Cleveland State’s Campbell university announced Thursday that it will begin accepting applications for the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship, marking the first time a Division I school in the nation has hosted the championship.
The announcement comes on the heels of Campbell’s successful bid to host the 2020 NCAA championship.
Campbell, a historically black university, is the only Division I institution to be awarded the championship since the NCAA’s new rules were instituted in 2022.
The schools previous bids to host a title game were unsuccessful.
The 2018-19 season was a tremendous success for Campbell, finishing No. 3 in the preseason Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the Associated Press/USA Today Coaches Poll.
Campus also has a history of hosting championships, winning five NCAA titles from 1999-2007.
Campos first bid for the NCAA championship was for the 2002 Final Four, which it lost to eventual champion Duke.
The school also won the NCAA title in 2015, 2006, and 2005.
Campo also hosted the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and won the 2016 title with a 68-53 win over Georgetown.
Campy will be in attendance on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio State Fairgrounds for the annual NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.
The event is the first NCAA championship game to be played in Ohio since 2001.
For more information, visit the Ohio Athletic Commission’s website at www.ohioacision.com/recruiting.