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RE: CAA tournament moving to DC
Someone help me understand what he means when he says, "Our first priority to provide a great experience for our student-athletes, the coaches and our fans. Don’t get me wrong, we’d love to have every game sold out, but from a particle standpoint, that’s not going to happen. We need control what we can control, and that’s providing a great experience for our student-athletes and our fans.”

DC is centrally located, but other than travel, what advantage are the athletes, coaches and fans receiving by leaving Charleston? "Providing a great experience for our student-athletes" should include having people in the seats to watch, no? If Charleston doesn't work because of the footprint of the league, say so, but to try to sell the move as providing a better experience for fans and athletes leaves me confused.

If Charleston is too far South, just take it Richmond.
06-20-2018 01:14 PM
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Hoops he is talking about Reynolds where the women play and the mens team now plays one game a year.nc state just refurbished it a couple years ago.

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06-20-2018 01:16 PM
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(06-20-2018 12:59 PM)dan10 Wrote:  Agreed about changing to the semis and finals on the weekend. Also on the JMU board was brought up about Reynold's Coliseum. Obviously the folks here at UNCW wouldnt be interested in anything NC State related but its a 6000 seat arena used strictly by NC State Women's team (and other minor sports). Seems like that could be a decent venue if looking at Raleigh as a host location. May be on the slightly small side, but is probably about right currently. 6-8K seems appropriate. It is a legit basketball arena so you would have the basketball feel to it as opposed to these multi-sport complexes that dont always work nicely for basketball.

I not sure how I feel about having the tournament on another college's campus. Logistically, I'm not sure it would work, but I've only been to Reynold's for high school events.

There is rich basketball history in Reynolds though. It was the first big basketball venue in this area, helped drive college basketball's growth, and motivated other schools to invest in the sport. Reynolds begat Carmichael and Cameron.
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06-20-2018 01:22 PM
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(06-20-2018 01:16 PM)tke75hawk Wrote:  Hoops he is talking about Reynolds where the women play and the mens team now plays one game a year.nc state just refurbished it a couple years ago.

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I know that, I was speaking to Dan's comment on the bigger multi purpose arenas not being great for hoops....
06-20-2018 01:53 PM
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As a Hofstra fan, if it's going to be far south I'd rather North Charleston than Charlotte.

Do people know the Roanoke area? Wikipedia says the Berglund Center (formerly known as Roanoke Civic Center) holds 8,614 for basketball. According to Google Maps, it is:

1:39 away from James Madison
2:05 away from Elon
3:35 away from William & Mary
4:25 away from Towson
4:48 away from UNC Wilmington
5:08 away from Delaware
5:56 away from Drexel
6:06 away from Charleston
7:54 away from Hofstra
10:30 away from Northeastern
The average is 5:13. The average for North Charleston is 7:43.
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Going to Roanoke this weekend to play softball.
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Cameron opened in 1940. Construction started on Reynolds shortly thereafter, but stopped due to WWII. When Everett Case was hired, he wanted Reynolds to be bigger than Cameron. The sidewalls had been set, but the endzones could be lengthened, so they were.

Reynolds is in the middle of the NCSU campus. It could work for the CAA Tournament if the semi-finals and finals can be played Saturday and Sunday.
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(06-20-2018 06:43 PM)EvanJ Wrote:  As a Hofstra fan, if it's going to be far south I'd rather North Charleston than Charlotte.

Do people know the Roanoke area? Wikipedia says the Berglund Center (formerly known as Roanoke Civic Center) holds 8,614 for basketball. According to Google Maps, it is:

1:39 away from James Madison
2:05 away from Elon
3:35 away from William & Mary
4:25 away from Towson
4:48 away from UNC Wilmington
5:08 away from Delaware
5:56 away from Drexel
6:06 away from Charleston
7:54 away from Hofstra
10:30 away from Northeastern
The average is 5:13. The average for North Charleston is 7:43.

