LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - The Lees-McRae Bobcats men's basketball team will participate in the Disney's Division II Tip-Off Classic, now in its 12th year, which includes Division II teams from around the country and features some of the nation's most exciting and competitive college basketball. NCAA Division II men's basketball returns to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex at WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort November 6 - November 9, 2008.
"We are very excited to play in this year's DII Tip-Off
Tournament at Disney," said head coach Scott Polsgrove. "It will
certainly be a challenge to play Florida Southern,
Minnesota-Duluth, and the Univ. of Montevallo on consecutive
nights, but it will help the development of this team."
The 2008 tournament field will include Minnesota State University - Mankato, Lees-McRae College, University of Southern Indiana, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Saint Martin's University, Bentley College, University of Montevallo and Florida Southern College. The Classic, which is produced with the support of the NCAA Division II Commissioners Association, regularly features schools ranked in the BCA Coaches' Poll, including 2007-2008 top 25 finisher Florida Southern College. Minnesota State University - Mankato also received votes in the final poll of the season.
"Disney's Division II Tip-Off Classic has become one of the best Division II men's and women's tournaments in the country," said Don Landry, former president of the Division II Commissioners Association and Tip-Off Classic tournament director. "The combination of the strong field of teams and Disney experience makes this an attractive tournament destination to our colleges and universities."
Travel packages that include tournament tickets for Disney's Division II Tip-Off Classic are on sale now and available through Anthony Travel, the Official Travel Planner for the tournament. Fans can make their reservations by visiting AnthonyTravel.com (search DII) or by calling (888) 632-6951.
Additional information on the tournament can be found on the Disney's Wide World Sports website, www.DisneySports.com
About Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
Opened in 1997 at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex is the premier sports venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States. The sprawling 220-acre state-of-the-art complex features the Milk House, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,500 for basketball; the 9,500-seat Champion Stadium ballpark; the Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; and the Jostens Center, a multi-sport field house set to open summer 2008. In addition, the complex has 11 tennis courts, including a stadium court, and a track and field complex. The complex is home to more than 180 amateur and professional sports events each year, including the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp, the Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves spring training, a Tampa Bay Rays regular-season series, the NBA Pre-Draft Camp, the Pop Warner Super Bowl, Chelsea Football Club events, the Special Olympics Florida Summer Games and the AAU National Championship events. Please visit www.disneysports.com for more information.
About Anthony Travel
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