The Battleground 2k21 Brings Hoops & Hope to Houston
Houston, TX (September 2, 2021) - U-Sports Group will again bring high-level college basketball to Houston (TX) this winter with the return of The Battleground 2k (@Battleground2k). The neutral-site double-header will take place Saturday, December 11th, at Toyota Center.

Four collegiate men's basketball programs from the Lone Star state make up the competitive field of The Battleground 2k21, which includes Texas A&M, Texas Christian University, Sam Houston and the University of Texas San Antonio. The event slate for The Battleground 2k21 will be headlined by the Texas A&M Aggies (SEC) taking on the TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12). In the opening contest, the Sam Houston Bearkats (WAC) will battle the UTSA Roadrunners (C-USA).

The backdrop for The Battleground 2k21 will be a community campaign called Athletes Against Abuse. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group and The Battleground 2k21, will combine competition and community by partnering with local youth organizations who support children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected or impoverished.

"We are very excited about The Battleground 2k21 and the opportunity that this premier sporting event presents to bring hoops and hope to Houston," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "The Battleground 2k21 is about competing, not just for the sake of winning, but also for the cause of change. This event will focus on empowering and improving the lives of kids in our local community and helping the participating student-athletes understand their responsibility to give back. We look forward to utilizing The Battleground 2k21 basketball platform to impact the lives of children in the Greater Houston area."

Tickets for The Battleground 2k21 will go on sale Friday, September 10th, at 10:00 AM CST and can be purchased online at toyotacenter.com. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Center box office. Game times and television broadcast network will be released at a later date. For event details and updates, please visit www.usportsgroup.com.

The Battleground 2k is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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USG Re-Introduces Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase
Fort Worth, TX (September 16, 2021) - U-Sports Group will re-introduce the second entry in its signature collection of collegiate sporting events this winter with Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase (@HoopHypeXL). The early-season neutral-site event will take place Saturday, December 18th, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth (TX).

Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase will present one of college basketball's biggest games of the 2021-22 season as Big 12 contender Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Houston Cougars, who are coming off an American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Final Four run. In the opening contest, another American Athletic Conference heavyweight, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, battle potential Top 25 opponent, Colorado State Rams, out of the Mountain West Conference.

The charitable component for Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase will be a community campaign called the [a3] Initiative. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group and the Hoop Hype XL basketball platform, will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring the participating student-athletes to use their gifts to empower and improve the lives of those who are less-fortunate.

"Hoop Hype XL will provide college basketball programs with a true alternative to traditional neutral-site events," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "Our event platforms were designed for elite college teams to compete on a national stage and to help their student-athletes develop their passion for giving back in a genuine way. The idea of blending sport and service is at the heart of U-Sports Group and will be reflected throughout our collection of sporting events. We are very excited about the opportunity to utilize the Hoop Hype XL basketball platform to impact the lives of children in the DFW Metroplex."

Tickets for Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase are available now at ticketmaster.com. Game times and television specifications will be released at a later date. For event details and updates, please visit www.usportsgroup.com.

Hoop Hype XL is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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Compete 4 Cause Classic Contributes to Community Change
Houston, TX (August 4, 2021) - U-Sports Group will roll out the third entry in its signature collection of collegiate sporting events this winter with the debut of Compete 4 Cause Classic (@Compete4Cause). The early-season college basketball double-header will take place Tuesday, December 21st, at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City (OK).

Compete 4 Cause Classic will be one of college basketball's top-shelf events of the 2021-22 season, featuring some of the nation's premier programs. The event will be headlined by Big 12 staple Oklahoma State Cowboys taking on the Pac 12's USC Trojans, who are coming off a NCAA Elite 8 appearance. The opening contest will feature a battle between American Athletic Conference contender Tulsa Golden Hurricane versus Conference USA's Tournament Champion North Texas Mean Green.

The charitable component for Compete 4 Cause Classic will be rooted in service, inspiring the student-athletes to use their talent, notoriety and influence to impact the lives of people in the local community. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group and the Compete 4 Cause Classic basketball platform, will greatly impact the OKC community and be a rewarding experience for the student-athletes and universities.

"We are very excited to unveil our third signature sporting event, Compete 4 Cause Classic, at Paycom Center," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "As with all our USG events, the focus includes creating value that goes far beyond the games on the court. Our platform was constructed to highlight relevant social issues, with the idea of using the power of sports to create change in our communities and in ourselves. We look forward to utilizing the Compete 4 Cause Classic basketball platform to impact the lives of children in the state of Oklahoma."

Event details and ticket information for Compete 4 Cause Classic will be released at a later date. For event updates, please visit www.usportsgroup.com.

Compete 4 Cause Classic is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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USG Introduces Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase
Houston, TX (July 16, 2020) - U-Sports Group will roll out the second entry in its signature collection of collegiate sporting events this winter with the debut of Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase (@HoopHypeXL). The early-season neutral-site event will take place Friday, November 13th in Dallas-Fort Worth (TX).

Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase will be highlighted by the Big 12's Oklahoma State Cowboys taking on the defending Conference USA Champion North Texas Mean Green. The second game of the double-header will be announced at a later date.

The charitable component for Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase will be a community initiative called Athletes Against Abuse [a3]. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group, will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their talent, notoriety and influence to improve the lives of those around them.

