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Username Post: 2018 Ivy Tournament Back At The Palestra        (Topic#20262)
Tiger69 
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05-18-17 03:16 PM - Post#229474    
    In response to palestra38

Refresh me. How did we get to this stupid tournament? Oh yeah, I remember. The players and coaches and ADs allegedly wanted the extra games.

How about THREE games with each league opponent or 21 total games per team. 1 at each home court and the third on a neutral court of some other Ivy, perhaps as a doubleheader with another Ivy's home game.

Bottom line: there still seems to be no good format or reason for the still-idiotic tournament.

 
palestra38 
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Reg: 11-21-04
05-18-17 03:20 PM - Post#229475    
    In response to Tiger69

Could always steal a couple of Patriot League teams or see if Amherst and Williams want to step up to Division 1 and expand the League for extra games.

But we're in agreement that the tournament destroys what has been great about the Ivy season for the last 62 years. Just got lucky last year that it didn't change the result. But we all know that it will if we keep playing it.

 
SRP 
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05-18-17 06:37 PM - Post#229477    
    In response to palestra38

My idea to put the tournament on a cruise ship is looking better and better. You could even have it stop in Boston to pick up the New Englanders before proceeding south or vice versa. Make it a real vacation event.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
05-18-17 08:50 PM - Post#229480    
    In response to SRP

Mohegan Sun is landed cruise ship.

 
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
05-19-17 03:14 AM - Post#229481    
    In response to SRP

Shouldn't have any problem filling the stands. Any turbulence at sea will add an extra measure of mystery and excitement to free throws and outside shooting.

 
Go Green 
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Age: 46
Reg: 04-22-10
05-19-17 07:52 AM - Post#229486    
    In response to SRP

  • SRP Said:
My idea to put the tournament on a cruise ship is looking better and better. You could even have it stop in Boston to pick up the New Englanders before proceeding south or vice versa. Make it a real vacation event.



Any aircraft carriers on the East Coast?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/20 12/1...

 
penn nation 
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Reg: 12-02-04
05-19-17 08:04 AM - Post#229488    
    In response to Go Green

Play it on the Intrepid.

 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
05-19-17 09:43 AM - Post#229490    
    In response to penn nation

I think a higher-tech solution might be available.

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/S.H.I.E.L.D._Helicarr...

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
05-19-17 11:11 AM - Post#229491    
    In response to Silver Maple

Harvard's visit to Atlantis on Paradise Island a few years ago went very well. The players loved it!

Makes for a great spring break for all involved and it takes less time to fly there than it does for more than half the league to drive to the Palestra.



 
palestra38 
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05-19-17 11:36 AM - Post#229492    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

$69 flights on JetBlue from Logan to PHL

 
penn nation 
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Reg: 12-02-04
05-19-17 11:53 AM - Post#229493    
    In response to palestra38

And ultra-convenient 22 minute ride on SEPTA Commuter Rail to U City stop. 5 minute walk to the Palestra.

 
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