2007 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Tickets Go On Sale August 22

Aug. 21, 2007

The 2007 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational® Hosted by Chaminade has announced that remaining school Booster Tickets for the nation's premier early-season basketball tournament will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at 9 a.m. Hawaii time (3 p.m. Eastern time). Booster Tickets are good for entry to all three tournament games in which a particular school will participate.

Tickets can be purchased via the newly redeveloped tournament Web site at http://www.mauiinvitational.com, or through Oahu Travel, the official travel agency of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, at 800.826.3822. Booster Tickets for Duke and Illinois are sold out.

In addition, Single Game General Admission Tickets for all of Monday's games, All-Day General Admission Tickets and remaining Courtside Booster Ticket Packages will go on sale Aug. 22 (Duke and Illinois Courtside Booster Tickets are sold out). Courtside Booster Tickets are good for entry to all three of a particular team's tournament games, accompanied by a pass for the Stadium Club, an exclusive area at the Lahaina Civic Center featuring catered food and beverage, table seating and television access.

Space for the 4th Annual EA SPORTS Maui Golf Invitational, set for Thursday, Nov. 22, is also available. During this golf competition, boosters and fans of the 2007 participating teams will battle for the Booster Cup and bragging rights at the beautiful Ka'anapali Tournament North Course. Visit the Web site's 'Tickets & Travel' section for additional event and registration information.

In its 24th year, the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will again launch the college basketball season with a marquee lineup, including Marquette, Duke, Illinois, LSU, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Princeton and host Chaminade. The action unfolds Nov. 19-21 at Maui's Lahaina Civic Center, located less than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean, with ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU combining to offer live television coverage of all 12 tournament games.

At a glance, the 2007 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational features: former national champions Duke, Marquette and Oklahoma State; former national runners-up Duke, Illinois, Marquette and Oklahoma State; 2007 NCAA Tournament participants Duke, Marquette and Illinois; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski; Duke, owner of an EA SPORTS Maui Invitational-record three championships (1992, 1997 and 2001); and Maui rookies Marquette, Oklahoma State and Princeton.

EA SPORTSTM, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company and developer of the top-selling NCAA® March Madness® videogame, enters its seventh year as title sponsor of the Maui Invitational.

The Athletics Department of tournament host Chaminade University is holding a contest this month to find a new, innovative logo for the school's mascot - the Silverswords. Applicants must submit their entries by Sept. 1, 2007. The contest's winner will receive a trip to the 2007 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational and more. For complete contest rules and regulations as well as entry information, visit www.goswords.com.

Other tournament sponsors include the Maui Visitors Bureau, County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, adidas, GEICO and Gatorade. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maui Resort and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, all from the beautiful Ka'anapali Beach resort area, serve as host hotels for the thousands of fans and boosters who annually accompany their teams to Maui. Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports has operated the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational since 1990.

For up-to-the-minute tournament schedule, ticket and general information, visit the official EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Web site at http://www.mauiinvitational.com.

About KemperSportsKemperSports Marketing & Communications, an affiliate of Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports, is a sports marketing, events and public relations agency, which has produced and managed major national and international events and communications programs, including the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament and numerous PGA TOUR events. For more information, visit http://www.kempersports.com.

Editor's noteThe 2007 bracket and media credential application form can be found at http://www.mauiinvitational.com. Contact Director of Media Relations Kristin Schaner for the tournament logo (PDF, JPG and EPS formats) and high-resolution tournament images.

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