By Jessica Barrett
(HAMILTON, ON) – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is pleased to announce that Ryerson University will host the 2014 Wilson Cup, presented by Recharge with Milk. The Final Four format tournament will be played at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) from February 28-March 1 and will be broadcast live on Sportsnet One. For the second consecutive year, each game will be held in the arena bowl.
OUA men’s basketball playoffs presented by Investors Group tipoff on February 19 with the East and West quarter-final games, followed by the divisional semi-finals on February 22.
"We are excited to once again host the OUA Wilson Cup in the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens," Dr Ivan Joseph, Ryerson University Athletic Director said. "The quality of basketball and the fan experience is second to none in the country. Last year’s OUA gold, silver and bronze medallists went on to sweep the medals at the CIS Final 8 Championship a week later."
"OUA is pleased to once again team up with the Ryerson athletic department on the Wilson Cup," interim OUA Executive Director Bryan Crawford said. "The Mattamy Athletic Centre is one of the finest sport facilities in the country. We are looking forward to building on last year’s event and making the 2014 Wilson Cup bigger and better than ever."
Recharge with Milk will be the presenting sponsor and official recovery beverage for the 2014 OUA Wilson Cup. Through Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) Recharge with Milk campaign, the organization promotes chocolate milk as a post workout recovery beverage. For best results, many studies prove a serving of chocolate milk within 30 minutes of working out delivers and ideal mix of fluids to rehydrate, carbs to refuel and protein to recharge your body the wholesome way. To learn more about the benefits of chocolate milk visit rechargewithmilk.ca.
"Dairy Farmers of Canada are excited to be supporting OUA for the 3rd year in a row," said Tania Crecco, Project Manager at DFC. "The Wilson Cup is a great event for Dairy Farmers of Canada to support as research continues to point out that chocolate milk is an excellent post workout beverage that aids in overall recovery."
Each of the Final Four men’s basketball games over February 28 and March 1 will be broadcast live on Sportsnet One. On Friday, the first semi-final will air live at 6 p.m., immediately followed by the second semi at 8 p.m. Sportsnet One will broadcast the bronze medal game live on Saturday at 4 p.m. and follow it up with coverage of the championship final at 6 p.m. as the top two teams in the province vie for the prestigious Wilson Cup.