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  • adj. Not within an athletic conference

Etymologies

non- +‎ conference (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • St. John's beat Temple, Siena, and Georgia in nonconference play, and among its Big East wins were victories over future NCAA Tournament teams Louisville and Notre Dame.

    Big East Conference

  • The 2009-10 season was quite the up-and-down affair for Jacksonville State, going from a high-scoring unit in nonconference play to one that struggled to put up points -- and wins -- against Ohio Valley Conference competition.

    Ohio Valley Conference

  • The Hoyas were ranked for most of the season, beating Butler, Temple, Washington and Duke in nonconference play to bolster their Big East performance and earn a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

    Georgetown - Team Notes

  • It didn't look good for the first half of the following season, when the team struggled in nonconference play, but Princeton eventually came back to surprise with a strong Ivy League campaign to finish second in the league.

    Princeton - Team Notes

  • He chastised reporters for the attention on his health, especially after his squad had worked through a number of injuries and suspensions on defense to go undefeated in nonconference play.

    USATODAY.com

  • Al Groh's team is 3-8 on the road in nonconference games since 2001.

    USATODAY.com

  • While the Dragons did what they needed to do on the road and in nonconference games, they failed to take care of business against the best of the Colonial Athletic Association, which ultimately cost them a spot in the NCAA field.

    USATODAY.com - Men's Basketball - N.C. State vs. Drexel

  • It was a bit of vindication for Mason and the Gophers, who have been criticized for scheduling weak opponents in nonconference play, then folding against superior competition in the Big Ten.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • The Saints are likely in the mix, given that a lot of their "nonconference" games have been against conference foes.

    The Vail Trail - All Sections

  • "nonconference" schedule and I already see a mother.

    Sports News : CBSSports.com

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