2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship was held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri from March 7 until March 10, 2012. Due to a major conference realignment that impacted the Big 12, It was the first tournament with 10 teams participating. After the 2010–11 season, Colorado left for the Pac-12 and Nebraska joined the Big Ten, it was the final appearance in this event for Texas A&M and Missouri before they joined the Southeastern Conference for the 2012–13 season. The conference will continue to have 10 schools in that season, as TCU and West Virginia will join the Big 12 from the Mountain West Conference and Big East Conference; the tournament, the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament that went with it, was won by one of the departing members, Missouri. All teams were able to have their local radio media groups carry their games in the Big 12 Tournament. Additionally, the tournament semifinals and championship game were broadcast on select regional ESPN Radio affiliates and nationally on ESPNRadio.com.
This was a change from years past. However due to the ACC's contract with ESPN now being in effect, ESPN Radio affiliates must choose whether they want to carry the Big 12 semis and championship or carry the entire ACC Tournament; the semi-finals were produced by, aired on, the Big 12 Network in Big 12 Network territories. However, they were aired on ESPNU for the rest of the nation. All games were available via streaming through Watch ESPN's ESPN3 except in Big 12 Network territories, where games that did not air on ESPN or ESPN2 were blacked out. All Times Central Official website
Kansas is a U. S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe; the tribe's name is said to mean "people of the wind" although this was not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth; the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was opened to settlement by the U. S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state.
Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet. For a millennium, the land, Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans; the first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Southwest Kansas, was still a part of Spain and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, when these lands were ceded to the United States.
From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today. In 1827, Fort Leavenworth became the first permanent settlement of white Americans in the future state; the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, establishing Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory, opening the area to broader settlement by whites. Kansas Territory stretched all the way to the Continental Divide and included the sites of present-day Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo. Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border; these settlers attempted to sway votes in favor of slavery. The secondary settlement of Americans in Kansas Territory were abolitionists from Massachusetts and other Free-Staters, who attempted to stop the spread of slavery from neighboring Missouri. Directly presaging the American Civil War, these forces collided, entering into skirmishes that earned the territory the name of Bleeding Kansas.
Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861, making it the 34th state to join the United States. By that time the violence in Kansas had subsided, but during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people, he was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature. His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record. After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas. Many African Americans looked to Kansas as the land of "John Brown" and, led by freedmen like Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, began establishing black colonies in the state. Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters. At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas.
Wild Bill Hickok was a marshal at Hays and Abilene. Dodge City was another wild cowboy town, both Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp worked as lawmen in the town. In one year alone, eight million head of cattle from Texas boarded trains in Dodge City bound for the East, earning Dodge the nickname "Queen of the Cowtowns." In response to demands of Methodists and other evangelical Protestants, in 1881 Kansas became the first U. S. state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages, repealed in 1948. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; the state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon; until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County. Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to westward dipping sedimentary rocks.
A sequence of Mississippian and Permian rocks outcrop in the eastern and southern part of the state
Duncanville is a city in southern Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. Duncanville's population was 38,524 at the 2010 census; the city is part of the Best Southwest area, which includes Duncanville, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster. Duncanville is located at 32°38′47″N 96°54′41″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 square miles, all of it land. Settlement of the area began in 1845, when Illinois resident Crawford Trees purchased several thousand acres south of Camp Dallas. In 1880 the Chicago and Mexican Central Railway reached the area and built Duncan Switch, named for a line foreman. Charles P. Nance, the community's first postmaster, renamed the settlement Duncanville in 1882. By the late 19th century Duncanville was home to a dry goods stores, a pharmacy, a domino parlor, a school. Between 1904 and 1933 the population of Duncanville increased from 113 to more than 300. During World War II, the Army Air Corps established a landing field for flight training on property near the present-day intersection of Main and Wheatland roads.
Duncanville residents incorporated the city on August 2, 1947. During the post-war years, the military developed the Army’s old landing field into the Duncanville Air Force Station, the headquarters for the four Nike-Hercules missile launch sites guarding Dallas/Fort Worth from Soviet bomber attack, it housed the Air Force tracking radars for the region. When the town's population reached 5,000 in 1962, citizens adopted a home-rule charter with council-manager city government. Sometimes regarded as a "white flight" suburb in the 1960s and 1970s, the city is now known for its racial diversity, its population increased from about 13,000 in 1970 to more than 31,000 in 1988. The Texas Historical Commission has designated the City of Duncanville as an official Main Street City. Duncanville recognizes the importance of the former Duncanville Air Force Station; the Duncanville Air Force Station was closed on July 1, 1964. The WWII-era barracks and some other structures were re-purposed for civic and community use.
