- Jan 30, 2013
By the same token, Blogging the Bracket already has next year's tournament schedule up and not only are there a lot of tournaments with multiple open slots, but a bunch of notable teams don't have an exempt event yet. So while it's certainly possible that VCU has their next five tournaments set up like ducks in a row, it does seem from the outside less plausible when Kentucky, Arizona State, Notre Dame, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Ohio State, Maryland and Indiana, among others, don't even know where they're going next season.Because of many factors, tournament schedules are set several seasons out. Scheduling it not something that people sit down at the end of the year and say ok, who are we going to play next year. Yes most teams some "open" slots to fill but not an entire schedule. Also, with more and more preseason and holiday tournaments, tournament directors are looking to fill slots sooner.