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    Chicago Invitational update....

    The Chicago Invitational has been listed as an event that could be cancelled or relocated due to management/ownership troubles with the Sears Centre. The current owners could turn over the arena to village officials as early as October 1st, but the village wouldn't be ready to operate the arena until January.

    "We're trying to get some assurances from Sears - but we can't wait much longer," said Bob Patton, president of Chicago Basketball Tournament Inc., the group that's hosted the Chicago Invitational the last three years in Hoffman Estates.

    Moving the tournament, which features Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame, would cost Patton's company. If the tournament is forced to move, Patton said he hopes to return to Sears Centre in 2010.


    Daily Herald | Organizers of fall events at Sears Centre remain in limbo



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Crap!



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    The Chicago Invitational has been listed as an event that could be cancelled or relocated due to management/ownership troubles with the Sears Centre. The current owners could turn over the arena to village officials as early as October 1st, but the village wouldn't be ready to operate the arena until January.

    "We're trying to get some assurances from Sears - but we can't wait much longer," said Bob Patton, president of Chicago Basketball Tournament Inc., the group that's hosted the Chicago Invitational the last three years in Hoffman Estates.

    Moving the tournament, which features Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame, would cost Patton's company. If the tournament is forced to move, Patton said he hopes to return to Sears Centre in 2010.


    Daily Herald | Organizers of fall events at Sears Centre remain in limbo
    I would assume the tournament moves up the road to Evanston and the Northwestern University arena, if there are scheduling difficulties. Doesn't seat nearly as many, though.



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Why does this matter?



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Why does this matter?

    Because Iowa State is playing in the tournament mentioned in the article over Thanksgiving weekend.



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Why does this matter?
    Because our out of conference SOS would take a real kick to the shorts. Yeah, it's nice facing Duke, but that Chicago Invitational was going to be real helpful when March rolls around...


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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU4ME View Post
    Because Iowa State is playing in the tournament mentioned in the article over Thanksgiving weekend.
    Ok - thx.

    (I can't get the freaking schedule to come up at cyclones.com. And my mind went straight to the Duke game)



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    ISU has all the luck.


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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    That really sucks. I hope that they still have this tourney. I want Iowa State to win it's first game....then set up a big game against Notre Dame. Brackins vs. Harangody. Would be big pub.....with those two playing each other.



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU4ME View Post
    Because Iowa State is playing in the tournament mentioned in the article over Thanksgiving weekend.
    Actually...it is scheduled for Jan. 6th right now.


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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    Actually...it is scheduled for Jan. 6th right now.
    Actually its not. That's the Duke game.



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    Actually...it is scheduled for Jan. 6th right now.
    Chicago Invitational from Cyclones.com:

    Friday Nov. 27th vs St. Louis
    Sat Nov. 28th vs Notre Dame/Northwestern



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Dont we have to win the first 2 games to make it to the games in Chicago? Real question, not saying we're going to lose. I was just curious what would happen if we lost the early games at Hilton?

    Technically the start of the Chicago Invitational is the weekend before Thanksgiving...just had to point out someone else being wrong since I put a foot in my mouth


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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    No we are in the final four no matter what, just like last year in Vegas.



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    Re: Chicago Invitational update....

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    No we are in the final four no matter what, just like last year in Vegas.
    Just like what in Vegas? Did I miss something...I feel like I am on crazy pills today


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