The event, but many of the DIII teams are still playing each other I thought in a tournament format... but the idea of all those teams playing each other is gone. It was causing problems for Roberts Wesleyan more so than the DIII teams. We all know that in DIII if you play a non-Division III team you are basically wasting the game when it comes to regional rankings, at-large changes, even hosting opportunities. It is like you never played the game. The exact same thing is true, but in a much bigger way, for Roberts Wesleyan. They are guarunteed three games that end up not counting for them at the end of the season. That hurts them in regional rankings and at-large chances. As great a tournament as it was for the region and the city, it no longer works in the current basketball world.
St. John Fisher, RIT, Rochester and Nazareth will take part in a tournament on December 2nd and 3rd at Nazareth. It's called "Mark's Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout". Nazareth will be hosting all 4 games. The pairings are as follows:
Fisher vs Rochester at 6 PM
RIT vs Nazareth at 8 PM
Fisher vs RIT at 6 PM
Rochester vs Nazareth at 8 PM
The 2 SUNYAC schools are each playing one of the teams from the former Wendy's tournament. Brockport State will play Hobart on 12-6 -16 at Hobart. They won't play any other team from the Wendy's tournament other than conference foe Geneseo State.
On that same day 12-6 Geneseo State will play Rochester at the Palestra in Rochester. That is the only school the Knights will play from the Wendy's tournament, aside from the 2 meetings with Brockport.
Rochester in addition to playing Geneseo and the 2 E8 schools in early December in the Crosstown Tournament will also have a home game against Hobart on 11-22-16 plus an away game at RIT on 1-3-17. So the Yellowjackets will have 5 of their 11 non-conference games against former Wendy's tournament participants. The only teams they missed are Brockport and Roberts Wesleyan.
RIT plays Naz and Fisher in the Crosstown tournament, Rochester as mentioned above and conference foe Hobart twice.
St. John Fisher in addition to the 2 games in the Crosstown Tournament against the Rochester schools will also play a home game against Hobart on 11-19 and of course the 2 regular season matchups against conference opponent Nazareth.
Hobart ends up with the above mentioned games against Fisher, Rochester, Brockport, and 2 regular season games against fellow Liberty League member RIT.
Nazareth, like Fisher, plays the 2 Rochester teams in the Crosstown Tournament and the 2 regular season games against the Cardinals.
Roberts Wesleyan is the only former Wendy's participant that will not be playing any of the DIII schools and as Dave mentioned this will probably be to their benefit since those 3 games in past years could hurt them, since they didn't count. They also didn't help the D3 teams they played.