Friday, February 6, 2009

NCCU Athletics Update: Feature on Men's Basketball....

Incoming Freshmen....Are You Interested in NCCU Athletics?

Take a look at this video featured on the local television station, WNCN-TV 17 . It features the NCCU men's basketball team.

As our Athletics department makes a transition into Division I, many games will be played away from home! A response to a question regarding this transition was posted on the NCCU Athletics website-- -- from the NCCU Athletic Director, Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree. See below:

Why do we have such a rigorous basketball travel schedule?
~Regina, Raleigh, N.C.

"I am so happy someone has finally asked this question. Due to our independent status right now, it is very difficult to schedule with teams who are conference members. If you notice that most schools start conference competition the beginning of January, thus the number of available dates these schools will have for non-conference games decreases significantly. Thus, we are left with very few open dates to schedule later in the season. Hence, all of our travel and the bulk of our schedule occurs during the months of November - January. Once we have been accepted for membership into a conference, our travel schedule will decrease."

Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree
NCCU Athletics Director

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