Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Where did that info come from? Not doubting it, just never heard that before.
I didn't know about it either until this weekend. Apparently every D-1 team has to agree or turn down the NIT before the season. I guess its their way to make sure enough name teams will actually commit to play. I have wondered what the penalty would be if a team agreed but then back out when invited? Monetary fine? Penalty next season not to play in any tournament? I would say if UK hadn't agreed to go they would have turned this one down. IMO, Cal just wants this season to be over and move on at this point.