National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The University of Illinois is pleased and honored to host the 35th National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.  This purpose of this letter is to share with you helpful information about your stay in Champaign-Urbana.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Fisher ( or Maureen Gilbert (; 217-333-4607) with questions.



We have two hotels with special rates to accommodate teams and families:

Holiday Inn Urbana

1001 Killarney St.

Urbana, IL 61801

(217)328-7900 ext.  2101

$95.00 + tax (includes breakfast)

Teams should call Amy Day directly to make reservations.  The 80 room block will be held until February 22, 2012. The room block begins on Wednesday, March 7.


Wingate Inn Champaign

516 W. Marketview Dr.

Champaign, IL 61822


$70.00 + tax (includes breakfast)

The 100 room block under  Wheelchair Basketball Block will be held until February 22, 2012.  The room block begins Wednesday, March 7.



Holiday Inn Urbana

1001 Killarney St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Meal selection:  We are offering a plated meal for the banquet which will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012.  I will need to know what meal of choice and final count of those from your team who are attending the banquet by February 22, 2012. The U of I will cover the cost of those on the roster list you have already summited.  If I do not have your choice of meal or count in by the deadline, you will not have a meal available at the banquet.    If you have special dietary requests (vegetarian, gluten free, etc., etc.) please be sure to indicate that when you respond with meal choices.  You are welcome to invite guests, but the guest cost of the meal will be $25.00. I will need your guest count by February 22, as well.  Payment for the meal is due the night of the banquet.  Checks made payable to the University of Illinois.

Meal choice:

SIRLOIN OF BEEF                                               

Fresh Garden Salad                                                           

Tender Roasted Sirloin of Beef, Sliced and Topped with Red Wine Sauce                                

served with Fingerling Potatoes and Steamed Vegetables                                                   

Rolls & Homemade Butter



Fresh Garden Salad

Breast of Chicken topped with Herb Champagne Sauce,

served with Rice Pilaf and Steamed Vegetables, Rolls & Homemade Butter


Vegetarian:  Eggplant Parmesan or Stuffed Portobello Mushroom en croute


Tournament Location

The NIWBT will be held in the historic Huff Hall Gym

Huff Hall

1206 S. Fourth St.

Champaign, IL 61820


Parking: Parking will be very limited during the week day hours from 8:00am-5:00pm.  The lot adjacent to Huff Hall is a rental lot.  IF you park in that lot before 4:00pm, you will be issued a $50.00 ticket. Saturday parking in that lot is available.  There are metered spaces along Fourth St., in the parking lot at the corner of 6th & Gregory, in the ARC parking lot, in the Law Building parking lot (corner of Pennsylvania & 4th) and other locations.  For team busses and vans, you should direct your drivers to the far south end of the E-14 lot (    Spectators are also welcome to purchase a day parking pass (especially for Friday).  They may purchase that pass through the UI Parking Department (

Loading and Unloading Equipment:  Busses should stop on the North side of Huff Hall on Gregory St. for teams to unload/load through the North East doors.  Please do not attempt to have the driver pull into the parking lot.


Tournament Schedule:

Thursday, March 8th

3pm - Game - 1 Men’s: University of Illinois vs University of Missouri

5pm - Game 2 - Men’s: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  vs  Edinboro University

7pm - Game 3 - Men’s:  University of Alabama  vs  Southwest Minnesota State University


Friday, March 9th

9am - Game 4 - Women’s:  University of Alabama  vs  Edinboro University

11am - Game 5 - Women’s:  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  vs  University of Illinois

1pm - Game 6 Men’s Looser Game 2 vs Looser Game 3 (7th place)

3pm - Game 7 Men’s Winner Game 1 vs University of Texas-Arlington (Semi-Final #1)

5pm - Game 8 Men’s Winner Game 2 vs Men’s Winner Game 3 (Semi-Final #2)

7pm - Game 9 Men’s Winner Game 6 vs Looser Game 1 (5th/6th place)


Saturday, March 10th

8am - Women’s Consolation Game - Looser Game 4 vs Looser Game 5 (3rd/4th place)

10am - Men’s Consolation Game - Looser Game 7 vs Looser Game 8 (3rd/4th place)

12pm - Women’s Championship Game - Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5

2pm - Men’s Championship Game - Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8


Shoot Around Time:

The following ONE HOUR blocks of time are available for teams to shoot at Huff Hall:

(Times are available on a first come first served basis)

Wednesday, March 7

2:00pm – 3:00pm

3:00 – 4:00pm

4:00 – 5:00pm

6:00 – 7:00pm

7:00 – 8:00pm

8:00 – 9:00pm

9:00 – 10:00pm


Thursday, March 8

7:00am – 8:00am

8:00 – 9:00am

10:00 – 11:00am

12:00pm – 1:00pm

If your team would like an additional HOUR of time for shooting or practice, a court at the ARC may be able to be reserved for you.  Please notify me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with your request.




The 35th NIWBT is proudly sponsored by:


The University of Illinois Employee Credit Union



United Access