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Username Post: Gulf Coast Showcase        (Topic#20462)
mrjames 
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Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
08-26-17 10:02 PM - Post#232443    
    In response to PennFan10

There are basically three types of MTEs:
1) Eight team bracketed events not on ESPN
2) Eight team bracketed events on ESPN
3) Auto-semis events where mid-majors don't get a chance to advance even if they win, but instead play one or two of the big name schools and then two or three in a pod hosted by another mid

Type 1 MTEs are dying (Great Alaska Shootout) or languishing with low profile schools. Basically have to find a major TV partner or perish.

Type 2 MTEs are thriving. Schools are essentially signing deals with ESPN to do the rotation of their made-for-TV MTEs (since you can only do the same MTE tournament once every four years). I don't know if Princeton and Harvard have signed deals with ESPN, but they are certainly in the rotation now (having flipped their participation in 2015-16 and 2017-18).

Type 3 MTEs are also thriving due to the big names and big arenas ultimately involved. Ivies participate in these a lot, but I HATE the format. Get one, maybe two, shots at big name schools on their court and then usually two or three road/neutral games against usually blah mids.

 
rbg 
Senior
Posts: 381

Reg: 10-20-14
08-28-17 04:49 PM - Post#232460    
    In response to mrjames

Here is some info on the Gulf Coast Showcase from Penn Basketball.

http://www.pennathletics.com/news/men-s-basketball ...

Now in its fifth year, the Gulf Coast Showcase is an event geared toward mid-major programs. The NCAA-exempt event allows Penn to play 30 regular-season games this season instead of the 27 mandated by the Ivy League.

THE FIELD IN 2016-17
Florida Atlantic: 10-20 overall, 6-12 Conference USA (11th)
Georgia Southern: 18-15 overall, 11-7 Sun Belt (t-3rd)
Manhattan: 10-22 overall, 5-15 MAAC (10th)
Missouri State: 17-16 overall, 7-11 MVC (6th)
Northern Illinois: 15-17 overall, 7-11 Mid-American (4th West)
Penn: 13-15, 6-8 Ivy League (4th)
Towson: 20-13 overall, 11-7 CAA (3rd)
UMKC: 18-17 overall, 8-6 WAC (4th)

 
Penn90 
Masters Student
Posts: 467
Penn90
Loc: The District
Reg: 11-22-04
Gulf Coast Showcase
08-29-17 11:33 AM - Post#232466    
    In response to rbg

Thanks for pointing this out, RBG.

Based on this, it may be that SD just wants to get his young team more game experience regardless of the caliber of competition.

If you link on the URL, you'll see that prior to the tournament Penn will play ... drum roll... Penn State-Brandywine.

SRSLY? Who's the coach, Hoops Wyeth?

Leges sine moribus vanae


Edited by Penn90 on 08-29-17 11:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Loc: Our Nation's Capital
Reg: 01-18-05
Re: Gulf Coast Showcase
08-29-17 11:54 AM - Post#232467    
    In response to Penn90

  • Penn90 Said:
Who's the coach, Hoops Wyeth?




Nicely played.

 
Chip Bayers 
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Chip Bayers
Loc: New York
Reg: 11-21-04
09-09-17 11:59 AM - Post#232746    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Wondering now if there will even be a Gulf Coast Showcase after the arena there has its roof torn off before being inundated with 10+ feet of storm surge - a distinct possibility under current Irma projections.


 
Tiger69 
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Posts: 2028

Reg: 11-23-04
09-09-17 01:03 PM - Post#232747    
    In response to Chip Bayers

The games will be moved to a hastily-rebuilt tennis court.

 
section110 
Masters Student
Posts: 714

Loc: south jersey
Reg: 11-22-04
09-09-17 02:00 PM - Post#232748    
    In response to Tiger69

You mean, Jadwin?

 
Tiger69 
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Posts: 2028

Reg: 11-23-04
09-09-17 05:36 PM - Post#232749    
    In response to section110

You can't play tennis in the Palestra?

 
13otto 
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Posts: 472
13otto
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Reg: 11-22-04
09-09-17 06:43 PM - Post#232750    
    In response to Chip Bayers

  • Chip Bayers Said:
Wondering now if there will even be a Gulf Coast Showcase after the arena there has its roof torn off before being inundated with 10+ feet of storm surge - a distinct possibility under current Irma projections.


That would not be a good thing since Germain Arena is being used as a shelter during Irma.
http://www.letsgoquakers.com/


 
section110 
Masters Student
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Loc: south jersey
Reg: 11-22-04
09-09-17 09:00 PM - Post#232751    
    In response to Tiger69

You can; they have; but the Palestra wasn't hastily built.

 
Tiger69 
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Posts: 2028

Reg: 11-23-04
09-10-17 10:00 AM - Post#232752    
    In response to section110

True. I understand that it took the Romans nearly 50 years with the use of three tribes of Indian slaves to haul in the necessary rocks to build the foundation of the Palestra as a fortress against invading Dutchmen from the north. I can still sense the smell of ancient battles whenever I enter its crumbling ruins.

 
penn nation 
Professor
Posts: 9358

Reg: 12-02-04
09-10-17 10:05 AM - Post#232753    
    In response to Tiger69

Classic case of P envy.

 
section110 
Masters Student
Posts: 714

Loc: south jersey
Reg: 11-22-04
09-10-17 02:14 PM - Post#232754    
    In response to Tiger69

Actually, if one is crumbling, its the misshapen airplane hanger.

 
Tiger69 
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Posts: 2028

Reg: 11-23-04
09-10-17 06:20 PM - Post#232758    
    In response to section110

Well, I concede. Even Penn people deserve one thing to boast about.

 
yoyo 
Sophomore
Posts: 102

Reg: 03-25-09
09-11-17 12:28 PM - Post#232764    
    In response to Tiger69

Permanent Home of the Ivy League Championship

 
Tiger69 
Postdoc
Posts: 2028

Reg: 11-23-04
09-11-17 02:39 PM - Post#232773    
    In response to yoyo

Not that. Penn has to win on its own merits.

 
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