Jeff Neubauer's first Atlantic 10 experience as a head coach will feature road trips to VCU and Saint Louis, with home games against Dayton and Davidson. (Photo courtesy of the New York Post)
Fordham's schedule is still not yet finalized, but the Rams filled a major piece of the puzzle when the Atlantic 10 released its matchup pairings this afternoon.
Head coach Jeff Neubauer will embark on an 18-game conference schedule that features five home-and-home series as he returns to the A-10, where he spent time on John Beilein's staff when Richmond made the jump from the Colonial Athletic Association, this time as a head coach.
Times and dates of each game will be revealed at a later time, but Fordham now knows that it will see not only the Richmond team Neubauer once worked with, but also La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and 2014 A-10 champion Saint Joseph's, on two different occasions during the regular season in home-and-home contests.
Duquesne, George Washington, Saint Louis, and reigning conference titleholder VCU will serve as the hosts for Fordham's four stand-alone road matchups during league play as Neubauer seeks to improve a program that won a grand total of two A-10 road games in five years under his predecessor, Tom Pecora. The Rams' four remaining games at Rose Hill Gym will be contested against last year's regular season A-10 champion, Davidson; as well as Dayton, George Mason, whom the Rams have never lost to since they joined the A-10, and St. Bonaventure.
Atlantic 10 play will begin during the first week of January 2016, and will continue through the first weekend of March, with the A-10 Championship to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the fourth consecutive season.