9th Biannual Men’s Basketball Reunion - Saturday, February 9, 2013
Biannual Men’s Basketball Reunion,
Saturday, February 9, 2013
two years, the Men’s Basketball team hosts an Alumni Reunion on the
date of the final varsity men’s and women’s final home games.
The MIT community – former players, fans, family and friends of MIT
basketball - are invited to this event, which is co-sponsored by the
MIT Club Boston.
reunions are a full day of events back at MIT’s Rockwell Cage -
including an alumni game for all former players, optional dinners,
welcoming by the current team and coaches and more. The centerpieces
are the two varsity games. The
women’s varsity game starts at 1PM against Springfield College and
the men follow versus Clark at 3PM. Both games will celebrate the
annual Play4Kay (formerly the Pink Zone), a Women’s Basketball
Coaches Association program designed to help spread awareness and
raise money for breast cancer.
At halftime of the men’s game, there will be a short celebration
honoring a handful of alumni who have a very special, decades-long
connection with MIT Basketball.
full schedule and registration is now available at THIS
You need only register if you are attending the lunch, post-game
activities, and/or want an MIT Basketball T-shirt. All games are
is worth noting that the influx of alumni friends of fans really
helps our varsity teams on the floor. Back on Feb 15, 2003, the
women’s team overcame a 23 point halftime deficit against a taller,
very experienced team from Springfield. After tying the game at the
close of regulation, the women surged to a 13 point overtime win!
Please remember that Springfield College, where the sport of
basketball was invented by James Naismith, is renowned for its fine
athletes and physical education curriculum. And at the most recent
Alumni Day in 2011, with hundreds of MIT alumni and fans in the
stands, the men’s team surged to their largest regular season win,
also against Springfield College with 73-43 victory.