The Radford University men’s basketball program will face off against the Marshall Thundering Herd in a standalone neutral site game at The Greenbrier on Friday, Nov. 10 to launch a new long-term partnership between the resort and Intersport.
Now entering Head Coach Darris Nichols’ third season at Radford, the men’s basketball program is poised for another great year. Coming off a 21-win season that included a pair of victories in the CBI, the Highlanders bring back starters Bryan Antoine, DaQuan Smith and Justin Archer while adding reinforcements such as Chandler Turner (Bowling Green), Josiah Harris (St. Francis Brooklyn) and TJ NeSmith (Lenoir Rhyne).
Marshall will look to follow up a strong 2022-23 season in which it went 24-8 overall and 13-5 in the Sun Belt. The Thundering Herd ranked eighth in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 81.8 points per game, a figure that can be attributed in large part to incredible ball movement that ranked fifth in the country with 17.5 assists per contest. Leading scorers Taevion Kinsey (22.1 ppg) and Andrew Taylor (20.2 ppg) have both graduated however, leaving Head Coach Dan D’Antoni with some work to do heading into 2023-24.
The resort, situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., has become synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. Founded in 1778, The Greenbrier is the premium vacation destination fit for any personality, from luxury shopping and dining experiences to championship-level golf and other outdoor adventures. In total, the resort features more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, more than 35 retail shops, five golf courses and 20 dining and lounge venues on more than 11,000 acres of land in the picturesque West Virginia mountains.
Colonial Hall inside the resort, at more than 16,000 square feet, will serve as the playing venue for the Radford-Marshall contest. Tickets for the Radford-Marshall game will be available in the coming weeks, but fans can register to receive email notifications regarding ticket details and other event news by visiting www.greenbrier.com/holidays-events/basketball.
The Radford University Alumni Relations office will be securing a special rate for the event. Please contact Executive Director for Alumni Relations Laura Turk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be added to the list for access.
Over the years, The Greenbrier has routinely staged must-see sporting events that has made the resort a popular destination for sports fans. The resort was a regular stop on the PGA Tour from 2010 through 2019, hosted the 1979 Ryder Cup, the first that matched the United States against Europe, and the 1994 Solheim Cup. In tennis, stars like Serena and Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Martina Hingis have all participated in showcase events at The Greenbrier, while Colonial Hall has even played host to elite boxing events featuring Evander Holyfield. Most recently, The Greenbrier hosted the Cleveland Browns for portions of their 2023 training camp and LIV Golf held an event at the resort this past weekend.
“The Greenbrier prides itself on being the ultimate destination for all, and sports fans are included,” said Jill Justice, DO, president of The Greenbrier. “From the most consequential events in golf to the biggest stars in tennis and football — as well as unique events such as boxing, wrestling, lacrosse and more — America’s Resort has welcomed sports of all types onto its iconic property. Bringing college basketball inside Colonial Hall provides another incomparable experience for our guests and will introduce a new audience to the legacy of The Greenbrier. We look forward to welcoming Radford and Marshall and developing this tournament into the best on the early-season schedule.”