Somewhere in Middle America… lol
Summertime basketball, ESPN, and The Basketball Tournament kicked off today. This is the ninth year of the TBT, a tourney that has improved each year. This summer’s version should be no different. The returning champions – Boeheim’s Army (Syracuse U alums) are back to defend their title. Should be great fun.
Eight 1st round regions, quads – semis – championship in Dayton.
Omaha Blue Crew – https://thetournament.com/teams/omaha-blue-crew-creighton-alumni/
In their debut last year, Omaha Blue Crew played in two of TBT’s games of the year. General manager and head coach Josh Jones got a taste of what TBT success was like, and with a home crowd behind them in Omaha, this team of Creighton alums could be a legit contender in 2022.
Omaha Blue Crew is sponsored by DJ’s Dugout and the Omaha Sports Commission.
In Omaha 2nd year participants, the Omaha Blue Crew (Creighton alums) are hosting. The revamped squad features returnees and several Jays alumni. Gm’d by Michael Vandervort & Josh Jones. Coached by Josh Jones, along with assistants Doug McDermott, James Benford (Bellevue College HC). Returning players include Admon Gilder, Dion Bute, Deverell Biggs, Ken Perkins, Tre’shawn Thurman, and Greg Smith along with several Jays alums in Ronnie Harrell, Marcus Foster, Jahenns Manigat, Manny Suarez, Austin Chatman, and others.
Promises to be a fun time for all. Support the Blue Crew folks… they are our TBT Team! gtmo
The TBT Bracket: https://bracket.thetournament.com/
Omaha Blue Crew gear: https://thetournament.com/teams/omaha-blue-crew-creighton-alumni/
Blue Crew tops Overtime Elite…
Blue Crew beats Overtime Elite in game 1 of their run, 74-70. Up next is Team Arkansas tomorrow.
|Sun 7/17||6p EDT/5p CDT||Round of 32||Game 5||(1) Gutter Cats vs (4) Always Us||ESPN3||Session 3 Tickets|
|Sun 7/17||8p EDT/7p CDT||Round of 32||Game 6||(2) Team Arkansas vs (3) Omaha Blue Crew||ESPN 3||Session 3 Tickets|
|Tue 7/19||7p EDT/6p CDT||Round of 16||Game 7||Game 5 Winner vs Game 6 Winner||ESPN 2||Session 4 Tickets|
In an unusual twist the Omaha Region winner will play the Wichita Region winner, in Wichita, on 27 July 2022. The other quarter/semi finals are all in Dayton – 28th – 30th. Hmmm.
Come on Omaha…
Support the Blue Crew folks… they are our TBT Team!
PS: Other events and happenings…