Mike's Mailbox: Could Syracuse basketball be part of MSG event with ex-Big East teams?

Col. Bleep

All Conference
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
3,092
Likes
4,143
#2
Since the Orange moved to the ACC I, for one, have been suggesting a version of an annual "Old School Showdown" at either MSG or Barclay's.
Scheduling may not be quite as difficult as envisioned...the Orange are already trying to play UConn and G-town.
The event would be all but a guaranteed sell out.
Doing it Christmas week when the arenas may be more likely to have the openings could help.

My version would be SU and Pitt coming in to play a game each against UConn and G-town.
But Nova or SJU certainly could work.
 

OrangeXtreme

The Mayor of Dewitt
Staff member
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
89,629
Likes
109,380
#3
Since the Orange moved to the ACC I, for one, have been suggesting a version of an annual "Old School Showdown" at either MSG or Barclay's.
Scheduling may not be quite as difficult as envisioned...the Orange are already trying to play UConn and G-town.
The event would be all but a guaranteed sell out.
Doing it Christmas week when the arenas may be more likely to have the openings could help.

My version would be SU and Pitt coming in to play a game each against UConn and G-town.
But Nova or SJU certainly could work.
MSG is already booked Dec 23, 25, 26, 27
Barclays is already booked Dec 23, 26, 27, 28
 

Alsacs

Warning: My opinion isn’t to be taken as fact
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
35,520
Likes
38,426
#4
It’s easy if they rotated 4 teams every year from
ACC- Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame, Boston College
Big East- Villanova, Georgetown, St. John’s, Seton Hall
Big Ten- Rutgers
Big XII- West Virginia
American- UConn

I wouldn’t include Cincinnati or Louisville in the rotation.
 
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
175
Likes
132
#6
Absolutely love the idea of MSG games with our old BE rivals! I think we should play one neutral site game at the Air Canada Center every year. There has been a lot of Canadian talent entering the college ranks recently and I think we are well positioned to be a landing spot for a lot of that talent. I would really like to strengthen our brand with our neighbors to the North.
 

tbonezone

Hall of Fame
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
9,975
Likes
9,049
#7
i'd like to see a summer time tourney for charity featuring top players from power conferences.
10 dudes per conference . players can opt in or out. play outside on asphalt. winner gets bragging rights and maybe a hospital wing gets funded. if coaches want to hold somebody back for fear of injury so be it.
there is still plenty of talent left to fill a conference all star roster. and that i would pay to see.
 

realorange

All American
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
5,652
Likes
7,102
#8
i'd like to see a summer time tourney for charity featuring top players from power conferences.
10 dudes per conference . players can opt in or out. play outside on asphalt. winner gets bragging rights and maybe a hospital wing gets funded. if coaches want to hold somebody back for fear of injury so be it.
there is still plenty of talent left to fill a conference all star roster. and that i would pay to see.
While I agree with your thought the NCAA would be salivating at your request.
 

nzm136

All Conference
Joined
Sep 3, 2012
Messages
2,144
Likes
2,305
#10
BC-UConn & SU-Georgetown need to have a tourney every year. The winner plays the winner, and the loser plays the other loser.

There would be real hatred in every game. And yes, I know we already play BC in the ACC schedule. It would still be worth it.
 

OrangeXtreme

The Mayor of Dewitt
Staff member
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
89,629
Likes
109,380
#11
BC-UConn & SU-Georgetown need to have a tourney every year. The winner plays the winner, and the loser plays the other loser.

There would be real hatred in every game. And yes, I know we already play BC in the ACC schedule. It would still be worth it.
Not sure if BC wants another loss on their schedule.
 

longtimefan

All American
Joined
Aug 25, 2011
Messages
4,589
Likes
3,838
#12
It’s easy if they rotated 4 teams every year from
ACC- Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame, Boston College
Big East- Villanova, Georgetown, St. John’s, Seton Hall
Big Ten- Rutgers
Big XII- West Virginia
American- UConn

I wouldn’t include Cincinnati or Louisville in the rotation.
I would limit it to the original 9--before non-basketball considerations started warping the BE.
 


Top Bottom