MURFREESBORO – The Middle Tennessee Athletic Department will be hosting “Celebration of Champions” Wednesday night to honor the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The event will begin at 6 PM on the Murphy Center floor and it will be free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5 PM.
Both team’s won conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament to cap off magical seasons. The men finished 25-10 with the last victory coming against No. 2 ranked Michigan State, while the women ended the year 24-9 and made their 18th appearance in the Big Dance.
There will be brief messages from President Sidney McPhee, Director of Athletics Chris Massaro, SGA President Lindsey Pierce, Mayor Ernest Burgess, Mayor Shane McFarland, and both head coaches. Commemorative posters of each team will be available, both teams will be introduced, a senior from each team will address the crowd, and an autograph session will take place at the conclusion of the event.
The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office will be at the event so fans can purchase or renew their basketball season tickets at the same price as 2015-16. The BRAA will be available as they introduce the new Next Level campaign.
Textbook Brokers will also be on site to sell Conference USA Men’s and Women’s championship tees and hats, while also making available the Men’s Bracket Buster shirts. Fans will also be able to preorder the Nike “Always Reppin” shirts that are worn by each team.
Concessions will be open as well so please make plans to come celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes on Wednesday.