Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Announces Schedule For 2018 Tip-Off Tournament Presented By Citi

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 16, 2018) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the field of teams and brackets for the 2018 Tip-Off Tournament presented by Citi. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets with campus round games leading up to the Mohegan Sun Arena contests.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off Tournament are: George Washington University (Atlantic 10), College of the Holy Cross (Patriot League), University of Michigan (Big Ten), Norfolk State University (Mid-Eastern), Providence College (Big East), Siena College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), University of South Carolina (SEC) and Stony Brook University (America East).

“With the recent extension of our partnership with Mohegan Sun and the addition of Citi as our presenting partner, we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s event,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament has cemented itself as one of the best early season competitions and we look forward to hosting this year’s teams and loyal fans.”

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will continue to serve as the host conference for the annual event. The MAAC has developed a strong partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame, including the addition of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.

General public tickets will go on sale Friday, September 7th at 10:00am ET via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Pre-sales for participating schools begin Friday, June 1st. Neutral site game schedule, television details and an exclusive pre-sale opportunity via Citi will be released at a later date. For more information, please visit halloffametipoff.com.

Naismith Bracket

George Washington University

University of Michigan

Providence College

University of South Carolina

Springfield Bracket

College of the Holy Cross

Norfolk State University

Siena College

Stony Brook University

Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament presented by Citi Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 6th

Siena College at Providence College

Norfolk State University at University of Michigan

Stony Brook University at George Washington University

November 8th

Siena College at George Washington University

November 9th

Stony Brook University at University of South Carolina

November 10th

Holy Cross at University of Michigan

November 13th

Holy Cross at Providence College

Norfolk State University at University of South Carolina

Neutral Site Brackets at Mohegan Sun Arena (November 16th– 17th – 18th)

Springfield Bracket

Day 1

Stony Brook University vs Holy Cross

Norfolk State University vs Siena College

Day 2

Consolation Game

Championship Game

Naismith Bracket

Day 1

University of Michigan vs George Washington University

University of South Carolina vs Providence College

Day 2

Consolation Game

Championship Game

Quotes from Participating Head Coaches

“We’re excited to be part of such a prestigious field in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun. We’ve always prided ourselves on playing a difficult non-conference slate and this will provide us a great test early in the season.” – Maurice Joseph, George Washington University

“This prestigious tournament includes an extremely competitive field and will be one of the highlights of our schedule. We thank the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for organizing this wonderful event and are excited to be participating.” – Bill Carmody, College of the Holy Cross

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. It is a unique event which allows us to get some quality games early in the season. We have heard wonderful things about Mohegan Sun and its arena and know our Northeast alumni base will help make it a great environment.” – John Beilein, University of Michigan

“We are honored and excited to play in this year’s Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. When we played a few years back, the experience was tremendous. Our program will be ready for the difficult challenges this tournament presents.” – Robert Jones, Norfolk State University

“We are looking forward to playing in the 2018 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun. We enjoy playing at Mohegan Sun Arena and had a great experience in 2014 when we participated in the event.  The arena provides a perfect setting for an in-season tournament and the location is ideal for our fans.” – Ed Cooley, Providence College

“We are very excited to be a part of the 2018 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. It is a great opportunity for our team and we look forward to playing at Mohegan Sun Arena in nearby Connecticut.” – Jeff Boals, Stony Brook University

“We are excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, where we get to host two games against quality opponents, and then travel to Mohegan Sun for two more quality matchups. First, against a consistent NCAA Tournament team in Providence, and then versus either Michigan or George Washington. These four games will continue to add not just to the strength of our schedule, but to the quality of our program.” – Frank Martin, University of South Carolina

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to represent the MAAC at this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament and are excited to compete in the event. We look forward to the challenge of playing at two perennially strong programs in Providence and George Washington, as well as the opportunity to be showcased twice at Mohegan Sun Arena.” – Jamion Christian, Siena College

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at ‪1-888.226-7711, ext. 27163.

About Citi:

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:

The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University and Siena College. For more on the conference, please visit maacsports.com.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

For more information:

Visit us on the web: hoophall.com

Facebook: facebook.com/BBHOF

Twitter/Instagram: @hoophall #HOFTipOff

Call: 1-877-4-HOOPLA

Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Nicole Taylor, Position Sports

480-861-2442

nicole.taylor@positionsports.com

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Extends Long-Term Partnership with Mohegan Sun

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 1st, 2018) – Yesterday at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a ten-year partnership extension with Connecticut-based entertainment venue Mohegan Sun. The Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun have enjoyed an 11 year partnership and this announcement will continue the relationship for the long term.

