TBT offseason news and notes

 

By: Savannah Deuer 


All the TBT offseason news you need to know

It has been a busy offseason in the TBT world, with several familiar faces announcing a 2021 return, and even some new teams jumping into the mix. In case you missed it, or simply need a refresher, here’s a comprehensive list of the biggest TBT news:

 

  • Illinois alumni team House of ‘Paign returns to cause more chaos after defeating No. 1 seed Carmen’s Crew last year. 

 

  • Sideline Cancer brings back their heart and 'I Can' spirit to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer and make another run at the title. Oh yeah, we hear Marcus Keene will be back.

 

  • Ot Elmore and Herd That return to capture America’s heart yet again. Elmore is known as “America’s Sweetheart” of TBT, and is known for his dad bod and trash talking. His brother Jon Elmore was instrumental in Herd That’s amazing comeback against The Money Team last summer. 

 

  • Red Scare, the University of Dayton alumni team, will try to take another step forward after last year's semifinals run. The team had multiple players standout in last year’s tournament, including the fresh-out-of-college Ryan Mikesell and Trey Landers.

 

  • The Auburn-centric War Tampa is returning and vows to add even more members of the Tigers' 2019 Final Four team.

 

  • After bowing out due to COVID last summer, West Virginia alumni team Best Virginia is back. Will Bob Huggins make his long-awaited TBT coaching debut?

 

We've also gotten a small taste of some of the new alumni teams forming for TBT 2021:

 

Notable TBT alumni have also been busy since the end of the tournament:

 

  • Iso Joe will play for Team USA later this month in the FIBA AmericaCup.

 

  • Boeheim’s Army captain Eric Devendorf raised over $60,000 for small businesses in Syracuse in the wake of financial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

 

 

And finally, SportsCenter named the NBA All-Star Game Elam Ending one of the greatest sports moments of 2020!