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The Jerry Richardson Invitational

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:17 pm
by woffordgrad94
Here's an idea: it would be great if Wofford could host a holiday tournament for Thanksgiving or Christmas featuring us and seven other mid-majors from various other conferences. Everyone would be guaranteed three games. It would give us three quality non-conference home games and also showcase our new arena and our school and our basketball program. It would also be a chance for me to watch a lot of hoops. Maybe we could bring in our old friends Charleston and Davidson, a Sun Belt team (like App. State or GSU, a Big South team (I would like Winthrop), an A-Sun team (like USC-Upstate) , a MAAC team (like Iona) and an Ivy or a Patriot (Army, Navy, Dartmouth, Penn, etc.)

Re: The Jerry Richardson Invitational

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:23 pm
by youngterrier
don't see this happening. Not enough money in it. Spartanburg is great, but it's not the same as these other places these tournaments have. Not to mention there's a veil of neutrality that goes about with these sort of tournaments so there's the implicit expectation that the arena would be a neutral court, able to accommodate various fan bases. 3400 seats won't do that.

Re: The Jerry Richardson Invitational

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 am
by Eyes of Old Main
I would like to see it from a scheduling and exposure standpoint, but it would take corporate backing which would be the sticking point. It would be a lot of fun though.