KHSAA Awards High School Girls' State Basketball Tournament to NKU

May 13, 2014

Diddle Arena has hosted the girls' high school state basketball tournament since 2001.
Credit WKU Athletics

Next year’s girls high school basketball state championship will be the last one played at WKU’s Diddle Arena for at least two years.  The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has voted to award the girls’ basketball championship to Northern Kentucky University for 2016 and 2017.  The girls tournament had been held at WKU every year since 2001. 

The Bowling Green Convention and Visitor's Bureau says an estimated 39,000 visitors came to town during the course of the 2013 tournament.

Bowling Green also lost out on the state high school softball tournament which will remain in Owensboro through 2018.