BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s basketball programs open the 2013-14 season Oct. 15 with its first official practice. The women’s team will have the floor 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and for the rest of the fall semester, while the men’s squad will own the 3-5 p.m. time slot.
The Beaver women’s basketball team finished the 2012-13 season with a 11-16 overall mark and a 7-15 conference record to rank seventh in the NSIC North. BSU returns 10 players from a season ago, which includes three starters in seniors Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.), Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) and Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, N.D.). Curfman enters his ninth season as head coach of the Beavers and currently sits third all-time in wins at Bemidji State with 82 victories.
BSU will use two exhibitions against NCAA Division I competition to get ready for the regular season. The Beavers travel to Brookings, S.D. Oct. 27 for a tilt against South Dakota State University. Bemidji State travels to Grand Forks, N.D. Nov. 5 to battle University of North Dakota before beginning the regular season Nov. 12 at home against Mayville State University.
The men’s basketball team posted an 18-12 overall record in 2012-13 to rank fifth all-time for wins in the 91-year history of the program. Bemidji State finished the 22-game NSIC schedule with a 13-9 mark to finish as the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North Division. Boschee set the BSU record for most wins by a first-year head coach, as the Beavers made a run to the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament Championship game.
BSU returns four regulars from last season, including seniors Zach Noreen (F, Avon, Minn.), Maxie Rosenbloom (F, St. Paul, Minn.) and Jake Schalow (G, Kaukauna, Minn.).
The Beavers have an exhibition contest at University of Northern Iowa scheduled for Oct. 25 and are set to begin the 2013-14 season hosting Mayville State University Nov. 13.
For more information on the Bemidji State men’s basketball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUHoops or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/Bemidji-State-Basketball or facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.
For more information on the Bemidji State women’s basketball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BemidjiStateWBB or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BemidjiStateWomen’sBasketball or facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.
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).