Any guesses as to what this means?
Created: 8/26/2014 8:32:49 PMReplies: 27
8/26/2014 8:32:49 PM - BC - 1,122 posts (#26)
RT @GW_AD Lots of big news coming over the next 10 days for @GW_MBB and @atlantic10 Our fans both locally and all over the country will be pleased.
Evidently postes around 7:30 ET 8/26/14
8/26/2014 8:54:33 PM - Maine Colonial - 252 posts (#87)
I'm guessing there's a new TV contract and every GW game will be on television.
8/26/2014 9:45:52 PM - GW Alum Abroad - 2,244 posts (#13)
My guess is Linda Bruno is back and as a result the confetence, rather than pay stipends to players, will jump to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association which requires games only be televised when they do not conflict with minor league hockey games and curling. Either that, or all the schools in the conference are imposing a two drink minimum...
8/26/2014 9:51:03 PM - BC - 1,122 posts (#26)
Good guesses so far. I'm leaning toward the TV contract myself with a side bet on free beer and pretzels for alums with season tickets.
8/27/2014 12:37:07 AM - Tk - 175 posts (#113)
8/27/2014 6:10:12 AM - Maine Colonial - 252 posts (#87)
I'm guessing it's with ESPN and the network is going to build up the A10 to stick it to Fox and the Big East.
8/27/2014 6:42:34 AM - CPots - 331 posts (#67)
I personally liked the quality of NBCsn's production, particularly with SVG calling games...
8/27/2014 8:33:08 AM - Hugh - 71 posts (#180)
Have a feeling SVG will not be calling any games this year, unfortunately.
8/27/2014 8:59:24 AM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
Tweet stalking a bit, it seems like there are two bits of upcoming info. One may be TV related, but there's probably another tidbit for local fans. This from the ticket office:
GW Tix Office @GWTix 14h
.@GW_AD @GW_MBB @atlantic10 Remember that when the news is released - call 202.99.GWTIX for all ticket related questions! #GWTix
Better TV contract wouldn't help ticket sales. Maybe a new home/home series starting from next year? The aforementioned beer sales? Scantily clad cheerleaders?
8/27/2014 9:43:56 AM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
This could be an echo chamber thing, but VCU fan Alien Alden is saying this on A-10 board:
Ok the rumor mill is saying.....conference schedules should be released this afternoon.....also some other news looks to be dealing with tv package for this season and is "even better than nbc sports net coverage" last year.
8/27/2014 11:33:02 AM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
A-10 tournment moving to DC?
8/27/2014 11:57:38 AM - GW0811 - 258 posts (#84)
ESPN package & conference schedule.
8/27/2014 12:39:38 PM - TMY - 77 posts (#174)
Total guess, but VCU-GW at Verizon Center?
8/27/2014 12:51:48 PM - Omar Comin' - 473 posts (#46)
For people out of DC, I will say that the NBC Sports Net package and availability of free streaming was awesome. Won't mind if it moves to WatchESPN.
8/27/2014 12:57:56 PM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
More TV availability is good. More TV money is much better.
8/27/2014 1:01:11 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,527 posts (#6)
Can't imagine what would please fans all over the country other than some type of expanded media coverage. It would be great if conference has worked something out with ESPN. As for locally, what I would tihnk would excite fans is the announcement of another home and home. Or, who knows, maybe we worked something out with Ge**getown or even Maryland. Can't imagine we are booking any games at the Verizon Center yet. Even a team like VCU or Virginia would still leave the arena half empty. Maybe it is a true local tournament. We will just have to wait patiently.
8/27/2014 1:42:40 PM - Mentzinger - 3,369 posts (#7)
Mike Jarvis as FT game commentator?
8/27/2014 1:48:06 PM - Columbia Heights Colonial - 276 posts (#78)
If they're giving out the ticket office number to call when the news is released I've got to think this has to be the full schedule coming out. But news on the televised games would be cool. We had most of our conference games on CSN last year and a few were added the better the team was doing so since we come into the season already hyped I wonder if we already have those televised games set.
8/27/2014 1:49:04 PM - Shooter - 235 posts (#93)
The football team is back and will play in the inaugural Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans Bowl against G'Town.
8/27/2014 3:15:45 PM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
8/27/2014 3:18:31 PM - GW0811 - 258 posts (#84)
8/27/2014 3:39:35 PM - BC - 1,122 posts (#26)
"Lots of big news coming over the next 10 days" implies to me that there will be more news. Maybe like Comcast will carry SNY". That would be nice. I'd like to see more National (or even regional) coverage for the women as well, but Nero said "MBB".
8/27/2014 3:50:11 PM - BM - 4,868 posts (#3)
8/27/2014 4:03:19 PM - G-Dubber - 299 posts (#73)
Great job by PN and the whole crew. America, here come the colonials!!!
8/27/2014 5:04:36 PM - SHOFAZ + 1 - 8 posts (#240)
Nero is our best hire in past decade or so - I'd be concerned if other programs were looking at him
8/27/2014 5:23:49 PM - GW Alum Abroad - 2,244 posts (#13)
Free admission for 2014 graduates? How many will make tip-off at 7pm in Fairfax on a weekday? Will the NIMBY neighbors allow the Friday night home game vs Dayton? Game at VCU and four days later at URI?
8/27/2014 6:35:18 PM - FredD - 498 posts (#45)
Of course folks are looking at Nero. There are no secrets anymore.