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| UNIVERSITY # SPOTLIGHT | Courting Success The University of Dayton is at the center of college basketball. By Ivy Lamb I f college basketball has a home, it's Dayton, Ohio. The University of Dayton (UD) has hosted games of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship for 13 straight years, and no place captures the excitement of March Madness quite like UD. The university started hosting NCAA men's tournament games in 1970. Since then, University of Dayton Arena has welcomed more Division I basketball tournament games than any other venue (101 to be exact). UD is set to host the First Four until at least 2015 and has extended the offer for the next ten years. How has Dayton become synonymous with the 62 MARCH 2014 kickoff of March Madness? UD Vice President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler believes that it's the school's commitment to making it a great experience for everyone involved - teams, coaches, and the audience. "Teams are met with a red carpet welcome at the airport and a band playing the visiting school's fight song," Wabler says. "Last year, we also sold out the first, second, and third rounds - ten games in six days. Our stands are always filled. We give it that championship feeling." While the tip-off of the NCAA Tournament is a highlight for Dayton, the community's enthusiasm for college basketball extends well beyond it. The university not only packs its arena during the tournament but during its regular season as well - the

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2014

US Airways - March 2014
Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen
Wine & Dine: Irish Whiskey
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: Manchester, England
Great Escapes: Lisbon, Portugal
Adventure: Skiing in Alyeska, Alaska
Style Spotlight: Tee Time
Diversions: It's Just Lunch
Golf: Five Great Resorts
Gear Up: Going Green
Travel Feature: Winter Park, Florida
US Airways Feature: The Sky Is the Limit
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Great Resorts: Phoenix
Special Section: Atlantic 10 Conference
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2014