Over time the buildings were systematically demolished. But the history of the facility lives on in a monument which stands outside the library and community center; the "stone igloo", a spring house located near the intersection of Center Street and Cedar Ridge Road, was preserved in a unique way. In the late 1960s or early 1970s it was demolished, thereby producing a supply of rocks that were used to build a replica of the structure at a nearby park and paving the way for the construction of a neighborhood retail center. Various pieces of the city's history are preserved at the Duncanville Historical Park, located on Wheatland Road in Armstrong Park on land, once a part of the Duncanville Air Force Station. Historic buildings include the city’s first Music Room. Singer Elliott Smith moved to Duncanville after his parents divorced and stayed till age 14 when he went to live with his father in Portland, Oregon. Ex-pro football player "Mean" Joe Greene lived in Duncanville during the height of his pro career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Greg Ostertag is a 1991 graduate of Duncanville High School. He averaged 22.5 points and 13 rebounds per game during his senior season, capped the year by leading the Panthers to the 1991 state championship, the first-ever for the school's boys basketball team. After his successful high school career, Ostertag joined the basketball team at the University of Kansas from 1991-1995 and professionally for the Utah Jazz from 1995-2004. Tamika Catchings, WNBA all-star, graduated from Duncanville High School in 1997, having played on the women's basketball team that won the state championship, she is the first person to achieve a quintuple double. Brigetta Barrett, high jumper, silver medalist in 2012 London Olympics and 2013 world championships, is a graduate of Duncanville High School. Tim Urban, an acoustic, contemporary musician who began his music career in 2007, gained fame for making it into the top 7 on the ninth season of American Idol. Tim DeLaughter, is a songwriter, he has gained attention as a energetic and engaging frontman for both Tripping Daisy and his current band, The Polyphonic Spree.
Current Kansas City Chiefs running back, Cyrus Gray, played his freshmen year of high school football for Duncanville High School before he moved to DeSoto. Perry Jones, forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, played basketball at Duncanville High School; the current Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, is a 1976 graduate of Duncanville High School. Linguist and author Kenneth Lee Pike lived in Duncanville for many years moving to a nearby neighborhood in Dallas. While he lived in Duncanville, US Senator Alan J. Dixon and US Congressman Paul Simon announced that they had nominated Pike for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barry Foster, former running back for Pittsburgh Steelers. M. Lamont Cooper, Prominent oil and gas attorney in Midland, TX attended Duncanville High School until 1993. Duncanville City Hall is located at 203 E. Wheatland Road Duncanville, TX 75116. Most city services are located in this facility which includes the Duncanville Recreation Center featuring meeting rooms, a double gymnasium, an indoor walking track.
Armstrong Park is located next to City Hall. Duncanville has 3 walking trails, 17 city parks, many other recreation spaces for team sports. U. S. Route 67 runs through the eastern portion of Duncanville. I
Frank Martin (basketball)
Francisco José Martin is an American basketball coach and the current head coach for the University of South Carolina men's basketball team. Martin was head coach at Kansas State University for five seasons. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at the collegiate level and head basketball coach at three high schools in Miami. Martin has led his teams to a total of five NCAA Tournaments as head coach and was named the Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year in 2010, he won the Jim Phelan Award in 2017. Martin, who grew up in Miami, Florida, is the son of Cuban political exiles and the first American-born member of his family, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education from Florida International University in 1993. One of the two jobs he held, he decided to become a full-time basketball coach in 1992 as a result of an incident in which he was subjected to gunfire, while on duty, from a group of men whom he had ejected for fighting. At the same time, he had begun his career in basketball as the head coach of the boys' junior varsity squad at Miami High School in 1985.
