Black-Tie Club

Dear Birmingham Southern Basketball Fan,

I trust this letter finds you doing well in anticipation of another basketball season on the Hilltop. We are now in year 3 of the rebuilding of BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN BASKETBALL!  We are optimistic that the hard work of our staff and players will begin to pay dividends as we continue to compete for the SCAC Championship! We are very excited about our returning players and what we think is an outstanding recruiting class!
The 2009-2010 Basketball Schedule is now complete. We will play 14 games in the “friendly confines” of Bill Battle Coliseum which has always been a tremendous home court advantage. Once again, the Panthers will play 16 challenging SCAC contests and 9 non-league games. SCAC competition is at an all time high! Last season Centre and Trinity were ranked in the Top 25 and made it to the NCAA Tournament. Depauw and Oglethorpe have excellent teams returning for the 09-10 season and strong rivalries have already developed with Rhodes, Oglethorpe and Sewanee, games to which many of you made the road trips last season!

Our staff and players would like to THANK YOU for your interest and involvement in Birmingham-Southern College Basketball Supporters like you are crucial to enhancing the college basketball experience for everyone in the program, primarily the student-athletes. So whether you have been in the Club for years or if you are considering joining for the first time, I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to be a part of the BSC Basketball Family by joining the Black-Tie Club, an organization made up of BSC Men’s Basketball boosters and supporters.

Your membership will include newsletters, admittance to the Hall of Fame room for a delicious pre-game buffet and chalk talk, season passes, invitation to the BTC dinner, and a BSC basketball shirt.  But primarily your Black-Tie Club donation is a gift from you to assist and support the young men who make up the Birmingham Southern Basketball Program.

Enclosed you will find a season schedule, a Black-Tie Club brochure and a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.  In the coming weeks we will also send you details about the exciting events we are planning for this fall.  Please call me at 226-4898 or Linda Thomas at 205-226-4888 if you have any questions!  
This season we would like for you to follow BSC BASKETBALL through our BLOG online at Here you will get an inside look at the players and coaches with weekly updates on our program. We plan to have TWITTER and FACEBOOK updates throughout the year as well! As always, you can get official news and updates from the athletic website at

I look forward to seeing you back in Bill Battle Coliseum this season,

Mitch Cole
Head Basketball Coach
Birmingham-Southern College

Click Here for Black Tie Club Membership Infomation and Enrollment Form