2000-2001 Men's Basketball Team To Be On Display In Exhibition

Nov. 6, 2000

The Stanford men's basketball team, ranked in the Top 10 by nine pre-season publications, will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 8, in an exhibition game against the EA Sports All-Stars ... This will be the first of two exhibition games for the Cardinal before the official season opener on Sunday, November 19, against San Francisco State at Maples Pavilion ... Practice has been underway since Oct. 14 for a Stanford team with three starters (Jarron Collins, Casey Jacobsen), Michael McDonald) among ten lettermen.

Stanford vs EA Sports All-Stars
Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 7:30 p.m., Maples Pavilion (7,391)

The Nation's Top Pre-Season Teams
3. Blue Ribbon College Yearbook
3. ESPN/USA Today
4. ESPN.com
4. The Sporting News
4. Sports College Basketball
5. Street & Smith's
5. Dick Vitale's College Basketball
7. Lindy's College Basketball
9. Basketball News
12. Slam Magazine

Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference - Pre-Season Predictions
2. Athlon's
2. Basketball News
2. Dick Vitale's College Basketball
2. Lindy's College Basketball
2. Pac-10 Sportswriters
2. Sports College Basketball
2. Street & Smith's
3. Fox Sports Net

Ticket Tape
Ticket sales for the Pete Newell Challenge are off to a fast start ... The Dec. 21 doubleheader includes top-ranked Duke against defending Pac-10 co-champion Stanford at 6 p.m. followed by Georgia vs California at 8 p.m. ... Two years ago at the Pete Newell Challenge, the largest crowd in California college basketball history, 19,674, saw Stanford beat Temple, and California beat North Carolina ... Given this year's lineup of teams, that mark figures to be threatened ... Tickets are available through all Tickets.com outlets in the Bay Area, and at The Arena in Oakland box office ... Prices range from $15 to $55, with a limited number of premium seats available for $100 ... Fans can buy tickets by logging on to www.tickets.com, by visiting any Wherehouse or Tu Musica music store in the Bay Area, through select locations, including Gottschalks, Solari's or Raley Stores, or by calling any Tickets.com numbers: (510/925) 762-2277, (415/650) 478-2277, (916/530) 766-2277, (408) 998-2277, (707) 546-2277, (800) 225-2277 (Central Valley and outside California) ... The Arena in Oakland phone number is (510) 569-2121.

'At some point it should become apparent that the Stanfordprogram is not going away. In this era of instability elsewhere,Stanford may not be as sturdy and dependable as any operation.'Street & Smith's

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