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RE: Gonzaga considering opting out of the WCC tournament.
(02-17-2021 08:02 PM)PusherT Wrote:  I feel conference tournaments are really really big deal to ACC and Big East conferences in particular. The Big East Tournament in MGS it just was the highlight and same for ACC . The other basketball leagues I don’t feel have that affinity for their individual conference tournaments. Wish SU could play football in ACC and BB in Big East

Yes, the ACC and Big East seem to put the most weight on their tournaments. At least in the Big Ten, it’s definitely MUCH bigger for the schools to win the regular season title. That still matters a ton for each of the teams.
02-18-2021 11:32 PM
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RE: Gonzaga considering opting out of the WCC tournament.
(02-17-2021 08:02 PM)PusherT Wrote:  I feel conference tournaments are really really big deal to ACC and Big East conferences in particular. The Big East Tournament in MGS it just was the highlight and same for ACC . The other basketball leagues I don’t feel have that affinity for their individual conference tournaments. Wish SU could play football in ACC and BB in Big East

IMHO, the Big East built-on the ACC basketball media model. Putting an emphasis on the end-of-season tournament... making the regular season as a build-up for the tournament. It makes for better television drama. Having the tournament in NYC made it even more of an event. The two conferences’ approach are similar.

That having been said, the pandemic takes precedence and we should be more accepting of one-time exceptions. I was surprised by how well football adapted this past year...interestingly, basketball has had more issues (blue bloods dominated in football, but blue bloods have struggled in basketball).
02-19-2021 10:17 AM
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RE: Gonzaga considering opting out of the WCC tournament.
(02-18-2021 11:32 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(02-17-2021 08:02 PM)PusherT Wrote:  I feel conference tournaments are really really big deal to ACC and Big East conferences in particular. The Big East Tournament in MGS it just was the highlight and same for ACC . The other basketball leagues I don’t feel have that affinity for their individual conference tournaments. Wish SU could play football in ACC and BB in Big East

Yes, the ACC and Big East seem to put the most weight on their tournaments. At least in the Big Ten, it’s definitely MUCH bigger for the schools to win the regular season title. That still matters a ton for each of the teams.

The Missouri Valley likes Arch Madness. It's a big marketing push for them.


In 2004, I went to the entire A-10 tournament in Dayton. I had no rooting interest, but a buddy of mine was from Philly, and UD and XU are local teams for me, and it was spring break for us.

That was the year Xavier beat undefeated St. Joe's in the second round, then Xavier beat Dayton in the final. Jameer Nelson, Delonte West, Lionel Chalmers, and the hyper-athletic cheater Romain Sato. An amazing experience.

The A-10 was a 4-bid conference that year, and both Xavier and St. Joe's went to the Elite Eight.
02-19-2021 10:38 AM
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