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Post by Urika on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:43 am

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

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis may have pulled off his greatest scheduling coup.

Hollis told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

The two tournaments, each consisting of eight teams, would take place in Portland, Ore. during a four-day period in November, 2017. Knight's 80th birthday is Feb. 24, 2018.

This event would have more collective star power than any of the previous tournaments played at Maui, New York, Orlando or the Bahamas. The 16 Nike-sponsored schools -- mostly elite programs -- include Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.

Hollis said he has commitments from schools representing all of college basketball's power conferences. NCAA rules prohibit schools from the same conference playing in the same event, hence the two eight-team tournaments.

The other schools are Florida, Ohio State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon, Xavier, Butler, Gonzaga and Portland

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Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:56 am

THAT. IS. AWESOME!!!!

When can I buy tickets?!

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:14 am

That is a such a plus not only for our exposure, but also for our recruiting pitch.

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Post by PilotNut on Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:39 am

This is huge... talk about exposure! I love that they are taking advantage of having the Rose Garden and Memorial Coliseum right next to each other... and it sound like Chiles Center could play a role, as well, if they add additional games.

Well, I now know my plans for November 2017...

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:12 am

PilotNut wrote:Well, I now know my plans for November 2017...
Sigh, I'm afraid 2017 may be past my expiration date........but if someone can wheel (push) the Geez down all those stairs at the Rose Garden to courtside he might be able to HEAR the games. Razz

Uh, and another thing........if Mr. Knight doesn't make it to 80, will it just be 20 intramural college teams playing?
What if Addidas begins supplying the NCAA between now and then?

So much to ponder between now and 2017……including TWO presidential elections!!

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One Senior in 2017

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:49 am

......if all goes according to form (very rare), UP's only senior for the November 2017 tournament will be PG Alec Wintering.

EDIT: I hate math.....Alec will graduate in May, 2017, and will be playing professionally by Thanksgiving, 2017.  Embarassed



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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:07 am

Insane.

I thought this was going to be a joke thread when I read the title!

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:22 am

DeanMurdoch wrote:Insane.
I thought this was going to be a joke thread when I read the title!
You're not alone. My first instinct was to go to theonion.com or realfakesports.com to see what they were up to now! confused

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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:43 pm

According to the O, Oregon is going to the tournament (hip hop hooray!), and UP is just kinda there.

http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2012/08/oregon_commits_to_playing_in_a.html#incart_river_default

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Post by up7587 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:05 pm

RipCityPilot wrote:According to the O, Oregon is going to the tournament (hip hop hooray!), and UP is just kinda there.

http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2012/08/oregon_commits_to_playing_in_a.html#incart_river_default
Well, Adam Jude did just transfer from the Eugene R-G to the O, to cover the Ducks. He may not of heard of the Pilots.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:12 pm

Of course, that assumes Memorial Coliseum is still standing by 2017 (Greg Crawford came up with that one).

I also wonder how many of the scheduled teams will end up in the same conference by then.

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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:32 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:I also wonder how many of the scheduled teams will end up in the same conference by then.
Nailed It! Twisted Evil

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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:52 pm

This is exciting for UP!

But it is also unsettling to have an entire tournament focused on celebrating the participating institutions' willingness to be cogs in the wheel of Nike's corporate dominance over college athletics. It just seems sad that UP is able to participate in this only because it sold Nike some billboard space on its uniforms.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:14 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:This is exciting for UP!

But it is also unsettling to have an entire tournament focused on celebrating the participating institutions' willingness to be cogs in the wheel of Nike's corporate dominance over college athletics. It just seems sad that UP is able to participate in this only because it sold Nike some billboard space on its uniforms.

How about because it's a D-1 school in Phil's hometown? Nike's been good to a lot of schools. If you have to wear the Swoosh in exchange for getting high quality gear that doesn't seem like much of a burden to me. Besides, schools can and do change suppliers all the time. Nobody is forcing them to wear one company's shoes.

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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:45 am

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:How about because it's a D-1 school in Phil's hometown? Nike's been good to a lot of schools. If you have to wear the Swoosh in exchange for getting high quality gear that doesn't seem like much of a burden to me. Besides, schools can and do change suppliers all the time. Nobody is forcing them to wear one company's shoes.
This is my point exactly. We COULD NOT be included in this tournament just on account of being "a D-1 school in Phil's hometown." The entire premise of the tournament is that it is ONLY for teams that have certain marketing deals with Nike. I just think it is a bad precedent to set.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:40 pm

I don't know, I just don't see the big deal with Nike putting on a tournament. There's plenty of them to go around every winter if you don't get in theirs.

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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:37 am

NoPoNeighbor wrote:
PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:How about because it's a D-1 school in Phil's hometown? Nike's been good to a lot of schools. If you have to wear the Swoosh in exchange for getting high quality gear that doesn't seem like much of a burden to me. Besides, schools can and do change suppliers all the time. Nobody is forcing them to wear one company's shoes.
This is my point exactly. We COULD NOT be included in this tournament just on account of being "a D-1 school in Phil's hometown." The entire premise of the tournament is that it is ONLY for teams that have certain marketing deals with Nike. I just think it is a bad precedent to set.

Well, I for one am going to enjoy it and not worry about the politics too much... The swoosh is always going to have some good points (like having a lot of diversity in hiring practices) and some bad ones (employee treatment at sweat shops), but, exposure can only help UP...especially if we can deliver a win or two.

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Post by SouthCarolinaPilot on Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:36 am

Seems that Portland State also got the invite to the tournament... https://twitter.com/BpenfieldJ/status/687279937737207812

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Re: 2017-2018 Non Conference Schedule

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:02 pm

Good find, UGAPilot.....

In our first look at the tournament in 2012, the listed participants were, Florida, Ohio State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon, Xavier, Butler, Gonzaga and Portland.

According to Penfield's tweet, Xavier has dropped out after the conference realignments because there would have been 3 Big East teams in the tournament.....and PSU, Michigan St., Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky have been added to make a 16 team tournament.

Whew!! What a great lineup... Shocked

As I recall, there are actually two 8-team brackets/tournaments, and no two teams from the same conference will be the same bracket/tournament.

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Post by wrv on Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:07 pm

Pilots have little chance to bag a win in that tournament. I am assuming it is a tournament to take place, as indicated, in 2017, not 2012.

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Post by PilotNut on Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:27 pm

wrv wrote:Pilots have little chance to bag a win in that tournament. I am assuming it is a tournament to take place, as indicated, in 2017, not 2012.

This is a huge (missed?) opportunity to get UP hoops some publicity locally and nationally... this has to be an effective recruiting tool... I am just afraid that with the state of the program currently, we will get steamrolled regardless of who we play (other than PSU). It sure would be fun (and beneficial to UP) to have a truly competitive program in these games!

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:06 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:In our first look at the tournament in 2012, the listed participants were, Florida, Ohio State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon, Xavier, Butler, Gonzaga and Portland.
EDIT: I just re-read the 2012 article that first mentioned this tournament while crediting Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis for "pulling off his greatest scheduling coup"......the teams mentioned in 2012 are the exact same teams still expected to play in 2017 except for Xavier being replaced by PSU. Embarassed

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