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.

Basketball Hall of Fame to Host 6th Annual Hoophall West

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule for the 2018 Hoophall West, an annual basketball showcase now in its sixth year. The event serves as the west coast version of the original Springfield, Massachusetts-based Hoophall Classic – an event that has featured many of the top prep teams and players for more than 15 years. Hoophall West game action will take place at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale on December 6th, 7th and 8th.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to Host Numerous Community Events Surrounding Enshrinement Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The evening of Friday, September 7th, basketball enthusiasts from coast-to-coast will focus on Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball and home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Fans will line the streets and the Class of 2018 will give induction speeches at the landmark Symphony Hall. While the Enshrinement Ceremony is of course the focal point of the weekend’s festivities, new inductees, award winners, and Hall of Famers will be participating in a number of community relations initiatives surrounding this megaevent.

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Benefit Game to Feature Highly Anticipated Match-Up Between UConn Huskies and Tennessee Lady Vols

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the renewal of the historic series between the UConn Huskies and the Tennessee Lady Vols, starting in the 2019-20 season. As a longstanding rivalry, the teams consistently met from 1995-2007, but have not faced each other since. Widely regarded as the two most successful women’s programs in the country, UConn and Tennessee account for 19 National Championships, dozens of impact players in the WNBA and many of the sport’s all-time greats.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Beta Sigma Boulé Announce Third Annual “Education & Leadership Luncheon”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is teaming up once again with the Beta Sigma Boulé chapter of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity and Springfield College to present the third annual Education and Leadership Luncheon to inspire and celebrate Springfield area students. The press conference announcing the second annual collaboration will be held at Springfield College on July 24th.

2018 ONE Basketball Organization Hall of Fame Golf Classic Presented by Audi Returning to Monarch Beach Golf Links

Los Angeles, CA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with ONE Basketball Organization and Audi, will host its third annual Golf Classic on Friday, November 16th at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. This year’s field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball including returning host, Los Angeles Lakers legend and Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1980 enshrinee, Jerry West.

J.J. Barea, Tina Charles and Boris Diaw Named Winners of 2018 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this evening from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the winners of the 2018 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. They are Puerto Rico native, disaster relief advocate and NBA Champion J.J. Barea; five-time WNBA All-Star, education and heart health activist Tina Charles; and 14-year NBA veteran and global education and leadership supporter Boris Diaw. The winners will be recognized on Thursday, September 6th at the Reunion Dinner at the Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Weekend.

Inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic presented by Citi to be Played at Historic Boardwalk Hall on December 15

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) of Atlantic City announced today the field of teams for the first-ever Boardwalk Classic presented by Citi, a newly developed college basketball showcase to be held at Historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018. It is another signature event created by CRDA’s ongoing programming alliance with IMG.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Reveals Renovations Amid Hugely Successful 30 Million Dollar Capital Campaign

Springfield, Mass. — Early in 2015, Jerry Colangelo, Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Board of Governors, announced the launch of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s “It’s Time to Step Forward” Capital Campaign to support the renovation of the museum and solidify the Hall’s endowment. In the nearly three years since, over $30 million has been pledged from members of the national basketball community, as well as individual donors and Connecticut and Massachusetts-based organizations.

Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena to Host First-Ever Jerry Colangelo Classic presented by Citi

PHOENIX, AZ – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the first-ever Jerry Colangelo Classic presented by Citi, a newly developed college basketball showcase held in conjunction with Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The one-day doubleheader will feature the University of Tennessee vs. Gonzaga University and University of Nevada vs. Grand Canyon University.

STAPLES Center to host Third Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic presented by Citi on December 7

Los Angeles, CA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the third annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic presented by Citi, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with STAPLES Center on Friday, December 7, 2018. The one-day tripleheader will feature Texas Christian University vs. the University of Southern California, Saint Mary’s College vs. University of New Mexico, and University of Nevada vs. Arizona State University.

2018 Winners Named for Basketball Hall of Fame Awards at ESPN College Basketball Awards

College basketball’s top coaches and players past and present spent one last night honoring the season that was, tonight. The College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s televised live on ESPN2 from The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live saw eight prestigious, end-of-season awards presented to basketball’s very best during the 90-minute telecast hosted by ESPN’s Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams with reporter Molly McGrath.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, WBCA Name Winners of Four New Women's College Basketball Awards

COLUMBUS, OHIO - In collaboration with ESPN, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) established four inaugural women’s college basketball awards during the 2017-18 season. In addition to the esteemed Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award which has been presented since 2000, the Basketball Hall of Fame and the WBCA are proud to now present the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award, Katrina McClain Power Forward Award and Lisa Leslie Center Award.

Andy Bernstein and Doris Burke Named Recipients of Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award

Los Angeles, CA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, longtime NBA photographer Andy Bernstein and ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke are the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients. The two will be acknowledged for their contributions to basketball media during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events September 6-8 in Springfield, Massachusetts – the birthplace of basketball.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Narrows Watch List for 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 candidates for the 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its fourth year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball.  A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates in October, which has now been narrowed to just 10.