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About the Emporia State Hornets Basketball

Emporia State Hornets Basketball

Even at the Division II level, college basketball is a big deal in the state of Kansas. The Emporia State Hornets are an important but often overlooked reason why. The program has undergone highs and lows, but last-minute Emporia State basketball tickets are still a hot commodity. The fact that the Hornets compete at the Division II level makes it a little easier to find cheap Emporia State basketball tickets. But the Hornets are very much a program on the rise with a bright future and a fanbase that has always been loyal.

Rare Company

The history of Emporia State basketball includes a small collection of coaches doing great work. Between 1927 and 1998, the Hornets only had four different coaches. Gus Fish and Ron Slaymaker did the bulk of the work during that time, with Fish coaching from 1945 to 1970 and Slaymaker taking the reins from 1970 to 1998. In fact, it was Slaymaker who took the Hornets from the NAIA level to the Division II level in 1988, exposing Emporia State to a new level of competition and helping to put the Hornets on the map. Eventually, it would be David Moe guiding the Hornets to their first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2007.

The Journey Continues

Emporia State basketball entered a new era in 2018 with the hiring of Craig Doty as the head coach. Doty previously won two Division III national championships and an NAIA national title before taking over the Hornets. He brought a championship pedigree to Emporia State, setting the Hornets on a path to accomplish bigger and better things in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Emporia State Basketball Play?

The Hornets play their home games at the William L. White Civic Auditorium, located less than a mile away from the Emporia State campus in Emporia, Kansas. The venue has been open since 1941 and also hosts the Emporia State women’s basketball and volleyball teams. While the arena is named after newspaper owner William White, the court is named after longtime Emporia State coach Ron Slaymaker. After a major renovation of the William L. White Civic Auditorium, the venue has a capacity of 5,000 fans for basketball games.

When do Emporia State tickets go on sale?

Cheap Emporia State tickets to games played at William L. White Civic Auditorium are available months in advance, as are Emporia State tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Emporia State's schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Emporia State tickets in advance?

With Emporia State tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Emporia State games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Emporia State tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Emporia State tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Emporia State tickets. Can you buy Emporia State tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

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How much are Emporia State Basketball tickets?

Emporia State ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Emporia State tickets is around $61 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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