Phoenix Community Alliance Announces Fiesta Bowl as First Major Donor toward Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project

Phoenix, Ariz. (August 19, 2019) – As part of the Hance Park Partner Coalition, Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) announced today the seven-figure financial donation made by the Fiesta Bowl toward the Hance Park Revitalization Project in Downtown Phoenix. Long celebrated as a leading local community organization, the Fiesta Bowl is the first major financial supporter of the project with its $2 million gift.

Carmelo Anthony, TyRone Brown and Dawn Staley Named Winners of 2019 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

LAS VEGAS, NV (July 11, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this evening from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the winners of the 2019 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. They are nine-time NBA All-Star, Baltimore native and community activist Carmelo Anthony; Harlem Globetrotter, motivational speaker and literacy advocate TyRone Brown; and three-time Olympic gold medalist and community leader Dawn Staley. The winners will be recognized on Thursday, September 5that the Reunion Dinner at the Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Weekend.

Barclays Center to Host Inaugural Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational presented by Citi on December 17

Brooklyn, NY (July 2, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the inaugural Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational presented by Citi, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with Barclays Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The one-day tripleheader will feature Providence College vs. University of FloridaTemple University vs. University of Miami, and Iona College vs. Princeton University.

Basketball Hall of Fame to Host First-Ever Al Attles Classic at San Francisco’s Chase Center on December 21

San Francisco, Calif. (June 6, 2019) –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the first-ever Al Attles Classic, a newly developed college basketball showcase held in conjunction with Chase Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The one-day quadruple-header will feature the Stanford University vs. University of San Diego, University of California, Berkeley vs. Boston College, University of Arizona vs. St. John’s University and St. Mary’s College vs. University of Nevada.

STAPLES Center to Host Fourth Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic presented by Citi on December 21

Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the fourth annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic presented by Citi, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with STAPLES Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The one-day doubleheader will feature Louisiana State University vs. the University of Southern California and University of Utah vs. San Diego State University.

Mohegan Sun to Host Sixth Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase presented by Citi on December 22

Uncasville, CT (May 30, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the matchup of the sixth annual Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase presented by Citi on Sunday, December 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Local favorite and 11-time National Champions UConn (American Athletic Conference) will take on Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference), and Florida State (Atlantic Coast Conference) will faceoff with Michigan (Big Ten Conference).

Schedule and Match-Ups Announced for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament presented by Citi

Uncasville, CT (May 29, 2019) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2019 Tip-Off Tournament presented by Citi. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets with campus round games leading up to the Mohegan Sun Arena contests.

Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena to Host First-Ever James Naismith Classic presented by Citi on November 16

TORONTO, ON (May 28, 2019) –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the first-ever James Naismith Classic presented by Citi, a newly developed college basketball showcase held at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The one-day tripleheader will feature the University of Tennessee vs. University of Washington, University at Buffalo vs. Harvard University, and St. Bonaventure University vs. Rutgers University.

Basketball Hall of Fame Names the 2019 Naismith Starting Five

Los Angeles, Calif. (Apr. 12, 2019) — The 2018-19 college basketball season culminated with the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s tonight in Los Angeles, where top coaches and players gathered for one more momentous evening. The 90-minute show, televised on ESPN from The Novo by Microsoft and hosted by Maria Taylor and analysts Chiney Ogwumike and Jay Williams, saw the nation’s top players recognized for their season-long achievements.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announcement presented by Haggar Clothing Company

Minneapolis, MN (April 6, 2019) – Today, at a press event presented by Haggar Clothing Company, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 12 honorees in the Class of 2019 to be celebrated September 5-7, 2019 during this year’s Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Class Announcement was made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the site of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four and televised live on ESPN2.

THE UPPER DECK COMPANY INKS 17-YEAR-OLD HOCKEY PRODIGY ALEXIS LAFRENIÈRE TO MULTI-YEAR SPOKESMAN DEAL

CARLSBAD, CA (March 19, 2019) – He’s only 17 years old and just on the doorstep of an NHL® career, but today The Upper Deck Company is proud to announce that junior superstar Alexis Lafrenière will join the premier trading card and collectibles company as an exclusive spokesperson, alongside many of the greatest names in sports including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Connor McDavid, Ben Simmons, Patrick Roy and Wayne Gretzky.

Rosters Revealed for 18th Annual Jordan Brand Classic on April 20th

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Jordan Brand Classic, now in its 18th year, will host the greatest male and female high school basketball players as they look to own the game and take the big stage. JBC is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars and features the top high school talent in the country. For the first time the brand’s marquee event will be held at Las Vegas’ newest sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena. The double-header will be held on Saturday, April 20 with the Girls Game tipping off at 3:00 p.m., followed by the Boys Game at 5:00 p.m. PST.

U.S. Treasury and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Team-Up to Launch Commemorative Coin in 2020

Springfield, Mass. (January 21, 2019) — Located in the Birth City of Basketball, Springfield, Mass., the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage. Since the Basketball Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1959, it has operated as a 501 c 3 not for profit organization relying on the generosity of others to preserve the legacy of the game. Today, the famed museum announced a significant fundraising platform with the recently passed Naismith Memorial Commemorative Coin Bill.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2019

Today, December 21st, marks the Birthday of Basketball – the game that was invented by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts and has grown into an international pastime. As part of the celebration of this momentous day, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the eligible candidates for the Class of 2019, including the addition of a new direct-elect category for Women Veterans.

Slam Dunk to the Beach Announces 2018 Participants and Schedule

November 14, 2018 (Lewes, Del.) – The Delaware Sports Commission is proud to announce the full schedule and participating teams for the 2018 Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament. The lineup includes two of the Top 25 teams in the country and many of the nation’s top players. The elite squads will hit the hardwood at Cape Henlopen High School from December 27-29. This year’s event will feature 13 teams from around the region and nation and four teams from the host state of Delaware.

Air Force Reserve Announced as Partner of Basketball Hall of Fame National Collegiate Events in 2018-19 Season

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Air Force Reserve as the title partner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events. The support of national sponsors such as the Air Force Reserve will allow the Basketball Hall of Fame to operate first-class events for over 40 collegiate programs this season in five markets.