Feb. 14, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Each year,
hosts the annual
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
issue launch featuring two days of parties and special events. Earlier today, cover girl
, along with the other stunning ladies of the special issue offered a salute to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball conference championships with a fun photo opportunity at the iconic "Welcome to
" sign that saw them turn in their bikini tops for athletic jerseys.
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Widely known as the Entertainment Capital of the World,
is also a top sports destination, hosting a multitude of professional and collegiate events throughout the year, including four college basketball championships next month. Showing off their best jump shot and dressed in jerseys representing schools from the participating NCAA conferences, which include Pac-12, Mountain West Conference, West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference, the swimsuit beauties paid homage to Sports Illustrated's historic college basketball reporting and the destination's devoted basketball roots.
Joining the Sports Illustrated models was the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
mascot Hey Reb! Under an oversized "Only-Vegas" hoop, Hey Reb! countered the models with his best half-court shot.
The annual college basketball frenzy will tip off next month. From viewing parties to the conference championships taking place in
is a one-stop destination for information and tickets.
Journalists and news organizations can access hi-resolution photos and HD video of current
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as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the
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