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2015-16 Early Season Events

2015-16 College Basketball Early Season Events

A regularly updated list of the 2015-16 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and showcases, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com.

Barclays Ctr. Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, the Barclays Center Classic is the Thanksgiving weekend event in focus.

2015 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic: Primer

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, he previews an event on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Great Alaska Shootout: Primer And Bracket Guess

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, he looks at the Great Alaska Shootout, a shell of its former self.

Men Who Speak Up Main Event: Primer & Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a preview of a newer tournament in Las Vegas.

2015 Cancun Challenge: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's the only event scheduled for Mexico in the 2015-16 season.

2015-16 Early Season Primer Series Schedule

Between now and mid-August, I'm going to post a primer for each bracketed early season tournament on the 2015-16 men's Division I college basketball schedule. Here's the order in which these posts will appear.

Diamond Head Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. This series concludes, for now, with a look at a Christmas week event in Hawaii.

2015 Global Sports Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today's event is one that happens occasionally in Las Vegas.

2015 2K Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, a look at the 2K Classic, which has a rather complex history.

2015 Legends Classic: Primer And Bracket (Update)

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, we look at the Legends Classic, one of many Brooklyn events on tap in 2015.

2015 Charleston Classic: Primer & Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, we look at a pre-Thanksgiving tournament in historic Charleston.

Battle 4 Atlantis: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. On tap today, a primer on the Bahamas event that is challenging Maui's supremacy.

NIT Season Tip-Off: Primer And Bracket (Update)

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, he looks at the ever-changing NIT Season Tip-Off.

2015 CBE HOF Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, a look at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, an excellent reason to visit Kansas City.

Las Vegas Classic: Primer And Bracket (Update)

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. A Christmas week event in Las Vegas is in today's spotlight.

2015 Paradise Jam: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a look at a tourney that released its bracket months ago, the Paradise Jam.

2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. It's the Hall of Fame Tip-Off's turn today.

Maui Jim Maui Invitational: Primer (Update)

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, a look the Maui Invitational, the event that became the template for many others.

2015 Emerald Coast Classic: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. The week closes with a primer on the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida's Panhandle.

2015 Advocare Invitational: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, we look at a tournament played at Walt Disney World in Florida.

2015 Directv Wooden Legacy: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, he looks at an event that's played not too far from Disneyland.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, we look at a pre-Thanksgiving tournament in sunny Puerto Rico.

2015 Las Vegas Invitational: Primer And Bracket

In this series, Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean examines this season's exempt tournaments, providing facts that will probably only be interesting to him. Today, it's a look at the original Las Vegas event--the Las Vegas Invitational.

College Basketball's Exempt Tournaments: A Primer

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to look at scheduling possibilities for the season's crop of exempt tournaments. Before I do that, however, I wanted to publish this post as a bit of background for you, the college basketball loving public.

Fixing The NIT Season Tip-Off: A Proposal

The days of the 16-team NIT Season Tip-Off are now in the past. How can the NCAA differentiate this tournament from the rest of November's exempt events? Chris Dobbertean has an intriguing idea.