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Nashville will host 12 straight SEC tournaments

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07:29 AM ET 10.15 | Congratulations may soon officially be in order for the city of Nashville. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced in May that the conference wanted a primary site to host its men's basketball tournament. Nashville has gotten the nod. Bridgestone Arena will host the SEC men's tournament nine times and the women's tournament three times from 2015 to 2026, a source told The Tennessean on Monday, giving Nashville an SEC basketball tournament for 12 consecutive years. The men's event will be here from 2015-17, 2019-21 and 2023-25, the source confirmed. The women's event will be here in 2018, 2022 and 2026. The SEC issued a press release on Monday that stated a "historic announcement" would come at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

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October 15, 2013  08:34 AM ET

This will put a dent in schedulng gun and knife shows there.

October 15, 2013  08:53 AM ET

The SEC issued a press release on Monday that stated a "historic announcement" would come at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

Historic announcement? Big whoop.

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October 15, 2013  09:28 AM ET

UNC and Va Tech to the SEC

October 15, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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UNC and Va Tech to the SEC

<in best DC voice>


but but but conference realignment SUCKS

October 15, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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this is what I thought of when I saw this .....

October 15, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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I agree!!!!

Me, too.....fun city and lots to do around the basketball games. I like it there over Atlanta from a traveling-fan's perspective!

October 15, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This will put a dent in schedulng gun and knife shows there.

The players already have their guns and knives.

October 15, 2013  02:57 PM ET
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Nashville is awesome....

I would live there, again.

October 15, 2013  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Me, too.....fun city and lots to do around the basketball games. I like it there over Atlanta from a traveling-fan's perspective!

Yes.

October 15, 2013  06:37 PM ET

This smells bad. Conferences should pass around the tourneys each year to provide cities with tourism income. Somebody took a bribe.

October 15, 2013  08:34 PM ET

Nashville sure ain't Madison Square Garden....
Now that the Big East is defunct for the most part, isn't there talk of the ACC moving there tournament to the Garden?

October 15, 2013  08:36 PM ET
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This smells bad. Conferences should pass around the tourneys each year to provide cities with tourism income. Somebody took a bribe.

For the same reason, I don't understand why Oklahoma ever agreed to play their annual game against Texas in Dallas. I've heard the "but half the tickets go to Oklahoma" argument, but what about all of the tourist dollars? Same with the Florida-Georgia game.

 
October 15, 2013  10:41 PM ET

Speaking of big time college bball, where is the MAC holding their tourny?

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