Gulf Coast Showcase’s Economic Impact Estimated to Hit $750,000 in First Year

ESTERO, Fla. – The inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, which features 16 college basketball programs from across the U.S., will have a significant economic impact approaching $750,000 on Southwest Florida when the event tips off Thanksgiving week, according to local tourism officials. The event, actually two tournaments in one, features eight men’s teams (Nov. 25-27) followed by…

Germain Arena preps for inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. – The inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, a destination-location NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournament, tips off in 10 days at the Germain Arena in Southwest Florida. Eight men’s teams, led by top-seeded Louisiana Tech, and eight women’s teams, including NCAA Tournament teams UCLA and Middle Tennessee State, will battle Thanksgiving week at…

bdG announces Roundball Showcase round-robin event

LEXINGTON, KY – Seven teams will compete over two weeks in November in the round-robin Roundball Showcase, announced Saturday by bd Global. Western Kentucky, Marshall and East Tennessee State lead the field as “host programs” for the event with Stephen F. Austin, Samford, UNC Wilmington and Campbellsville (Ky.) rounding out the field. All 13 games of…