UD makes its bid for the NCAA tourney

NCAA First Four at Dayton UD Arena. (WDTN Photo)
NCAA First Four at Dayton UD Arena. (WDTN Photo)


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton announced it submission of a NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bid package.

The university, along with the Local Organizing Committee made the following bids:

  • 2016 First Four
  • 2016 Second/Third Rounds
  • 2017 First Four
  • 2017 Second/Third Rounds
  • 2018 First Four
  • 2018 Second/Third Rounds

“The NCAA Tournament is big fun for fans and a big economic boost for Ohio,”
said Governor John R. Kasich, State of Ohio. ”As the home of the tip-off for the
tournament for the last 15 years, Dayton has proven it has the people, experience
and enthusiasm to put on a world-class effort, and I look forward to seeing it
continue to play a big role in future tournaments.”

“We feel strongly about our position and the opportunity to host the First Four, as
well as the second and third rounds beyond 2015,” said Dr. Daniel J. Curran,
President of the University of Dayton. “Since the inception of the First Four and in
each of the 28 years UD Arena has hosted the tournament, the Dayton Region
and its fans have showcased their passion and commitment to college basketball
and the NCAA Tournament.”

The LOC and The Big Hoopla are groups organized to support the university’s bid to be a preferred site for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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