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Angelo Roncalli
01-18-2011, 12:59 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6034264

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-18/bahamas-gains-exempt-status-from-ncaa.html

Zagdawg
01-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Can you say ..ROAD TRIP!

U Zig, I Zag
01-18-2011, 01:16 PM
The tournament will limit participation to one team per conference each year and require teams to wait four years before returning. Games will be played in an ornate ballroom that can hold up to 5,000 spectators and was the site of the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant.

Oooohhh. So exotic!

Hoopaholic
01-19-2011, 02:28 PM
I am in....warm weather, good beer, good cigars and lots of "artwork" to look at, couple that with some good basketball to watch.....sounds like heaven on earth to me.....sign me up.....

My ONLY concern is tickets 5,000 seats aint that many so not sure how us common folk like me will be able to secure seats (wonder if there are windows in the ballroom and I can look in while standing on a ladder?)

BobZag
01-19-2011, 02:41 PM
I have heard we'll be in this tourney next fall, but nothing official. That will make for another year of a loaded schedule--

Bahamas Game #1
Bahamas Game #2
Bahamas Game #3
Michigan State
@Illinois
@Ok State
Baylor
@Memphis
Notre Dame
@Xavier
Arizona (BiS)
WSU

I will assume the competition in the Bahamas will be similar to Maui or Old Spice, and I believe either Ok State or Xavier is delayed to 2012, per the contract. I feel like I'm missing a game.

CDC84
01-19-2011, 02:51 PM
I am in....warm weather, good beer, good cigars and lots of "artwork" to look at, couple that with some good basketball to watch.....sounds like heaven on earth to me.....sign me up.....

By "artwork," I'm sure you mean the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas :)

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/00/1b/b8/e3/nagb-from-the-side-the.jpg

CDC84
01-19-2011, 02:56 PM
Baylor coming to K2 next year as well.

BobZag
01-19-2011, 03:08 PM
I put Baylor in. Knew I was forgetting someone.

I can't possibly think of any other "artwork" than that museum. I'm sure that's what hoopy is referring to. ;)

Angelo Roncalli
01-19-2011, 03:12 PM
No Oklahoma State next year. Not 'till 2012-13.

Hoopaholic
01-19-2011, 05:47 PM
why....of course.....a nice meandering through the fine halls of the Bahama art gallery is precisely what I had in mind....want to buy a bridge I have for sale?

Just_An_Old_Zag
01-19-2011, 06:01 PM
wonders if uncle sam will issue me a passport in time...

stretchlimo
03-01-2011, 08:30 AM
No GU mention in this article (http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/02/22/date-huskies-mix) from last week, but potential opponents are:

UConn
Florida State
UMass
College of Charleston
Utah

If we're in this, I like the field so far. One Big East power. One very good ACC team. The rest middle-of-the-road. Not a brutal field by any stretch. Not a weak field by any stretch. Good balance.

Zag 77
03-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Few says every year that he over-scheduled. And every year he goes out and over-schedules again.

Zag4Hire
03-01-2011, 12:01 PM
I have heard we'll be in this tourney next fall, but nothing official. That will make for another year of a loaded schedule--

@Memphis


I thought this was toast?

RE: Bahamas Shootout - I can't find anything on the Atlantis website or any other information. However, this sounds very promising and an easy sell to my better half.

gozagswoohoo
03-01-2011, 12:22 PM
I bet the guys will HATE having to travel to the Bahamas to play basketball.

Hoopaholic
03-01-2011, 12:37 PM
WHEN will we know for certain so I can get tickets, hotel and airfare to this extravagent event....

zag buddy
03-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Maybe we could have parts of the Miss Universe contest during halftime. Can you say swimsuit. My sort of art. Its kind of a version of multitasking..

Hoopaholic
03-01-2011, 02:13 PM
ooo I like your thinking and your taste in art

ellenvega
03-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Ooh, I have a friend in the Bahamas who is always trying to get me to visit (I've been there twice).

Sounds like a nice time to take a vacation.....

75Zag
03-01-2011, 05:36 PM
I look forward to visiting my Uncle Bob and Aunt Marley next fall.

We are leaving Palm Springs headed to Vegas tomorrow. Crap weather so far, but whatever.

Go Bulldogs! Win in Vegas!