The College Basketball Experience

The College Basketball Experience A Hall of Fame, together with two floors of interactive stations. Play like a college pro and learn all about the players, coaches and contributors.
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The official men's College Basketball Hall of Fame, and a place to play and explore. Visit us during public hours or inquire about private rental for events of all kinds by contacting Celeste Lupercio at [email protected] or (816) 949-7515.

The official men's College Basketball Hall of Fame, and a place to play and explore. Visit us during public hours or inquire about private rental for events of all kinds by contacting Celeste Lupercio at [email protected] or (816) 949-7515.

Mission: The mission of The College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is to provide a nationally recognized venue that celebrates the history of men’s collegiate basketball. It honors deserving coaches, players and contributors who have made significant impacts on the game while educating and entertaining fans and visitors through interactive exhibits that test a visitor’s basketball skill level and knowledge. WARNING! This is not a museum. You may sweat.

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National Association of Basketball Coaches
10/13/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

"I believe in our game, I believe in each of you, and I believe history will ultimately regard coaches as having risen to the challenge."

Read NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson's full message to coaches as the 2020-21 season approaches!

10/05/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

The last day to register to vote in Missouri is the 7th; in Kansas is the 13th.

The Coaches' Voter Education Task Force is collaborating with Vote by Design to continue supporting student-athlete voting!

Watch this video to learn about new resources and strategies!

National Association of Basketball Coaches
09/17/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

🏀 start date has been set!

The 2020-21 Division I men's basketball season will begin on Wednesday, November 25!

Our thoughts are with the family of coach John Thompson Jr..
08/31/2020

Our thoughts are with the family of coach John Thompson Jr..

Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., has died at age 78. He is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame​ Class of 2006.

At Providence College in Rhode Island, John Thompson led the freshman team to a record of 20 wins and 2 losses and averaged over 32 points per game. In 1964, Providence appeared in the NCAA tournament and he was named the New England College Player of the Year. During the late 60's and early 70's, Thompson coached at St. Anthony's, a small Catholic school in northeast Washington. From St. Anthony's he sent a dozen scholarship players to the collegiate ranks. In 1972 Thompson began coaching at Georgetown University. He led the Hoyas to 24 straight post-season appearances, three NCAA Final Fours and the National Championship in 1984. Thompson has been named National Coach of the Year three times and Big East Coach of the Year three times.

08/28/2020

Our thoughts are with his family. Cheers to you, Coach!

08/21/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

For Thunder coach Billy Donovan, the opportunity to have high-level responsibilities as a young assistant paved the way for a future as a head coach!

08/20/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

National Association of Basketball Coaches

NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson joined Pickup Game with Seth Greenberg to discuss the state of college basketball.

"Be patient. Remain as flexible as you can. And keep the ideas coming."

Watch the full episode ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Yj3a6S

National Association of Basketball Coaches
08/17/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Alongside the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge we want to see 100% voter registration and turnout among student-athletes.

Introducing the 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨' 𝙑𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠!

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08/04/2020
The Weekly Report - August 4, 2020 - City of Kansas City, Missouri

You can learn a lot about how your dollars are spent by the city of Kansas City via their Weekly Report. Our marketing director takes an opportunity here to encourage you to complete your 2020 Census. The census counts residents so dollars are distributed to cities accordingly. One great benefit of this: public transportation. #DYK The CBE is right off of the FREE Street Car line?

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The NABC has some great webinars today!
07/29/2020

The NABC has some great webinars today!

Join us today for 3⃣ NABC Championship Webinars!

Register ➡ nabc.com/webinars

07/13/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

Here's your chance to watch Craig Robinson speak to his new role with the NABC!

"The landscape of college basketball is really changing, and I really wanted to be a part of that."

Watch the full interview with new NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson!

Announcing the next ED of the NABC! “I’m extremely honored and excited for this tremendous and vital opportunity,” said ...
07/13/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

Announcing the next ED of the NABC!

“I’m extremely honored and excited for this tremendous and vital opportunity,” said Robinson. “I’d like to thank the NABC, our Board of Directors, President Jamie Dixon and the search committee for selecting me at such an important time for our membership, our players and our game. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

A decorated coach. An accomplished administrator. A principled leader. An advocate for the game.

Announcing Craig Robinson as the next Executive Director of the NABC!

We can't wait to see the magenta once we return to business! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=101577562708885...
07/09/2020

We can't wait to see the magenta once we return to business!

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It’s official 🎉 The Kansas City skyline is getting a magenta glow! Sprint Center is now T-Mobile Center and customers are getting fast pass entry, EVERYONE will have free wi-fi plus more exciting benefits to come soon! Check out the new T-Mobile Center: bit.ly/TMobileCenter

National Association of Basketball Coaches
07/02/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Coming today on the NABC Championship Webinar series!

Register ➡ nabc.com/webinars

National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/29/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Back to work on the NABC Championship Webinar series!

Register ➡ nabc.com/webinars

06/04/2020

To our valued customers, clients, patrons, visitors, guests, vendors and friends of The College Basketball Experience (The CBE) and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...

The CBE and Hall of Fame remains temporarily closed due to the dangers of Covid-19 and the guidance received from national, state and local public health authorities as well as the difficulty in providing safe social distancing protocols in our facility for all activities and events occurring in our facility under normal circumstances.

This is a difficult time for us all and we truly miss seeing all of our friends, visitors, guests, partners, patrons and clients but we will return in due time bigger and better than ever!

Please stay tuned to this page for any announcement regarding our future reopening schedule.

