Tuesday, November 23, 1999

New rule cuts into travel




        Xavier is scheduled to compete in the 2002 Preseason NIT, but there are no other set plans to play in any “exempt” tournaments, Athletic Director Mike Bobinski said Monday.

        A new rule allows schools to play in exempt tournaments twice every four years, a cycle that begins next season. And, if a team is going to take an offseason trip overseas — as Xavier is considering for 2000 — it can't play in an exempt tournament the following season.

        An exempt tourney only counts as one game toward a school's total; each is allowed 27 regular-season games. — Michael Perry

       



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