Old Dominion University men’s and women’s basketball season ticket holders are in for a special treat on Monday, Oct. 28 when the athletic department and Naismith and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman host a “Celebrity Night of Basketball”.
The exclusive event for season ticket holders only features Lieberman, ODU men’s basketball head coach Jeff Jones and Lady Monarch head coach Karen Barefoot chatting with well-respected national media and basketball executives about the forecast for the 2013-14 collegiate basketball season.
Lieberman, an ODU All American from 1976-1980 who led the Lady Monarchs to two national championships, will chat via satellite with well known author, columnist and commentator John Feinstein, ESPN Sportscenter anchor and ODU graduate Jay Harris, basketball prognosticator Joe Lunardi, WNBA Connecticut Sun head coach and ODU Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, Fox Sports and Conference USA men’s and women’s basketball play by play announcer Ron Thulin, ESPN, CBS color commentator and former basketball coach Pete Gillen, Jim Haney, executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Beth Bass, executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Doors will open to the Big Blue Room in the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 6:30 p.m., and a cash bar will be provided. Season ticket holders are asked to RSVP by Oct. 24 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The men's and women's teams hit the hardwood on Monday for the first day of pre-season practice, gearing up for their openers on Nov. 8 and 9. The Monarchs will tackle Missouri Valley power Missouri State on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ted, while the Lady Monarchs will host Delaware State on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Both games are slated as "White Outs" so get your white ODU gear now.
Season tickets are on sale now at www.YNottix.com or by calling the box office at 757 683 4444.