Sway Calloway (left), actress Tatyana Ali, actor Lance Gross and Jim Colon, vice president of Toyota African-American Business Strategy for North America, attend the TGI Forum at this year’s CIAA basketball tournament in Charlotte, Saturday.
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Sway Calloway (left), actress Tatyana Ali, actor Lance Gross and Jim Colon, vice president of Toyota African-American Business Strategy for North America, attend the TGI Forum at this year’s CIAA basketball tournament in Charlotte, Saturday.

Still the Queen: CIAA tournament stays in Charlotte

By STEVE REED

Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is returning to Charlotte — this time for good.

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ORIGINAL PLAN HAD MERIT!!!!

Armed with the statistics clearly supporting the economical impact of the tournament on the host city,I find it strange that the earlier mentioned bid process was not followed. Single Proposal/Bid acceptance,is not good practice in any competitive money making venture;which the CIAA tournament has proven to be.

The CIAA Stay's In Charlotte/ Bad Deal:

This is a bad deal as far as i'm concerned. The city brought in 41.7 millions in economic spending and 29.86 millions in direct spending and the CIAA is only going to get 1.4 millions to be divided between 12 schools. Why not negotiate at least 1.4 millions for every school? Charlotte will still come out on top because they could make over 50 millions especially since the headquarter is going to move there also. Something is wrong with the lawyer whom negotiated this deal for the CIAA. I hope they included a clause if the revenue goes up so will the amount that is paid to the CIAA. 1.4 millions between 12 schools something is wrong with that picture. What do you think out there people?

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