IRVING, Texas – The American Athletic Conference has announced that Air Force Reserve will serve as the title sponsor for the conference’s 2022 men’s and women’s basketball championships.

The 2022 Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship will take place March 7-10. The 2022 Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 10-13. Both championships will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Air Force Reserve has been the title sponsor of The American’s basketball championships since 2019.

As the title sponsor for the championships, Air Force Reserve will receive in-arena exposure and will be featured in the conference’s digital and social media content before, during and after the tournaments.

“It is an honor to have Air Force Reserve return as a prominent part of our basketball championships,” said American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco. “We have great admiration for the men and women who serve and defend our country through the Air Force Reserve and we are extremely proud to have their continued support as we provide a memorable postseason experience for our student-athletes.”

“The Air Force Reserve is excited to sponsor The American Basketball Championships again,” said Lt. Col. John Hawkins, Deputy for Strategic Marketing, Air Force Recruiting Service. “This provides us an opportunity to reach our target demographic about serving in the Air Force Reserve, and what that call to be a citizen Airman looks like, on a large scale. We are able to inspire them to consider serving in a part-time capacity.”

All-session tickets for the men’s and women’s championships are available now. The latest information on the tournaments, including ticketing links, schedules and arena information, is available through The American’s Women’s and Men’s Championship Central.

The relationship with Air Force Reserve was brokered by LEARFIELD through the company’s team dedicated to representing The American.

Air Force Reserve
Air Force Reserve is a proud Joint Force Partner in America’s defense. As part of the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force Reserve offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, tuition assistance and other educational programs. The Air Force Reserve recruits to retain talent and provides challenging and highly technical training which gives our Citizen Airmen the right skills to sustain the world’s premier air power. There are many exciting part-time or full-time jobs in the Air Force Reserve, which can lead to a supplementary financial retirement. This flexibility allows Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers or education while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Also, if you are currently serving or have served in the past in any branch of the military and are Ready for More, you can use your experience in the Air Force Reserve. Visit for more information on how you can start or continue your career.

The American Athletic Conference
The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the NCAA, was reconstituted in 2013. With the conference office in Irving, Texas, The American is comprised of the following institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State (basketball and Olympic sports). Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 22 sports – 10 for men and 12 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; signed a landmark media rights extension with ESPN that commenced in 2020-21; and has a marketing partnership with LEARFIELD. For more information, please visit