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(03-15-2017 08:22 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(03-15-2017 07:28 PM)70shawk Wrote:  The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.


How in the world do you fix crappy fan bases? We could have the tournament AT Northeastern and they wouldn't get 1,000 of their own fans to the game.

Some other tournaments have moved to a format where each of the rounds are at the home arena of the higher seeded team. That's one way to deal with it.
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RE: Future of the CAA Tournament
(03-15-2017 08:52 PM)70shawk Wrote:  
(03-15-2017 08:22 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(03-15-2017 07:28 PM)70shawk Wrote:  The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.


How in the world do you fix crappy fan bases? We could have the tournament AT Northeastern and they wouldn't get 1,000 of their own fans to the game.

Some other tournaments have moved to a format where each of the rounds are at the home arena of the higher seeded team. That's one way to deal with it.
I don't remember the year but the CAA played the first round at the home courts of the top four seeds. The semi-finals & finals were then played at one site.

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RE: Future of the CAA Tournament
(03-15-2017 08:52 PM)70shawk Wrote:  Some other tournaments have moved to a format where each of the rounds are at the home arena of the higher seeded team. That's one way to deal with it.

Don't like that format for the CAA. It works for smaller leagues where a small gym would be fine, but you could never have fit all the Charleston-UNCW fans from this year's title game in Trask.
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Future of the CAA Tournament
(03-15-2017 08:22 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(03-15-2017 07:28 PM)70shawk Wrote:  The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.

Can you imagine what the crowd would have been like had, say, Northeastern and Towson been the championship game teams? Crickets.


How in the world do you fix crappy fan bases? We could have the tournament AT Northeastern and they wouldn't get 1,000 of their own fans to the game.

OK. Now you're just talking out of your arse.

When we played the season openers vs BU at the Boston Garden the last few years, we easily had 600 plus at the games, students and alumni. A far cry from what BU had.

It will never happen, but we would easily top 1,000. Especially a semi-final or championship game.

The Garden is a quick 10 minute trolley/subway ride from campus.

Keep the tourney in the little southern towns. I could care less. We can win anywhere.

I'd like to see how many southern fans would make the trek up to Boston, especially if their teams underachieved in the regular season. Not many would be my guess.

But like I said, it will never happen.
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(03-16-2017 12:32 AM)geewizNU Wrote:  I'd like to see how many southern fans would make the trek up to Boston, especially if their teams underachieved in the regular season. Not many would be my guess.

Actually, I think your point is well taken.

Frankly, while there was a good crowd in the CAA tournament final game, the gym was only half full this year. And that was with the top two seeded teams playing in the IDEAL place for those particular teams.
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(03-15-2017 10:58 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Don't like that format for the CAA. It works for smaller leagues where a small gym would be fine, but you could never have fit all the Charleston-UNCW fans from this year's title game in Trask.

That's the idea.
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(03-16-2017 04:37 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(03-15-2017 10:58 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Don't like that format for the CAA. It works for smaller leagues where a small gym would be fine, but you could never have fit all the Charleston-UNCW fans from this year's title game in Trask.

That's the idea.

Why is that ideal?
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(03-16-2017 12:32 AM)geewizNU Wrote:  [quote='82hawk' pid='14183682' dateline='1489627343']
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The CAA (and others) may need to rethink the whole tournament format.



I'd like to see how many southern fans would make the trek up to Boston, especially if their teams underachieved in the regular season. Not many would be my guess.

Legit excuse this year, but let's not act like they traveled well even when you were in it!
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If the Southern Conference ever leaves Asheville, NC, it is an excellent place for a mid-major tournament. The arena seats around 6,000 fans and once you park, you can walk to dozens of restaurants.
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(03-16-2017 09:07 AM)geezerhawkdad Wrote:  If the Southern Conference ever leaves Asheville, NC, it is an excellent place for a mid-major tournament. The arena seats around 6,000 fans and once you park, you can walk to dozens of restaurants.

Begs the question why they'd leave if it's such a good locale!

Maybe we can steal it away from them instead?
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