Portland To Host Greatest College Basketball In-Season Event
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/16/2012 5:34 PM

    Nike Schools Commit To Event - Via ESPN
     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
    The other schools are Florida, Ohio State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon, Xavier, Butler, Gonzaga and Portland
    "You can only have one school per conference, and with the current climate you never know," Hollis said. "We have the commitments to move forward from the 16 schools. What we're doing is creating the greatest in-season basketball event of all-time." 
    Hollis said how to split the conference teams hasn't been determined yet. The format for the event would have each set of eight teams play games at the Rose Garden and Veterans Memorial Coliseum on a Thursday in late November. The two events would switch sites for Friday's semifinals and consolation bracket.  
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    How awesome would that be? I know the RG has zero problems selling out when the NCAA Tournament rolls around every couple of years and I feel like this would be an even hotter ticket due to the star power and tradition programs such as Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky bring to the table.

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 08/16/2012 7:43 PM

    Not to mention the revenue that would be generated for the City.We're talking huge. And, we wont have to go very far every few years to scout superior talent. I like it. Good stuff. Im particularly fond of anything that promotes education. And Jimmy V, forget about it. Never give up.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. D Licious
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    Posted 08/16/2012 8:07 PM

    HUGE about all I can say.. that would be be greatest college event ever to hit the Rose City
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/16/2012 10:06 PM

    Posted By commontongue on 08/16/2012 7:43 PM
    Not to mention the revenue that would be generated for the City.We're talking huge. And, we wont have to go very far every few years to scout superior talent. I like it. Good stuff. Im particularly fond of anything that promotes education. And Jimmy V, forget about it. Never give up.
    Agreed. Love the V foundation. And for all of those people who don't like the fact that Portland is too small and doesn't have enough hotels to host an NBA All-Star Game...well, this is a close second!

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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 08/19/2012 3:50 PM

    This is a big deal I like it. Portland has some of the best and cleanest public transportation. I always use it to go to the Rose Garden when I am in town to catch a game. So I dont see where motels are that big of a deal there are plenty aroud Portland and most of the decent ones are either a hop skip and a jump from the rail or just park in the LLoyd and that is even easier.
    I got a question is the Far-West Classic still being held?
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