Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Replay the Series: Brother Rice vs Bloom
Multiple sources have confirmed the REPLAY basketball game between Brother Rice and Bloom Township will be played Sept. 10. The time and location of the game, a rematch between the schools' 2000 supersectional squads staged by Gatorade and Fox Sports, have yet to be confirmed. The third edition of the documentary series, which airs locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, will reunite the combatants in the March 14, 2000, Class AA East Aurora Supersectional. The Blazing Trojans beat favored Brother Rice 42-40 on a last-second tip-in by Joe Chapman.
To prepare for the big rematch, players from both teams are participating in a customized, eight-week training and nutrition program. A documentary about the REPLAY journey produced by Fox Sports Net will also air nationwide in the fall.
It's been speculated the REMATCH game will take place at St. Xavier University. Tickets go on sale at Bloom and Brother Rice, Wednesday August 25 at 9:00am.
WORTH A REPLAY
One in an occasional series chronicling the preparations by former Bloom Township and Brother Rice basketball players for a rematch of their 2000 supersectional game, being staged in September by Gatorade's "REPLAY" television show