April 14, 2024 3:07 pm
Fox Sports to Create Own College Basketball Tournament

Fox Sports and event promoter AEG are thrilled to announce the launch of a new men’s postseason college basketball tournament, the College Basketball Crown. The tournament is set to take place in Las Vegas from March 31-April 6, 2025, leading up to the NCAA’s Final Four. This new tournament aims to attract viewers outside of March Madness and will feature at least two teams each from the Big East, Big 12, and Big Ten conferences, with the rest of the field selected by a committee.

Fox Sports executive VP Jordan Bazant expressed his excitement about being at the forefront of efforts to elevate the sport and provide more opportunities for student-athletes to compete for the College Basketball Crown. FS1 will also be televising the games, providing schools that do not make the NCAA Tournament with an opportunity to participate in high-quality postseason college basketball.

AEG chief revenue officer Todd Goldstein also shared his enthusiasm for the new tournament, stating that they are thrilled to work alongside Fox Sports and the Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East conferences to create a unique experience for fans and elevate the global sports landscape. Las Vegas was chosen as the perfect destination for this tournament due to its ideal setting for enhancing postseason college basketball excitement.

Schools from the Big East, Big 12, and Big Ten have performed well in NCAA tournaments this year, earning a significant number of bids. With additional opportunities available through this new tournament, more teams can showcase their talent on a national stage during postseason play.

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