Categories for Basketball – Men’s College

Portland to host 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at the Rose Garden on March 19 and 21, 2015. The successful bid was submitted by the University of Oregon, Oregon Sports Authority, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the same partnership that hosted the NCAA Tournament earlier this year and in 2009. Ticket information will be forthcoming.

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Major college basketball event planned for Portland in 2017

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis may have pulled off his greatest scheduling coup. Hollis told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament men’s basketball event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. The two tournaments, each consisting of eight teams, would take place in Portland, Ore. during a four-day period in November 2017. Knight’s 80th birthday is Feb.…

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Video: March Madness in Portland

The unscripted drama and excitement of March Madness arrived in Portland, Oregon in March as the Rose Garden played host to the 2nd/3rd rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. A total of eight teams — along with thousands of supporters and alumni from around the nation — traveled to Portland, bringing millions in economic impact to our region in the process.

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Organizers of NCAA tournament happy with results, hope for return

The love Dr. Terry Davis and his wife Betty share for Louisville men’s basketball can be defined by the miles they’ve traveled over the decades. The couple met in high school in the 1950s. She graduated from Louisville nursing school, he from its medical school. Together, they have attended an untold number of NCAA tournament games, including all eight of the program’s trips to the Final Four since 1959. So…

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Tickets for 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden now on sale

Tickets for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which returns to Portland for two rounds in March, will go on sale starting Saturday. Portland’s Rose Garden arena will hold four second-round games on Thursday, March 15, and two third-round games on Saturday, March 17. Tickets can be purchsed starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at rosequarter.com or by calling 1-877-789-7673. Prices range from $198 to $243 and will gain admission to two…

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Tickets for 2012 NCAA Tournament go on sale in October

Preliminary round tickets to next year’s 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale in October as part of its enhanced ticketing system, the NCAA announced today. Fans will have the opportunity to buy the best available tickets for all price ranges and seating levels at each of the 13 sites. “In the past, NCAA Basketball fans purchased a year in advance without knowing seat locations,” said…

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Ducks, Phil Knight open Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene

Phil Knight grabbed the microphone, stood on the midcourt “O’’ and waited out a standing “O’’ that lasted nearly a minute. The Nike chairman and proud father then spoke to the 12,364 gathered for opening night at Matthew Knight Arena. “There’s emotion that went into this building,’’ Knight said, “and I hope it carries forward.’’ There was emotion in this building Thursday night – also fireworks, breakdancers, free T-shirts for…

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UO Athletics to host Matthew Knight Arena open houses

The University of Oregon’s Athletics Department will host open houses for the new Matthew Knight Arena at locations throughout the state during the month of November. The open houses will feature a hands on tour of the arena display center, where potential seat-holders can view the interactive displays, video fly-throughs and dimensional floor plans, sit in the arena seats and view a presentation with videos and illustrations of the arena…

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NCAA basketball tournament to return to Portland in 2012

When the Oregon Sports Authority spearheaded an effort to get the state to eliminate the Sports Action lottery games in 2005, the aim was to get the NCAA Basketball Tournament to become a regular event in the state. The plan will take another big step in 2012, when March Madness returns to Portland’s Rose Garden for a subregional. Four first-round games will be played on Thursday, March 15, and two…

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Men’s college basketball in Oregon enjoys big season

Instead of the smell of bread permeating the area, University of Oregon students living in the dorms wake each morning to the unmistakable sounds of construction. The Williams Bakery, which resided near the northeast corner of the UO campus from 1908 until 2006, has relocated and been replaced by a $200 million basketball arena project that broke ground Feb. 7. Matthew Knight Arena is scheduled to open by January 2011,…

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March Madness returns to Oregon

It’s been 44 years since the Final Four was played in Portland, Oregon, and 26 years since the state hosted any round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  But thanks to the recent removal of state-sanctioned sports-betting game, March Madness returns this month to the Portland Rose Garden for first- and second-round games. — Excerpt from SportsTravel Magazine, March 2009

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Ready for more Madness?

The man in the Washington Huskies hat on the No.77 bus was a tourism director’s dream. “I’ve sure enjoyed my stay out here,” Tim Carey, a doctor from Seattle, told his friends as they rode the packed bus to the Rose Garden. “I’ll definitely come back.” Carey and thousands of fans like him spent last weekend in Portland watching the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.…

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NCAA basketball universe revolves around Portland for a few days

When a dozen towering young men in dark blue warm-up suits with orange trim settled beneath the chandeliers and ferns of Mother’s Bistro in Portland for breakfast, the onlooking coffee sippers knew this was no ordinary Wednesday. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the economic engine of college sports’ governing body and a favorite office gamble, is back in Oregon after a 26-year hiatus. Eight of the nation’s top teams will…

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March Madness, welcome back

A respected economist recently criticized Oregon lawmakers, saying they were “stupid” to do away with state-sponsored sports gambling. That potshot, in our view, was the equivalent of an air ball. Thursday, thanks to the 2005 Legislature’s willingness to scrap the state’s Sports Action lottery game, the Big Dance finally returns to Oregon. It means thousands of fans from eight universities have flocked to Portland, along with a small army of…

