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Zagdawg
02-04-2013, 09:23 AM
With the talk of conference realignment -- two of the items identified as having a possibility to change the field in the 2017 Nike tournament are apparel vendor and conference affiliation.

"Hollis said the event isn't driven by Knight or Nike, but rather by the schools' athletic directors who want to express their thanks. He also acknowledged that there are a few potential factors that could derail the current list of teams in the next five years -- a change in sneaker sponsorship or conference affiliation, for example."


Schools committed to Phil Knight event
Michigan State AD Mark Hollis told ESPN.com that 16 Nike-sponsored schools have committed to participate in a two-tournament event held in honor of Phil Knight. A list of schools committed:

Kentucky (SEC)
Florida (SEC)
Michigan State (Big Ten)
Ohio State (Big Ten)
Duke (ACC)
North Carolina (ACC)
Connecticut (Big East)
Georgetown (Big East)
Texas (Big 12)
Oklahoma (Big 12)
Stanford (Pac-12)
Oregon (Pac-12)
Xavier (A-10)
Butler (A-10)
Gonzaga (WCC)
Portland (WCC)

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8274359/nike-schools-commit-16-team-mega-event-honor-phil-knight

Oregonzagnut
02-04-2013, 09:30 AM
2017 Nike tournament

A list of schools committed:

Kentucky (SEC)
Florida (SEC)
Michigan State (Big Ten)
Ohio State (Big Ten)
Duke (ACC)
North Carolina (ACC)
Connecticut (Big East)
Georgetown (Big East)
Texas (Big 12)
Oklahoma (Big 12)
Stanford (Pac-12)
Oregon (Pac-12)
Xavier (A-10)
Butler (A-10)
Gonzaga (WCC)
Portland (WCC)

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8274359/nike-schools-commit-16-team-mega-event-honor-phil-knight

Which school is not like the others? Hmmmm. Again, Portland instead of St Marys? Do any schools know their 2017 recruits?

DixieZag
02-04-2013, 09:44 AM
That is funny OZN b/c when I saw the list I immediately began singing the Sesame Street song in my head:

"one of these kids is doing their own thing. . . one of these kids is not like the others"

I wonder which kid it is? Oh, yeah, the "local" kid.

Zagdawg
02-04-2013, 09:50 AM
Sponsorships-- I think this is a year old.

It looks like St Marys is an Adidas school.

Nike

Arkansas Razorbacks
Air Force Falcons
Alabama Crimson Tide
American Eagles
Arizona Wildcats
Arizona State Sun Devils
Army Black Knights
Ateneo Blue Eagles
Ball State Cardinals
Baylor Bears (football)
Boise State Broncos
Butler Bulldogs
BYU Cougars
California Golden Bears
Clemson Tigers
Colorado Buffaloes
Connecticut Huskies
Creighton Bluejays
Davidson Wildcats
Dayton Flyers
De La Salle Green Archers
Duke Blue Devils
East Carolina Pirates
Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles
FEU Tamaraws
Fresno State Bulldogs
Friends University
Georgetown Hoyas
Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia State Panthers
Gonzaga Bulldogs
Harvard Crimson
Houston Cougars
Idaho Vandals
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois State Redbirds
Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa State Cyclones
James Madison Dukes
Kansas State Wildcats
Kentucky Wildcats
Liberty Flames
LSU Tigers
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marshall Thundering Herd
Memphis Tigers
Miami Hurricanes
Michigan State Spartans
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Montana Grizzlies
Ole Miss Rebels
Missouri Tigers
Navy Midshipmen
New Mexico Lobos
NC A&T
North Carolina Tar Heels+
North Florida
Ohio State Buckeyes
Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Old Dominion Monarchs
Oregon Ducks
Oregon State Beavers
Penn State Nittany Lions
Pittsburgh Panthers
Princeton University
Purdue Boilermakers
Rice Owls
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Saint Francis University
St. John's Red Storm
San Diego Toreros
San Diego State Aztecs
SMU Mustangs
USC Trojans
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Stanford Cardinal
Syracuse Orange
TCU Horned Frogs
Texas Longhorns
Vanderbilt Commodores
Villanova Wildcats
Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Tech Hokies
UAB Blazers
UCF Knights
UNLV Rebels
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Washington Huskies
Washington State Cougars
West Virginia Mountaineers
Wyoming Cowboys
Xavier Musketeers


