Thursday, March 4, 2010

NCAA basketball comes to Springfield

This weekend, as Jim Naumovich returns to his hometown, he’ll bring the Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments along with him.

Springfield native Naumovich is the commissioner of the GLVC, one of the country’s largest National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II conferences with 16 members in five Midwest states. The University of Illinois Springfield, which last fall joined teams like Saint Joseph’s College and Quincy University in the conference, will host the final four games of the two tournaments at The Recreation and Athletic Center on March 6 and 7.

Since the UIS Prairie Stars aren’t eligible to play in the GLVC tournament during their first year in the conference, the three-year-old TRAC will serve as a neutral location for advancing teams.

The tournament was featured in a March 4, 2010, article in the Illinois Times.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

UIS notebook: Prairie Stars to host sports smorgasbord Friday

The south side of the University of Illinois Springfield campus will be abuzz with activity Friday.

The UIS Prairie Stars’ volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer teams all play their first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference home matches that evening, making Kiwanis Stadium and The Recreation and Athletic Center the places to be.

The teams were featured in a September 17, 2009 edition of the State Journal-Register.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Opening day at The TRAC featured in SJR

The new UIS Recreation and Athletic Center (The T.R.A.C.) opened it's doors to faculty, staff, and students on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. The Springfield, Illinois daily newspaper, the State Journal-Register featured the center on its front page on Wednesday, September 20. They also included a photo gallery on their website.

Download a PDF file of the SJR front page: 20070920-SJR-RecCenterOpens.pdf

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