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It is not. This is because of the regular reason scheduling: Each team plays 16 games. 6 games are in their own division (3 teams, each twice). 4 games are against a division in the other conference. 4 games are against a division in their own conference. 2 remaining games are against the other 2 divisions in their conference based on final standings from ...


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This is due to the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961: the NFL is legally forbidden to televise any matches on a Friday night within 75 miles of any high school during the high school regular season, and similarly for Saturday nights and colleges. As virtually the whole of the USA is within 75 miles of a high school or college, this means they couldn't televise ...


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The relevant rules are in 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Regulations: Article 23 Confirmation of fixtures and automatic reversals 23.01 The venues, dates (in accordance with the calendar in Annex C) and kick-off times for all qualifying matches except those in the preliminary round are fixed by the home clubs and must be confirmed to the UEFA ...


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There are 32 teams in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In order to get into the tournament, teams had to participate in regional preliminary qualifying tournaments. Only Brazil, as the host country, received an automatic bid into the final tournament. (Source) These 32 teams are organized into 8 groups of 4, labelled A through H. To decide which teams ...


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This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", which is a generator for this sort of tournament. In this case round 1 would be three games: A,B,C,D in first E,F,G,H in second I,J,K,L in the third Round 2: ...


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According to the Barclays Premier League FAQ The Fixture List is usually announced in mid-June, approximately two months prior to the start of the new season. As for the Football League (Championship, League 1, League 2) their website has already announced the fixture release date as Thursday 18th June for the 2015/16 season.


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As you can imagine, scheduling an MLB season is not the easiest task to accomplish. Especially with all the different specifications enacted by the league and the player's union. More or less, there have to be 2,430 games scheduled in a time frame between 178 to 183 days that minimizes travel distance and consecutive playing days (no more than 20 days in a ...


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NO, 3 teams can't go 16-0 in a conference. Each division in a conference plays all of the teams in their own division twice, another division in their conference, and the other two teams that finished in the same spot as them the prior year. This means that at maximum the highest number of teams that can go 16-0 in a conference is 2. Say you have four ...


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It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs. It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small or large groups of players/teams. Its algorithm (called ree algorithm), although more complex (here's a comparison), is similar to most-known Elo if you play ...


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As you can see from La Liga website, there are no cup matches in March. And generally, cup matches never clash with La Liga matches, and the only instance when La Liga games are rescheduled due to clashes with other tournaments is in December if a La Liga team plays in Club World Cup, in which neither Barcelona nor Athletic Club participate this season. The ...


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Until the 2020 season it was impossible for an NFL team to go 20-0. But as of 2020 it is possible! This is because starting with the 2020-21 season the playoffs have been exapnded by 2 teams to 14 teams, and so as a result the second seed in each conference doesn't get a bye week during the wild card weekend anymore. The NFL schedule hasn't changed, and ...


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It's all about money: teams make money from fans buying tickets, from fans paying for parking, from fans buying beer, from fans buying hotdogs, from fans buying nachos, from fans doing everything else fans do on game days at the stadium. 17 games gives them 6% more game day income than 16 games. 18 games gives them 12% more game day income. More games also ...


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At the moment (2017) the agreement of the NFL Player's Association (NFLPA) is the only roadblock that would preclude changes in the structure of the season. The reason is that the union negotiated the limits to the regular season in the last Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Article 31 of the 2011-2020 NFL/NFLPA CBA states that (link): ARTICLE 31 ...


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You can currently find the IFSC rules on the official website, the current version as well as the 2018 version. The first point in the introduction of chapter "world championship" states in the 2018 version (paragraph 12.1.1): a World Championship competition shall be organised every second, even-numbered, year. ...while the same paragraph states in the ...


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First, a minor correction in OP's understanding of the grouping In the ATP World Tour Finals with regards to the first two seeds. According to The 2017 ATP Official Rulebook (Page 42): "The field shall be divided into two (2) groups of four (4) players each. The topseeded player shall be placed in Group "A" and the second-seeded player shall ...


