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2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Rounds
November 24-25, 2014
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

Host Rounds - November 2014
Sub-Host Rounds - November 2014

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2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic

Championship Round
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

PURCHASE TICKETS - Monday,  November 24, 2014

PURCHASE TICKETS - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tickets are also available at the Sprint Center Box Office or charge by phone: 888-929-7849

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National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Sunday, November, 23, 2014

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland - Kansas City, MO

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The College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world class entertainment facility connected to Sprint Center by the Grand Lobby, is two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance. It houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The word “experience” is in the title because that’s exactly what fans can do – experience the game of college basketball.

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The College Basketball Experience is not a museum. It is a high-energy, highly-interactive venue where fans can immerse themselves in the game of college basketball.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic Field Finalized

--ESPN networks to televise all four Championship Round games—

 

KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today that the field for the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic has been set.

Alabama, Arizona State, Iowa State and Maryland will serve as the four host round participants for this year’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic, with the opening round games beginning on November 14th.  Each team will play two games on campus and advance to the championship rounds on November 24-25 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. 

Joining the four host teams in the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic are Bethune Cookman, Central Connecticut State, Chicago State, Georgia State, Monmouth, Oakland, Towson and Western Carolina.  Monmouth and Oakland will serve as a sub-hosts for games played November 21-26. 

ESPN networks will televise the four championship round games.  The semifinal doubleheader featuring Arizona State and Maryland will be aired on ESPNU at 7:00pm (ET), followed by Alabama and Iowa State on ESPN2.  The next evening, the consolation game will be shown on ESPN3 at 7:00pm (ET), followed by the championship game on ESPNU.

Tickets for the championship round games at Sprint Center may be purchased by visiting www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, www.sprintcenter.com, by phone at 888-929-7849, or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.

For more information on the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, please visit www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter at @CBEHOFClassic.

---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ----
Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
 Semifinal Doubleheader   Championship Doubleheader
Monday, November 24 – 7:00 PM ET   Tuesday, November 25 – 7:00 PM ET
Arizona State vs. Maryland (ESPNU)   Consolation Game (ESPN3)   
Alabama vs. Iowa State (ESPN2)    Championship Game (ESPNU)
     
---- HOST ROUNDS ----
Tuscaloosa Regional Rounds   Tempe Regional Rounds
Coleman Coliseum – Tuscaloosa, AL   Wells Fargo Arena – Tempe, AZ
Friday, November 14 – Time TBD   Friday, November 14 – Time TBD
Towson at Alabama   Chicago State at Arizona State
Monday, November 17 – Time TBD   Monday, November 17 – Time TBD
Western Carolina at Alabama   Bethune Cookman at Arizona State
     
Ames Regional Rounds   College Park Regional Rounds
Hilton Coliseum – Ames, IA   Comcast Center – College Park, MD
Friday, November 14 – Time TBD   Monday, November 17 – Time TBD
Oakland at Iowa State   Central Connecticut State at Maryland
Monday, November 17 – Time TBD   Friday, November 28 – Time TBD
Georgia State at Iowa State   Monmouth at Maryland
     
---- SUB- HOST ROUNDS ----
West Long Branch Sub-Host Rounds    Rochester Sub-Host Rounds
Activity Center – West Long Branch, NJ   Athletics Center O’rena – Rochester, MI
Friday, November 21 – 5:00 PM ET   Monday, November 24 – 4:30 PM ET
Central Connecticut State vs. Towson   Chicago State vs. Georgia State
Bethune Cookman at Monmouth    Western Carolina at Oakland
Saturday, November 22 – 5:00 PM ET   Tuesday, November 25 – 4:30 PM ET
Bethune Cookman vs. Towson   Georgia State vs. Western Carolina
Central Connecticut State at Monmouth   Chicago State at Oakland
Sunday, November 23 – 2:00 PM ET   Wednesday, November 264:30 PM ET
Bethune Cookman vs. Central Conn State   Western Carolina vs. Chicago State
Towson at Monmouth   Georgia State at Oakland

 

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers.  The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.  Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate.   The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans.  The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com.  Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.    Sponsorship opportunities for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction celebration are available through Premier Sports by contacting Laurie Bollig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To find out more, visit: www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CBEHOFClassic.

 

Contact:

Liz Woerth, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship Round Matchups Set

 -ESPN Networks to televise all four Championship Round Games-

KANSAS CITY, Mo.The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced today the matchups for the championship round of the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic.  All four games of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at SprintCenter in Kansas City, Mo., will be televised live on ESPN networks. 

On Monday, November 24, Arizona State will take on Maryland at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU, followed by Alabama and Iowa State at 9:30pm ET on ESPN2On Tuesday, November 25, the consolation game will tip off at 7:00pm ET on ESPN3, followed by the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship game at 9:30pm ET on ESPNU. 

Tickets for the championship round games at Sprint Center may be purchased by visiting www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, www.axs.com, by phone at 888-929-7849, or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.

 For more information on the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, please visit www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter at @CBEHOFClassic.

---- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ----

Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.

     

 Semifinal Doubleheader

 

Championship Doubleheader

Monday, November 24 – 7:00 PM ET

 

Tuesday, November 25 – 7:00 PM ET

Arizona State vs. Maryland (ESPNU)

 

Consolation Game (ESPN3)   

Alabama vs. Iowa State (ESPN2)

 

 Championship Game (ESPNU)

 

About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 

The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Sunday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers.  The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.  Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate.   The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans.  The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com.  Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.    Sponsorship opportunities for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction celebration are available through Premier Sports by contacting Laurie Bollig, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To find out more, visit: www.cbehalloffameclassic.com and follow us on Twitter @CBEHOFClassic.

