Bellarmine buildup — open practices

The following comes from Bellarmine sports information director, who passes along a couple of special events — and open practices all week — as Bellarmine prepares to travel to Findlay, Ohio, for the opening rounds of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament. I’ll be writing about the Knights in tomorrow’s paper, but here’s a rundown of what’s going on.

Bellarmine University is planning several special events to celebrate the men’s basketball team’s first appearance in the NCAA Championship since 1991.

The 24-6 Knights were awarded the No. 2 seed in the Midwest. They will play Kentucky Wesleyan, the No. 7 seed, at 2:30 p.m. in Findlay, Ohio.

To celebrate the team’s success, a pep rally will be held in Knights Hall on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:45 p.m. All fans are invited to this free event, which will feature performances by the cheerleaders and pep band as well as speeches from players, coaches and university administrators.

On Thursday, March 12, a player send-off will be held in the Knights Hall lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be available.

Saturday morning, Knights fans planning on driving up to Findlay are encouraged to decorate their cars and meet at Knights Hall at 8 a.m. to form a “Bellarmine Knights Caravan” to the NCAA Tournament


Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (419) 434-4663. Patrons are limited to buying tickets one session at a time, which means that tickets for Sunday’s games will not be sold until after the games on Saturday. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved and $8 for general admission.


Coach Scott Davenport has opened practices this week for all fans and media outlets.

Practice times for this wee: Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.; Thursday at 4 p.m.


16 thoughts on “Bellarmine buildup — open practices

  1. From an old-school Bellarmine fan who was there for the good times in the ’80s and early ’90s, go Knights!

  2. Given those “homer” refs and horrid calls, it’s no wonder Findlay never loses at home. Bellarmine would’ve taken them down at Knights Hall, on a neutral floor, or, heck, at their place with decent officiating!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: