Boardwalk Battle Championship Up For Grabs This December

The 2019 Boardwalk Battle is a men’s collegiate basketball championship format tournament featuring four teams including Bowling Green and Norfolk State, along with regional programs Quinnipiac and Drexel.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, October 24) – The second annual Boardwalk Battle collegiate basketball tournament will be held at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this winter during the holiday season. This year’s event will be held as a championship format tournament, with each winner from day one battling it out on day two for the Boardwalk Battle Tournament Championship. The four-game tournament will begin on Friday, December 20, and features Drexel vs Quinnipiac, followed by Norfolk State vs Bowling Green. The tournament festivities conclude on Saturday, December 21 with the third place game preceding the championship matchup. The Boardwalk Battle Tournament Championship and MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of the second day.

Here’s what the coaches are saying:

“Our program is excited to compete in the Boardwalk Battle in December.  We’re looking forward to the opportunity to match up against tough, well-coached opponents in a great environment in Atlantic City. The tournament will give us a chance to play in Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, which is also the site of this year’s MAAC Tournament. This event will help our group continue to grow as we close out our non-conference schedule.” – Quinnipiac Head Coach Baker Dunleavy

“We are excited to participate in the Boardwalk Battle. The location is perfect for our fans right before the holiday season. We look forward to the opportunity to play our games against quality opponents who are picked to finish in the top three in their respective leagues on neutral courts.  It will be a good experience for our program and for our fan base.” – Drexel Head Coach Zach Spiker

“We are extremely excited to compete in this year's Boardwalk Battle! It is an honor to be invited to such an event to compete against other mid-major powers like Quinnipiac, Drexel and Bowling Green. We look forward to our trip to historic Atlantic City!” – Norfolk State Head Coach Robert Jones

"We are very excited about our trip to Atlantic City. Not only will we be able to get Caleb Fields, Daeqwon Plowden and Matiss Kulackovskis home for games, but it will also give us another opportunity to play in a tournament format. With our ties to the East Coast, it will be fun to play neutral site games in front of a great crowd. When we look at our schedule, the Boardwalk Battle is something we are really looking forward to." – BGSU Head Coach Michael Huger

Tickets for the Boardwalk Battle go on sale Thursday, October 24 at 11 am EST and are available for two-day or single-day packages. All tickets can be purchased at or through the Boardwalk Hall box office, plus over the phone at (609) 348 - 7512. A select number of “fan packages” to include a hotel/ticket combination and in some cases transportation, will be offered through RPPI via starting on November 1st for a limited-time.  RPPI is accessible by phone at (540) 665 – 0598. Additionally, a fan block has been set up at the Tropicana, the event’s hotel, via the following link:, or call the hotel directly (609) 340 – 4000, and mention the Boardwalk Battle Fan Block.     


About RPPI
“Boardwalk Battle” is organized by Russ Potts Productions, Inc. (RPPI).  RPPI has organized over 850 major college and professional sporting events over 35 plus years in the industry.  RPPI is led by Founder and President Russ Potts.  Russ has been a pioneer in sports marketing since his time at the University of Maryland (his alma mater), then becoming Director of Athletics at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  Russ also served as Vice President of the Chicago White Sox before becoming a four-term State Senator in Virginia.

RPPI’s sports marketing and event organization arm is currently managed by Senior Vice President Zach Franz, and Vice President of Business Development Adam Syprzak. In addition to sports marketing, promotion, and event organization, RPPI also provides business development, consulting, fundraising, and corporate sponsorship services.

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