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September 16, 2008

Men’s Basketball announces 2008-09 schedule

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Coach Mitch Cole has announced his schedule for the 2008-09 season this afternoon.  The Panthers will open at home on November 15 against the University of Dallas in the Black Tie Club Classic.

The 08-09 campaign will be no cakewalk, "Our schedule is one that involves outstanding competition both in non-conference and SCAC play.  Our Black Tie Club Classic is a great way to open up as we play U. of Dallas on Nov. 15th and in-state rival Huntingdon College on the 16th.  Other non-league opponents include programs such as Emory University, Otterbien (Ohio), and Lagrange College all of whom have had success in their respective conferences."

BSC’s second season in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be as challenging as ever.  "Last season Centre was ranked in the Top 5 and Millsaps finished in the Elite 8 of NCAA Div. III.  DePauw and Trinity are perennial top 25 programs who also have excellent teams returning for the 08-09 season.  We have already seen a few rivalries spring up with Rhodes, Oglethorpe and Sewanee being teams close in proximity to Birmingham, and we look forward to seeing those grow."

Coach Cole sees this schedule as a good test for his young squad.  “We hope to see significant improvement from last year.  Having gone through the SCAC and experiencing the competition as a first year program, I think our guys now have a better understanding of what it takes to compete at the college level. Protecting our home court and playing with confidence and urgency of a champion on the road are things we will stress to our team all season.  It should be an exciting year... I am anxious to see how we will compete in year number two!"

2008-09 Panther Basketball Schedule

Sat.

Nov 15

University of Dallas^

Bill Battle Coliseum

6:00 pm

Sun.

Nov 16

Huntingdon College^

Bill Battle Coliseum

2:00 pm

Wed.

Nov 19

Lagrange College

Lagrange, Ga.

6:00 pm

Fri.

Nov 21

Emory University

Bill Battle Coliseum

7:00 pm

Tue.

Nov 25

*

Rhodes College*

Bill Battle Coliseum

5:00 pm

Mon.

Dec 1

Otterbein College

Bill Battle Coliseum

7:00 pm

Sat.

Dec 13

Southeastern

Bill Battle Coliseum

7:00 pm

Wed.

Dec 17

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Ala.

7:00 pm

Fri.

Dec 19

Rust College

Holly Springs, Miss.

7:00 pm

Fri.

Jan 2

*

Sewanee*

Bill Battle Coliseum

6:00 pm

Sun.

Jan 4

*

Oglethorpe University*

Bill Battle Coliseum

1:00 pm

Fri.

Jan 9

*

DePauw University*

Green Castle, Ind.

5:00 pm

Sun.

Jan 11

*

Centre College*

Danville, Ky.

12:00 pm

Fri.

Jan 16

*

Trinity University*

Bill Battle Coliseum

6:00 pm

Sat.

Jan 17

*

Southwestern University*

Bill Battle Coliseum

4:00 pm

Fri.

Jan 23

*

Austin College*

Sherman, Texas

6:00 pm

Sun.

Jan 25

*

Colorado College*

Colorado Springs, Co.

1:00 pm

Fri.

Jan 30

*

Millsaps College*

Bill Battle Coliseum

6:00 pm

Sat.

Jan 31

*

Hendrix College*

Bill Battle Coliseum

4:00 pm

Fri.

Feb 6

*

DePauw University*

Bill Battle Coliseum

6:00 pm

Sun.

Feb 8

*

Centre College*

Bill Battle Coliseum

1:00 pm

Fri.

Feb 13

*

Sewanee*

Monteagle, Tenn.

6:00 pm

Sun.

Feb 15

*

Oglethorpe University*

Atlanta, Ga.

12:00 pm

Wed.

Feb 18

Rust College

Bill Battle Coliseum

7:00 pm

Sat.

Feb 21

*

Rhodes College*

Memphis, Tenn.

3:00 pm

^ BSC Black Tie Club Tournament
* SCAC Game
All-Times Central and Subject to Change