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#314 Scheduling Q. How do I schedule an exhibition game?

Go to your schedule, click on 'Schedule Exhibition'. Choose a team to challenge from the list. If it is an AI team, the game will automatically be added to your schedule. If the team is coached by another user, then they'll see a 'pending challenge' - which they can either accept or reject.

You may schedule up to 2 exhibition games per season. Games must be scheduled prior to 1 PM EST to be played that day. Once a game is scheduled, it can not be cancelled.

#315 Scheduling Q. Is there any reason to play (or not play) an exhibition game?

Every game played helps your players improve by giving them more game experience - exhibition games are no exception. In addition, it's also a great opportunity for coaches to experiment with different lineups, depths, tempos, etc. Those are the logical reasons to play exhibition games. Other possible reasons could include the desire to take on a buddy in another conference, or perhaps you want to see how your team stacks up with the elite programs in DI.

The downside to playing an exhibition game is that you always risk having a player go down with an injury.

#316 Scheduling Q. What time are exhibition games played?
  A. Unlike regular season games which are played overnight, exhibition games are played in the early afternoon - at approximately 2 PM EST.
#317 Scheduling Q. Why aren't some computer-coached (Sim AI) teams available for me to challenge?
  A. Sim AI schools are also limited to 2 exhibition games. For example, if Duke was already scheduled to play 2 exhibition games, then you wouldn't be able to challenge them.
#335 Scheduling Q. How many exhibition games can I schedule?
  A. Each team may schedule up to 2 exhibition games. Exhibition games can be against teams in any division, as long as the team is not already on your schedule.
#336 Scheduling Q. Do exhibition games count towards RPI or SOS?
  A. No, exhibition games do not impact RPI or SOS.
#337 Scheduling Q. Do I have any control over non-conference scheduling?
  A. Yes! You can schedule your non-conference games for the NEXT season. You can issue and accept challenges from the Schedule menu.

NOTE: To participate in non-conference scheduling, you must have a minimum of 1 season on your account for that world
#338 Scheduling Q. What happens if I don't fill in all of my non-conference spots for next season?
  A. Any openings not scheduled by you will be filled in for you prior to the start of the next season. Non-conference scheduling can be done anytime from the start of the season until the end of the Conference Tournament.
#339 Scheduling Q. Will computer-controlled teams automatically accept my game request?
  A. Most of the time yes. However, there are some schools that may reject your offer outright, while other schools may be open to playing - but only on their home floor.
#340 Scheduling Q. I'm trying to schedule a game, but I don't see the team in the available teams list - why not?
  A. You will not see teams in the available teams list if they are not eligible to be scheduled. The following items would make a team ineligible to be scheduled:
  • the team is in your conference
  • the team has already filled that spot
  • you have already scheduled a game against that team
  • you have already requested a game with that team for that spot
  • the coach of that team does not have a season available, and therefore can not be challenged for non-conference games
#805 Scheduling Q. Why do I have an 11th non-conference game on my schedule?
  A. Sometimes it's necessary to add an extra non-conference game to a team's schedule in order to ensure that every team has a minimum of 10 non-conference games. The team that gets the extra game is chosen at random.

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