Morgan State to Host Seventh Annual James Brown Bowling Invitational


BALTIMORE, Md. (February 9, 2022) – The Morgan University Lady Bears bowling team will host their seventh annual James Brown Bowling Invitational this weekend (Friday, February 11, 2022-Sunday, February 13, 2022) at AMF Towson Lanes in Towson, Md.

“This weekend brings 16 teams from the east coast and south to Baltimore for our tournament,” the Morgan State head coach said. Thomas Falbo. “It’s an honor to host these great teams and I look forward to an exciting weekend.”

This year’s sixteen-team field, including Morgan State, includes six (6) nationally ranked teams by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) in the latest NTCA Coaches Survey. Teams heading to the Baltimore area are: Alabama A&M, Chestnut Hill, Coppin State, #14 Delaware State, #12 Duquesne, Fayetteville State, Felician, Kutztown, Mount Aloysius, #16 Morgan State, #9 Mount Saint Mary’s , #4 North Carolina A&T, Saint Francis-Pa., Saint Francis-Brooklyn, #18 Maryland Eastern Shore and Virginia State.

The event kicks off Friday, February 11 with five (5) five-game Baker matches at 10 a.m. 10am

The tournament concludes Sunday with bracket-style play with the best of seven Baker match positioning rounds beginning at 8:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow the tournament’s conclusion.

“Our ladies are rested and healthy and their games continue to improve,” Falbo said. “They’re ready to face the final month of the regular season head-on, striving for new heights.”

Formerly known as the MSU Bowling Tournament, it was renamed the James Brown Invitational in 2012 in honor of Morgan State’s first head coach. The tournament had a four-year hiatus, until it returned in 2017. The 2020 tournament was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be the 15th all-time bowling tournament hosted by the program.

From 2007 to 2013, the MSU Bowling Invitational/James Brown Invitational was considered the largest collegiate bowling tournament in the nation.


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