Update 6/7/12: It's officially, official, Myrtle Beach will be the host for three years of Big South Basketball Championship.
Starting in 2013 and going until 2015 each year the both the men's and women's basketball Big South Championship will be here at Coastal Carolina University's new new on-campus Student Recreation and Convocation Center.
Today the title sponsor for the tournament was announced and will be VisitMyrtleBeach.com. Watch the announcement above, check out our photos below and make sure to tune into ESPN Radio 'The Team' today to hear Aaron Marks thoughts on the tourney coming to town and interviews with key players in this decision.
First Report 6/4/12: The Big South will hold the next three years of men's and women's basketball Big South Tournament.
This is a pretty big departure for the way the Big South normally presents the tournament. In the past the Big South champion hosted the following years tournament. This is great news for local area sports tourism.
On Friday, June 1st GoCCUSports.com posted:
The Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers voted today to award the 2013-15 Big South Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to Myrtle Beach/Coastal Carolina University. The combined tournaments will be held in Coastal's new on-campus Student Recreation and Convocation Center.
"We received four excellent bids to host our Basketball Championships," said Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. "This was not an easy decision for the CEOs. Ultimately they chose the bid from Myrtle Beach/Coastal Carolina, and we are looking forward to taking our marquee event to the Grand Strand for the next three years. We are also very appreciative of all the bids and interest we received."
The other three bidders were Asheville/UNC Asheville, Rock Hill/Winthrop University and Winston-Salem, N.C.
Hop on over to WMBF News for all the details.