Sunday, June 21, 2009

Judski Promoted, Gipson Hired

According to this article on the UNCG Athletics website, Brian Judski has been promoted to the No. 2 assistant spot and Corey Gipson has been hired. All of this shuffling took place because Kevin Easley left to join the staff at High Point University.

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New UNCG Season Brochure (Updated)

Here are some scans of a brochure that's available at the UNCG ticket office. Big thanks to John for sending these to me. As you can see, there look to be some really affordable ticket plans. Also, it looks like being a member of the Spartan Club will pay off for anyone interested. There are some cool promotions being planned with Thirsty Thursday and free parking with the purchase of 2 season tickets.

UPDATE: The UNCG Athletics website now has this article up as it's "splash" page. The article takes you to a place where you can reserve your tickets and also it lays out exactly what everything costs, including the free parking with season tickets. I think that alone makes season tickets really worth the price. There is nothing worse than having to deal with the irritation of parking. If they could get a part of the lot reserved, there's no telling how much extra I'd be willing to pay.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

4 ACC Opponents in the Coliseum (Update)

The News & Record is reporting that UNCG will play home games against 4 ACC schools this upcoming season in addition to out of conference games against East Carolina and Princeton. Maryland, Clemson, Wake Forest & NC State will play the Spartans in their new home, the Greensboro Coliseum.

According to the article, the schedule is not completely finalized yet. There are possibilities of several of these games appearing on TV.

"I know there's been some interest from Raycom with us making this move," Hirschman said, "and when you're playing those caliber opponents, there's also some interest from ESPNU.

"Let's face it: We want to be on television as much as we can. So you want to keep the door open. And when you do that, you don't want to tell your fans, 'We're playing this team on this date at this time' when TV could move that game two weeks."

UPDATE: Here's what fans of NC State and Clemson are saying on their forums.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Taking a Break

Since we've crossed over into June (and just went over 4,100 in site hits, thanks) I think we can say that things are really winding down until fall. I've got several vacations planned over the next two months, and I haven't really had much to post this past month anyways.

So, I think I'm going into a little hibernation mode. I will make some posts when something of note happens. I thought about writing one big wrap-up post, but then thought better of it. Do I really need to rehash 5-25? I would rather just wait a couple of months to write some posts based on the excitement of a great recruiting class and moving to the coliseum.

In the meantime, I'm working on a new layout for the site with some new graphics. Don't forget to keep up with things over at UNCG Fans.