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March Madmen

If you have no interest in teenage pituitary cases wearing baggy shorts, suck it up: This week you are outnumbered. March Madness. The Big Dance. One Shining Moment. Call it what you will, but the three weeks in March when 65 college basketball teams compete in a national single-elimination tournament may just be the most riveting, exhilarating, electrifying sporting event ever. Forget the corporate trough that is the Super Bowl.…

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NCAA ticket chances are rated slim to none

There remains a chance for fans to buy tickets to the NCAA Tournament subregional that begins Thursday at the Rose Garden, but their odds might be longer than a No.16 seed winning a first-round game. Officially, the first and second rounds in Portland are sold out and have been since tickets were sold through an online lottery last year. There is, however, a chance that one or more of the…

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Video: Portland to cash in on NCAA Tourney action

It’s a big week for basketball in Bridge City. For the first time since the 1970s, Portland will host NCAA tournament action at the Rose Garden. City hopes to cash in on hoops Portland is one of eight cities hosting first and second round games in the tournament. Games are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday. Oregon Sports Authority and the University of Oregon are co-hosting the tournament’s first and second…

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Portland seeds announced: Washington, Gonzaga coming

Pairings for the NCAA Tournament were just announced. The matchups in Portland, which will be played on Thursday, are: From the West Regional No. 4 seed Washington vs. No. 13 seed Mississippi State. No. 5 seed Purdue vs. No. 12 seed Northern Iowa. Winners of those games play Saturday. From the South Regional No. 4 seed Gonzaga vs. No. 13 seed Akron. No. 5 seed Illinois vs. No. 13 seed…

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After 34 years, tourney returns

After a 34-year absence, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is coming to Portland for first- and second-round games March 19 through 21. And organizers are already thinking about future March Madness. Drew Mahalic, Oregon Sports Authority chief executive officer, says the organization plans to bid in the fall for an NCAA Tournament regional – later rounds of the highly popular tournament – in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Portland officials hope…

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Video: March Madness returning to Portland

Three weeks from today, eight college basketball teams will converge on Portland for opening round games of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and they will bring thousands of their fans with them.  It has been 34 long years since Portland hosted the tournament, and for the people who fought to bring it back, their hard work is about to pay off. — View video of this story on KGW.com

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Oregon Sports Authority celebrates return of NCAA Tourney

Three weeks from today, four first round games of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off at the Rose Garden, officially bringing to an end the tournament’s 34-year absence from Portland and 26-year absence from the state of Oregon.  This long-awaited moment is the realization of many years of hard work by the Oregon Sports Authority and other supporters who fought tirelessly to bring March Madness back…

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Betting on March Madness payoff

Call it the new March Madness: trying to determining Oregon’s reward for hosting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in three weeks. The arrival of college sports’ biggest show may not be quite the economic bonanza some imagine. It also seems unlikely to be a dud, as some economists envision, because of the national recession. The reality will likely be somewhere in between, but most — including leading Oregon lawmakers —…

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After delays, NCAA 2009 tournament tickets site is working

Finally. On Tuesday, fans hoping to attend the first and second rounds of the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Portland’s Rose Garden were able to access the Web site (www.ncaa.com/tickets) through which tickets are being sold. The Web site — the only site for fans across the country to get tickets for eight subregionals and four regionals — was supposed have been running March 24. Because of the 22-day…

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Ticket application now available for 2009 NCAA Tournament

The ticket application for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second round games at the Rose Garden is now online. The deadline to apply is May 15. Tickets will be assigned according to the order that applications are received. If the demand for tickets exceeds supply, a random drawing will be held to select ticket recipients. The NCAA will notify applicants of their ticket status by June. Click…

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UPDATE: 2009 NCAA Tournament ticket application now available

UPDATED ON 4/15: The ticket application for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second round games at the Rose Garden is now online. The deadline to apply is May 15. Tickets will be assigned according to the order that applications are received. If the demand for tickets exceeds supply, a random drawing will be held to select ticket recipients. The NCAA will notify applicants of their ticket status…

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Pilot three packs available now

Pick three of the biggest West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball games coming to the Chiles Center this year! Secure your seats to the Gonzaga game before tickets go on sale to the public. Saturday January 19 vs. San Francisco Monday January 21 vs. San Diego Saturday February 9 vs. Loyola Marymount Monday February 11 vs. Pepperdine Monday February 25 vs. Gonzaga Saturday March 1 vs. Santa Clara Monday March 3…

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Morrison Bridge to be lit in yellow and green to support Ducks

The decorative lights of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland will glow yellow and green at night to honor the University of Oregon’s advancement through the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Pacific Power donated the money to purchase the LED lighting fixtures, in concert with Multnomah County which operates and maintains the city’s surface street bridges. The lighting system was dedicated Feb. 14. The lighting can be changed to any color…

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Pac-10 tournament preview: stability vs. mobility

The Pacific-10 Conference men’s basketball tournament tips off today in Los Angeles for the sixth consecutive year, but some conference coaches are wondering if it’s time for a change of scenery in order to maintain the event’s vibrancy. “I think it needs to be moved around so that there’s enthusiasm everywhere that it goes,” Arizona coach Lute Olson said. “And probably the best indication was last year; I don’t think…

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