Friday, October 9, 2009

UIS Notes: Basketball season starts later for Prairie Stars

In past years, basketball season already would have tipped off for the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars.

The program’s move to NCAA Division II from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has pushed the first day of men’s and women’s basketball practice to Thursday.

“It starts a little later than NAIA,” UIS men’s basketball coach Kevin Gamble said. “NAIA started practicing Oct. 1, whereas we’re starting Oct. 15.”

The story was featured in an October 9, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

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