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    Default Gophers will "host" multi-team event (MTE)

    Chris Dobbertean's excellent "Blogging the Bracket" page confirms Gophers will not play in a bracketed tournament in the 2019-20 season. Gophers will be the "host" school in a 5-team multi-team event (MTE), which basically means they'll play the other 4 teams at Williams Arena. There's a chance one of the games could be at a neutral site vs. a decent opponent, but I'd bet on all 4 games being at home.

    As things stand now, Gophers already have 4 road/neutral-site games on their 11-game non-conference schedule, so I highly doubt they'd schedule another one. If they did that would mean only 6 non-conference games at Williams Arena.

    Best-case scenario, maybe Gophers end up with one Quad 2 and one Quad 3 opponent out of the MTE?
    Last edited by SelectionSunday; 06-20-2019 at 01:01 PM.


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    What's the point of this, does playing in a faux tournament get us an extra game? Isn't this otherwise just four non-conference games wrapped in pseudo branding?

    Go Gophers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    What's the point of this, does playing in a faux tournament get us an extra game? Isn't this otherwise just four non-conference games wrapped in pseudo branding?

    Go Gophers!!
    SS probably knows better, but yes I believe a tournament only counts as one game or something like that. Teams that play in a tournament or exempt event or whatever it’s called can play more games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    What's the point of this, does playing in a faux tournament get us an extra game? Isn't this otherwise just four non-conference games wrapped in pseudo branding?

    Go Gophers!!
    Yeah gets us that 11th non con game. Hopefully there's one decent opponent in the bunch

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    Teams have the option of playing 29 non-conference games, or 27 games + an exempt tournament or event, which consists of 3 or 4 games (for total of 30 or 31 games). Most major conference teams (if not all) choose the exempt tournament/event route.

    In addition, teams that play a road game vs. Hawaii can play an extra game, for a max of 32 regular-season games.

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