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cubfan23
03-15-2009, 03:37 PM
does anyone know when the NIT selection show will be on this year? I thought last year it was on ESPN 2 or something later on the same day as Selection Sunday but it says its not on tonight. Anyone know when its on?

yboord028
03-15-2009, 03:40 PM
The field for the 2009 National Invitation Tournament will be announced Sunday night, March 15th on ESPNU at 9:00 pm Eastern time. The announcement was made by CM Newton, chair of the NIT Selection Committee.

The Committee has been meeting in Indianapolis over the weekend.

First round action for the NIT, which was founded in 1938, kicks off on March 17 and 18; second round takes place on March 19, 20, 21 and 23, with the quarterfinals tipping on March 24 and 25.

The tournament comes to New York's Madison Square Garden for the semi-final doubleheader on March 31 with the championship game on April 2.

http://www.nit.org/sports/m-nit/spec-rel/031509aaa.html

cubfan23
03-15-2009, 03:41 PM
thanks...I just typed it in then to check and it came up. I'm kind of mad that its on ESPNU but whatever, I like to watch it and I want to see where some of the teams that I like to watch from Illinois and if they are going to play.

yboord028
03-15-2009, 04:31 PM
It'll probably be on ESPN360.com if you are at a college which I assume you are it should let you watch it.

cubfan23
03-15-2009, 07:23 PM
nah im back home for break but we don't get ESPNU....stupid comcast. So i'll try ESPN360 then...thanks

yboord028
03-15-2009, 07:50 PM
Oh, that sucks. I just started getting it at Albany and its a lifesaver. I can watch anything on the ESPN channels its great.

LAeagles
03-15-2009, 09:56 PM
I think the NIT is a waste of time and means nothing. You're going to give teams that didn't make the big dance a chance to win a tournament that no one cares about. I think that they should do one of two things:

Have the NIT winner get an automatic bid in the ncaa tournament for the following year.
or
Not have it at all.

Makes no sense to battle for a championship that does not mean anything.

cubfan23
03-16-2009, 12:19 AM
well i think back in the day the NIT was the most important thing for a team to win. I like the NIT because for teams that get screwed it gives them a chance to at least salvage the season.

yboord028
03-16-2009, 11:47 AM
I think the NIT is a waste of time and means nothing. You're going to give teams that didn't make the big dance a chance to win a tournament that no one cares about. I think that they should do one of two things:

Have the NIT winner get an automatic bid in the ncaa tournament for the following year.
or
Not have it at all.

Makes no sense to battle for a championship that does not mean anything.If you think the NIT is a waste of time, search the CBI and CIT.

HOJO
03-16-2009, 12:12 PM
http://www.nit.org/sports/m-nit/sched/nit-m-nit-sched.html

Here's the schedule for the first round of NIT games.

Wake's Fastball
03-16-2009, 04:04 PM
I'm considering boycotting the NIT. #5 seed for Providence. Really?