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Tailgate Before the Tip-off Nov. 14

111010Feature_TailgateMen’s and women’s basketball moves into action this weekend, with Friday away games before the teams return for their big home openers.

The men host Florida State Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m at the Coliseum, their home court. Come early to enjoy tailgating festivities.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • The Tailgate party at the Coliseum’s Pavilion will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be inflatables for the children and giveaways as well. Cheerleaders, the UNCG Athletics Band of Sparta, the Spartans G’s and Spartan Force will also be on hand. Admission is free.
  • To enjoy a catered lunch at the Tailgate party in the Pavilion, you may purchase a lower level ticket for $20, which will include the lunch free of charge. This offer is available through Saturday. (For those faculty/staff who have season tickets, it is free, but you must RSVP [smlaurit@uncg.edu]. To purchase season tickets or to purchase tickets to this game and tailgate – or if you have any questions – contact Shona Lauritano (Ticket Office) at 4-3250 or email smlaurit@uncg.edu.
  • Free shuttles from the campus will run starting at 12:30 p.m. Shuttles will stop in front of the EUC.
  • Halftime entertainment at the Florida State game will be Acrodunk, doing high-flying dunk routines. All games will offer halftime entertainment, by local groups or by nationally known performers.
  • The first 1,000 fans will receive “fan banners” as they enter the seating area.
  • Various ticket options are available. Faculty/staff discounts for season ticket packages are still available, for $20 off the regular price. And “Gimme 5” packs are still on sale – you choose the games, which include Duke. Contact the UNCG Athletics Ticket Office for details or to purchase these special packages.
  • Moses Cone Health System is the game day sponsor of the first men’s game – as well as the season sponsor.
  • The women’s team starts their home schedule on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. They will host UNC Wilmington. Senior Monique Floyd led the Spartan scoring in their recent exhibition game win against Winston-Salem State.
  • Faculty and staff will enjoy free admission to all women’s games this year. Just show your university I.D.

By Mike Harris
Photography by David Wilson.