In the meantime, we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your past support of the mission of The CBE/Hall of Fame and look forward to your continued support and patronage!

Please continue to be safe as our nation works to get back to a level of normalcy for all.

Best,

Kevin Henderson
CEO
The College Basketball Experience and National Collegiate Bssketball Hall of Fame

Our sincere condolences to the family of University of Louisville great and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of a Fam...
06/03/2020

Our sincere condolences to the family of University of Louisville great and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of a Famer Westley (Wes) Sissel Unseld. Rest In Power and Peace.

National Association of Basketball Coaches
06/02/2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches

Sympathy alone is not enough.

05/27/2020
COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE mixed

The CBE isn't just a fun place to shoot hoops, it's the official Hall of Fame for men's college basketball!

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Happy birthday to the late Cleo Hill, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017, who averaged 25.4 point...
05/24/2020

Happy birthday to the late Cleo Hill, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017, who averaged 25.4 points per game in four years at Winston-Salem Teachers College – now Winston-Salem State - making him the second-highest scorer in program history. He guided the Rams to consecutive Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) titles as a junior and senior, and was a two-time All-CIAA selection and a NAIA first-team All-American in 1961. The St. Louis Hawks chose Hill with the No. 8 pick in the 1961 NBA Draft, making him the first player from a historically black institution to be taken in the first round. A member of the CIAA Hall of Fame class of 1994, Hill, who played collegiately for Hall of Fame coach Clarence “Big House Gaines,” passed away in 2015 at the age of 77.

Rest well, coach.
05/24/2020

Rest well, coach.

Legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton has passed away. Class of 2011, he was a four-time coach of the year. Sutton recorded 804 wins during his 36-year coaching career. He was the first coach to take four different teams to the NCAA tournament, doing so with Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky before taking his Alma Mater Oklahoma State. His Cowboy teams reached the NCAA Final Four in 1995 and 2004.

Happy birthday to Caesar Felton “Zip” Gayles! Gayles joined Langston University in 1930 as a social science instructor, ...
05/22/2020

Happy birthday to Caesar Felton “Zip” Gayles! Gayles joined Langston University in 1930 as a social science instructor, athletic director and the head football, basketball and baseball coach. From 1944 to 1946, his basketball teams, led by long-time Harlem Globetrotters star Marques Haynes, won 51 straight games, had an overall record of 571-281 and won two National Negro Championships. Gayles, who died in 1985, was often referred to as “a maker of champions and a molder of coaches.” He was enshrined into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

05/21/2020
Keady

Happy birthday to coaching legend Gene Keady, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013!

Thanks for the mention, TravelAwaits! We're temporarily closed, but follow us here and we'll announce our re-opening dat...
05/19/2020
Kansas City To Wichita: A Delightful Prairie Road Trip

Thanks for the mention, TravelAwaits! We're temporarily closed, but follow us here and we'll announce our re-opening date as soon as it's set!

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Kansas has long been dismissed as a flyover state, but people are often surprisingly delighted when they visit. Here’s what you should see, do, and eat when traveling between Kansas’s two biggest metropolitan areas, Kansas City and Wichita.

05/19/2020
National Association of Basketball Coaches

Replay the full NABC Championship Webinar on building for long-term success with Leonard Hamilton!

Giving your assistants a voice and valuing their input is crucial for any head coach.

Replay the full NABC Championship Webinar on building for long-term success with Leonard Hamilton!

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Happy Birthday to Danny Manning, Class of 2008. Kansas’ all-time leading scorer with 2,951 points and rebounder with 1,1...
05/14/2020

Happy Birthday to Danny Manning, Class of 2008. Kansas’ all-time leading scorer with 2,951 points and rebounder with 1,187. He was the consensus college player of the year in 1988, a two-time consensus All-America selection and a three-time Big Eight player of the year. Manning led the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA championship in Kansas City and was named as the most outstanding player. The number one pick in the 1988 NBA draft, he played for seven different professional teams, as a two-time NBA all-star and won the league’s Sixth Man award in 1998. He has been a member of the Kansas men’s basketball staff since 2003.

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Congratulations to Ernie DiGregorio for his recent induction into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. A true legend of the game playing for Providence College and NBA Rookie of the Year for the Buffalo Braves in 1974. Although 50 years ago, it is a cherished time still remembered by many today, and recalled in this new book. https://www.amazon.com/Homegrown-Making-1972-73-Providence-College/dp/1092494634/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Paul+Lonardo&qid=1566446324&s=gateway&sr=8-11
Congratulations to Ernie DiGregorio for his induction into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. A true legend of the game playing for Providence College. Although 50 years ago, it is a cherished time that is still remembered by many today.
It has been nearly 50 years ago since an exciting and talented Providence College basketball team came within a whisker of making it to the 1973 NCAA Finals. Had Marvin Barnes, PC’s dominant center, not been injured in the semifinal game against Memphis, they likely would have met up with Bill Walton and the mighty UCLA Bruins for a Finals showdown. “Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars” is a new book that reveals how that team was assembled. It is a retrospective of that team’s remarkable season, as well as a history of the school’s basketball program, which was itself responsible for drawing the local talent that propelled the 1973 Friars to the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. https://www.amazon.com/Homegrown-Making-1972-73-Providence-College/dp/1092494634/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=Paul+Lonardo&qid=1566446324&s=gateway&sr=8-11
We are looking forward to the CBE's booth at the University of Scouting this Saturday. Are you bringing a portable goal? ;-)
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