LMU INVITES ALUMNI BACK FOR BASKETBALL GAMES
January 20, 2011 - Three special reunion gatherings planned this season
Harrogate, Tennessee, January 20, 2011—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will host a trio of alumni gatherings as the Lady Railsplitter and Railsplitter Basketball teams wind down the 2010-2011 season. Tex Turner Arena has been the place to be for exciting hoops this season as Head Coach Josh Schertz has led the Railsplitters to a top 10 national ranking. His team is currently one of only three undefeated teams in Division II.
“The basketball games have been drawing over 2,000 people to the arena, so I wanted to make sure our alumni got to be a part of the excitement,” said LMU Alumni Director Donnie Lipscomb. “You really can’t miss an opportunity to see this exceptional Railsplitter team. It’s an opportunity to catch up with classmates and catch some great games.”
The alumni office is hosting the 1990s and 2000s on Saturday, January 29. LMU will play a double header with South Atlantic Conference (SAC) rival Wingate. The women will tip off at 6 p.m. and the men’s game is slated to start at 8 p.m. The reunion will be held in the Hall of Fame Room on the lower concourse and refreshments will be served between games. The athletics department is sponsoring a special white-out night, so be sure to wear your white.
The 1960s reunion is set for Saturday, February 12. It will be another SAC match-up with Newberry coming to town. The women will tip off at 6 p.m. and the men’s game is slated to start at 8 p.m. Alumni from the classes of 1960 through 1969 will meet in the Hall of Fame Room on the lower concourse and refreshments will be served between games.
The final reunion for the 1970s and 1980s will take place on senior night on Saturday, February 26. The Lady Railplitters and Railsplitters will say goodbye to their seniors as they host SAC opponent Lenoir-Rhyne. Classes of 1970 through 1989 will meet in the Hall of Fame Room on the lower concourse. The women are set to play and 6 p.m. with the men following at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served between games.
Anyone who cannot make it back for a game can still be a part of this exciting season by visiting www.lmurailsplitters.com. All LMU games are video streamed online.
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