The NCAA’s First Four tournament kick off today at the University of Dayton Arena. The games will open with less fanfare than they did a year ago but there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding them.
Absent this year from the NCAA tournament kickoff is a presidential visit and the big Oregon District street party that began last year, but this year’s First Four event has been sold out since last October. The tournament opening has a significant economic impact for the Dayton area.
Following Sunday's early morning disturbance of more than a thousand people on the University of Dayton campus, administrators say they are looking into a wide range of sanctions against students who participated.
According to UD officials, early morning St. Patrick's Day festivities gave way to riot-like conditions when a gathering of more than a thousand students began climbing on cars, throwing bottles and yelling at police who were responding to a false fire alarm.