Matt...which CAC teams would you like to see Catholic continue to play as out of conference games.
Mary Wash, Marymount, and York would be teams I would like to see a rivalry continue with.
I'll be happy to be done with Gallaudet. I could go either way on Salisbury and St. Marys, and although there isn't really a rivalry with Hood yet, I think it would be good to find a place for them on the schedule if they remain competitive.
To be honest, the only teams I'd have much interest in still playing are York and Hood. Catholic and Mary Washington have had great games over the years, but if I were the Cardinals I'd be tired of playing in that ridiculous gym where there has been safety problems over the years. Plus, I'm just tired of Rod Wood.
I'd be really wary of Marymount, too--way too much drama. Always something. The funny thing is that they think they're some kind of rival, I guess based on the fact that they got one big win against us in 2002 when we were in the top 5. But I hate playing in their gym because their scorers table always makes mistakes in their favor and nobody knows the rules. As for the other teams in the league, I'm with you..rather not play Gallaudet any more, ambivalent on the others.
I think York and Hood will be quality teams year in year out because they're good programs and seem to be attracting good kids. Be interesting to see how the championship game goes with Hood--you've got a natural connection there already with a former Cardinals starting PG's dad as the coach!