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Cal U vs IUP Basketball Game - January 27

Cal U basketball vs. IUP Jan. 27, Convocation Center • 4 p.m. – Doors open • 5:30 p.m. – Women’s game • 7:30 p.m. – Men’s game Both games aired LIVE on ESPN3

Join the ‘Red Out’ Jan. 27 when ESPN3 broadcasts Vulcan basketball live from Cal UVulcan basketball fans will be wearing red Jan. 27 when ESPN3 broadcasts its NCAA Division II Basketball Game of the Week from the Cal U Convocation Center. The Vulcans are looking for a “red out” in the stands as they entertain longtime rival IUP in a PSAC doubleheader. Alumni are encouraged to wear Cal U colors and bring family and friends to watch these two exciting match-ups live in the Convocation Center arena.

Both the women’s and men’s games will be streamed nationally on the live, multi-screen ESPN3 sports network available in 99 million homes. Game time Free parking will be available for fans in the River Lot (Lot 4).

Admission to the Convocation Center is $1, with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Doors to the Convocation Center open at 4 p.m., and fans can warm up for the game with music, face painting and other entertainment.

The women's game starts at 5:30 p.m., with the defending NCAA Division II national champions hoping to avenge last month’s loss to IUP. The men's game starts at about 7:30 p.m. in another longstanding rivalry. Both games will be carried live in their entirety on ESPN3.

About 1,500 fans will receive free T-shirts sponsored by PSECU. Other giveaways and contests include a Hot Shot contest sponsored by Campy’s during the first half of each game, and a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Scream early in each game’s second half.

The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir will sing the national anthem, and the Cal U pep band, cheerleaders, mascot and dance team will perform. More info For more information about the Jan. 27 game, Vulcan basketball or athletics at Cal U, visit

Hotel Information

Hotels near Cal U

Here is a list of hotels that are convenient to campus

(note: this list is provided for your convenience only and does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the University)

Belle Vernon (I-70 Exit 43A)

Hampton Inn: 724-929-8100

Bentleyville (I-70 Exit 32B)

Best Western Garden Inn: 724-239-4321

Holiday Inn Express: 724-239-7700

California (I-70, Exit 37A)

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton California University-Pittsburgh:* 724-330-5820

New Stanton (PA Turnpike Exit 75)

Econo Lodge: 724-925-6755

Super 8:* 724-925-8915

Uniontown (Route 40)

Fairfield Inn: 724-434-1800

Park Inn by Radisson:* 724-437-2816

Hampton Inn: 724-430-1000

Washington (Off I-70)

Comfort Suites: 724-884-0299

Spring Hill Suites: 724-223-7800

Hampton Inn: 724-228-4100

*Special rates for California University visitors.

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