Alumni Association plans fan bus to basketball national tournament

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Alumni Association plans fan bus to basketball national tournament

March 4, 2009

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is taking reservations from Ranger basketball fans to ride a chartered bus to the Men’s NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

Because the brackets have not yet been released, it is not certain if the Rangers will play Wednesday, March 18 or Thursday, March 19. However, the chartered bus will leave the morning of the Rangers’ game on Wednesday or Thursday. Arrival back in Alva will be no later than Saturday, March 21. Should the Rangers be eliminated before Saturday, the bus will return following the elimination game.

Cost for this trip is $92.50 per seat and there are only 54 seats available.

Hotel reservations will be made at the Q Hotel. The Q is a completely green hotel and offers a complimentary, cooked-to-order, hot breakfast every morning. Free shuttle rides to and from Municipal Hall, which is where the Rangers will be playing, is also available. Cost for a room is $99 per night plus tax.

Reservations may be made by calling (580) 327-8593 or e-mailing The deadline is 3 p.m., Friday, March 13.

Hotel costs and tickets for the game are not included in the bus fare. Hotel costs will be paid by the passengers at the hotel and tickets will be available for passengers to purchase at the gate.

Further details will be released when the brackets are announced.