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Time for Ohio to answer Indiana's Crossroads Classic

Time for Ohio to answer Indiana's Crossroads Classic

Let's do this!

This is what I suggested in March

With UD playing OSU for just the 2nd time in 26 years in the NCAA tournament, I'll say it again: I want an Ohio version of this! Crossroads Classic  

Indiana has staged this event the past three seasons at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The four Indiana schools involved are: Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler. The match-ups rotate each year.  Why not an Ohio version with UC, XU, UD and OSU?

More details of the event HERE from Notre Dame Athletics: A unique day of basketball in the state of Indiana and in the city of Indianapolis is set to continue. The athletic directors at Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue have agreed to an extension of the Crossroads Classic through 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. For the past two years, the Crossroads Classic has treated Indiana college basketball fans in December to an exciting day of basketball and has become one of the nation's premier non-conference events. The additional dates and matchups added by this new agreements between the athletic directors are 
Dec. 19, 2015 (Purdue vs. Butler and Notre Dame vs. Indiana)
Dec. 17, 2016 (Purdue vs. Notre Dame and Butler vs. Indiana).

Heck, I'd be willing to concede the tournament name to OSU, and call it the Buckeye Classic. I'd even be willing to give up the yearly Crosstown Classic. UC and XU could play once every three years as part of the rotation. You could do something like:
2014: UC vs UD, XU vs OSU
2015: UC vs OSU, XU vs UD
2016: UC vs XU, OSU vs UD

How cool would this be? Who is with me? 




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