Under Armour

Calgary Dinos
Western Ontario Mustangs
Auburn Tigers
Boston College Eagles
Delaware Blue Hens
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
Hawaii Warriors
Kean University
La Salle Explorers
Maryland Terrapins(*)
McNeese State Cowboys
Nichols College
Minot State Beavers
Northwestern Wildcats
South Carolina Gamecocks
South Florida Bulls
Southern Illinois Salukis
Temple Owls
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Toledo Rockets
Towson Tigers
Truman State Bulldogs
UNC Greensboro Spartans
Utah Utes
Wagner College
Whittier College
Youngstown State Penguins


Jordan

California Golden Bears
Georgetown Hoyas
Marquette Golden Eagles
North Carolina Tar Heels

Adidas

Akron Zips
Arkansas State Red Wolves
Baylor Bears (basketball)
Bowling Green Falcons
Brown Bears
Bucknell Bison
Central Michigan Chippewas
Cincinnati Bearcats
Denver Pioneers
Duquesne Dukes
Durham College
Drake Bulldogs
Eastern Michigan Eagles
FAU Owls
FIU Golden Panthers
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Georgia State Panthers
Grand Valley Lakers
High Point University
Howard Payne University
Indiana Hoosiers
Kansas Jayhawks
Lindenwood Lions[2]
Louisville Cardinals
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Loyola Marymount Lions
Lyndon State College
Maine Black Bears
Mercer University
Miami (OH)
Michigan Wolverines
Milwaukee Panthers
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mount Olive College
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks
NMSU Aggies
NC State Wolfpack
Northern Illinois Huskies
Northwestern Wildcats (ending in 2012)[3]
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks
Saint Mary's Gaels
SIU Edwardsville Cougars
SMU Mustangs
Tennessee Volunteers
Texas A&M Aggies
Troy Trojans
UC Davis Aggies
UCLA Bruins
UIC Flames
ULM Warhawks
UMass Minutemen
Utah Valley Wolverines
Weber State Wildcats
Western Michigan Broncos
Wisconsin Badgers

Oregonzagnut
02-04-2013, 09:52 AM
That is funny OZN b/c when I saw the list I immediately began singing the Sesame Street song in my head:

"one of these kids is doing their own thing. . . one of these kids is not like the others"

I wonder which kid it is? Oh, yeah, the "local" kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sgk-ZYxKxM

thats it! I was wondering what that tune was when I sang that in my head. Thanks! I guess its like Chaminade in the Maui tournament. Portland can win one if Chaminade can.

Either way it is an honor and I am not minimizing our invite nor the prestige our school has garnered. BYU is a Nike school I see.

Martin Centre Mad Man
02-04-2013, 09:58 AM
Which school is not like the others? Hmmmm. Again, Portland instead of St Marys? Do any schools know their 2017 recruits?

Portland is a Nike school. SMC is an Adidas school. I'm surprised that BYU wasn't the other WCC rep, however.

KStyles
02-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Portland is a Nike school. SMC is an Adidas school. I'm surprised that BYU wasn't the other WCC rep, however.

Just guessing here, as Portland may have simply been the first choice (along with GU), but having the championship/consolation games on Sunday would've also been a big reason to overlook BYU.


The events would take Saturday off for college football programming, then return Sunday, with the third-place game and championship at the Rose Garden and the consolation at Veterans.

sircreate
02-04-2013, 10:38 AM
If I remember the reason Portland in is due to the fact the Nike head offices are in Portland right?.. and there the home team with the games being played at the Rose Garden.

zag67
02-04-2013, 10:41 AM
Since they started in Oregon, I think that Portland is the same type as many organizations that fund tournaments.

Zagdawg
02-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Technically -- Meikle and Edwards could possible play in this tourney-- if either of them redshirted a year-- right?

NotoriousZ
02-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Maybe the Nike guys will let the Zags stay in their tourney even if we switched conferences. I mean, we are Gonzaga.

;)

MickMick
02-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Phil Knight is an Oregon guy.

Of course Portland is going to get in this thing. Nothing wrong with that.

ZagaZags
02-05-2013, 12:34 AM
Technically -- Meikle and Edwards could possible play in this tourney-- if either of them redshirted a year-- right?

They will be Zags next season (2013-2014) And if they redshirt they would both be ready for the 2014-2015 season.