I asked this question a couple of weeks ago, and never got an answer, so what the hell, I'll ask again:
If the MIAA is comprised of programs significantly below Gilman (Loyola, MSJ, Spalding, St. Frances) and programs several notches below Gilman (CHC and McDonogh), why would Gilman want to play MORE GAMES against these teams?
If the MIAA has Playoffs, that means Gilman is committed to 8 MIAA games (regular season + playoffs), and only 3 or 4 out-of-conference games. Wouldn't Gilman be better served by playing just 6 games against the inferior opponents of the MIAA, and then 5 or 6 games against the national/regional powers? Wouldn't more out-of-conference games be better for the Hounds?