He served in that position for eight years until he was appointed to his first varsity coaching job at North Miami High School after he completed his studies at FIU in 1993. He returned to Miami Senior two years to head its varsity team. Under his watch, the Stingarees won three consecutive state championships from 1996 to 1998 with teams featuring future NBA players Udonis Haslem and Steve Blake; the last of those titles was vacated due to recruiting violations involving school employees and boosters who gave housing assistance to the players. Although he was never accused of any wrongdoing, Martin was dismissed in 1999, he next served as head coach at Booker T. Washington High School for one year. Martin joined the college ranks as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Northeastern University from 2000 to 2004, he moved to the University of Cincinnati, serving one season each under Bob Huggins and Andy Kennedy. Martin followed Huggins to Kansas State, joining his staff on April 5, 2006.
On April 6, 2007 a year to the day after his arrival in Manhattan, Martin was named head coach of the Wildcats in the wake of Huggins' resignation. Martin's first season as head coach at Kansas State was marked by a number of noteworthy events; the 2007–2008 Wildcats, featuring star freshman Michael Beasley, were included in the preseason Top 25 for the first time since 1972. On January 19, 2008, Martin's Wildcats defeated then-No. 10 Texas A&M, giving the team its first win over a ranked team in nearly a year, its first victory over a Top 10 team since beating Texas in March 2004. On January 30, 2008, Martin led Kansas State to an 84–75 victory over then-No. 2 Kansas, marking the Wildcats' first home win over their in-state rival since 1983. Martin led Kansas State to its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 1996. Martin was awarded the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year by the conference on March 7, 2010; that month, he led the Wildcats to the Elite 8, their best tournament performance since 1988.
He was given a contract extension through the 2014-2015 season. His salary increased to $1.2 million, plus incentives, for 2010-11. The salary would increase by $100,000 a year for each subsequent year of the contract, topping out at $1.6 million in 2014-15. After Frank Haith left Miami to take the Missouri head coaching job in the spring of 2011, there were rumors that Martin and raised in Miami, might leave Kansas State to take the job; these rumors ended. On March 26, 2012, in a text message to ESPN, Martin confirmed he had accepted the head coach position at South Carolina. On March 27, 2012, Martin was introduced as South Carolina's head coach. Martin posted losing records in each of his first two seasons at South Carolina, including a combined conference mark of 9–27, his team's most notable victory in those two seasons was a 72–67 home win against #17 Kentucky on March 1, 2014. During the 2013–14 season, Martin issued a public apology to fans and players on January 21, 2014, after a verbal tirade during the team's loss to Ole Miss.
On March 6, 2014, USC Athletic Director Ray Tanner suspended Martin for the final game of the regular season for further "inappropriate verbal communication" with players. In Martin's third season at South Carolina, he recorded his first winning season at South Carolina with a 17–16 record; the team posted a 9–3 record in its non-conference season, concluding with a win over #9 Iowa State at the Brooklyn Hoops Showcase, followed this by finishing its SEC conference regular season with a 6–12 record posting a 2–1 mark in the SEC Tournament. The 2015–16 season continued the upward trend as his Gamecocks won 24 regular season games, including a 13–0 mark in non-conference games; the 11–7 mark in conference was good enough to tie for third in the SEC, but after losing to Georgia in the SEC Tournament, South Carolina accepted an NIT bid. The 2016-17 team broke through and earned a bid as a #7 seed to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, where they earned their first win in the event since 1973 with a 20-point victory over the #10 seed Marquette Golden Eagles, followed by a win over #2 seed Duke advancing to the program's first Sweet 16 in school history.
The Gamecocks beat Baylor to go onto the Elite 8 for the first time in school history. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, South Carolina defeated Florida in the East Regional Final to reach the school's first Final Four, they lost 77-73, ending their road to a national championship. Assistants under Martin that became NCAA head coaches
Kansas State University
Kansas State University shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, United States. Kansas State was opened as the state's land-grant college in 1863 and was the first public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas, it had a record high enrollment of 24,766 students for the Fall 2014 semester. The university is classified as one of 115 research universities with highest research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kansas State's academic offerings are administered through nine colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Technology and Aviation in Salina. Graduate degrees offered include 45 doctoral degrees. Branch campuses are in Olathe; the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina is home to the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus has a focus on graduate work in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.