 

Contact:

Liz Woerth, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

P: 773-850-0614 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All-Americans Grant Hill, Shaquille O’Neal and Darrell Griffith along with coaching legends Dale Brown and Gary Williams to be Inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame November 23 in Kansas City

Five-Star camp founder Howard Garfinkel and long-time coach and author Glenn Wilkes to go in as contributors

KANSAS CITY (March 25, 2014) – All-Americans and NCAA champions Grant Hill of Duke and Darrell Griffith of Louisville, along with two-time national player of the year and All-American Shaquille O’Neal of LSU, headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2014. Joining them for enshrinement will be NAIA star Zelmo Beaty from Prairie View A&M, NCAA Final Four coaches Dale Brown of LSU and Gary Williams of Maryland and contributors Howard Garfinkel, the founder of Five-Star Basketball Camp, and Glenn Wilkes Sr., long-time coach at Stetson and prolific author of basketball coaching books.

The Class of 2014 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball. Tickets will go on sale beginning in September. For more information, follow @CBHOF on Twitter or visit www.collegebasketballhalloffame.com.

The Hall of Fame is located in the College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world-class entertainment facility adjacent to Sprint Center in Kansas City. The CBE Hall of Fame Classic will take place November 24-25 at Sprint Center. The four teams participating are Alabama, Arizona State, Iowa State and Maryland. Tickets for the Classic are available now and can be purchased through www.axs.com, www.cbehalloffameclassic.com, by phone at 1-888-929-7849 or in person at Sprint Center Box Office.

Hill played at Duke from 1990-94, where he helped lead the Blue Devils to two NCAA national championships. He averaged 15 points and six rebounds and was a first-team All-American as a senior. O’Neal played three years for Brown at LSU (1989-92) and averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. He was a first-team All-American and national player of the year as both a sophomore and junior. Griffith played for Louisville from 1976-80 and the Cardinals won the NCAA title his senior year. He averaged 18 points, five rebounds and three assists per game and was the national player of the year in 1980. Beaty was the most valuable player of his 1962 Prairie View A&M team that won the NAIA national championship. He averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds during his career for the Panthers.

Brown won 60 percent of his games during his 25-year career at LSU (1972-97). He took the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1986 and was the national coach of the year in 1981. Williams spent 22 years as head coach at his alma mater, Maryland, winning 65 percent of his games. He led the Terrapins to the NCAA title in 2002 and was named national coach of the year.

Garfinkel founded the Five-Star Basketball Camp in 1966, which he ran through 2008. The high school camp was a springboard for many of the college and professional game’s greatest athletes and also the game’s best coaches who were clinicians throughout the years. Wilkes won 551 games in his 36 years as head coach at Stetson. A renowned clinician, he also wrote seven books about basketball coaching and personally directed his Glenn Wilkes Basketball School for 37 years.

“The Class of 2014 has a unique identity with a player-coach tandem, along with three outstanding players and a coach who led their teams to national championships,” said Reggie Minton, deputy executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and chair of the Hall of Fame selection panel. “With the addition of two men devoted to developing basketball skills at summer camps for close to a half-century, we look forward to celebrating them at the induction in Kansas City in November.”

In 2006 the first class was inducted into the newly formed National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. That class included the game’s inventor, James Naismith, and possibly its greatest coach in John Wooden, along with Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell and Dean Smith. Since that time, seven more classes have been inducted and have included the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny Manning, Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Zelmo Beaty, Player, Prairie View A&M

  • Averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds during his four years at Prairie View A&M
  • Led the Panthers to the NAIA national championship in 1962
  • Won the Chuck Taylor MVP award during the 1962 NAIA tournament

 Dale Brown, Coach, LSU

  • Coached at LSU from 1972-97 and compiled an overall record of 448-301 (.598)
  • Led the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four in 1981 and 1986
  • Won four Southeastern Conference championships and was four-time SEC Coach of the Year
  • Was the national coach of the year in 1981
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Howard Garfinkel, Contributor, Five-Star Basketball Camp

  • Started the first high school scouting service for East Coast basketball in 1965
  • Started the Five-Star Basketball Camp in 1966, one of the most respect fundamental clinics for high school players and a springboard for both players and up and coming coaches over the years

 

Darrell Griffith, Player, Louisville

  • NCAA champion and Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1980
  • Career record of 101-25 in four years at Louisville
  • Averaged 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game for his career
  • National player of the year in 1980

 

Grant Hill, Player, Duke

  • Two-time NCAA champion in 1991 and 1992
  • Career record of 118-23 in four years at Duke
  • Averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds a game for his career
  • First-team All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as a senior

 

Shaquille O’Neal, Player, LSU

  • National player of the year in 1991 and 1992
  • Career record of 64-29 in three years at LSU
  • Averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks a game for his career
  • Set LSU records for blocks in a game, season and career
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Glenn Wilkes, Sr., Contributor, Stetson

  • Coached at Stetson from 1957-93 and compiled an overall record of 551-436 (.558)
  • Directs coaching clinics throughout the South and has been featured at clinics around the world.
  • Authored seven basketball books and has his own travel company that takes college teams overseas for competitions
  • Directed camps with Michael Jordan and assisted George Raveling with Nike’s All-America basketball camps for 20 years

 

Gary Williams, Coach, Maryland

  • Coached at Maryland from 1989-2011 and compiled an overall record of 461-252 (.646)
  • Led the Terrapins to the NCAA Final Four in 2001 and 2002, winning the title in 2002
  • Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and national coach of the year in 2002
  • Also coached at American, Boston College and Ohio State and compiled a 33-year career record of 668-380 

 

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