[quote="Craftsy21, post:2, topic:1542"][quote]chance to gain some national attention[/quote]
From a game with no cameras in the building which aren’t in the hands of scouts? ???[/quote]
He gets to play in a different region of the country (out of the northeast/midwest) and impress coaches, players and the media there. With so many games on TV now, it is hard to get true national exposure on TV unless you’re playing in the NCAA finals.
The good news is that Ole Miss hosts LSU in a football game the next day so maybe there’s a media member or two actually there.
Yes, it is the Egg Bowl (Ole Miss vs Miss State) this weekend in Oxford, so I’m not sure how many of Mississippi’s media will care about Penn State basketball. And considering that Auburn/Alabama will be played that same Friday afternoon just to the East, I would think that any media in the area would have all eyes on that contest. Now if we were playing in Tuscaloosa that evening after that game, then we might be talking.
The first game of importance, in regards to eyeballs on the PSU program, will be Maryland. It’s amazing how many college basketball folks keep tabs on the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. And not just in the footprint of those respective conferences. The event is a boon for both conferences, as kids and media from all over the country sit up and take notice. And for many, it’s really their first taste of college hoops on the season.