— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 18, 2017
We’ll get back to the tourney, someday.
List of schools with the longest time between NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament appearances:
|Dartmouth||1959||–||58 years and counting|
|Tennessee Tech||1963||–||54 years and counting|
|Bowling Green||1968||–||48 years and counting|
|Columbia||1968||–||48 years and counting|
|Brown||1939||1986||47 years (also 30 years and counting from 1986 to present)|
|Seattle||1969||–||47 years and counting (not in Division I for 29 of those years)|
|Rice||1970||–||46 years and counting|
|Iowa State||1944||1985||41 years|
|Duquesne||1977||–||39 years and counting|
|VMI||1977||–||39 years and counting|
|Washington State||1941||1980||39 years|
|Portland||1959||1996||37 years (also 20 years and counting from 1996 to present)|
|Toledo||1980||–||36 years and counting|
|Loyola Chicago||1985||–||31 years and counting|
|Cal State Fullerton||1978||2008||30 years|
|Saint Mary’s||1959||1989||30 years|
|Marist||1987||–||29 years and counting|
|Marshall||1987||–||29 years and counting|
|Mississippi State||1963||1991||28 years|
|Loyola Marymount||1990||–||26 years and counting|
|Oregon State||1990||2016||26 years|
|Georgia Tech||1960||1985||25 years|
|Rutgers||1991||–||25 years and counting|
|Fordham||1992||–||24 years and counting|
|East Carolina||1993||–||23 years and counting|
|Southern Methodist||1993||2015||22 years|
|East Carolina||1972||1993||21 years|
|Green Bay||1996||2016||20 years|
|Santa Clara||1996||–||20 years and counting|
After looking a little further…Santa Clara is currently tied for 21st longest without having been in the NCAA tournament. Army, Citadel, St.Francis Brooklyn, and William & Mary have never made the tournament…so there is no “drought” between appearances. And Portland is in the table…TWICE…37 year drought…an appearance in 1996…and then another 21 years without. Poor Reveno.
Didn’t research but I suspect there’s a whole slew of schools, especially those newer to D1 ranks who have never been to the tourney not listed above. Schools like Sac St., UC Riveraide, S. Utah, UT Rio Grand, maybe Denver….just to name a few. Might be off on a few of those, but imagine there are many others.
Not trying to sugar coat our drought…no question it has been too long.
tracking grad transfers seems like a lot of work, just about every team is losing somebody.
This may be an unpopular opinion but I like the grad transfer rule. If you play 4 years (or play 3 years and a RS) as a student-athlete, you should have the right to go to anywhere school you want to. I’ve seen a lot on twitter about how grad transfers are ripping apart mid-majors and I think its just baloney.
I don’t think any potential grad transfers who believe they are ready for the draft would come to SCU (at least currently) if that’s what you are alluding to. If you are alluding to someone from SCU entering the draft early, tell him No… just not ready. If he’s thinking of using at as a workout/sneak-peek at the league (without an agent), tell him no again. Once those guys get a look at you they tend to form their opinion and not change. I don’t think it would be a wise move. I know you have his best interest at heart, but don’t speed up the clock on this.