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Username Post: Thoughts from a curmudgeon        (Topic#20133)
penn nation 
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03-16-17 09:16 PM - Post#227416    
    In response to SecS3

Penn turned down the NCAAs in 1966.

 
Go Green 
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03-17-17 06:19 AM - Post#227429    
    In response to SecS3

  • SecS3 Said:
Princeton turned down the NIT in '68.



If so, that doesn't appear to be particularly widely-known.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967%E2%80%9368_ Prin...

 
Go Green 
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03-17-17 06:23 AM - Post#227430    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
Penn turned down the NCAAs in 1966.



That's not really telling the whole story...

http://www.phillyvoice.com/fifty-years-ago-penn- wa...

 
Old Bear 
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03-17-17 04:08 PM - Post#227501    
    In response to Go Green

Perhaps Indiana turned the NIT down because they were firing their coach.

 
Tiger69 
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03-18-17 12:03 AM - Post#227524    
    In response to Old Bear

I guess that the Big Ten will want 10 bids (or more?) next season on the grounds that no coach should lose his job?

 
palestra38 
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03-19-17 08:25 AM - Post#227663    
    In response to Old Bear

They didn't turn it down--they turned down a home game and then lost on the road.

 
Tiger69 
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03-19-17 02:58 PM - Post#227721    
    In response to palestra38

Maybe they couldn't afford the price tag of the home game purchase

 
palestra38 
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03-19-17 04:44 PM - Post#227732    
    In response to Tiger69

I don't think you have to pay to get an NIT home game. However, the costs of the event are yours. Their excuse, that the students were on break, was pretty lame considering that 6 or 7 other schools took home games with the school on break. Bloomington,Indiana is not a place which has a helluva lot else going on to compete with an Indiana home game.

It's pretty clear they already had decided to fire the coach (who was Big Whatever coach of the year the year before) and wanted to lose this game.

 
mrjames 
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03-19-17 08:45 PM - Post#227757    
    In response to palestra38

I had thought that the AD went on record saying that he didn't want to sully Assembly Hall with an NIT game. That's why they declined. I never say the quote, but that was supposedly a thing that was said.

Feel like this was a segment on Mike and Mike this week (I get up early with the little ones before work, and hey, what else is on?).

 
coins 
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Reg: 01-16-07
03-20-17 03:45 PM - Post#227803    
    In response to penn nation

Marquette turned down the NCAA in 1970 (and won the NIT).

 
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