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CAA tourney format changing, new TV deal
It was announced today that the CAA tournament will now be held on a Saturday-Tuesday format for the next four seasons, until 2021.

CBS Sports Network will carry the semifinals and finals of the tourney each season, much like what NBCSN did for four seasons.

Here is the new format for 2018 at North Charleston Coliseum:

Saturday 3/3: Two first round games (8/9 and 7/10)
Sunday 3/4: Four quarterfinals (likely same format as Saturday was before)
Monday 3/5: Semifinals (both games in primetime on CBSSN)
Tuesday 3/6: Finals (CBSSN)
07-11-2017 01:50 PM
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So much bad news in one post :(
07-11-2017 01:55 PM
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WTF. That is awful. Whoever made this decision deserves a lot of angry mail and is likely to get it from across the CAA.
07-11-2017 02:10 PM
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Really awful! 100% money driven! Trying to have the crap games on a weekend to draw more. Now fans of winning teams essentially have to take 3 days off to catch the semis and the ship. JUST HORRIBLE
07-11-2017 03:31 PM
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After the contract with Charleston ends they should just forget about this neutral site business and let the highest seed host the semis and finals like the horizon league. This new format is going to hammer attendance
(This post was last modified: 07-11-2017 09:19 PM by solohawks.)
07-11-2017 09:19 PM
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It argues for a move to a more central location, unless Charleston and UNCW are atop the standings and make long runs in the tournament.
07-11-2017 09:49 PM
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(07-11-2017 09:19 PM)solohawks Wrote:  After the contract with Charleston ends they should just forget about this neutral site business and let the highest seed host the semis and finals like the horizon league. This new format is going to hammer attendance

Agree. The CAA doesn't have the name recognition in terms of schools or conference to attract a lot of average, unaffiliated fans. This also makes winning the regular season a huge deal with a great payoff for doing so beyond an NIT guarantee.
07-12-2017 06:22 AM
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(07-12-2017 06:22 AM)82hawk Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:19 PM)solohawks Wrote:  After the contract with Charleston ends they should just forget about this neutral site business and let the highest seed host the semis and finals like the horizon league. This new format is going to hammer attendance

Agree. The CAA doesn't have the name recognition in terms of schools or conference to attract a lot of average, unaffiliated fans. This also makes winning the regular season a huge deal with a great payoff for doing so beyond an NIT guarantee.
The only issue is what is a Drexel, or a NE or Elon(before new building) wins the reg season? They don't have the arenas to support a conf tourney.
07-12-2017 06:54 AM
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(07-12-2017 06:54 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 06:22 AM)82hawk Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:19 PM)solohawks Wrote:  After the contract with Charleston ends they should just forget about this neutral site business and let the highest seed host the semis and finals like the horizon league. This new format is going to hammer attendance

Agree. The CAA doesn't have the name recognition in terms of schools or conference to attract a lot of average, unaffiliated fans. This also makes winning the regular season a huge deal with a great payoff for doing so beyond an NIT guarantee.
The only issue is what is a Drexel, or a NE or Elon(before new building) wins the reg season? They don't have the arenas to support a conf tourney.

Northeastern doesn't? Really? Matthews holds more than 5,000 for hoops. Michigan State had no issues playing there, so I'm sure the tourney could too.

But I still think neutral sites are still the way to go.
(This post was last modified: 07-12-2017 07:25 AM by geewizNU.)
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(07-12-2017 07:24 AM)geewizNU Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 06:54 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(07-12-2017 06:22 AM)82hawk Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:19 PM)solohawks Wrote:  After the contract with Charleston ends they should just forget about this neutral site business and let the highest seed host the semis and finals like the horizon league. This new format is going to hammer attendance

Agree. The CAA doesn't have the name recognition in terms of schools or conference to attract a lot of average, unaffiliated fans. This also makes winning the regular season a huge deal with a great payoff for doing so beyond an NIT guarantee.
The only issue is what is a Drexel, or a NE or Elon(before new building) wins the reg season? They don't have the arenas to support a conf tourney.

Northeastern doesn't? Really? Matthews holds more than 5,000 for hoops. Michigan State had no issues playing there, so I'm sure the tourney could too.

But I still think neutral sites are still the way to go.
My apologies, I thought it had less seating than that.
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