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C-USA kickstarts basketball season at Space & Rocket Center

HUNTSVILLE – Conference USA will hold its basketball tournaments at the end of the regular season at the Von Braun Center in March, but member teams will get an early look at the city during a visit to attend Tipoff and Media Day at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Coaches and players from C-USA will spend Monday doing interviews at the Space Camp
Operations Center, then will move to the Saturn V Hall to do live broadcasts on ESPN+. The 2024 and 2025 C-USA men’s and women’s championships will be hosted at Propst Arena in partnership with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Huntsville Sports Commission and Knight Eady.

The two-year agreement includes an option to extend.

“Bringing a piece of March Madness to Huntsville has been a goal for our community and this is a great opportunity to have the road to the Final Four start here,” Joel Lamp, sports manager for the visitors bureau, said when the deal was announced in April. “Conference USA has a national brand that will provide a larger platform for Huntsville to shine.

“This has been a tremendous team effort from all of our partners and we appreciate the confidence the Conference USA leadership has in our vision to provide a championship experience at Propst Arena.”

Conference Commissioner Judy MacLeod, Huntsville Mayor Tommy and HSC Executive
Director Mark Russell will be on hand at Monday’s event.

“We are very excited to have our men’s and women’s basketball teams compete for a conference championship and berth in the NCAA tournament at Propst Arena in Huntsville,”
MacLeod said in April. “We can’t wait to partner with the city, Sports Commission, CVB and
Knight Eady to put on a first-class event for our student-athletes, universities and fans while enjoying all Huntsville has to offer.”

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