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A wise man once said, “There are three “givens” in life: Death, Taxes, and that getting tickets to the NCAA Tournament is absolutely freakin’ impossible.”Several friends, many of them local high school basketball coaches, used to gather at Maguire’s Pub in Chicago to lament these three woes every week. One night, long into a “lamenting session”, one of them joked that they ought to create a fake school to see if the NCAA would give them tickets. No one knew if he was serious, or if they were even to take the attempt seriously. But guess what? It worked.

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With it’s perfect location, nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, Kelly’s Pub has proudly served as our campus and headquarters for two decades.

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