Contact Us

Sioux Falls Advances to Finals in NCAA Bid Process

Pentagon private box
(Dan Peters/KSOO)

NCAA officials announced that the City of Sioux Falls has been chosen as a finalist to potentially host multiple national championships over the next four academic years. All of the championships in which Sioux Falls has been chosen as a finalist include come from the Division II ranks. Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field, DII Men’s Basketball, DII Women’s Basketball, DII Women’s Volleyball, and DII Wrestling.

According to the NCAA’s website, The University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex is one of 6 sites that will compete for the Track and Field Venue.  The others are located in Allendale, MI; Geneva, OH; Raleigh, NC; Bradenton, FL; and Kingsville, Texas.

The Sanford Pentagon made the cut for three events.   The NCAA will choose from three sites for Men’s Basketball with Sioux Falls; Frisco, TX and Evansville, IN in the running.  Four choices remain in Volleyball with Pensacola and Tampa, FL plus Kearney, NE being the others.  Six sites will hope to gain the Women’s Basketball championship from places such as Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; Mankato, MN; Fort Lauderdale, FL and Columbus, OH joining Sioux Falls.  The Denny Sanford Premier Center made the top four site selections for Wrestling along with arenas in St. Louis, MO; Kearney, NE and Waterloo, IA.

The 150 cities named as finalists for at least one championship are spread across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Ohio led the way as the state with the most finalist selections with 24 championship sites, while the state of Florida had 22 selections and North Carolina had 21. Louisville was the city that received the most selections with 13, while Columbus, Ohio, and Birmingham, Ala., both had eight.  The final selection of host cities will be announced via webcast at on December 11.

Best of B102.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B102.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B102.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.