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UF vs. OSU in Fort Myers, Thanksgiving 2021

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by bogator, May 12, 2020.

  1. bogator

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    Heard from friends involved in Fort Myers Tip Off Classic that Florida is playing OSU in tournament Thanksgiving 2021. Really excited if this is true. Pretty reliable source. Anyone else hearing this?
     
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  2. HallGator

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    Great exposure for the team.
     
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  3. gogators73

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    I can’t wait to think about how great this game would have been once the season is cancelled!
     
  4. GatorPlanet

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    What's the venue? Fort Myers is not known for its venues...
     
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  5. bogator

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    Suncoast Arena. Pittsburg won the tournament this past season. This year’s tournament is scheduled to have Wisconsin, Butler, Colorado, and USF.

    If we are still cancelling sporting events in November 2021 I don’t think I’m going to make it.

    The arena is new, they hold the City of Palms High School tournament there as well, which is a premiere High School tournament.
     
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  6. HallGator

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    Suncoast Credit Union Arena - Wikipedia

    Suncoast Credit Union Arena is a 75,000 sq ft (7,000 m2) multipurpose arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida. It is the home of the FSW Buccaneers men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. It holds 3,500 people in basketball configuration. It also features six skyboxes, a hospitality event center, competition courts that convert into recreational courts, athletic office space, student, faculty and staff wellness, and an athletic center with a fitness pavilion, men's and women's locker rooms and a weight training area. It is also the home to the City of Palms Classic, an annual high school basketball tournament held in Fort Myers.
     
  7. HallGator

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    It was the old Edison Junior College. I knew I didn't place it from my time spent living down there but that's been many years ago.
     
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  8. GatorPlanet

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    I got my AA from Edison before transferring to UF.
     
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  9. HallGator

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    I really liked Ft Myers back then. I was young and worked for Gulf America when they were building Cape Coral.
     
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  10. BLING

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    Fortunately, it is actually the following season and not this coming year.

    Either the virus will be gone, or the U.S will be a big pile of rubble.

    Interesting that such a high profile game is played in such a tiny venue. That’ll hopefully make it a hot ticket and actually a good environment. A lot of those neutral games are low energy crowds. I like this, lots of Michigan and Ohio people in Florida though. Those specific opponents might backfire on the west coast of FL. I hope it doesn’t turn into an embarrassment like Syracuse, where the gators are badly outnumbered in their own state.
     
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  11. gatorbogey

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    Went there for a Year on a golf scholarship. Followed Fuzzy Zoeller - golf coach constantly reminded me....
     
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  12. GatorPlanet

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    Cape Coral. Ugh. Ugh. This is not meant as an insult to you, but... ugh.
     
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  13. gtr2x

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    So we have you to blame for Cape Coral? ☹️
    I worked one summer on the Cape putting in seawalls. Every street looked the same and no trees to be found.
    Spent 2 years at Edison before UF.
     
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  14. gtr2x

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    Good point, especially in Ft Myers where every other person retired from Ohio, Michigan or Indiana.
     
  15. shane4three

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    FSW is old Edison. Arena is very new and opened just a few years ago.
     
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  16. TWGator

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    Lived there for a year. Could not wait to get out.
     
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  17. GatorPlanet

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    At least a horrific dredge-and-fill project like Cape Coral can't legally be built in Florida any more.
     
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  18. gatorgeezer

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    is that ohio state or oklahoma state
     
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    Cape Coral. I remember the billboards with a flying carpet way back in the 60's.
     
  20. bogator

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