From the Philly Daily News…
[i][b]A-10 tourney appears headed to A.C.[/b][/i]
By #### JERARDI
November 10, 2005
The Atlantic 10 is holding a news conference at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this morning. Nobody from the conference is saying, but a best guess is that conference officials are not calling everybody together to explain how they think the Terrell Owens saga should have played out.
An educated guess would be that they will announce that their tournament is moving to Boardwalk Hall in 2007. It is probably not unreasonable to assume a 2-year-deal, because that is what the A-10 has done in recent years.
The tournament was in Dayton, Ohio, in 2003 and 2004. It was in Cincinnati last season and will be there again this season.
Before moving to Ohio, the tournament was at the Wachovia Spectrum, an arena that lost its allure some time ago. The tournament never really caught on there during a 6-year-run. It was at the Civic Center in 1996. Before that, the A-10 Tournament had a 7-year-run at the Palestra, where the quarterfinals and semifinals became very hot tickets. The championship game was always played at the homecourt of the higher remaining seed.
Moving to Atlantic City will give the tournament some buzz.
There is never any shortage of people in town. The trick will be to get them away from the casinos and into the seats at Boardwalk Hall.
It will be easier to get more fans from the schools to show up. First, most of them will now be close enough to drive. Second, consider these destinations: Dayton, Cincinnati, Atlantic City.
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