Four-Team Men's Basketball Event Featuring Ohio State, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA is a Go

By Jason Priestas on October 31, 2013 at 3:17p

Last week, ESPN's Andy Katz broke the news on a four-team men's basketball event featuring Ohio State, UCLA, North Carolina and Kentucky. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

Today, at Big Ten media day, Thad Matta confirmed the report, saying the event will begin next season.

Excuse to hit up NYC, Chicago, or Vegas in November each year. Okay, sure.


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KLF Buckeye's picture

Ohio State is so sexy, Kate Upton is dressing up as a Buckeye today.

OSUStu's picture

Sooo...this is awesome.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

ATXbucknut's picture

NYC, Indy, Chicago, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City.
One of these things is not like the other.

cronimi's picture

Arguably, two of these things....

ATXbucknut's picture

I actually love Indy.  Plenty of places to drink and eat, and it's so reasonably priced.  But, yeah, it's not going to get too wild and crazy like the other venues.

William's picture

Is probably one of the most underrated cities in America...

tennbuckeye19's picture

Salt Lake City is actually a pretty cool place. I lived there for almost a year while working for the Olympics that took place there back in 2002. Sure, it's not Vegas or NYC or Chicago, but it's a pretty cool place. And they love basketball there.

William's picture

I have family that live there, and I've always enjoyed going there. It's a scenic location, it has tons of great places to eat, and the outdoor activities one can partake in year round are just amazing. 

Buckeye Scottie's picture

Safe to say that OSU BBall has entered BLUEBLOOD territory, methinks. 

btalbert25's picture

I don't think we can say blue blood really, but I'm not even sure a school like UConn who has 3 titles is a blue blood.  I would say, though, that Ohio State has reached elite status as a program which is pretty cool.  I have to wonder if Kansas, Duke, or IU wasn't a desired 4th team but the deal didn't work out. 

theOSUdug's picture

please, please, please!!! Buckeyes play in NYC....this awesome news, love it!

AllDay028's picture

Ohio State plays in NYC this year against Notre Dame on December 21st.

TheShookster's picture

if you photoshop terrence jones out of that picture, it would look hilarious.
All kidding aside, THIS IS AWESOME. With an over-emphasized adjective that begins with the letter F before the word awesome.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

jeremytwoface's picture

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Unky Buck's picture

I used this once today, but this seems appropriate to use again...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

osu07asu10's picture

+1'd it earlier...and did again. Frank Drebin is the man!

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The 0 is silent.

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed Hilarious

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Hell Yes!  With the classes Thad has coming in the next couple years bring this on!  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

gwalther's picture

Wtf at that actually being in/from a commercial.

Class of 2008

tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah, I've posted it before, but it still cracks me up every time I see it.
Fellow 11Dubster BrewsterMillions said it was the "whitest" thing he'd ever seen.

gwalther's picture

Yes. They all got those coffees from effectively managing their gift card balance on their Starbucks app on their iPhones.

Class of 2008

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Fellow 11Dubster BrewsterMillions said it was the "whitest" thing he'd ever seen.

Keeping the conversation focused on Salt Lake City.

741's picture

This is awesome. Can't wait to go to all of those cities (except Indy).

Nappy's picture

Don't hate on Indy!

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Awesome. Works out perfect because we avoid Kentucky's class this year as they have 979484843 top ranked frosh coming In this season and theyll all be gone next.
OSU hoops is a sleeping giant that is waking up...

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed Dump and Matta keeps bringing in these stud classes - it will be a fun ride.

Hovenaut's picture

The Four Horsemen of CBB....

bucksfan92's picture

I am very excited about this and plan to go every one of these events.  I don't care where they have them, I am going!  

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

NYC Buckeyes REJOICE!!!
*dance of joy from Perfect Strangers*

Seattle Linga's picture

Somehow you gotta GIF that