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What is the Progressive CBE Classic?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spikechiquet, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Wow, this tournament...or showcase...or whatever it is, is just PR spin all the way.

    So, only Cal, Mizzo, ND or Georgia can be named the "tourney" champ despite the fact that 8 other teams are in it?

    Can someone explain this hot mess?
  2. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Coaches vs. Cancer is the same thing. St. John's, Arizona, A&M and Miss. State will play at the Garden regardless of upsets because they want the name teams in it and not Gardner Webb or Akron who nobody cares about.
  3. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    The Maui Invitational has been expanded in the same manner. Kansas' game with Towson Friday night was a "first-round game", if I recall correctly. Everyone knows Lawrence for its seaside breezes and palm trees, right?
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Preseason NIT is using a different format too. Two games on a campus site, with winner at each site advancing.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    NIT has done that for a couple of years.
  6. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Those four teams auto advance to the Sprint Center in KC the Monday/Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The College Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony is on Sunday night before the games.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And now you knowwwww ... how much I follow the NIT!
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I think the NIT is the last tournament, though, where someone other than the host can advance to the semifinals. Unless that's changed and I don't realize it. ...
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