Men's Basketball Kicks Off Official Start Of Practice
Oct. 16, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's basketball team officially kicked off the 2009-10 campaign on Friday afternoon, conducting its first full practice of the season in the Arrillaga Gymnasium.
Following a 30-minute film session, the Cardinal took the court at 5:30 p.m. for the first official organized practice in the facility, which opened last spring. Located adjacent to Maples Pavilion, the state-of-the-art facility includes two practice courts for basketball and three courts for volleyball, in addition to a new weight room.
The Cardinal returns to its normal afternoon practice time slot next week, with just over two weeks of preparation before an exhibition against Sonoma State on Friday, Nov. 6, kicks off the year.
Stanford opens the regular season on the road for the second straight year with a matchup at San Diego on Friday, Nov. 13. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the contest will be televised locally by channel 4SD.
Here are a few items to keep in mind as the regular season quickly approaches: