Tackett tells Daily News more about ruling to move Region 4 basketball tournaments

Talked with KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett about ruling to move Region 4 basketball tournaments to high schools. Here are his comments, expanding some on his official ruling sent to the athletic directors:

Where does this need to go from here? “There’s going to have to be some discussion at Western within a lot of their departments about whether or not they really want these large-scale events that don’t generate a lot of money for the event-holders, and therefore willing to sacrifice some things to get them. To be honest with you, that affects not only region basketball. This spring, we’ll be discussing with them possible renewal for football and girls’ basketball. It’s all ripe for discussion.”

More on WKU’s side of it: “They may decide that while they were building and developing, they needed these events, and now they don’t. I don’t know. That’s their decision. The one thing I know for sure is they built their facilities, first and foremost, for their students.”

Concerning costs at WKU: “Let’s say the weather’s bad, and you park reasonably near the playing facility, a family’s going to be paying $40 just for parking for four nights if their team’s in the finals. Not to mention some other costs that were brought up the meetings by the ADs, so they’ll really have to take a look at if they can go back to the old days and eat some of those costs. I don’t know that, and I don’t run their budget. That’s for the president on down. I think higher levels will have to get involved. I know the president of that university (Gary Ransdell) supports our events being on their campus. He thinks it’s very important. We may have to reach across and see if he’ll get involved.”

How were Barren, ACS chosen for this year? “One of the things I looked at between Bowling Green High and Barren was, talking to the people down there, Barren kind of stepped up and was willing to bail them out when they weren’t able to hold all the rounds at Western. It’s one facility that there’s absolutely not doubt can hold it, parking and everything. You want to kind of spread the wealth if you can, so putting them at Barren and Allen – they’re proximity to Bowling Green and four or five other schools is good, but their also close to the others. It’s a facility-driven thing at this point.”

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One thought on “Tackett tells Daily News more about ruling to move Region 4 basketball tournaments

  1. “One of the things I looked at between Bowling Green High and Barren was, talking to the people down there, Barren kind of stepped up and was willing to bail them out when they weren’t able to hold all the rounds at Western. It’s one facility that there’s absolutely not doubt can hold it, parking and everything. You want to kind of spread the wealth if you can, so putting them at Barren and Allen – they’re proximity to Bowling Green and four or five other schools is good, but they’re also close to the others. It’s a facility-driven thing at this point.”

    Unspoken – “What, Bowling Green needs another advantage?”

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