Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world.
In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs.
Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops.
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T.J. Cline to play professionally in Turkey (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The Richmond Spiders used to count on their all-star T.J. Cline to do it all for them. Now, Galatasaray (soccer fans might recognize the name) — a professional basketball team in Turkey — will count on Cline to do the same thing for them as he continues living his dream of playing basketball.
Now, when it came to the issue of salaries and why Cline is playing in Turkey instead of the G-League, John O’Connor pointed out:
Cline said he was invited to play in NBA summer-league activity, but was asked to commit to play in the G-League — the NBA’s minor league — this season. G-League salaries are set at $19,500 and $26,000 for the six-month season. Cline will make significantly more in Turkey, he said, although he chose not to disclose details of his deal.
NJIT releases its complete schedule for next season (NJIT Athletics)
The official Mid-Major Madness schedule tracker has another addition to its collection, this time coming from the NJIT Highlanders. NJIT announced the remainder of its schedule on Wednesday, and it includes some matchups against big-name teams like West Virginia, Seton Hall, and Rutgers (I guess).
In addition, the Highlanders will play five of their first six games at home, to go with a face-off against Iona.
Charleston Classic matchups announced (ESPN Events)
The bracket for the 2017 Gildan Charleston Classic has been revealed, and it is looking like Temple-Old Dominion is going to be the best matchup of a mid-major-laden tournament.
The other first-round games in the mid-November basketball tournament will be Clemson-Ohio, Dayton-Hofstra, and Auburn-Indiana State.
Clemson, Ohio, Dayton, and Hofstra are on the right side of the bracket, while Auburn, Indiana State, Temple, and Old Dominion are on the bracket’s left side.
Tweets of Interest
This sign is killer
Princeton’s multimedia game is :fireemoji:
Coaching changes abound in Reno:
Nevada announces assistant basketball coach Ronald Dupree has accepted a job in the NBA, which means complete turnover on assistant staff.— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) July 26, 2017
Oh no...House of Cards...
Another tournament’s bracket is out now as well
UNLV Equipment is cooler than you
They thought they could phase us with 10 pallets of gear on Monday. They tried again with 3 trucks today, but it doesn't matter because... pic.twitter.com/BLK22VQZJE— UNLV Equipment (@UNLVEquipment) July 26, 2017
The Spartans are ready to take Europe
One big, happy family
A former Wofford Terrier will be playing in Europe!
IUPUI F/C Giovanni Fraser is transferring to Daytona St.— Tai Young (@TaiYoungVC) July 27, 2017