"We are very excited to unveil our second signature sporting event, Hoop Hype XL College Basketball Showcase," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "As with all of our USG events, the focus includes creating value that goes far beyond the games on the court. Our platform was constructed to highlight relevant social issues, with the idea of using the power of sports to create change in our communities and in ourselves. We look forward to utilizing the Hoop Hype XL basketball platform to impact the lives of children in the DFW Metroplex."

Event details and ticket information for Hoop Hype XL | College Basketball Showcase will be released at a later date. For event updates, please visit www.usportsgroup.com.

Hoop Hype XL is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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The Battleground 2k20 Combines Competition & Community
Houston, TX (July 1, 2020) - U-Sports Group will again bring high-level college basketball to Houston (TX) this winter with the return of The Battleground 2k20 (@Battleground2k). The neutral-site double-header will take place Friday, December 18th at Toyota Center. The four men's collegiate basketball programs participating in The Battleground 2k20 include Texas, Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech and Boise State.

The Battleground 2k20 event slate will present intriguing match-ups, led by the Texas A&M Aggies (SEC) taking on the Boise State Broncos (Mountain West), followed by a match-up between the Texas Longhorns (Big 12) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (C-USA).

The backdrop for The Battleground 2k20 will be a campaign called Athletes Against Abuse [a3]. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group, will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their talent, notoriety and influence to improve the lives of those around them.

"The Battleground 2k Series will provide college basketball programs with an alternative to traditional MTE's and neutral-site events," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "Our platform was constructed to highlight relevant social issues, with the idea of using the power of sports to create change in our communities and in ourselves. Competing, not just for the sake of winning, but also for the cause of change, is at the heart of U-Sports Group and will be reflected in our sporting events."

The Battleground 2k20 game times, television broadcast network and ticket information will be released at a later date. For event details and updates, please visit www.usportsgroup.com.

The Battleground 2k20 is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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The Battleground 2k19 Triple-Header to Air on ESPN Networks
Houston, TX (December 12, 2019) - Each game of The Battleground 2k19 college basketball neutral-site triple-header will air on the ESPN family of networks live from the Toyota Center Wednesday, December 18th.

The Battleground 2k19, which will feature six NCAA Division I men's basketball programs, kicks off at 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday with Oregon State vs. The University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) on ESPN3. That game is followed by Utah State vs. South Florida at 6:45 p.m. CT on ESPN3 and the event concludes with the AP Top 25 Poll's No. 11 ranked Baylor vs. UT Martin at 9 p.m. CT on ESPNU.

The backdrop for The Battleground 2k19 will be a campaign called Athletes Against Abuse. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group, will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their ability, notoriety, and influence to improve the lives of those around them. The [a3] Initiative will utilize The Battleground 2k platform to get college basketball programs involved to bring awareness to child abuse in our country.

"The Battleground 2k Series will provide college basketball programs with an alternative to traditional MTE's and neutral-site events," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "Our platform was constructed to highlight relevant social issues, with the idea of using the power of sports to create change in our communities and in ourselves. Competing, not just for the sake of winning, but also for the cause of change, is at the heart of U-Sports Group and will be reflected in our sporting events."

Tickets for The Battleground 2k19 can be purchased online at www.battleground2k.com or www.toyotacenter.com. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Center box office. For group tickets and special rates for youth organizations and sports teams, please send inquiry to tickets@battleground2k.com.
The Battleground 2k19 College Basketball Event Blends Sport & Service
Houston, TX (September 9, 2019) - U-Sports Group will roll out the first event in its college basketball inventory this winter with the debut of The Battleground 2k19 (@Battleground2k). The neutral-site triple-header will take place Wednesday, December 18th at Toyota Center in Houston.

Two of the top teams participating in The Battleground 2k19, #17 Baylor and #18 Utah State, are ranked in ESPN.com's Way-Too-Early Top 25, while South Florida and Oregon State are viewed by many as Top 50-caliber teams this season. Additionally, UTSA is highlighted in Mid-Major Madness' The Other Top 25... and UT Martin has made significant upgrades to its roster and could be one of the big surprises in college basketball this season.

The Battleground 2k19 event slate will present intriguing match-ups, led by the Big 12 powerhouse Baylor Bears taking on the UT Martin Skyhawks out of the Ohio Valley. The defending Mountain West Champion Utah State Aggies will battle American Athletic Conference contender South Florida Bulls, followed by a match-up between Pac-12 challenger Oregon State Beavers and Conference USA preseason favorite UTSA Roadrunners.

The backdrop for The Battleground 2k19 will be a campaign called Athletes Against Abuse. The [a3] Initiative, in connection with U-Sports Group, will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their ability, notoriety and influence to improve the lives of those around them. The [a3] Initiative will utilize The Battleground 2k platform to get college basketball programs involved and bring awareness to child abuse in our country.

"The Battleground 2k Series will provide college basketball programs with an alternative to traditional MTE's and neutral-site events," U-Sports Group President Rhossi Carron says. "Our platform was constructed to highlight relevant social issues, with the idea of using the power of sports to create change in our communities and in ourselves. Competing, not just for the sake of winning, but also for the cause of change, is at the heart of U-Sports Group and will be reflected in our sporting events."

Tickets for The Battleground 2k19 will go on sale Friday, September 13th, at 12:00 pm CST and can be purchased online at www.battleground2k.com or www.toyotacenter.com. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Center box office. For group tickets and special rates for youth organizations and sports teams, please send inquiry to tickets@battleground2k.com. Game times and television broadcast information will be released at a later date.

The Battleground 2k19 is a premier basketball event owned and operated by U-Sports Group, LLC.

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