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Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
Hopefully your John Deere's will withstand the journey
07-10-2017 01:06 PM
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 01:06 PM)Pony94 Wrote:  Hopefully your John Deere's will withstand the journey

Is that why no one in this conference goes to the tourney? Farm equipment is the required travel method?
07-10-2017 01:16 PM
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(07-10-2017 01:06 PM)Pony94 Wrote:  Hopefully your John Deere's will withstand the journey

We'll undoubtedly have to switch over to synthetic oil to make it safely.

Looks like round-trip plane tickets from Wichita to Memphis for a family of 4 will run around 2k. The majority of Shocker fans drove to St. Louis...


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07-10-2017 01:19 PM
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Smart move, Memphis should be improved with the jucos

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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
You can drive to Memphis. It's about 8 hours from Wichita so you can drive down the day before and back the day after. A few years ago I drove 8 hours (Reno to Boise Idaho) to watch TU play one game.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
(07-10-2017 11:10 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  Memphis fans will turn out for decent Tiger teams for AAC Tourney Tiger games, but past experience suggests that other AAC fans will need to attend their games or FedEx will be nearly empty.

That happens everywhere but at least now you have the chance for WSU, SMU, Tulsa, or Cincy fans to put some bits in seats if Memphis bows out early
07-10-2017 01:34 PM
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(07-10-2017 12:22 PM)tigerjamesc Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 12:17 PM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 11:14 AM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 11:10 AM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  Memphis fans will turn out for decent Tiger teams for AAC Tourney Tiger games, but past experience suggests that other AAC fans will need to attend their games or FedEx will be nearly empty.

03-lmfao

the 2014 AAC tourney where we lost to UConn early-on is the best attended AAC tourney to date...

2014 attendance: 63,636
2015 attendance: 45,480
2016 attendance: 38,871

I see why they want to come back.

When the Tiger are not playing, the actual attendance at FedEx is sparse. It is obvious from looking at the games on TV and from the many games I attended in person.
Ahhh, so confronted with empirical data vs anecdotal evidence, you choose anecdotal.

No, there are two separate points. My point: the attendance for non-Tiger games is low. Your point: Memphis reported attendance is better than the other 2015 and 2016 sites. Both points are correct. Furthermore, the figures you cite is announced attendance. My comments were directed to actual attendance.
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(07-10-2017 01:26 PM)Stookey57 Wrote:  Smart move, Memphis should be improved with the jucos

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I agree. I think we'll see a Memphis team that plays hard and unselfish. It may take time to really get all the pistons firing but Tubby will have them as a consistent tourney team before long.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
This is a good move. I am hoping that for the 2020-2022 slots, Cincinnati can get a spot with a renovated 5/3 Arena. Capacity will be a little on the low side at about 12,000, but it's not like conference tournament games not involving the host team ever draw over 10K anyway. BOK Center (Tulsa), Intrust Bank Arena (Wichita), and American Airlines Arena (Dallas) would also be good choices.
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RE: Memphis to host 2019 conference basketball tournament
Memphis is the best option IMO. Also, the poster who suggestion Tulsa, I really don't get that. I would prefer a weekend in Memphis, Philly, NOLA, Houston, Dallas or Orlando before Tulsa. All these cities have NBA arenas and provide much more entertaining options.

Also, the only benefit of having Tulane in the conference is NOLA. Not taking advantage of that is like having UNLV and not having Vegas host the tournament.
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