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2017 NIRSA Basketball Championships




April 21-23, 2017


Tournament Information:

Join us in Columbus, Ohio for the 2017 NIRSA National Basketball Championships. The Ohio State University is excited to once again host the top competition from across the nation, qualified student officials from different institutions, premier collegiate recreation professionals and special guests. Please see the Tournament Information document for more information.

This tournament is open teams from any two or four year degree granting college or university or military installations. It is not restricted to regional tournament champions or league champions and may have more than one team from the same institution. You may review the NIRSA Player and Team Eligibility Guidelines here. This tournament is not restricted to regional tournament champions, league champions or limited to a certain number of teams from any one school. It is open to junior colleges, community colleges, four year universities.

All teams should design travel plans on arriving in Columbus, Ohio for games starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.


Team Registration Dates:

Opens: Monday, January 9, 2017

Closes: Monday, April 10, 2017


Divisions Offered:

Women's Intramural

Men’s Intramural

Women’s Club

Men's Club

Unified League (In Conjunction with Special Olympics North America)


Team Registration Fee(s):

Teams that participate in a NIRSA Regional: $375

Teams that do not participate in a NIRSA Regional: $450


Tournament Director:

Jarrode Davis, The Ohio State University



Directors of Officials Development:

Shane Land, University of Central Florida

John Washo, DePaul University


Directors of Competition:

Brooke Turner, University of Alabama

Keegan Ashbee, University of Florida


Director of All-Tournament Selection Committee:

Antonio Gonzalez, Florida State University


Tournament Format:

Games will be played under NFHS rules, with the exception of timing. This will be a 3 or 4 team pool play tournament with the top 2 (from a 3-team pool) or three (from a 4-team pool) teams out of each pool advancing to the single elimination playoff bracket to ensure each team receives 2 pool play games.