SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Conference Carolinas and Wofford College officially announced on Thursday, Oct. 10 that the 2020 Conference Carolinas Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be held at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020.
The announcement was made before a crowd of media, Wofford officials, local tourism officials and Conference Carolinas men's and women's basketball head coaches and athletic administrators at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
"This is an exciting day for Conference Carolinas," Commissioner Chris Colvin said. "Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium is one of the top facilities in all of college basketball and holding our men's and women's basketball championships here will allow us to showcase our top-notch student-athletes at a high level. This is an exciting day for Conference Carolinas. I cannot say enough good things about those who have helped us make this happen. Building Manager Byron Rucker in particular has worked hard with us behind the scenes to make this a reality. I truly appreciate Director of Athletics Richard Johnson and everyone associated with Wofford College for allowing us to utilize the facility."
The 2020 Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will officially start on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 with higher seeded institutions hosting quarterfinal matchups for the right to advance to the semifinals at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The championship games of the 2020 Conference Carolinas Basketball Championships will be held in Spartanburg on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
"We are excited to be able to provide a home for the Conference Carolinas 2020 basketball tournament," Johnson said. "Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility that has already hosted many premier events and we are pleased to add the Conference Carolinas tournament to that list."
The addition of the Conference Carolinas Basketball Championships to the athletics calendar in the 2020 year in Spartanburg is something that truly excites the local community.
"Spartanburg is thrilled to partner with Wofford College and Conference Carolinas to host the 2020 Basketball Championships," Kristyn Hawkins, Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau's Sports Tourism Sales Director, said. "We look forward to hosting and partnering with Conference Carolinas on future conference championships."
This is Conference Carolinas
Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its early initial inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Conference Carolinas member institutions are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan.
Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition. Please visit conferencecarolinas.com to learn more about Conference Carolinas.
About Wofford College
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for its strong academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a "best value college" and is among the New York Times' "Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream," a ranking based on accessibility for low- and middle-income students. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.