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65+32+16=Stop it, already

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    NIT doesn't do it for you anymore? Good news!

    NEW YORK (AP) — There's going to be more March basketball.
    The producer of some early season tournaments announced Wednesday it will start a 16-team postseason event that will augment the NCAA and NIT.
    The College Basketball Invitational will be staged this March by The Gazelle Group, which is based in Princeton, N.J., and runs the 2K Sports College Hoop Classic that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer and the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic
    It will be a single-elimination tournament through the first two rounds and the semifinals, all played at campus sites. The Championship Series will be a best-of-three with the higher-seeded team playing at home in the first game and, if necessary, the third.
    The first round is scheduled for March 18-19. The Championship Series will be March 31, April 2 and April 4.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    A best of three final? Sheesh.

    And this will augment the other tournaments?
  3. Any television executive that throws this out there must be flogged.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    And what a riveting name, too.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    This make absolutely no sense. Is this sponsored by "The Biggest Loser"?

    If they took the losers from the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament it MIGHT make some sense. But I doubt that they are doing that.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Just what we needed ... two out of three games between the eighth-best team from the ACC and the runner-up from the OVC ...
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I didn't include the part wherein the director says they'll be jockeying with the NIT for teams, rather than taking teams that don't make the NIT. Team No. 66 has the world in its hands!
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    And that makes this tourney reek of fail.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    What makes anybody think the NCAA is going to sanction this?
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I love that a best-of-three series is necessary to determine the champion of the sub-NIT.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Because if it makes them even one extra cent, they'll do it. It's all set up so the games don't conflict with the tourney anyway.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And Eastern Michigan still won't make the field.
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