What is our responsibility as hosts?
Win six consecutive games
Sorry Dustin - I try to avoid snarky responses but that softball was to tempting to pass up
Invite 67 other teams to lose.
More of an obligation to win it all.
Make it to the championship game!
The alums of the host Universities (UH & Rice) are encouraged to volunteer to host a visiting family into their home during the final weekend.
This helps the visiting fans get a “genuine” look into the living conditions of an alum of a host University.
It is in the NCAA by laws under NCAA Tournament host exchange program. Room & Board is required but luckily, food and beverages are optional but “encouraged”. It even says, and I quote:
“Host families are encouraged to provide meals, even if is a continental breakfast variety, say a bagel, fruit, and coffee- it really promotes the NCAA’s hospitality and helps to make the visit as welcoming as possible.”
There are other criteria under the host exchange program but I can’t type everything plus I made all of that up.
Host Families! That’s great! Made me laugh out loud waiting for takeout at a dainty Southern cafe. I’m the only dude in here.
I believe host schools allow their facilities to be used for teams to practice in. Similar to how we hosted the Patriots during the Super Bowl.
The NCAA’s hospitality… What???