The Big Ten and Big East Conferences have officially announced the matchups for the second annual Gavitt Tipoff Game. See all eight of the games, to be played Monday, Nov. 14-Friday, Nov. 18, this upcoming season.
The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games opens at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, with Penn State hosting DePaul in the first of eight games across four nights. [ MORE: View the latest national polls | See Jess Settles’ player rankings ] The event, which pits the Big Ten vs. the BIG EAST and will span eight years, honors the late Dave Gavitt, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer who had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. A little more background on the new event: Each BIG EAST team will participate
The BIG EAST and Big Ten announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on BTN, an ESPN network or Fox Sports 1 from Nov. 17-20, 2015.
I spent the past two days trying to keep up with Big Ten commish Jim Delany. He’s a man in motion, literally, grinding out a trip over the past two weeks that culminated with some big announcements. On Monday, Delany was in New York to trumpet a basketball series with the Big East named in honor of the late Dave Gavitt, a former Big East commissioner and northeast basketball luminary. But the really big news came yesterday, with Delany unveiling plans to play the 2017 Big Ten basketball tourney in Washington, D.C. You can love this move East or hate
NEW YORK — Jim Delany is a man on the move. Catch him if you can. The Big Ten commissioner is tugging a big black bag behind him as he walks toward a waiting Amtrak train that’s headed from New York’s Penn Station to Union Station in Washington, D.C. Train 2109 departs at 8 a.m. And Delany is ahead of schedule. He has a big announcement to make. There is no time to be tired. Only time to think about what’s next. The Big Ten is changing before our eyes. Oh, we all knew this was coming. We have known
BTN’s Dave Revsine caught up with Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery on Monday and asked him about his thoughts on the Big Ten and Big East officially announcing the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences. “I think this is really special,” McCaffery said. “When Commissioner Delany first brought it up to all of our coaches, we were unanimously in support of it. “It’s such a great idea to have that kind of TV exposure and that kind of interest in early November to start the
Now that the Gavitt Tipoff Series has been officially announced, it’s time to think of some of the fun potential matchups. Note: Nebraska-Creighton and Wisconsin-Marquette already play annually. And Butler meets Indiana and Purdue often. But here are 10 I’d like to see. [ MORE: Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games | Gavitt Tipoff Games 101 ] Indiana at Marquette. How about a trip back to Milwaukee for Tom Crean, who led the program a Final Four? Perfect. Iowa at Villanova. Let’s have Hawkeyes coach and Philly native Fran McCaffery travel back home to play a strong Wildcats
NEW YORK — Jim Delany’s sense of excitement was apparent in his voice when he spoke during breakfast this morning of the coming Big Ten-Big East basketball event that was just hours away from being announced but had been months in planning. Slathering jelly on his wheat toast inside the tony New York Athletic Club on the southern edge of Central Park, Delany spoke about the need to establish a Big Ten presence in New York. And, there was no better partner to help begin that process than the Big East. [ MORE: Gavitt Tipoff Games 101 ] “I have
The Big Ten and Big East officially announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences, on Monday morning. The event tips off in 2015, and is scheduled to go through 2022. Learn more about the new series in this post. [ MORE: Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games ] What it is: An annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games between the Big Ten and Big East. The name: The event is named after Dave Gavitt, the late Big East commissioner and Basketball
Two of the most prestigious conferences in the nation, the Big East and the Big Ten, have announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the Big East and basketball visionary. The Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on four consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball season. The series begins at the start of the 2015-16 season and will span eight years, with games played at home sites. The series will feature