Duquesne Fan Wins NCAA Basketball National Weekly Ticket Giveaway

Jan. 2, 2014

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Robbie Platte as the fifth winner of its Division I men's basketball National Weekly Ticket Giveaway. Mr. Platte was randomly selected to receive four tickets to the Final Four in North Texas, April 5 and 7.

As a result of the giveaway, Robbie Platte and Duquesne University both will be featured throughout the 2013-14 NCAA Basketball season on NCAA.com at the following link: http://www.ncaa.com/national-ticket-giveaway

"Duquesne University is excited to use this platform to engage directly with our basketball fans to offer them the ultimate college basketball experience," said Nicole Bucholtz, Director of Marketing, Duquesne University.

The National Weekly Ticket Giveaway gives fans at every Division I school a chance to win2014 NCAA tournament tickets awarded by random drawing each week from November 12 through March 10, 2013. Over the15-week course of the sweepstakes, the NCAA and participating Division I schools will award 60 tickets to fans that register through their school for the weekly drawing.

The weekly winner has a choice to receive four tickets to one of the following:
• 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four April 5 &7 at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.
• One of the preliminary-round sites of the 2014 Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Platte simply signed up at the Register to Win box at one of the marketing tables which are present at all home men's basketball games. One winner is picked every week during the regular season.

"The NCAA recognizes the incredible value that our students and fans bring to the excitement of NCAA Basketball throughout the regular season," said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of men's basketball, "This promotion provides us an opportunity to show our fans that the madness of NCAA Basketball is not limited to March."

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.




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