college basketball fans when I say how glad I am that they did."
The quip about Duke facing the West Coast programs is humorous. We need to smash their f*cking faces.