Tuesday, February 16, 2010

UIS happy to host league tourneys

The University of Illinois Springfield is ineligible to compete in postseason play, but that isn’t keeping the school from hosting the Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments March 6-7 at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

The university, which cannot compete because of its move this season to NCAA Division II from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ American Midwest Conference, is eager to host the GLVC Final Four. This is only the second neutral site for the tournament.

“We think it will be great to bring those student-athletes as well as fans from Kansas City to Louisville, Ky., to Cincinnati, Indianapolis and possibly Milwaukee, Wis., to Springfield to see what we really have here at UIS,” UIS athletic director Rodger Jehlicka said.

The story was featured in a February 16, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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