Beloit, WI – The Beloit College Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams are set to open their 2012-13 seasons this week, with the Women playing twice in Flood Arena and the Men on the road.
The Women play the first of three straight home games to open the season on Thursday when they take on stateline foe Rockford College in Flood. Action begins at 7:00 p.m. They then host Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
The Bucs, 5-18 last season, are entering their second season under Jennifer McCormick. Six veterans, led by senior Kandace Fox and juniors Lauren McNanna, Jenna Larsen, Claire Bush and Leah Kruckman, are back. The team also features seven newcomers to the program.
The Men play the 2,000th game in program history when they open on Saturday night at defending NCAA Division III Champion UW-Whitewater. Action begins at 7:00 p.m. They make their home debut on Tuesday, November 20, against Lakeland College, also at 7:00 p.m., in Flood.
Brian Vraney enters his sixth season at the helm of the Buccaneers, who finished 10-13 in 2011-12. Thirteen veterans are back, led by senior Grant Henricksen and eight juniors.