Monday, November 2, 2009

UIS Notebook: It's all new for Gamble's Prairie Stars

Not only will the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team play in a new division and a new conference this season, but the roster will have a new look.

UIS officially will move up from NAIA to NCAA Division II in 2009-10 and from the American Midwest Conference to the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Nine of coach Kevin Gamble’s 14 players are new to the UIS Prairie Stars program.

“It was a little scary at the beginning, but I like the intensity and the effort that the guys are putting out,” Gamble said.

The team was featured in an October 31, 2009 article in the State Journal-Register.

Download a PDF of the article.