Comments coming in so far on the POTENTIAL Dudley-Greensboro Day School game

Posted by Andy Durham on January 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm under High School | 6 Comments to Read

Very good response already on the possibility of Greensboro Day and Dudley getting together for basketball game this season. I think this shows, that people really want to see this game, this season.

Here are the comments that we have received since yesterday morning:

If Dudley and GDS are having problems determining the host this year then why not hold the game at a neutral site like the Greensboro Coliseum both years. However, if both teams value home court advantage a lot, this method won’t work.

Posted by Pirate Drummer
January 20, 2009 @ 11:09 am (edit?)

Is there any issue with the total number of regular season games that the NCHSAA allows in the regular season. Can’t imagine Dudley doesn’t already have the maximum number of games allowed on their schedule. Can they add an additional game at this point? Think the total allowed is 23.

Posted by yankeeclipper8
January 20, 2009 @ 11:43 am (edit?)

If they played at a neutral site wouldn’t that cut into the team’s profits?

Posted by Edwin
January 20, 2009 @ 1:03 pm (edit?)

I would like to see this game too! But I would like to see them play at Dudley, no one that has ever been to a game there can deny the great basketball atmosphere. That is just my opinion, I would much rather watch this game at Dudley than at GDS because of size of the gym and atmosphere of facility.

Posted by Northern Fan
January 20, 2009 @ 1:20 pm (edit?)

Why not settle it the old fashion way and flip a coin. The winner host the game this year and the loser host it next year. I believe that’s the fairest way.

Posted by #1 Fan
January 20, 2009 @ 2:24 pm (edit?)

The total number of games for Dudley would be right at 23 if they had to count the three games that they played while in Puerto Rico.

If those games did not have to count, Dudley would be in under the limit and this would not be an issue. Coach K from Northern was commenting on Monday that after the first of the year, Dudley is playing pretty much just Triad 3-A Conference games, whereas NG had Ravenescroft and a game up in Philly coming up in the next ten days plus NG had the Pizza Hut Invitational games all out of conference…..

Dudley and Northern are the cream of the crop in the Triad 3-A and I think that Dudley could use a game like the one with Greensboro Day as a non-conference toughie to strengthen the schedule as they prepare to hit the playoff trail.

I was thinking about it earlier and #1 Fan said it like it was meant to be…..Flip a coin and the team that wins the coin flip has the preference of being home or away this year and then you switch it up for next season’s game.

The coin flip is a great idea, the Equalizer if you will……..

Posted by Andy
January 20, 2009 @ 2:47 pm (edit?)

No one wants to leave money on the table (from the gate receipts) for this one. So do the following:

1. Play the game at Dudley this year, BUT with a 50-50 split of revenue. No team agreeing to a game at this late juncture should have to go without money. . . THEN

2. Flip a coin for the next year’s host with the winner getting 100%.

3. Goes back to the other school in Year 3 with 100% for that school.

Everyone makes money this year and in 1 of the 2 following years AND everyone gets a 3-year series between the schools guaranteed apart from Pizza Hut Invitational.

Posted by dewright
January 20, 2009 @ 2:48 pm (edit?)

Sorry — rationale for game at Dudley this year is due to larger capacity = more total money = more money for each school after 50-50 split.

Posted by dewright
January 20, 2009 @ 7:43 pm (edit?)

I’m almost certain that Dudley would go for that, if we can just get Greensboro Day to see the rationale and buy into the three-year plan.

I believe Greensboro Day may have gotten the ball rolling with the negotiations for this series and therefore they feel strongly that game one should be at their place in year one.

If Dudley had no qualms about the coin approach then maybe we could still call it in the air and get back to the home-and-home series.

As everyone is doing here, we need to keep on coming up with ideas/rationale and find one that will work and both parties will agree to.

I think that we are all in agreement that we really want to see this game happen and to make it happen ASAP…..

Posted by Andy
January 20, 2009 @ 10:16 pm (edit?)

Who would sanction this game the NCHSAA or the NCISAA? The public school system or the private school system? Not that it matters, just curious.

Posted by Dan
January 20, 2009 @ 11:53 pm (edit?)

Why not play twice this year, if both schedules allow? Then you can have double profits.

Posted by ron
January 21, 2009 @ 9:09 am (edit?)

I think the only reason this is not happening is because Dudley is too scared to play GDS. If they are seriously trying to get a game time now they should have just staying in the PHI.

Posted by Dudley Fan
January 21, 2009 @ 11:13 am (edit?)

I have heard from a friend that GDS can play middle of Feb and a neutral site has been secured. Supposedly just waiting approval from Dudley. Making sure both schools have available dates that are satisfactory. Anyone else heard anything?

Posted by hoopsnut
January 21, 2009 @ 11:40 am (edit?)

This would be a great game between to potential state champions. But I don’t know if Dudley will go for it after being beat the last couple years in the Little Four.

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  • Tyrone said,

    Very true comment posted by “a” earlier
    GDS has said they would play and have a place where they would play so basically its all up to whether or not Dudley can handle another loss to Greensboro Day School

  • James Bell said,

    Does anyone really even know if the 2 schools have even made contact with each other? Are we all just making assumptions that one school is running from another. All this is he said she said from what I am reading so far. It’s easy for us to sit around and guess what’s going on but until Andy or someone else officially does an interview with the two coaches then we will never know what is really happening. So Andy can you do an official interview, I’m sure you know coaches at both schools, this way we can stop all the rumors.

  • Andy said,

    I was on the phone with key officials at Greensboro Day School earlier this afternoon(10 minutes ago) and the date for the game would be February 11 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center and Dudley does not have a game scheduled on that date. The date is set and it is available, now the game must be locked in.

    Dudley and Greensboro Day have been in talks about this game and now it’s time for the talks to get real serious. A decision going one way or another with the game to be played or it won’t be played, that decision will be in place by Friday.

    We hope to have Dudley Athletic Director Joe Godette on the Basketball Show from Beef ‘O’ Brady’s tomorrow night. We have made the phone call……

  • ron said,

    I think it’s not very smart to spend as much money as you are going to make by renting out the Coliseum. Not sure that many people want to see this game. I think one of the school’s gym would have been fine or maybe A&T,UNCG or HPU. I’m sure they could get a better deal than the Coliseum. Just a thought.

    Ron

  • Basketball Fan said,

    If they lock in the game date by Friday, I could see the coliseum easily filling up. I would definitely attend. I’m pretty sure Dudley fans would come out in full force. And since it is on a wednesday a lot of area teams will not be playing on this nite. I think it would a great turn out and exciting game to watch.

  • gboroguy said,

    Word has it that Coach Price does not want to play GDS. Unless he has a change of heart doesn’t sound like the deal will get done. Too bad. Would be a great game for the kids as well as us spectators.