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NEO invites fans to the 69th annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 9, 2014 BY NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M COLLEGE

NEO invites fans to the 69th annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament

Miami, Oklahoma – Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 – On Thursday, Jan. 23 at 12 p.m., Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will tipoff for the 69th Annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament. There are 48 teams from three states participating in this basketball tradition with thousands of fans attending to cheer on their favorite players and teams.

The NEO 69th Annual High School Basketball team will be Thursday, Jan. 23, Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday Jan. 25, 2014.

The tournament will be played in four different facilities, NEO College Gym (COL) and NEO Student Activity Center (SAC), which are both located on the NEO Campus. Other locations include the Miami Activity Center (MAC), which is located on the campus of the Miami High School and the Miami Civic Center (CC) located on A Street.

A complete listing of brackets, times and locations is available at www.neoathletics.com, just click on the tournament logo.

Tickets are available at any of the locations listed above. All tournament passes may be purchased for $20 for adults and/or students. The "all-tournament" pass will allow fan to attend any of the games in any of the locations for all three days of the tournament.

Day passes are also available for $8 per day for adults and $7 per day for students and senior citizens.

"This tournament is a great tradition at NEO, and an opportunity to bring the community together and watch some exciting games. This year we have some new teams participating for the first time, such as Norman North. We also have some returning champions in all three brackets, so we're looking forward to three days of great basketball," said Dale Patterson, NEO tournament director.

Corporate level sponsors include Sodexo, the City of Miami, Miami Chevrolet Buick & GMC, First National Bank, Osborn Drugs, Welch State Bank, Stonehill Grill, KuKu, Arvest Bank, McDonalds, Miami News Record and Security Bank.

More than 2,500 players, coaches and fans are estimated to attend the tournament. Many of these visitors will stay in Miami hotels, eat at various restaurants and frequent the shops. This is a golden opportunity to spotlight NEO and the entire community of Miami.

"While we are very proud of our College, we are equally proud of this community, its merchants, and its people. We encourage all of our visitors to visit downtown Miami, explore our unique sightseeing opportunities, shop, eat and enjoy being in Miami and Route 66," said NEO President Dr. Jeff Hale.

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