It’s been a little over a month since Oakland University hosted the 2014 NIRSA Regional Basketball Championship. Since the excitement has died down, we’ve been able to compile all of the results and reflect on the great time that we had hosting the series for the second year in a row.
Overall, there were 183 participants across 20 teams from the region and a total of 43 games played. The winner of the men’s bracket was Central Michigan University’s Club B team, who edged Bradley University’s team 54-53. For the women’s, the Marquette University Gold squad beat Central Michigan University’s team in the championship game.
Having the opportunity to host the tournament for two years has been a fruitful experience for not only the Department of Campus Recreation, but also Oakland University and the surrounding area. We were able to expose our facilities and campus to students at other schools as well as spectators, which totaled over 900 people, who came to watch their teams play.
Local sponsors included BD’s Mongolian Barbecue, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Noodles & Company, DiBella’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Roof Inn, and Whole Foods Market. These sponsors helped fuel the players, coaches, referees, and everyone who helped out with the event.
Did you attend the tournament? What did you think of it?