Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 3:25 pm under Events

Chris, SID

Welcome back to the athletics blog. Maxcy Hall will be busy this weekend with several events going on in SUNY Potsdam athletics.

On Friday, the athletic department, in conjunction with the alumni relations and residence life offices, will host the eighth annual Bear Pride Night as part of the women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader against Cortland, which begins at 6 p.m. There are a number of events planned for students, including the Sears Shootout (halftime of the men’s game), the Subway sub-eating competition (between the women’s and men’s games) and t-shirt launching throughout the night, sponsored by Great Northern Printing. It should be a fantastic evening, especially for students, so come over to Maxcy and check it out.

In addition, Friday’s games will be televised by Time Warner Cable Sports, adding even more buzz and excitement to the night. Fans unable to make it to Maxcy can watch the game live on channel 9 in the North Country. The game can be viewed throughout Central and Northern New York, as well as the Binghamton area, so it should be a great opportunity to showcase our talented teams, dedicated fans and top-notch facilities.

On Saturday, the women’s basketball team will participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone in its 2 p.m. game against Oswego. The Bears will join college teams around the nation to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. Pink t-shirts will be sold at the door for $10, with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, an organization aimed at fighting against women’s cancers. Donations will also be accepted at the door. Fans are encouraged to wear pink, as the Bears will on the court. Come to Maxcy on Saturday to support a great cause.

The men’s basketball team will host Oswego at 4 p.m., while the women’s hockey team will face Neumann in the Maxcy Ice Arena at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

All three teams competing at Potsdam this weekend will also honor their seniors, who will be playing in front of home crowds for the last time.

With a full slate of events and promotions at Maxcy this weekend, and more snow and cold temperatures expected this weekend, I’m not sure there’s a better way to watch live sports than in the warmth of Welsh Gymnasium or under the large heaters in the ice arena bleachers.

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