Time Change, Pregame Activities Set for Minnesota Game

Jan. 24, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball game against Minnesota on Feb. 1 has been moved to noon, and will appear live on the Big Ten Network. Prior to the contest, in conjunction with several other U-M varsity athletic teams, there will be a program held in the William Davidson Player Development Center as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

The theme of this year's national celebration is "Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail." To celebrate this day, the Wolverines invite girls in 8th grade and under to take part in a free, active meet and greet with other Michigan female student-athletes prior to the game. Doors to the WDPDC will open 10 a.m., with head coach Kim Barnes Arico and members of the women's basketball team welcoming participants at 10:30 a.m.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and practice different sports while interacting with Michigan student-athletes after the introduction from Barnes Arico. Following the conclusion of the program around 11:45 a.m., all participants will be escorted to the Northeast Entrance vestibule and into Crisler Center for the game.

Participants are asked to dress in comfortable, athletic clothing and bring shoes that are not worn outside for the program.

All meet and greet participants must purchase a ticket to the women’s basketball game against Minnesota. Participants will also receive a voucher for a free hot dog and drink during the game. To purchase tickets and to register for the clinic, call the Athletic Ticket office at (734) 764-0247. Season-ticket holders and those who have already purchased Minnesota game tickets can also sign up by calling the Athletic Ticket office.

Contact: Sarah VanMetre (vanmetre@umich.edu), Whitney Tarver (wtarver@umich.edu)

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