Participating Teams Announced for Inaugural The Greenbrier Tip-Off

Participating Teams Announced for Inaugural The Greenbrier Tip-Off

March 5, 2024

WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W.Va. (March 5, 2024) – Intersport and The Greenbrier have announced plans for the inaugural The Greenbrier Tip-Off, which will take place at the world-renowned resort in the picturesque foothills of the Allegheny Mountains on Nov. 22-24. Wisconsin, Pitt and UCF are confirmed participants for the first early season tournament to take place at America’s Resort, with a fourth announced after the season.

The Resort 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, 20 dining and lounge venues, signature spa services and an on-property casino on more than 11,000 acres.

Travel packages will be available for fans looking to join their favorite team at The Greenbrier Tip-Off. Packages will include game tickets, good for each game of the Tournament, and hotel accommodations on property. Travel packages will be available in the coming weeks, but fans interested in securing packages and receiving additional event updates from the Tournament can register to receive email alerts at Ticket-only packages, based on availability, will go on sale in the fall.

In 2023, Intersport and The Greenbrier entered into a long-term partnership to bring major college basketball to the mountain resort destination. Radford and Marshall met in a standalone contest on Nov. 10 in front of a soldout crowd of more than 1,000 fans at Colonial Hall at the famed resort.

“The Radford-Marshall game hosted at The Greenbrier earlier this season was a fantastic success for all involved,” said Jill Justice, D.O., President of The Greenbrier. “We can’t wait to take that to a new level with The Greenbrier Tip-Off. We are excited about welcoming new teams and new fan bases to learn about what has made The Greenbrier ‘America’s Resort’ for nearly 250 years. It will be an unforgettable experience.”

“The Greenbrier is not only a premium vacation experience, but also a world-class partner that offers unmatched hospitality, which are all important components in creating an amazing early season college basketball event,” said Mark Starsiak, vice president of basketball at Intersport. “The staff at The Greenbrier is the best at what they do and are eager to create a truly standalone experience for teams, fans and sponsors. We’re excited to work together as we expand The Greenbrier Tip-Off field this year and continue to explore opportunities for programming in the years to come.”

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About the Teams of The Greenbrier Tip-Off

Wisconsin Badgers

  • Head coach Greg Gard is concluding his ninth season at the helm for the Badgers.
  • Gard has led the Badgers to a pair of Big Ten regular-season titles since 2020.
  • This year, Wisconsin has appeared as high as No. 6 in the national polls and eyes a top-four finish in the Big Ten, guaranteeing a double-bye in the league tournament.
  • Winners of the 2023 Fort Myers Tip-Off, the Badgers eye a second straight non-conference tournament title and third in four seasons.
  • All-time, Wisconsin has won 20 Big Ten regular-season titles, three conference tournament crowns and has made 26 NCAA Tournament appearances.

UCF Knights

  • Johnny Dawkins is completing his eighth season as the head coach of the Knights, who has won 60 percent of his games with the program, second-highest in UCF history.
  • UCF is completing its first season as one of the newest members of the Big 12 Conference, having made its mark with signature wins over ranked conference rivals Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
  • The team will be looking for its third straight early season tournament championship, having won championships in Jacksonville (2023) and the Bahamas (2022).
  • The Knights have made the postseason three times in Dawkins’ tenure, including an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 in 2019.
  • All-time the program has made nine postseason appearances as a Division I program, including five NCAA berths.

Pitt Panthers

  • Pitt is wrapping up its sixth season under the direction of head coach Jeff Capel, and eyes postseason play for the second straight season, marking the first time in nearly a decade the team played in the postseason in consecutive years.
  • The Panthers are looking to secure consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time since 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  • After starting just 1-5 in ACC play this season, Pitt has won 9 of its last 12 games, peaking at the right time heading toward the postseason.
  • In their history, the Panthers have appeared in 27 NCAA Tournaments and a combined 15 conference championships – 11 regular-season and four tournament titles.

About Intersport

Intersport is an award-winning agency and leader in the creation of ideas, content and experiences that attract and engage passionate audiences. Its industry-leading team offers expert insights in content marketing, customer engagement, experiential marketing, hospitality, production and sponsorship consulting. The Chicago-based agency also owns and operates events across the professional and collegiate sports landscape, including basketball, football, golf, pickleball and volleyball. Intersport has been headquartered in Chicago since its inception in 1985, with additional offices in Boston, Detroit and New York. Learn more at and on social media (LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook).

About The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It is best known as “America’s Resort.” With a history dating back to 1778, the 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on The Greenbrier’s breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities, including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, off-road driving and falconry. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and the FanDuel Sportsbook. The Greenbrier’s full-service, 40,000-square-foot world-renowned spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious mineral spas in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of more than 35 boutiques, shops and hand-crafted works of art. The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection is comprised of 20 restaurants, cafés and lounges. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948, and The Greenbrier Sporting Club and The Greenbrier Legacy Club offer the pinnacle of luxury real estate with exclusive home sites within distinctive neighborhoods across The Greenbrier estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.