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NIRSA National Basketball Championships
NIRSA Basketball

National Championships

April 20-22, 2018 | The Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio

The NIRSA National Basketball Championships will be held at The Ohio State University on April 20-22, 2018.

Join us in Columbus, Ohio for the 2018 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.

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Latest News from the Blog

Texas A&M, UNC, NC A&T, Grand Canyon, Toronto Win Basketball Titles

39 Students Named to All-Tournament Teams

Follow the Action Online on Championship Sunday

25 Teams Advance to Championship Sunday


Entry Fees

Teams participating in a NIRSA Regional Tournament: $375 (coupon code needed)
In order to receive a coupon code, please contact NIRSA National Sport Programs Coordinator Nicole Milo Jackson.

All other teams: $450

Important Dates

March 20 – Last day to receive discounted hotel rates
April 10 – Last day to register for tournament
April 10 – Player Verification Form must be postmarked and sent to

Travel & Car Rentals

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU
Room rate includes Hot Breakfast Buffet, WiFi and Parking
Booking Online:  NIRSA Basketball Championship
Telephone: (888) 492-8847
Group Booking code: G-NRSA
Discounts available until Tuesday April 3.

Teams flying into Columbus may use John Glenn International Airport (CMH) as a reference destination.
Teams driving may refer to page 10 on the Visiting Team Guide

Rental vehicles may be available through Enterprise
Please contact for pricing.

Insurance Options

Ascension Insurance offers coverage options for individual health, dental, vision, and travel insurance.


NIRSA Foundation Officials Campaign 2018

Just like you, ZOOOM believes in the future and value of officiating.

ZOOOM has partnered with the NIRSA Foundation to support the Student Officials Development Campaign and you can too. Between January 3 and April 25, 2018, Zooom will match up to $2,000 in gifts made to the Student Officials Development Campaign.

Will it be Flag Football fans that make this Zooom Challenge a touchdown or the Basketball fans sinking the 3 pointers for Student Officials? All donations will support the general Student Officials Development Campaign.

Team Flag Football »
Team Basketball »

Whether “Team” Flag Football or “Team” Basketball wins in this friendly competition—
student officials win by having additional funding for the Student Officials Development Campaign.

Need more information?

Questions about the NIRSA Championship Series Basketball Championship can be directed to the NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs, Valerie McCutchan.