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Friday Night’s 47 Pool Play Games Complete

Ohio State University’s RPAC was packed with National Basketball Championship teams this evening as 47 pool play games were completed.  Pool play resumes Saturday morning at 8:30 am Eastern.

Check our Twitter feed @NIRSAChamp and Instagram @NIRSAChamp for more photos, videos, and interviews.  And, watch select games online on our NIRSA Championship Series YouTube page.

Saturday we’ll have more coverage on all 3 platforms, plus watch live broadcasts of the playoff draw sessions for each division via Periscope at @NIRSAChampLive.

Here’s a rundown of Friday’s scores.

4:00 pm Pool Play Scores
MC: Wisconsin Red 55, Penn State 47
MC: Ohio State Buckeyes 47, Cornell 36
MC: Texas A&M 77, Niagara 40
MC: Oregon 49, Boston College 46
MC: USF 51, Montclair State 39
MC: Air Force 59, Gonzaga 48
MC: Georgia Tech 59, Butler 39
MC: UNC Pembroke 61, Ohio State Scarlet 54
M-IM: North Carolina A&T 75, UCF 32
M-IM: Columbus State 65, UW Lacrosse 53
WC: Virginia 45, Wisconsin White 20
W-IM: Georgia Southern 40, UCF 18

5:10 pm Pool Play Scores
MC: North Carolina 46, Northeastern 33
MC: Northern Colorado 65, NC State Team Pack 53
MC: Mizzou 71, Eastern Washington 67
MC: Georgia Gwinnett 59, NC State Team Wolf 54
MC: Ole Miss 67, UConn 52
MC: Michigan State 55, UNC Wilmington 47
MC: Towson 56, CSU Northridge 43
MC: Ivy Tech 55, Yale 50 (OT)
MC: Wisconsin 57, Notre Dame 55
M-IM: Eastern Washington 58, Missouri S&T 50
WC: NC State 55, Ohio State 54 (OT)
W-IM: UW Lacrosse 42, Angelo State 41

6:20 pm Pool Play Scores
M-IM: UCF 48, Angelo State 42
M-IM: Sul Russ State 66, Louisville 37
Unified: Ohio State 44, Louisville 42
WC: Wisconsin Red 36, Ithaca 13
WC: Georgia Tech 55, DePual 22
WC: North Carolina 51, UW Milwaukee 39
WC: Houston CC 52, Cleveland State 31
WC: UConn 28, Gonzaga 20
WC: Delaware 38, Saint Louis 31
WC: Boise State 25, Denver 21
WC: Prairie View A&M 48, Grand Canyon 40

7:30 pm Pool Play Scores
W-IM: Grand Canyon 57, Florida 22
M-IM: Alabama A&M 57, Georgia Southern 41
Unified: UToronto 48, Florida 39
Unified: Duke 43, Alabama 25
WC: Virginia Tech 36, Marquette 24
WC: Air Force 46, Northeastern 25
WC: UC Davis 36, Boston College 33
WC: Penn State 37, James Madison 27
WC: Ohio University 41, Southern Cal 34
WC: Niagara 50, Middle Tennessee State 46
W-IM: Columbus State 28, Saint Peters 18
W-IM: North Carolina A&T 43, Northern Kentucky 28

Follow #NIRSABB Coverage All Weekend on Twitter, Instagram, & YouTube

Nearly 100 teams have converged on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus for the 2018 NIRSA National Basketball Championships.  Coverage begins Friday when pool play games tip off at 4:00 pm ET and concludes with the 5 national championship games throughout the day Sunday.

Follow @NIRSAChamp and the hashtag #NIRSABB on Twitter for score updates from all the games.  Look for photos and video clips on Instagram @NIRSAChamp.  And, we’ll be launching live coverage of select games on our NIRSA Champ channel on YouTube (

Looking for your team? Tweet us to let us know you’re watching or wanting coverage and we’ll do our best to get there for you to share in the tournament experience with participants in Columbus!

New match challenge issued to student officials supporters

Even though the ZOOOM App Student Officials Development Campaign Match Challenge runs through April 25, officials and their supporters stepped up and have already crushed the $2,000 match and raised a total of $2,932.50! But

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NIRSA National Basketball Championships are next week!

The twelve NIRSA regional basketball championships have come to a close and now we look ahead to the 2018 NIRSA National Basketball Championships, which will be held at The Ohio State University from April 20–22. Hundreds of hopefuls will arrive at The Ohio State University to compete. With a year’s worth of bragging rights on the line, anticipation is rising for those teams registered for this year’s tournament. Will the champion be the powerhouse team with lots of senior leadership or will we see the underdogs pull through and write their own Cinderella story? Join us in Columbus or follow along online to find out!

The one group of attendees that arguably gains the most from their tournament experience is the student officials. Last year, 54 referees from 40 schools were tasked with officiating the tournament’s 160 games over the course of three days. This year’s candidates will receive hours of training and tips from an esteemed group of two dozen clinicians—many of whom split time as both NIRSA professionals and college basketball officials.

It’s not too late for your team to get in on the action! Registration for the NIRSA National Basketball Championships is open through Friday, April 6 on IMLeagues. And thanks to social media, even those unable to attend the tournament can follow the action! Tournament staff will provide live updates and photos via Twitter and Instagram throughout the weekend from the @NIRSAChamp handle and using the hashtag #NIRSABB. We encourage you to follow these accounts and be part of the excitement! In addition, archives of game recaps and photos for participants to view during and after the event can be found on the tournament website.


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA National Sports Programs Coordinator Nicole Jackson.

2017 NIRSA financial year in review webinar is set for April 11

On Wednesday, April 11 at 12:00pm Eastern Time, NIRSA will be hosting a “2017 NIRSA Financial Year in Review” webinar. Save the date on your calendar and plan to join me—NIRSA’s Senior Director of Finance,

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Apply to be Director of Officials for NIRSA Championship Series Soccer

This past year, 2017, was a year of firsts for the NIRSA National Soccer Tournament. Such firsts included open applications for host sites for regional soccer tournaments, and the first year of incorporating student officials

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NIRSA National Basketball Championships are just around the corner

The twelve NIRSA regional basketball championships have come to a close and now we look ahead to the 2018 NIRSA National Basketball Championships, which will be held at The Ohio State University from April 20–22. Hundreds of

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The 2018 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship is almost here

The last of the USTA Tennis on Campus section championships have concluded and excitement surrounding the 19th Annual USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship is beginning to build. The event is set to take place April 12–14 in Orlando, Florida

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Congratulations to the NIRSA award recipients announced at conference

NIRSA and the entire field of collegiate recreation are made great by the passion, drive, and dedication of some truly amazing individuals and institutions. Each year, NIRSA is proud to recognize some of its extraordinary

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Oh the places soccer will go….

Yes, that is a line from a Dr. Seuss book, but it’s so relevant for soccer right now. If you were able to attend the NIRSA Championship Series Year in Review in Denver, you already

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