August 27, 2010

White Announces 2010-11 Basketball Schedule

2010-11 Northern Colorado women’s basketball schedule

GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Colorado women’s basketball coach Jaime White is excited about the task in front of the 2010-11 team as she officially releases her season schedule.

The schedule features 14 home games, trips to Big 12 and Big Ten country, three contests against in-state rivals and a trip to California to go along with the always competitive Big Sky Conference slate.

“I am excited about this year’s competition,” said White. “Obviously, Nebraska will be a key game for us. I think our preseason will more than prepare us for the challenges of the Big Sky Conference.”

The Bears start the season with three straight home games, hosting former North Central Conference rival South Dakota, instate rival Air Force and Santa Clara in the middle of November before traveling to the lone tournament on the slate, the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City. The Bears start with Central Michigan and then face either host Iowa or Northeastern.

The month of December begins with a trip to instate rival, Colorado State, on the 2nd. The Bears have won two of the last three games against the Rams and after posting a 4-0 record against instate competition a year ago, hope to continue the momentum into Moby Arena.

December also features games at Nebraska (Dec. 11), at Denver (Dec. 14) and home contests against San Francisco (Dec. 20) and Colgate (Dec. 28). Big Sky play begins on Jan. 6 at Montana for the Bears.

“Every year we get excited about playing our in-state rivals,” stated White. “We will be playing at CSU and Denver this year, trying to add to our wins from last year.  Air Force plays at UNC this year, which is always a fun game for our players.”

The team will host its annual Alumni Night on Jan. 29 against Weber State and the Pink Zone game, raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer, takes place on Feb. 12 against the Lady Griz. Senior night comes on Feb. 28 against Idaho State.

“Opening up at home with three games to start the year is a nice bonus,” White said. “The first being a double-header with the men on November 12th, against South Dakota adds to the excitement.  Our schedule is very challenging and I believe the Bears are ready and excited for this year’s competition.”