10th NCAA Classic Tips Off At St Denis

The Windsor Lancers host their 10th annual NCAA Classic at St Denis Centre on 13 August 2014.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Windsor Lancers host their 10th annual NCAA Classic at St Denis Centre on 13 August 2014.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancer men’s basketball team will host the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Mastodons in their annual NCAA/OUA Tip-Off Classic.

The game will be played on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 5:00pm at the St. Denis Centre. Tickets for the event will be available at the door for $5.00.

This is the tenth consecutive year that head coach Chris Oliver has brought in an NCAA team for late-summer action at the University of Windsor.

Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver

“The early competition will be the first game for many of our newcomers,” said Oliver. “However, it will also be the first game for many veteran players in new roles as we re-define our team after graduating three impactful players.”

The IPFW Mastodons are coming off their most successful season in program history with a record breaking 25-11 overall season record. They are led by 6’9″ senior Steve Forbes, who finished last season second in team scoring with 12.1 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game.

“We are grateful about the opportunity to measure ourselves against an NCAA Division I team and to be able to once again bring another unique experience to our campus and community,” Oliver continued.

The Lancers will kick-off training camp on August 8th in preparation for their contest against the Mastodons.


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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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