OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2012
Glenville, WV—Glenville State College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Stephen Dye has announced that his team will play an exhibition game against the West Virginia University Mountaineers on Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the West Virginia University Coliseum in Morgantown.
“This is a great opportunity for our players to go against a top 25 Division I team. The exposure that the game will give us will be a valuable recruiting tool for our basketball program and Glenville State College,” said Dye.
The game, which will not officially count in either team’s won/loss record, is the result of a close relationship between Coach Dye and Mountaineer Head Coach Bob Huggins. GSC Assistant Coach Rob Summers worked with Huggins program and Joe Mazzulla played for Huggins at WVU.
Adding to the exposure that GSC will receive from the game is the fact that it will be broadcast live on ROOT TV. Check your TV listings for channel information.
“We are really looking forward to the game. It will give us a chance to evaluate where we are as a team and how we stack up against some great players,” said GSC sophomore point guard Jamel Morris of Columbus, Ohio. Morris played against Mountaineer point guard Juwan Staten while in high school.
GSC is sponsoring a hospitality room for alumni, fans, and friends in room 251 at the coliseum from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Light refreshment will be served. You are required to have a game ticket to visit the hospitality room.
“This will certainly be the largest crowd that we will play in front of all year. Coach Huggins is excited about his team and believes they will challenge for the Big 12 title. They have tremendous size, strength, and skill so it will be a real test for our young team, but it will also be a great learning experience. I hope that many of our fans will come out and see us play,” said Dye.
Tickets for the game may be purchased starting at $19 each online at www.wvugame.com or by phone at 1-800-988-4263.