• March Madness Will Be Relocated

    Due to health and safety concerns, the Division I Men's Basketball Committee has decided to relocate the 13 sites previously chosen to host preliminary rounds of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Despite the challenges the pandemic continues to present to our country, March Madness will take place in 2021. The environment in which we live is drastically different, which means the tournament will clearly have a different feel to it, but we will safely conduct this event despite the obstacles we are facing. It was determined that the most effective way of doing so is to stage the event in one city, using multiple venues. The NCAA is in preliminary discussions with the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to conduct the entire championship in the metropolitan area. No decision has been made regarding fan attendance at any NCAA tournament game. However, the NCAA committee and staff will remain in communication with nation and local experts from within the medical field to decide the best course of action. At this time, there are no changes to the field size of 68 or the dates March Madness is typically held. The original key dates include Selection Sunday® on March 14, the tournament start date on March 16 and the National Championship on April 5.

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  • NCAA Relocates the 2021 Men's Basketball First Four 

    Earlier today, the NCAA announced the relocation of the 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship from 13 predetermined host sites, including the First Four games due to be played at UD Arena, to a single geographic site.

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  • Dayton Flyers: NCAA extends agreement with school to host First Four

    The University of Dayton Arena will host the NCAA Tournament First Four through at least 2026.

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  • Big Hoopla Cancels 2020 Events

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  • Dayton First Four kicks off with The Big Hoopla

    Mark your calendars to attend the Big Hoopla on March 15, followed by the NCAA First Four Division I Men’s Basketball Championship games, March 17-18.

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  • The Big Hoopla will host a free Family Celebration Festival on Fifth Street in the Oregon District

    The Big Hoopla will host a free Family Celebration Festival on Sunday, March 15 on Fifth Street in the Oregon District. College Basketball fans looking to share the excitement of the coming tournament can come to the Oregon District to enjoy a family-friendly event.

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  • Volunteers honored at Dayton Hoopla reception

    A group of volunteers who have spent the last several months organizing and promoting The Big Hoopla events that surround the NCCA First Four were recognized for their efforts Monday night.

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  • Local Organization Providing Free First Four Tickets to Military & Students

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  • Fox45News - First Four helps bring the Nauseef family together every year

    Check out Fox45News article on how the First Four brings people together in Dayton!

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  • USA Today - For NCAA's First Four, Dayton's gym a tourney gem

    Check out USA Today's write up about big things happening in Dayton, Ohio!

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