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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UMC men’s basketball to face NDSU, UW-Milwaukee and more

  • The Golden Eagles will open up the 2014-15 slate as they host the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium.
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  • The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program officially announced their 2014-15 schedule Thursday afternoon. The Golden Eagles’ schedule will feature exhibitions against Division I teams University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and North Dakota State University, along with non-conference tilts with NCAA Division II power Seattle Pacific University and Central Washington University in Seattle, Wash. In addition, the Golden Eagles will have 22 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) games including 13 regular-season home dates.
    “When we put together this schedule, we had a purpose,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “We want to expose our players to as high of a level of competition as we can. I feel like our non-conference schedule will prepare us for our league which is second to none in the country. Our guys will have a great experience on the road and will hopefully come together as a unit heading into our difficult NSIC schedule.
    “We are also excited about the schedule we have at home and hope that the Crookston community will come out and watch our players hard work come together beginning with the first exhibition game against Wisconsin-Superior,” coach Weisse continued. “I think people will like what they see and I know we are excited to get this journey started.”
    The Golden Eagles will open up the 2014-15 slate as they host the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium. Wisconsin-Superior is an NCAA Division III member.
    Following their exhibition, the Golden Eagles will play four games in six days to open the season. Minnesota Crookston will commence the regular season as they head to Seattle, Wash. Nov. 14 and 15. The Golden Eagles will play a pair of challenging foes beginning with Central Washington, who went 12-14 last season, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. UMC will then take on Seattle Pacific, who finished the year ranked 11th in the nation, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Minnesota Crookston will then head directly to Milwaukee, Wis. to play an exhibition against NCAA Division I member Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the alma mater of Coach Weisse, at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. UMC will then return home their home non-conference opener as they take on University of Jamestown Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. UMC will wrap up their non-conference slate Nov. 22 at home against Crossroads College at 2 p.m.
    UMC will face-off with North Dakota State in one final exhibition tilt Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. The Bison went 26-7 during the 2013-14 season en route to the third round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

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