05 November 2009

Save the Date: NCAA Tourney First & Second Rounds

No excuses, folks.  Mark your calendars and tell your friends and family ASAP that you WILL NOT be available for that annual ski trip, that St Patrick's Day pilgrimage to  St James's Gate, that golf trip with your buddies to Palm Springs, etc...

Forgo that trip to Mardi Gras and save up that work vacation time.  Cut short that holiday vacation plan with the family.  Start squirreling away $250 per month.  Get that purple and white face paint and Kevin Coble cut out faces.  Buy that Drew Crawford jersey, and dust off those purple & black pom poms from past bowl games.  

Because you do NOT want to miss out on NU's first ever trip to the NCAAs.  So here's the deal...

First and Second Rounds

March 18 and 20:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Providence, Rhode Island
San Jose, California

March 19 and 21:
Buffalo, New York
Jacksonville, Florida
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Spokane, Washington

I won't be picky and will gladly go wherever the tourney selection committee wants to send us.  My hope is for a trip to the Big Easy for some March madness jambalaya, jazz, and college hoops.  San Jose would be fine (some pre-madness skiing at Tahoe, anyone?).  Milwaukee is an obvious choice for ease of access and home court advantage reasons.  Odds are that Oklahoma City will be the site as the college basketball gods seem to like sending NU to the Sooner State for post season basketball (see: NIT, Tulsa)