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It would have been better if there was predetermined criteria to select best loser. As there is no indication of that criteria, selecting best loser can be done in following ways: Taking FKL Cup - Best loser rule : Since third team lost in penalties as opposed to other who were beaten in regulation time. So third team qualifies as best loser. Looking at ...


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The game at the University of Hawaii (not Chaminade) on Nov. 18 is likely the source of the 32nd game. From the 2015-16 bylaws (the most recent I can find): 17.3.5.3 Annual Exemptions (f) Regular-Season Contest Against Alaska/Hawaii Member. One regular-season game in Hawaii or Alaska versus a member institution located in that state; (...


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It looks like the game against Chaminade is exempt from the 31 game maximum due to an NCAA rule about playing games in Hawaii. Here is a link giving information about that. The opener against Chaminade is in part made possible because of an NCAA rule regarding the University of Hawaii, which sometimes has trouble scheduling home games. NCAA rules permit ...


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For all major badminton tournaments, not just the Olympics, they only use a limited number of courts for major games (e.g semifinals and finals). As a result the scheduling works in a way for example on one day, on a specific court: Women's Doubles Semi Final #1 4pm Men's Doubles Semi Final #1 5pm Women's Singles Semi Final #1 6pm Men's Singles Semi Final #...


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It is dependent on the player: skill level, mindset, contract, and particularly age. A lot of young players, in less organized franchises, have varying routines. Some older players (JJ Redick, Kyle Korver types) prefer shorter, high intensity workouts. In terms of practice this is the most varied according to the coach. Coaches like Stan Van Gundy, Tom ...


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I can find little official as to why they play opposite. Many possible reasons exist; the most logical seems simply to make it so the maximum total games can be attended by those who are fans of both teams (I'm sure there are a few), and in particular businesspeople who take out visitors or clients to games are most likely to have a game available to take ...


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Yes, this is how the games are scheduled unless games get cancelled due to bad weather , ... and are scheduled to be played later on (which usually doesn't happen). The team that hosted the first game will play in the opponents' venue in the second game. This is the conventional schedule for National European football leagues. EDIT: So in response to those ...


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Play Schedule is basically decided by the cricket boards of both countries. However ICC has to approve this. The hosting country will decide on the venue in which play should happen, but ICC has to approve this as well. If they feel that pitch is dangerous for play, they can ask hosting team to change venue. Only countries with test status given by ICC can ...


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In my opinion you have to set quarterfinals with the best 6 teams as following:


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Ideally, the rules of the tournament should be defined before it starts, but now that we're here: In my opinion, the best loser out of 3 teams lost in the quarter-finals (or 1/6 finals in your case) is the one who performed better in the games involving only those 3 teams during round-robin phase or even who finished higher in the table. Because this way ...


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If you look at the NFL schedule of any of the recent years, you'll notice there are 17 weeks of regular season, while teams only play 16 games. This is because each team gets 1 week off during the regular season; this is called the Bye Week. The league only gives a few teams (2 to 6) teams have a Bye Week at any given week to ensure there are plenty of ...


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The 2020-2021 season's playoffs format is gonna be unique given the circumstances. The top 4 team in each division make it to the playoffs, where they play against each other based on rankings. That is 1st team against the 4th, 2nd vs the 3rd. There are no wild card teams this year. The divisional rounds are played till there are 4 teams left, the 4 division ...


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It comes down to money and revenue. Now you might ask if more games bring in more money for the NFL, how come the number of games hadn't increased years ago? That's because of the current CBA signed by the league and the NFLPA in 2020 allows for it. The agreement allowed for an extra regular season game by reducing a preseason game. So now, we must ask, why ...


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Essentialy for TV programming grid In winter for east european countries like Russia, they play earlier so that the temperatures are not too low


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