$75k to win the CBI

Updated on June 16, 2017 in NCAA Tourney
2 on June 13, 2017

Happen to see this on Flipboard. Thought I would post so we could debate during the dog days of summer.

Wyoming lost $75k this year in hosting the CBI


“…the school lost nearly $41,000 hosting its first two games and paid over $33,000 of the $64,000 cost of traveling to the first game in the best-of-three championship series against Coastal Carolina”

And no surprise:

“..Coach Allen Edwards says the tournament gave the team added practice time and game experience as it prepares for the 2017-18 season.”

So….to CBI or not to CBI?

I say that if you have a young team without any critical Seniors, you pay to play

No different than going on an summer overseas junket.

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1 on June 14, 2017

I tend to agree Weave. And I’m even fine w/ entering a/ a more senior led crew as a reward to seniors and potential exposure to some unique experiences. I seem to recall we practiced in Madison Square garden for either the CBI or CIT, kind of cool for the kids.
That said, if a coach feels the money could be better spent elsewhere, i.e.- bumping up the salary of assistants to either keep or attract a particular coach so be it.
And while I didn’t mind the CBI and CIT appearances under KK and was glad to see them win, I grew tired of KK and SID staff’s frequent references to those ‘championships’…definitely overplayed and knowledgeable fans, recruits, etc. surely realized that it wasn’t that big of a deal.

on June 16, 2017

Since Santa Clara hasn’t been to an NCAA game in 21 years and the NIT since 1989 – why not embrace those two appearances (CBi and cit) instead of constantly ripping Kerry Keating for winning them? The players on those teams frequently say their favorite memory of college was winning those tournaments. Moving forward, why not embrace them along with what Coach Sendek is doing as progress. Doesn’t it get boring ripping Coach Keating who has been gone now for a year plus? Move on!

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