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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule – Thursday, May 1, 2014 -

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the2014 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempttournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by eight schools in two four-team brackets.

Teams scheduled to participate in this year’s Tip-Off tournament are: Binghamton University (AEC), University of Notre Dame (ACC), Manhattan College (MAAC), Florida State University (ACC), United States Naval Academy (Patriot League), Providence College (Big East), Northeastern University (CAA) and University of Massachusetts (Atlantic 10).

“We are thrilled about the great basketball programs participating in this year’s Tip-Off Tournament,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “It will be great to once again host the tournament at the Mohegan Sun and watch some exciting competition in November.”

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 opening of a MAAC exhibit in the Hall of Fame museum.

A pre-sale of tickets to all participating schools will start on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. General public tickets will go on sale Friday, August 7. For more information on tickets, please log onto www.halloffametipoff.com.

Springfield Bracket

United States Naval Academy

Northeastern University

Manhattan College

Binghamton University

Naismith Bracket

University of Massachusetts

Florida State University

Providence College

University of Notre Dame

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Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

Campus Round Schedule

November 14 – Binghamton University at University of Notre Dame

November 15 – Manhattan College at Florida State University

November 16 – United States Naval Academy at University of Notre Dame

November 17 – Binghamton University at Providence College

November 18 – Northeastern University at Florida State University

November 19 – Manhattan College at University of Massachusetts

November 20 – United States Naval Academy at Providence College

November 26 – Northeastern University at Massachusetts

Saturday November 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. University of Notre Dame

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. Florida State University

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Manhattan College vs. Binghamton University

8:00 p.m. United States Naval Academy vs. Northeastern University

Sunday November 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Naismith Bracket

12:00 p.m. University of Massachusetts vs. Florida State University

2:30 p.m. Providence College vs. University of Notre Dame

Springfield Bracket

5:30 p.m. Consolation Game

8:00 p.m. Championship Game

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, men and women.

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 10 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s College and Siena College.

For more on the conference, please visit www.maacsports.com.

Basketball Hall of Fame Media Contact:

Natalie Caldwell, Position Sports

(480) 652-0097

natalie.caldwell@positionsports.com

HEAD COACH COMMENTS

Ed DeChellis, United States Naval Academy

“We are very excited to be playing in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has assembled a great field and we look forward to competing.”

Ed Cooley, Providence College

“We are very excited to be participating in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip Off at Mohegan Sun,” Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley said. “The tournament field will be very strong and should provide us with excellent competition as we prepare for our 2015 conference season.”

Tommy Dempsey, Binghamton University

“I was fortunate enough to participate in the Hall of Fame Tip Off event when I was coaching at Rider. It’s a first-class event with a great field every year. We are excited to be part of the 2014 event.”

Bill Coen, Northeastern University

“We are excited to participate in the 2014 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball, so it is an honor for us to represent the Commonwealth and to help promote the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and its efforts to preserve the history of the game we love. The 2014 Tip-Off features strong programs with rich basketball histories. We look forward to a highly-competitive event.”

Steve Masiello, Manhattan College

“We’re really excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. It has such a great tradition, it’s a fun event. The field this year is as good as it’s been — teams like Florida State, Notre Dame, UMass. It gives us, a mid-major team, an opportunity to play some terrific road games and an opportunity to play at a neutral site event. It gives us a stage to show not only the Hall of Fame what we’re capable of, but also show the country what our program and our brand is all about. It will be a very difficult tournament but something that we’re excited about and looking forward to.”

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State University

“The Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament is a prestigious event that we are very honored to be a part of in 2014. It is an exciting tournament that allows us to play against topflight competition and against teams that will challenge us because of the different styles of basketball played by each team in the event. We are also very excited to be a part of the event because the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is such an integral piece of the game of basketball and we want our players to understand the history of the game that we all love so much.”

Derek Kellogg, University of Massachusetts

“It’s a great opportunity for our program to play in this event against some of the best teams in the country. It allows our fans in New England to watch us play games in a first-class facility at the Mohegan Sun Arena.”

Mike Brey, University of Notre Dame

“We’re thrilled to be part the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament in November and to bring Notre Dame back to the Northeast. This event has become one of the premier tournaments in November and we’re excited to be playing Providence, a team that we know very well from our days in the BIG EAST Conference, and Massachusetts. It will be a great couple of days of basketball in the state of Connecticut. We’ll have three players on our roster next year from the New England area and I know that they will be thrilled to return to the area and play in front of their families and friends.”

Michael Bublé Announces New U.S. Tour Dates; Returns To Mohegan Sun Arena In July

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Mohegan Sun Arena is excited to announce the return of Michael Bublé. The singer,songwriter, brilliant entertainer and performer is set for a 7:30pm show on July 10th at Mohegan Sun.

Tickets are $99.00 and $79.00 and go on sale Friday, May 2nd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, May 3rd subject to availability.

If the past eight years had been truly amazing, the success was to be eclipsed upon the release of Bublé’s 4th CD, Crazy Love in 2009. The album debuted at #2 on Billboard and in the second week, hit #1 in addition to achieving #1 status in both Canada and Australia. It would become Michael’s fastest- selling album, until October of 2011 when Bublé’s studio album, Christmas rose to the top of the charts in over 20 countries, selling over 7 million and earning him a Juno for “Album of the Year.”

In 2013 with the release of To Be Loved, his 6th release, Michael Bublé has reached a new level of success. The disc has to date, achieved #1 status in 11 countries, was top 10 in 14 counties and received a Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album”. His world tour began that summer with an unprecedented 10 sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena.

To date, Bublé has won 4 Grammy’s, 11 Juno’s, a Gemini for “Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program” and 7 Smooth Jazz Awards. He has three DVD’s to his credit and starred in his first NBC Network special. In 2010, he performed at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin before 100,000 fans – his biggest audience to date. In 2013, Michael hosted the Juno Awards. The show brought in an audience of 2 million, up by 34% over the previous year and garnered him a Canadian Screen Award for “Best Host in a Variety or Talk Program.” Michael is a strong supporter of the BC’s Children’s Hospital and the co- owner of the Vancouver Giants, a

minor league hockey team.

It has been a meteoric rise and remarkable journey for Michael Bublé – and the story just keeps getting better!

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Kiss 95.7 Presents Summer Kick Off 2014 At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Mohegan Sun and Kiss 95.7 are excited to announce the Summer Kick Off 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena set for Sunday, June 8th. The concert features Austin Mahone, B.o.B., R5, MKTO and more! It all kicks off at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $58.00 and $38.00 and go on sale Friday, April 25th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, April 26th subject to availability.
6 Artists…One Stage…One Massive Party! It’s Kiss 95.7’s Summer Kick Off Concert featuring Cher Lloyd, B.o.B., Austin Mahone, Cash Cash, Hot Chelle Rae, R5. Don’t miss the hottest acts on the charts take the stage at Mohegan Sun!  For more information, visit Kiss 95.7 Summer Kick Off and 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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.