Kansas State University named Kansas State Agricultural College, was founded in Manhattan on February 16, 1863, during the American Civil War, as a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act. The school was the first land-grant college created under the Morrill Act. K-State is the third-oldest school in the Big 12 Conference and the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas; the effort to establish the school began in 1861, the year that Kansas was admitted to the United States. One of the new state legislature's top priorities involved establishing a state university; that year, the delegation from Manhattan introduced a bill to convert the private Blue Mont Central College in Manhattan, incorporated in 1858, into the state university. But the bill establishing the university in Manhattan was controversially vetoed by Governor Charles L. Robinson of Lawrence, an attempt to override the veto in the Legislature failed by two votes. In 1862, another bill to make Manhattan the site of the state university failed by one vote.
Upon the third attempt on February 16, 1863, the state accepted Manhattan's offer to donate the Blue Mont College building and grounds and established the state's land-grant college at the site – the institution that would become Kansas State University. When the college opened for its first session on September 2, 1863, it became only the second public institution of higher learning to admit women and men in the United States. Enrollment for the first session totaled 52 students: 26 women. Twelve years after opening, the university moved its main campus from the location of Blue Mont Central College to its present site in 1875; the original site is now occupied by Central National Bank of Manhattan and Founders Hill Apartments. The early years of the institution witnessed debate over whether the college should provide a focused agricultural education or a full liberal arts education. During this era, the tenor of the school shifted with the tenure of college presidents. For example, President John A. Anderson favored a limited education and President George T.
Fairchild favored a classic liberal education. Fairchild was credited with saying, "Our college exists not so much to make men farmers as to make farmers men."During this era, in 1873, Kansas State helped pioneer the academic teaching of home economics for women, becoming one of the first two colleges to offer the program of study. In November 1928, the school was accredited by the Association of American Universities as a school whose graduates were deemed capable of advanced graduate work; the name of the school was changed in 1931 to Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. In 1959, the Kansas legislature changed the name again to Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science to reflect a growing number of graduate programs. However, since the "Agriculture and Applied Science" portion has been omitted from official documents such as diplomas and state statutes, as a practical and legal matter it is called Kansas State University. Milton S. Eisenhower served as president of the university from 1943 to 1950, Dr. James McCain succeeded him, serving from 1950 to 1975.
Several buildings, including residence halls and a student union, were added to the campus in the 1950s. The 1960s witnessed demonstrations against the Vietnam War, though fewer than at other college campuses. Enrollment was high through most of the 1970s, but the university endured a downward spiral from 1976 to 1986, when enrollment decreased to 17,570 and a number of faculty resigned. In 1986, Jon Wefald assumed the presidency of Kansas State University. During his tenure and donations increased. On June 15, 2009, Kirk Schulz became the 13th president of Kansas State University. In March 2010 he announced his K-State 2025 plan; the initiative is designed to elevate K-State to a top 50 nationally recognized research university by 2025. His last day was April 2016, as he was selected as Washington State University's next president. In late April 2016, Ret. General Richard Myers began serving as the interim president of Kansas State University and was announced as the permanent president on November 15, 2016.
The state legislature established the state's land-grant college in Manhattan on January 13, 1863. A commission to establish a state university in Lawrence was called for in the same legislative session, provided that town could meet certain requirements, finalized that year. Kansas State was the first public institution of higher learning founded in the state and began teaching college-level classes in 1863. By comparison, the Un
Fred Bramlage Coliseum is a 12,528-seat multi-purpose arena in Manhattan, Kansas. The arena's primary function is as home to the men's and women's basketball teams for Kansas State University; the building holds offices for Kansas State Wildcats baseball, Intercollegiate Athletics, Sports Information. The arena is located in the northwest corner of the Kansas State campus, along with the rest of the school's athletic facilities, abutting the south end zone of Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium; the arena was built to replace Ahearn Field House, K-State's basketball facility from 1950 to 1988. Construction of Bramlage Coliseum began with a groundbreaking on October 18, 1986, was completed in 1988; the construction was funded by student fees and donations from alumni and friends of the University. It was named for Junction City businessman Fred Bramlage, who played a major role in raising the funds needed to build the arena. On November 26, 1988, Kansas State University opened Bramlage Coliseum with an 81-77 victory over Purdue University.
