College hoops practice schedules/Events

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[QUOTE]NCAA basketball practice opens today. Here is how and when some area teams will be holding practice.

APPALACHIAN STATE: Practice begins today with the traditional Mountaineer Madness event starting at 10:30 p.m. in the Holmes Center with pro wrestling legend Ric Flair as master of ceremonies.

[COLOR=DarkGreen][B]CHARLOTTE: [/B]The 49ers open practice with Basketball Madness in Halton Arena on Thursday. De’Angelo Alexander, a 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 17 points is the top returner for a team that finished 19-13 and 11-5 in the Atlantic 10.[/COLOR]

CLEMSON: First practice will be today at 7 p.m., but it is not open to the public. The Tigers will not hold a traditional Midnight Madness, but a special event might be planned later in October.

DAVIDSON: The men’s and women’s teams will host “A Night with the `Cats” tonight at Belk Arena. The free event begins at 6 p.m. and includes performances by both teams, autograph sessions and a free kids’ carnival.

DUKE: First practice is today but will not be open to the public. There will be no Midnight Madness this year. The Blue Devils finished 32-4 and return two starters: Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts.

GARDNER-WEBB: The Bulldogs’ first practice will be today at 7 p.m. and not open to the public, but there will be a Bulldog Madness event Thursday at 7 p.m. in Paul Porter Arena that will be free to the public. Former Lawndale Burns star Chris Gash, a 6-4 senior who averaged 10 points, is the lone returning starter.

N.C. STATE: Will begin practice today at 7 p.m., but it is not open to the public. The Wolfpack men and women will hold the annual red/white game Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum, and it will be open to the public.

NORTH CAROLINA: The Tar Heels’ practice, Late Night With Roy, will begin today at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. It will be open to the public and will be hosted by ESPN’s Stuart Scott (North Carolina class of 1987).

QUEENS: The Royals’ first practice will be Sunday at 11 a.m., but the team will host a Madness event Oct. 20 after the volleyball game at 8:30 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA: The Game****s will host Hardwood Hoopla today at 8:30 p.m. and have a combined scrimmage with men and women.

WAKE FOREST: The Deacons will have no Midnight Madness, and the first practice, on Saturday, is closed to the public but open to media. Kyle Visser, a 6-11 senior center, is the top returner. He averaged 5 points.

WINTHROP: The Eagles will open practice tonight after the volleyball game at approximately 9 p.m., but the Fan Fest will be Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.
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Why do the other schools start practice so much before us. UNCCH, DUKE, App and others that I saw are all starting today or tomorrow and we don’t start for another week almost. Doesnt it seem like we should be starting now too? Practice makes perfect.

They were to practice at 7 pm tonight, as allowed by NCAA rules. Why 7 pm, just one of those dumb things the suits dictate. The wording of the article indicates that practice doesn’t begin until Thursday night, which is wrong.

With the new class scheduling, having our Madness event on a Friday night could have set records for lowest attendance. Moving back to most student’s start of the weekend was a good idea.

They practice before Thursday. It’s just not a public event.

Exactly. That’s what HP was saying. The first official practice for our 49ers was last night (Fri, 10/13) at 7:00. That was the official starting point of college basketball season.

HP and I talked to Coach Lutz at the golf tournament about practice scheduling and the new 4 day week. He commented on all the students leaving on Fridays. Just the way it is. He also said for the first time we will have to practice in the early mornings on some days. I think he said 7:45 AM. Three of the guys have classes (labs?) on Friday which also causes some problems. Bobby is a stickler for making sure classes are not missed if at all possible.

Read on ESPN.com that K-State had almost 10,000 for their hoops event last night. Also see that Huggins re-instated “star” player Cartier Martin who had been suspended over the summer and apparently won’t miss any games for his misdeed. Good to see ol’ Bob hasn’t changed a bit! :rolleyes:

Katz: Huggins has huge support from K-State admin, fan

[QUOTE=LeftyNiner;192369]He commented on all the students leaving on Fridays. Just the way it is. [/QUOTE]

It wouldn’t be that way if there was a charlotte 49er football game to attend… :frowning:

It wouldn't be that way if there was a charlotte 49er football game to attend.... :-(

easy now.

besides students don’t leave on fridays now, half of them leave on thursdays.

easy now.

besides students don’t leave on fridays now, half of them leave on thursdays.

b/c half of them are freshman noobs with chapel hill logos on their car/hat/pink suitcases