Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tournament Bracket is Up

Go to this PAC-12 page to see the full tournament bracket and to get other info about the tournament.

Click their "History" link for a list of previous champions. The first tournament was in 2001. Were you there, at Mac Court in Eugene, to see ASU beat Stanford for the championship? (Did you perhaps perform in the "substitute band" when the real band had been banned?)

Here are some notable times:

  • Cal plays Utah on Thursday morning. If Cal can advance they will play ASU Friday at 11:30.
  • Stanford will play either Colorado or Washington on Friday at 8:30pm.
  • If Stanford wins, they will in all likelihood play Oregon State(!) at 8:30pm Saturday.

All these games are on PAC-12 networks. Only the final, 6pm Sunday, is on ESPN: set your DVR now!

You can go to the Official ticket site but they show so few good seats left that you would probably have better luck through the Stanford Ticket office.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

2016 Thanksgiving Tournament in Cancun

Stanford typically travels to a pre-season tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend. Last fall it was in Fort Myers, FL. This year it will be to the Cancun Challenge, held at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, on the Gulf south of Cancun.

As detailed in the linked post, Stanford will play a three-game round-robin with Purdue, Northeastern (of Boston), and Wichita State on November 24th, 25th and 26th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

If you fancy Thanksgiving at an all-inclusive luxury resort, contact the organizer, Triple Crown Sports. Contact info is at the end of the blog linked above.

If you call, or if you know anything about the resort, or Cancun, or any of those other teams, please add a comment!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tournament Tickets on sale

General-admission tickets for the PAC-12 Tournament in Seattle are now on sale, including single-session and weekend-session tickets. Click this link for GA weekend passes, $30 for three games, seating in the end zones.

If you would prefer to have reserved seats in the side sections, click here instead. That takes you to a page that loads a seating plan. (If it just says "Loading..." forever, you are blocking the Flash plugin. You may have tell your browser to allow Flash for this site.)

Scattered seats are still available in all the reserved sections, priced at $110 for a tournament pass; and also in VIP1 and VIP8 ($150 for a pass) which have close views of the higher-seed bench. (But this year, Stanford may not automatically be the higher seed in every game! In particular, one might imagine a tournament championship game with either OSU or ASU as the higher seed, and Stanford as the lower. Interesting times!)

The tournament in Seattle is a very pleasant experience. See the Travel Page for an extensive list of things to do and see besides the games.