Pitt to Host NCAA Championships in 2019


The 2020 NCAA championships will take place at Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch.

The Arkansas men's teams have won five NCAA indoor titles at home under Coach John McDonnell - who retired in 2008 - in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2006 and under Coach Chris Bucknam in 2013.

Greenville was a host for the first two rounds of this year's event, after it was moved out of North Carolina because of HB2, North Carolina's bathroom bill that forced the NCAA and ACC championship events out of the state. Missouri Southern was selected to host the Regional Cross Country Championship following the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

The NCAA announced sites for its championships Tuesday afternoon for the 2018-19 through 2021-22 school years.

Omaha was also chosen Tuesday to host the first and second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2020.

The par 72, 18-hole golf course was opened in 1999 and designed by Bill Bergin, a four-time All-SEC selection and member of Auburn's 1981 SEC Championship team. Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines will host first and second round games while the Sprint Center in Kansas City will host a regional.

"We have a rich tradition here of hosting national championships".

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Philadelphia was the last Pennsylvania city to host, in 2011, and Penn State held the event in 1999.

Several MIAA institutions were also selected to host regional or national championship events.

The University of Iowa will host the Division I men's swimming and diving championships in 2021 and a Division I men's and women's cross country regional in 2021.

The UGA Golf Course will host the men's regional on May 12-15, 2019 and the women's regional May 11-13, 2020. In 2017, the Final Four is in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pittsburg, Kan., and Pittsburg State will hold the Division II indoor track championships in 2019 and 2022.

Runners will return to the complex for the Division I men's and women's cross country regionals on November 12, 2021. For the sixth time in its history, Arkansas will host a NCAA Gymnastics Regional on April 2, 2022.