Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's secret scrimmage time again !


If they hold a basketball game and nobody can see it, does it count?

Once again, it's time for the annual "invisible" scrimmage game for the Charlotte 49ers - one of the many NCAA Division I basketball teams that take advantage of an NCAA rule which allows for a "closed" scrimmage with another team.

In past seasons, Charlotte has played UNC Wilmington, which is coached by former 49ers assistant Benny Moss. The 49ers are changing opponnents this season and will play Virginia Tech on Saturday in "the game that shall not be named."

Stay tuned for no live reports of anything that occurs since in NCAA terms it never happened in the first place!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know the Niners used to beat South Carolina on a yearly basis in these "closed scrimmages", but that was back in the days when they were a regular in the NCAA.

Anonymous said...

Jim,

Do you have any knowledge as to if these are played under "game conditions" with refs and keeping score, counting fouls, etc? Or are they pretty much glorified practices.

Jeff said...

Its a shame Shamarr won't participate and rub in the fact that he's here instead of there !

Anonymous said...

Maybe this could lead to a regular season series in the future

Anonymous said...

The scrimmages are played under "game conditions" so refs will be present and they will keep score.

Eric said...

Come on Jim. Who "didn't" win?

Anonymous said...

No update??? Does that mean the secret scrimmage wasn't kind to the home team???

Anonymous said...

Why do you think that just because there isnt an update means a bad thing?? Utter reports on everything Niners! Good or Bad! Its not like he is being feed a message from the AD on what to report! Just look at the scathing article on why Gywnn decommitted! Nothing but the facts!

Thanks Jim!!