“We are very appreciative of our partnership with Mohegan Sun and the memories we’ve been able to create together over the years,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Our partnership with Mohegan Sun has been a game changer for the Hall of Fame and we very much appreciate Mohegan Sun’s desire to remain a big part of the Hall of Fame family for many years to come.”

The partnership will continue to include several annual college basketball events at Mohegan Sun Arena including the Tip-Off Tournament in November.  Mohegan Sun will remain the exclusive sponsor of Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend, hosting the Class of 2018 for the annual Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and Ring Presentation at their resort in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“In the many years of working with the Naismith Hall of Fame, Mohegan Sun has helped host annual enshrinement ceremonies, honoring some of biggest legends in the game of basketball. The partnership has also grown to routinely showcase incredible basketball games and tournaments at the highest collegiate level inside Mohegan Sun Arena,” said Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “We’re proud to have been a part of so many of these great memories and are truly thrilled that it’s going to continue well into the future.”

In addition to their partnership extension, Mohegan Sun has made a significant contribution to the Basketball Hall of Fame’s capital campaign to support complete renovation of the museum. With the donation from Mohegan Sun, the Basketball Hall of Fame has surpassed its $30 million campaign goal; the Hall’s campaign will continue however until its scheduled end date of December 2018.  In acknowledgement of Mohegan Sun’s generous gift the organization will receive prominent recognition in the newly renovated guest welcome center at the Hall known as ‘The Tip Off Pavilion.’

“Three years ago, we set out on a capital campaign to financially secure the Hall’s endowment and renovate our museum to the level of quality our Hall of Famers and fans of the game deserve,” said Jerry Colangelo, Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board. “Through the generosity of our incredible partners like Mohegan Sun, I’m happy to say we have exceeded our goals. As a team, we won’t let up. We are going to continue forward with our fundraising until all who want to participate have that chance by year end. Mohegan Sun has allowed us to dramatically achieve our initial goal and for that we are very grateful.”

The capital campaign has been silently making headway over the last three years with generous backing from many in the global basketball community including Junior Bridgeman, Jerry Colangelo, Grant Hill, Mannie Jackson, Michael Jordan, Phil Knight, Nancy Lieberman, George Raveling, Adam Silver and Elaine Wynn, as well as several NBA ownership groups. Notable coaches that have already stepped forward to support the cause include, Steve Alford, Geno Auriemma, Jim Boeheim, Larry Brown, Jim Calhoun, John Calipari, Rick Carlisle, Billy Donovan, Mike Krzyzewski, George Raveling, Bill Self, John Thompson, Roy Williams, Jay Wright and others.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Since opening its doors in 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has operated as a 501 c 3 not for profit organization relying on the generosity of others to preserve the legacy of the game. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

Mohegan Sun and FanDuel Enter Partnership to Offer Co-Branded Fantasy Sports Contests

Monday, October 31st, 2016

One of the premier entertainment & gaming destinations in the United States partners with one of the leading providers in daily fantasy sports

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 31, 2016) – Mohegan Sun and FanDuel, a leading provider in daily fantasy sports, have announced a new partnership together, allowing users to sign-up directly through mohegansun.com/fantasysports. Guests will now have the opportunity to win exclusive fantasy sports experiences every week.

“This partnership with our friends at FanDuel allows us to further introduce our Mohegan Sun audience to the online sports arena that has become so popular, and fun to play. We’re very excited to start this relationship,” said Bobby Soper, President and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

As part of the partnership, FanDuel and Mohegan Sun will host exclusive contests throughout the year for various sports including the NHL, MLB, NBA, EPL and of course, the NFL. By entering these contests, fans will have the opportunity to win unique prizes like overnight stays in Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower or new Earth Tower, tickets to a Mohegan Sun Arena concert or sporting event, free dinner at a world-class restaurant and more.

About FanDuel:

FanDuel is a leading daily fantasy sports provider with the sole mission of making sports more exciting. Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports; offering a multitude of one-day, weekly, and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and EPL with new public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to thousands of players. FanDuel is the Official Partner of the NBA and has multiple deals with NFL and NBA teams, driving fan engagement, hosting numerous live events and creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for sports fans throughout the year. Based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh and Glasgow, FanDuel has raised $363 million in funding from investors including KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on  Facebook, follow us on Twitter, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username, MoheganSun.