Roanoke is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Not a ton to do, and not a lot of alumni of any schools in the area. A major city - even if it's not as central - will at least either be a destination to travel to (Charleston) or a hub with a lot of alums (DC).
06-20-2018 09:50 PM
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(06-20-2018 09:50 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  Roanoke is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Not a ton to do, and not a lot of alumni of any schools in the area.

Just wait till you spend a "great experience for our student-athletes, the coaches and our fans" in Anocostia. Roanoke will seem like a land of sophisticates in comparison....
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(06-20-2018 09:00 PM)geezerhawkdad Wrote:  Cameron opened in 1940. Construction started on Reynolds shortly thereafter, but stopped due to WWII. When Everett Case was hired, he wanted Reynolds to be bigger than Cameron. The sidewalls had been set, but the endzones could be lengthened, so they were.

Thanks for correcting. I read a book about Case last year and recall him wanting Reynolds to be bigger and better, but apparently I misremembered some of the details.
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(06-20-2018 09:00 PM)geezerhawkdad Wrote:  Cameron opened in 1940. Construction started on Reynolds shortly thereafter, but stopped due to WWII. When Everett Case was hired, he wanted Reynolds to be bigger than Cameron. The sidewalls had been set, but the endzones could be lengthened, so they were.

Reynolds is in the middle of the NCSU campus. It could work for the CAA Tournament if the semi-finals and finals can be played Saturday and Sunday.

We have to keep in mind school is likely in session. I don't think playing another conference tourney on a school that is not in the conference's campus is the answer.
06-21-2018 08:15 AM
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Plus you can not sell beer at Reynolds since its on campus
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(06-20-2018 10:25 PM)70shawk Wrote:  
(06-20-2018 09:50 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  Roanoke is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Not a ton to do, and not a lot of alumni of any schools in the area.

Just wait till you spend a "great experience for our student-athletes, the coaches and our fans" in Anocostia. Roanoke will seem like a land of sophisticates in comparison....

EXAAAAAAAACTLY!!!!

Has the guy EVER been to Anacostia????

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For the record, I was only throwing that as an option since Raleigh seems to be a location mentioned. I have no care one way or the other. But if Raleigh is an option I do not know how you avoid anothers' campus. PNC is too big. Verizon Center in DC is too big. There are options around DC but they are even less desirable due to being former conference mates no longer with us. CAA and NC State have no ties. ACC will always be above us. No reason to act differently. If the venue is appropriate, it should be a realistic option. Being on a college campus gives many options for stuff to do outside of the basketball tournament.

Personally I would have the first two rounds at host sites of the higher seed and have the semis and finals on the weekend with it at a neutral location that rotates every two years (3 years is ok too) between Baltimore, Richmond, N Charleston. I think any further north is a very bad idea (I know others have thrown out the Palestra in Philly) and having it in the deeper south side for very long is not a good idea either, albeit better than going north as the conference currently sits.
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(06-26-2018 07:02 AM)dan10 Wrote:  For the record, I was only throwing that as an option since Raleigh seems to be a location mentioned. I have no care one way or the other. But if Raleigh is an option I do not know how you avoid anothers' campus. PNC is too big. Verizon Center in DC is too big. There are options around DC but they are even less desirable due to being former conference mates no longer with us. CAA and NC State have no ties. ACC will always be above us. No reason to act differently. If the venue is appropriate, it should be a realistic option. Being on a college campus gives many options for stuff to do outside of the basketball tournament.

Personally I would have the first two rounds at host sites of the higher seed and have the semis and finals on the weekend with it at a neutral location that rotates every two years (3 years is ok too) between Baltimore, Richmond, N Charleston. I think any further north is a very bad idea (I know others have thrown out the Palestra in Philly) and having it in the deeper south side for very long is not a good idea either, albeit better than going north as the conference currently sits.

I actually like the idea of the early round games being distributed onto campus sites as well.
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