Men's and women's basketball begins practice Oct. 15
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Men's and women's basketball begins practice Oct. 15

BEMIDJI, Minn. Basketball season is upon us. The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s basketball programs open the 2012-13 season Oct. 15 with its first official practice. The men’s basketball team will practice 1-3 p.m. Monday and for the rest of the fall semester, while the women will hold the 5-7 p.m. time slot.

The BSU men’s basketball team returns nine student-athletes from last season’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Regular Season Championship squad, including 2011-12 NSIC Newcomer of the Year Dermaine Crockrell (Sr., G, Mesa, Ariz.). The team begins the 2012-13 campaign Nov. 16 with a contest against University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in Winona, Minn.

The Beaver women’s basketball team welcomes nine student-athletes from last year’s roster, including junior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) a 2011-12 NSIC Second Team All-NSIC honoree. The women’s team opens competition with an exhibition at University of North Dakota Nov. 1, before beginning regular season play Nov. 2 with a home contest against Lakehead University (Ontario).

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).