BEMIDJI, Minn – The National Basketball Association may be in a lockout, but collegiate basketball at Bemidji State University is gearing-up to begin the 2011-12 season. Both the men's and women's basketball teams get underway Oct. 15 with its first official practices of the season.
The men's basketball team will practice in the morning and the women's team will hit the floor late after noon Saturday to open the season. This semester the women's team will practice from 3-5 p.m. and the men will own the 5-7 p.m. time slot.
The women's basketball team opens the 2011-12 season with an exhibition contest at Jamestown College Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The men open the lid on the campaign with a trip to Minneapolis, Minn. for a exhibition game against University of Minnesota Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.