Men’s Basketball Announces Purple & Gold Scrimmage Date and Meet and Greet Event


ALBANY, N.Y.- University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown announced Thursday that the annual Purple & Gold scrimmage will be on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m., following the homecoming football game against Towson. Brown and the men’s basketball team will also host a meet and greet event on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

“We are looking forward to having our Purple and Gold scrimmage on homecoming weekend following the football game,” said Brown. “This will be an opportunity for supporters of our program to get an early look at our 2013-14 basketball team.  We always have a good showing for but I would expect an even bigger crowd with many who attend the football game stopping over to the SEFCU Arena to check us out.”

As in past years, the men’s basketball team will host the intra-squad scrimmage at SEFCU Arena to give fans and students a sneak peek of what to expect in the upcoming 2013-14 season.

The “meet and greet” will feature a question and answer session with Coach Brown and the players. Individuals and groups interested in attending the meet and greet should contact Director of Basketball Operations Jared Knotts at

UAlbany returns eight players from last year’s 2013 America East Championship squad. Seniors Luke Devlin and John Puk lead seven newcomers in 2013-14.

Great Danes season tickets are now on sale, with individual tickets available beginning Oct. 1.

The UAlbany men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 season against cross-town rival Siena at the Times Union Center on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.