By REGINA WEISS
As the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s basketball seasons quickly approach, the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) will host an online, interactive event with each of the ten head coaches on Thursday, Nov. 7.
On Thursday, the women’s coaches will speak immediately after the CAC opening statement at noon. They will speak until 12:55 p.m. The men’s coaches will begin at 1:35 after another CAC office opening statement at 1:30.
If you miss the live interviews, they will be available on the CAC YouTube page. Fans and media are encouraged to post questions to the CAC Facebook page or tweet at them using the hashtag “CAChoops.”
The list of schools speaking for both men’s and women’s teams, in order of each time slot, include: Christopher Newport University, Frostburg State University, University of Mary Washington, Marymount University, Penn State Harrisburg, St. Mary’s College, Salisbury University, Southern Virginia University, Wesley College and York University.
The Eagles will begin their 2013-2014 season at home next Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15 through Nov. 17, during the Hampton Inn South Tipoff Tournament.
The women open against Penn State-Altoona at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and the men open against Montclair State at 8 p.m. Saturday night.
After their opening tournament, the next home game for both the men’s and women’s teams will be on Saturday, Dec. 14 against St. Mary’s College. The women will play at 1 p.m. and the men will begin at 3 p.m.
Season tickets for the 24-game season are now available online for purchasing on the UMW Eagles website for $100. Admission for UMW students, faculty, staff and children six and under is free, and general admission for others is $5, reserved chair backs are $7 and non-students, seniors and military are $3.