BEMIDJI, Minn.– The Bemidji State University men and women’s basketball teams are set to kick off the 2014-15 season with their first practice today in the BSU Gymnasium.
The men’s team will start the day with its practice at 10:15 a.m. and go until 12:15 p.m. while the women will practice from 3-5 p.m.
The BSU men’s team compiled an 18-9 overall record and a 15-7 record in the ever-grueling Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) to earn a NSIC North divisional championship and tied for third overall in 2013-14. The women charted a 9-18 overall record and a 5-17 conference mark finishing eighth in divisional standings.
Head coach Mike Boschee, enters in his third season at the helm of the BSU men’s basketball team in 2014-15 with a 36-21 overall career record and 28-16 mark in the NSIC.
The 2014-15 season marks the 10th for Mike Curfman as the bench boss of the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team. Curfman has directed Bemidji State to a 91-154 overall record (.371) in his nine seasons while posting a 54-124 (.303) mark in the NSIC.
The men are set open preseason play Nov. 9 with an exhibition game at Northern Iowa, while the regular season kicks off with seven straight at home, starting with Crown College Nov. 14 from the BSU Gymnasium. The women’s team starts the season with exhibition games Nov. 2 and Nov. 7 at North Dakota and North Dakota State, respectively, with the regular season coming Nov. 14 in St. Paul, Minn. against Fort Hays State (Kan.) at the Radisson Hotel Roseville Classic.
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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).