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Fox Sports Announces Inaugural College Basketball Tournament


Apr 3, 2024

Fox Sports and AEG have teamed up to announce the creation of a new college basketball tournament called the College Basketball Crown. The tournament will take place in Las Vegas from March 31-April 6, 2025, the week leading up to the NCAA Final Four. The tournament aims to attract viewers and provide opportunities for teams that did not make it to the NCAA Tournament. Fox Sports and FS1 will broadcast the games.

The College Basketball Crown will feature at least two teams from the Big East, Big 12, and Big Ten conferences, with the remaining teams being selected by a committee. Teams that did not make it to the NCAA Tournament will also be eligible to participate. The creation of this tournament is seen as an effort to evolve and elevate the sport of college basketball.

According to Fox Sports executive vp Jordan Bazant, postseason college basketball is one of the most exciting times of the year, and Fox Sports is proud to be at the forefront of these efforts. The tournament is a collaboration between Fox Sports, AEG, and the Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East conferences. The tournament is expected to provide more opportunities for student-athletes to compete in high-quality postseason basketball games.

AEG chief revenue officer Todd Goldstein expressed excitement at joining Fox Sports, the Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East in creating this unique event. This tournament aims to benefit both fans and the global sports landscape as a whole. Las Vegas has been chosen as the ideal destination for the College Basketball Crown, and it is expected to be a successful addition to the exciting postseason in college basketball.

This year, schools from the Big East, Big 12, and Big Ten earned a total of 17 bids to the NCAA men’s tournament and 9 bids to the NIT. The College Basketball Crown is set to further elevate the postseason basketball experience for both players and fans.

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