Basketball To Host Open Practice Saturday
Oct. 17, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.; Oct. 17 , 2012 - Penn State men's basketball season ticket holders and Penn State Hoops Club members can get their first look at the 2012-13 Nittany Lions Saturday when Penn State hosts an open practice from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The event will be open exclusively to 2012-13 season ticket holders (adult and student) and Penn State Hoops Club members and will feature door prizes, team posters, food and beverages and an intrasquad scrimmage. Following the practice, fans can enjoy pizza and refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the team and coaches in the Founder's Room of the Bryce Jordan Center.
Fans are asked to enter through the Founders' Entrance (east side) at the Jordan Center and present a valid ID for admittance.
Information on the Penn State Hoops Club, a schedule of future events and a membership application is available at www.PennStateHoopsClub.com. There are several levels of membership in the Penn State Hoops Club starting at $50 for an individual ($20 for Penn State students and youth in grades 9-12) and $100 for a family membership.
Penn State men's basketball season tickets and PNC Bank Flex Books are available for purchase for a 2012-2013 home schedule that will feature 17 regular season games, including nine clashes with Big Ten opponents, and one pre-season exhibition in the Bryce Jordan Center. Fans who wish to purchase tickets should call 1-800-NITTANY or visit GoPSUsports.com/tickets.
Adult Nittany Lion basketball season ticket pricing for lower bowl seats between the baselines (Sections 104-107 and 121-124) remained unchanged from the previous season at $200. All other lower bowl and upper deck season ticket seats have been priced at $180. Included in the season ticket holder benefits package this year is a season long complimentary parking pass good for all Bryce Jordan Center lots, which will begin charging $5 for parking at all Nittany Lion and Lady Lion home games this season.
First-team All-Big Ten guard Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) returns for his senior season to lead a Penn State team that returns four players that started at least 16 games last year and its top two scorers in Frazier, who finished second in the Big Ten at 18.8 ppg, and junior guard Jermaine Marshall (Etters, Pa.), who posted 10.8 ppg. Bolstering that group will be Southern Mississippi transfer D.J. Newbill (Philadelphia, Pa.), who sat out last season after posting 9.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg as a freshman for the Golden Eagles in 2010-11. Penn State will return 70 percent of its scoring, 60 percent of its rebounding and 78 percent of its assists from a team that posted a 12-20 mark in Chambers' first season.
For all the latest information, notes, pictures and related links on Penn State basketball follow Associate Athletic Communications Director Brian Siegrist (@PSUSTRETCH) and the official Penn State men's basketball handle (@PennStateMBB) on Twitter and check GoPSUsports.com. The Nittany Lions are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennstatebasketball.