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Early Season Events

2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Exempt Multi-Team Events And Tournaments

A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) and non-exempt tournaments, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Neutral-Site Showcases and Special Events

A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s non-exempt neutral-site games and other special events that are not tournaments. (You’ll find tournament info on this page.) If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Friday, November 26, 2021

Feast Week is starting to wind down, but there’s still plenty on the menu to enjoy as you avoid your nearest mall or big box store.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021

Let’s feast on basketball, all!

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and that means it’s time for the relocated Maui Invitational conclude not long after the Battle 4 Atlantis begins. However, the game of the day may very well occur in Fort Myers.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Today’s biggest game is in Las Vegas, but not part of this season’s relocated Maui Invitiational.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Monday, November 22, 2021

Now, the real fun begins, as things tip off in Las Vegas for a relocated Maui Invitational, the Legends and Hall of Fame Classics return, and teams take the floor for some brand new events.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Sunday, November 21, 2021

This Sunday’s slate features an impressive set of tournament championship games, stretching from early afternoon to late night.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thanks to college football, this is a lightly-scheduled day, but the semifinal doubleheader for one of this November’s biggest events is set for the afternoon.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Friday, November 19, 2021

It’s semifinal day in South Carolina and in the first Las Vegas event of 2021, while the Paradise Jam tips off in the American Caribbean.

Feast Week-Plus Viewer’s Guide: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Who’s ready for 11 straight days of high-quality tournament-heavy college basketball?

2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Conference Challenges

A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s conference challenge series, including TV information (when available).

2020-21 Men’s College Basketball Early Season Tournaments and Neutral-Site Games (CoVID Changes)

A regularly-updated list of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season’s exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) and other neutral-site/bubble contests, including TV/streaming information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

2020-21 Men’s College Basketball Conference Challenges

A regularly updated list of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season’s conference challenge series, including TV information.

2020-21 Men’s College Basketball Early Season Tournaments (CoVID Archive)

A regularly updated list of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season’s exempt multiple-team events (MTEs), which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

2020-21 Men’s College Basketball Neutral-Site Showcases

A regularly updated list of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season’s neutral-site events that are not part of a tournament. This page will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

2019-20 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games

A regularly updated list of the 2019-20 men’s college basketball season’s early season tournaments and neutral-site games, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

2018-19 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games

A regularly updated list of the 2018-19 men's college basketball season's early season tournaments and neutral-site games, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions, email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 11 Schedule And Preview

The final day of this season’s Thanksgiving hoops festival features a pair of 2018 Elite Eight squads playing for a trophy at Walt Disney World and two former Big East rivals meeting not too far from Disneyland ... at a very late time.

#HoopsFeast Day 10 Schedule And Preview

With today’s schedule again limited due to football’s rivalry weekend, a recap of a hectic Black Friday dominates today’s post.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 9 Schedule And Preview

It shouldn’t take much for this Black Friday slate to provide more entertainment than Thanksgiving’s blowout-filled lineup. At least that’s what I hope.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 8 Schedule And Preview

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s slate, which starts a little later than normal, will have a tough time topping Wednesday’s Maui final—a game that shook up the young season.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 7 Schedule And Preview

Thanksgiving Eve’s highlight is a top three battle in the Maui Invitational title game, which will start far earlier than you were probably expecting. Plus, the Battle 4 Atlantis tips off—also likely earlier than you were expecting.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 6 Schedule And Preview

On Monday, Kansas State claimed the Paradise Jam title, while the first day of the most loaded Maui Jim Maui Invitational ever lived up to the hype. What will day two have in store?

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 5 Schedule And Preview

Welcome to Thanksgiving week! After a review of Sunday’s tournament action, it’s time to take a look at a busy Monday slate, which will see action start at noon Eastern!

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 4 Schedule And Preview

Championship tilts abound on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, so feel free to take a breather from football and watch some hoops.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 3 Schedule And Preview

With football dominating the TV schedule, it’s a relatively quiet day for tournament hoops. (But not quite as light as next Saturday will be.)

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 2 Schedule And Preview

The first tournament final of this season will feature an unexpected matchup.

#HoopsFeast 2018 Day 1 Schedule And Preview

I think it’s high time that Feast "Week," 11 days long, has a more accurate, yet still hashtag-worthy nickname. Therefore, I’m dubbing the Thanksgiving period as #HoopsFeast.

Might Some (Needed) Changes Be On The Way For Early Season Tournaments?

The relatively recent and rapid growth in the number of multi-team events, particularly on-campus ones, has meant some organizers struggled mightily to fill their fields this season. But the whole market could soon change thanks to some proposed reforms.

2018’s Holiday Tournaments: What’s Still Open

It’s early May and the fields of the majority of this fall’s bracketed events are full, yet a few appear to need a team or three. And with the emergence of so many tournaments in recent seasons, the list of brand name teams available to fill those spots is rather short.

2017-18 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games

I’ve relaunched this page to account for SB Nation’s updated formatting. Besides my usual request for information, I’d also like your feedback on ways I can improve the presentation (keeping in mind that I can’t really use HTML anymore).