Penn State DuBois Athletics Gears Up for Winter Seasons
DuBois – Penn State DuBois varsity athletic teams are gearing up for the winter seasons, which will put three teams into action in the coming weeks. The men's basketball, women's basketball, and wrestling teams will all begin their 2010-2011 year at the end of October or beginning of November.
According to Ken Nellis, campus athletic coordinator, Penn State DuBois sports teams can look forward to a winning year. He said all teams and coaches are hard at work to improve their performance and their programs.
Following a winning season last year, and a fourth place finish in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Championship, the men's basketball team will look to follow up the 2009-2010 season with even greater success in tournaments this year. The men kick off their season with a scrimmage against Washington Jefferson at 1:00 p.m. on November 6, and the official opener against Alfred University at home at 7:30 p.m. on November 15.
For the women's basketball program, a spot in a state or national tournament is in reach, and Nellis assures fans that the DuBois Lady Lions will fight hard on the hardwood to make the dream a reality. The Lady Lions will host the Community College of Allegheny County for a scrimmage at noon on October 23, and open their season at home against Alfred University at 5:30 p.m. on November 15.
The wrestling team won the Pennsylvania Collegiate State Championship at Williamson School of Mechanical Trades in Exton, PA last year. With 12 returning wrestlers this season, the team is again poised for success. The wrestling team starts their season off with a quad meet at University of Scranton; additional participants are Morrisville State, and Washington and Lee on October 30. The quad meet will start at 11am.
For the most up to date information on Penn State DuBois varsity athletics, including full schedules, visit http://www.ds.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm