NCAA Tournament Round 1 Pregame Party
March 18, 2023 11:00AM - 1:00PM EST
Calhoun's On The River
400 Neyland Dr. Knoxville, TN 37902
(419) 530.2586


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The University of Toledo Alumni Association invites all Rocket fans to join us in Knoxville, TN for a pregame party before the women's basketball team plays in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The Rockets will face the Iowa State Cyclones at approximately 3:30 p.m. (or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the University of Tennessee vs. St. Louis University game tipping off at 1 p.m.)


Admission to the pregame party at Calhoun's is $20 for UToledo Alumni Association members and $27 for non-members and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and a cash bar. Registration is required.



  • Grilled Bar-B-Que Chicken Calhoun on a bed of rice
  • Smoked Beef Brisket Carved on the buffet with Tenessee whiskey sauce
  • Cole slaw
  • Potato salad
  • Smoky Mountain baked beans
  • Biscuits and corn muffins
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Iced tea, lemonade, coffee and water


Onsite parking for the pregame party is available at Calhoun's. Parking for the basketball game is available on campus. (Click here for more gameday info)


For game tickets and other NCAA Tournament information, please visit the UToledo Athletics website. Please note all game tickets are good for both the UTennessee vs SLU and UToledo vs. Iowa State games.


If the Rockets advance, a new registration page for those pregame parties will be posted.

Interested in joining the Alumni Association to save on admission for the NCAA pregame parties and numerous other benefits? Visit our membership page for more information.


For assistance, please contact any of the people listed below
Shirley  Grzecki
Events Coordinator 1
William  Pierce
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement
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