NCAA nixes Hinkle Fieldhouse as venue for Indiana All-Star game

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by NCJon, Nov 8, 2019 at 6:15 PM.

  1. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    So the IHSAA needs a temporary home for the Indiana-Kentucky all star games while Bankers Life is getting renovated.

    They reached out to Butler since Hinkle was the Indiana home court from 1940-1975, but the NCAA said it would be an unfair recruiting advantage. Is there zero common sense at NCAA headquarters?

    Anyway, games will be at Southport HS.
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  2. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

    NCAA strikes again, look at Kansas, Auburn Arizona, North Carolina, Memphis. Talk about unfair recruiting advantage!
  3. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    Broughton pointed out that 55 of the 56 boys and girls involved with the Indiana All-Stars last year were already committed to colleges by the time of the games, negating the perception of a recruiting advantage.”

    The NCAA needs to spend more time shadowing Penny Hardaway and less worrying about the 2% chance that uncommitted prospect is wooed by the Hinkle magic.

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  4. znelson15

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  5. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Yes, Hinkle, there is ZERO common sense at the NCAA.

    In Illinois, the HS State football tournament is played at U of I or Northern Illinois (alternate years). The HS Basketball tournament is played on the home court of the Bradley Braves.

    Those kids that play in the IN-KY all star games already have picked their college, and have already probably attended games at Hinkle. This is just stupidity on the NCAA part.
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  6. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    It's nuts. College arenas are used for high school championship games all the time. In this part of the world, football and basketball happen at NC State and UNC with each campus hosting some classes one year and the other classes the next.

    Virginia's high school championship in basketball is at VCU. Maryland's is at UMD.

    I guess this is different because of when the game happens, but it's still ridiculous.
  7. ButlerHomer

    ButlerHomer Active Member

    That is the dumbest thing ever. Even if it was an advantage, and why would it be, every player is a senior and any D1 talent will be committed by then. This makes no sense. Would a Wisconsin All-Star game played at the Bucks arena be unfair because Marquette plays there?

    The NCAA tops itself every day.
  8. halftime_floor_sweeper

    halftime_floor_sweeper Well-Known Member

    Isn't the Kentucky game hosted by Bellarmine who is going Division I next season ? Why is that okay ?
  9. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Member

    I am not supportive of the NCAA's decision, but I think the line separates state tournament events, because it isn't directed at a selected group - rather a win to get there, so equal chance for each player in the state. When you hand pick the group, it could be thought that the selection is to support the site school. Just my 2 cents.

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