Former Buckeyes and Wolverines Unite To Compete For $2 Million In The Basketball Tournament

Former Buckeyes and Wolverines Unite To Compete For $2 Million In The Basketball Tournament

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Former Buckeyes and Wolverines Unite To Compete For $2 Million In The Basketball Tournament


Andrew Dakich loved both Big Ten schools he played for so much that he’s bringing some of them together to form a Big Ten alumni team that has its sights set on competing in an annual basketball tournament worth $2 Million.


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Former Buckeyes and Wolverines Unite To Compete For $2 Million In The Basketball Tournament

Who said folks from Ann Arbor and Columbus can’t get along?

I know there will be many traditionalists spitting at this very notion, but today we’ve come across an announcement that several former Ohio State and Michigan basketball players are coming together to spread peace, goodwill, and hopefully make money rain down.

That’s right. Former Ohio State players Andrew Dakich, Kam Williams and Jae’Sean Tate will join forces with former Wolverines Duncan Robinson, Mark Donnal, Jon Horford and Stu Douglas to form a Big Ten Alumni team by the name of Big X to compete in the 2018 version of The Basketball Tournament. To keep the peace, former Illini big man Nnanna Egwu will also take part.

As the story goes, Dakich tried to land a spot on the Scarlet and Gray squad featuring the likes of Aaron Craft and Jared Sullinger, but spots were full. That team made it all the way to the semifinals — winning the Midwest Region and is looking to compete again this year.

Udaunted, Dakich reached out to some former players and has created his own team. But getting in is not a done deal. In order to get into the tournament, Big X must finish as one of the top nine teams in a region via fan voting to make it. To champion their cause, you can go here to become a supporter, or use the following Tweet link:

By the way, the top 201 fans with the most support get a shot at sharing some of the money as well, but we’ll leave all that up to you.

Big X is looking to be in the Midwest region, and if so, games will begin play in the Columbus suburb of Bexley at Capital University July 20-22. The semifinals and $2 Million championship game will be held August 2 and 3 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Go Bucks … er, Blue? Okay, Go Blucks. That’ll do.

 

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