September 19, 2007

Men's Basketball Releases 2007-08 Schedule

Sept. 19, 2007

2007-08 Men's Basketball Schedule

Greeley, COLO. -- University of Northern Colorado head men's basketball coach Tad Boyle today announced the schedule for the 2007-08 season.


The men host an exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 4 against Colorado School of Mines and then open the regular season at the Air Force Classic on Nov. 9-10. The Bears will face VMI in the opener and then either Air Force or Dartmouth on Saturday. NC also plays a home-and-home with the Denver Pioneers and will face in-state competition Colorado State at Butler-Hancock on Dec. 1 in a game that will be televised on Altitude Sports.


"This is an extremely challenging schedule for the state of our program," said Boyle. "One we'll face with tremendous optimism. Our players and coaches are both excited about the challenges that lie ahead."


On the slate, Northern Colorado will face two NCAA teams (Gonzaga, Weber State) as well as two NIT teams (Air Force, San Diego State), plus will play tough road games at Iowa, Oregon State and Portland and the Big Sky Conference schedule.


2007-08 Northern Colorado Men's Basketball Schedule

Day                 Date                 Opponent                                             Place                                                            Time

Sunday            Nov. 4             Colorado School of Mines (Exh.)         Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             4:05 p.m.


Fri.-Sat.           Nov. 9-10        Air Force Classic                                 Air Force Academy, Colo.

Friday              Nov. 9             VMI                                                                                                                   5:30 p.m.

Saturday          Nov. 10           Air Force/Dartmouth                                                                             5:30 or 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday     Nov. 14           at Iowa                                                 Iowa City, Iowa                                            TBD

Saturday          Nov. 17           Denver                                                Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Tuesday          Nov. 27           Johnson + Wales                                 Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Dec. 1              Colorado State#                                  Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             6:05 p.m.

Thursday         Dec. 6              Bowling Green State                            Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Dec. 8              at Denver                                            Denver, Colo.                                       4:00 p.m.

Monday           Dec. 17            at Gonzaga                                          Spokane, Wash.                                           TBD

Wednesday     Dec. 19            at Oregon State                                    Corvallis, Ore.                                              TBD

Friday              Dec. 21            at Portland                                           Portland, Ore.                                       7:30 p.m.

Friday              Dec. 28            *Sacramento State                               Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Sunday            Dec. 30            *at Northern Arizona                            Flagstaff, Ariz.                                               TBD

Thursday         Jan. 3              *Idaho State                                         Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Sunday            Jan. 6              *Weber State#                                     Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             2:05 p.m.

Wednesday     Jan. 9              at San Diego State                               San Diego, Calif.                                          TBD

Thursday         Jan. 17            *at Eastern Washington                        Cheney, Wash.                                     7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Jan. 19            *at Portland State                                 Portland, Ore.                                       7:05 p.m.

Thursday         Jan. 24            *Montana State                                    Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Jan. 26            *Montana                                             Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Thursday         Jan. 31            *Northern Arizona                                Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Feb. 2              *at Sacramento State                            Sacramento, Calif.                                 7:05 p.m.

Thursday         Feb. 7              *at Idaho State                                     Pocatello, Idaho                                    7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Feb. 9              *at Weber State                                    Ogden, Utah                                         7:05 p.m.

Tuesday          Feb. 12            Johnson + Wales                                 Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Wednesday     Feb. 20            *Portland State                                     Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Saturday          Feb. 23            *Eastern Washington                            Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion             7:05 p.m.

Thursday         Feb. 28            *at Montana                                         Missoula, Mont.                                     7:05 p.m.

Saturday          March 1           *at Montana State                                 Bozeman, Mont.                                    7:05 p.m.

                        March 8, 11-12  Big Sky Conference Championship   TBD

*indicates Big Sky Conference game; All times local to site, subject to change. # - Indicates televised on Altitude Sports