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The Football season comes to an end…zone, while Pace Basketball tips off.

One season ends, the other begins. We’re not talking about the coming of winter. We’re talking about our Pace Setters football and basketball teams. Both the field and the court will be filled with blue and gold this week!

Saturday, November 9, will be a sad day in Setterville as Pace Football bids adieu to its season and seniors with the annual Senior Day game. Seniors will be recognized on the field prior to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. against St. Anselm. The game will also mark the annual faculty/staff appreciation day.

The Setters women’s basketball team will officially open their 2013-14 season with three straight home games. Five of their first six games will be at home as they host three non-conference tilts to tip-off the season. Pace opens the season with Queens College on Saturday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m. and plays Assumption College in a non-conference game three days later on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Setters wrap up their home stand on Saturday, November 16 as they host LIU Post at 1:30 p.m. Coach Carrie Seymour is just as excited as you are. “I can’t wait to get on the court with this year’s team—we’re going to use our depth, athleticism, and versatility to play an exciting style of basketball!” she says.

How about men’s hoops? Well, they’re opening up their season with three road games and won’t play their first game at the Goldstein Fitness Center until November 23, but more on that in the coming weeks.

Nothing But Net

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Plus, one lucky (and skilled) Pace fan shoots for $10,000. That’s right, $10,000. Madness. >>Read More

The Pace University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams invite students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and fans to their annual Madness basketball party on Tuesday, October 15, in the Goldstein Fitness Center at 9:00 pm.

The event will include the introduction of the Pace Basketball teams, on-court contests, promotions and giveaways, along with the chance for one fan to win $10,000 for making a half-court shot. The teams will compete in a three-point shooting contest following introductions, followed by a performance by the cheerleading squad.

Free food will be provided by local Pace Athletics sponsors. The 2013-14 edition of the Pace Basketball t-shirt will be distributed to the crowd throughout the night sponsored by www.paceteamshop.com. DJ Kez will provide music, while WFAS’s Mike McGinnis will emcee the event.

For updates on Pace Basketball’s Midnight Madness, follow the Pace Athletics twitter account @paceuathletics and @tbonepaceu and get your tweets in using the hashtag #pacehoops.

Welcome to the White House

Well, sort of. On February 2, let’s pack the house as the Setters men’s and and women’s basketball teams host their annual White Out game and Men’s Alumni Day.

The fun starts on Saturday, February 2 at 1:30 p.m. as the men’s and women’s basketball teams host a doubleheader against Stonehill in the Goldstein Fitness Center in PLV.

This game will mark a “Pack the House” attendance challenge and the first 1,000 fans will receive a White Out t-shirt, thanks to SAAC, as part of the annual Pace basketball White Out game. Fans are also encouraged to tweet using hashtag #1000strong. If you need more incentive, the Z100 radio street team will be there with giveaways and prizes and free food from Pace Athletics sponsors will be given out in the student fan zone.

At half-time during the men’s game, Pace alumnus and former baseball player Sam Smith ’70 will talk about his career as a journalist covering the NBA. Smith, who wrote for the Chicago Tribune and covered the Bulls and the NBA for 25 years, has been writing for Bulls.com since 2008. He is also author of the bestselling books The Jordan Rules and Second Coming: The Strange Odyssey of Michael Jordan.

Following the men’s game, the women’s game will tip off at 3:30 p.m., with a halftime featuring performances by the Pace drum line, cheer and dance teams, and a half-court shot to win $15,000.

For more info, visit http://www.pacesettersathletics.com.