The first basketball game played in the arena, was an NBA exhibition game between the Dallas Mavericks, led by former K-State standout Rolando Blackman, the San Antonio Spurs on October 21, 1988. Entering the 2018-19 season, the Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team has posted a 366-116 record in Bramlage Coliseum. Over the previous 13 seasons, the home record is 165-36; the facility hosted women's NCAA basketball tournament games in 2002 and 2003. Kansas State played in Bramlage Coliseum in both tournament years. Bramlage has been home to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 2A boys and girls state championship tournaments since 1990; the concourse around the arena is decorated with pictures of Wildcat greats and trophies won by the men's and women's teams over the years. A painted border around the top of the walls inside the Coliseum shows the years the Wildcat basketball programs won conference crowns or participated in the NCAA Tournament or NIT. Hanging from the rafters in Bramlage are the retired numbers of former Wildcat greats including: Ernie Barrett, Rolando Blackman, Mitch Richmond, Bob Boozer, Mike Evans, Dick Knostman, Lon Kruger, Jack Parr, Chuckie Williams, Nicole Ohlde, Kendra Wecker and Shalee Lehning.
The unofficial nickname for Bramlage Coliseum is the "Octagon of Doom", due to the octagon shape of the arena. The nickname was popularized in the media during the 2009-2010 season, but it was first used in on-line internet forums in early 2007. K-State students bring octagonal shaped signs with "Doom" written on them and wear "Doom" T-shirts to games. Fans of rival Kansas have mockingly referred to the arena as "Allen Fieldhouse West" due to their record against KSU in Bramlage; the Jayhawks won the first 19 games against the Wildcats in the facility from 1989-2007, and, at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, holds a 26-5 record against K-State in Bramlage. Including the last five KU-KSU games played in Ahearn Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks won 24 straight games against the Wildcats in Manhattan from 1984-2007. Before every game, the crowd sings Wildcat Victory, the Kansas State fight song, rocks back and forth to the Wabash Cannonball; as the K-State players make their way from the locker room to the court, the crowd chants, "Bring on the Cats, Bring on the Cats, Bring on the Cats."
When the Cats hit the floor the crowd rises to their feet. While the opposing team's starting lineup is announced, the student section shakes newspapers, after each name chants, "So What" "Who Cares" "Who's He?" "Big Deal" "Go Home," and rips the papers and throws them in the air at the beginning of the introduction of the Kansas State starting lineup. Each time an opposing player commits a foul the student section chants the number of fouls that player has, every time a K-State player sinks a three-point basket, the announcer says the name of the player followed by "for", the crowd echoes "three!" Following a K-State victory, the crowd performs a "K-S-U Wildcats" chant. If an opposing team's player fouls out of the game, the crowd chants "left, left" for each step. If he stands, they chant "standing, standing" until the player sits down, at which time the crowd yells "Sit down!" Seating capacity in Bramlage was 13,500. Adjustments for fire codes lowered this number to 13,340 in the 2000s, construction prior to the 2007-2008 season eliminated another 800 seats to add luxury boxes and bring handicap seating up to compliance.
The current capacity is 12,528. 13,762 - Kansas Jayhawks - February 22, 1992 13,685 - Kansas Jayhawks - January 27, 1990 13,597 - Missouri Tigers - March 1, 1989 13,586 - Kansas Jayhawks - January 14, 1989 13,584 - Kansas Jayhawks - January 18, 1993 13,580 - Oklahoma Sooners - February 19, 1994 13,573 - Missouri Tigers - February 8, 1990 13,553 - Kansas Jayhawks - February 12, 1994 13,536 - Oklahoma State Cowboys - February 25, 1989 13,520 - Nebraska Cornhuskers - March 3, 1990 In addition to Kansas State basketball, Bramlage Coliseum hosts musical and comical performances, trade shows, undergraduate commencement ceremonies. The arena has seated up to 14,000 for concerts, it has featured performances by the following groups and individuals: Beach Boys - October 1, 1988 Def Leppard - October 20, 1988 Mötley Crüe - March 2, 1990 AC/DC - December 9, 1990 Poison - February 1, 1991 Damn Yankees / Bad Company - February 20, 1991 Van Halen - April 6, 1992 Weezer - November 7, 1994 The Dixie Chicks - November 16, 2000 Bob Dylan - October 26, 2004 Ben Folds - April 8, 2009 Will Ferrell - 2008 Dierks Bentley - 2006 Jason Derulo - April 11, 2011 Kevin Hart - October 5, 2015The arena has hosted speaking events as part of the Landon Lec