Small news, but the teams for next year’s challenge have already been posted. This time the BigEast will send the same number of teams as the BigTen rather than letting a few off the hook for previously scheduled competition. The big addition to the field is Louisville, who made it to the super regionals this year (as well as several NCAA appearances the last few seasons). The final schedule hasn’t been announced, but I’m hoping those in charge try to format the teams to face the best of each league. Getting the RPI boost of Louisville/USF and random third place BigEast teams could help the third place team in the BigTen when it comes to tournament time.
The weekend is February 26-28, so schedule your spring break plans now.