Albion Men's Basketball to Visit NCAA Division I Oakland University
After starting the 2012-13 academic year with a memorable Italian tour, the Albion College men's basketball team is gearing up for another noteworthy experience: a November 9, 7:30 p.m. exhibition at Oakland University, an NCAA Division I opponent that has twice qualified for the NCAA tournament in the last three years. The game counts as the season opener for Oakland.
"It will be a fantastic experience for our guys," said Britons head coach Jody May, whose squad returns eight players with starting-lineup action under their belts. "It is the opening game for them and an exhibition for us. We're treating it like a game as it will provide great preparation for our season. Oakland is a strong program."
Albion, which finished last season 11-14 overall and 7-7 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play, will be taking the floor of the Athletics Center O'rena, a modern 3,000-seat facility that hosted its first game against Michigan State University in 1998. The venue has hosted five Big Ten Conference and four Southeastern Conference opponents, as well as teams from the Atlantic Coast and Big 12 conferences.
Tickets for the game can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the O'rena box office. See Oakland's sports web site for information. Please note that the Albion-Oakland men's matchup scheduled for 7:30 p.m. immediately follows a 5 p.m. Oakland women's contest vs. George Mason University. One ticket serves as admission to both games.
Albion College Invites Community to Homecoming Parade
Albion College celebrates alumni with its annual Homecoming Parade Saturday, October 13. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. from the corner of Hannah and Perry Streets, moving south toward Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.
The parade will feature a number of different entries, including the British Eighth marching band, local businesses and student groups. The Homecoming Court, Distinguished Alumni Award winners and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees round out the marchers.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Maria Gill, assistant director of College events,
College Welcomes All to Community Day
The entire Albion community is invited to Albion College's campus on Saturday, September 8, for a family-friendly Community Day celebration.
8 a.m.: Youth league football games, in Victory Park and at the Albion College Dow Athletic Complex, located at the intersection of Hannah and East Erie Streets
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Carnival activities for children and adults, Dow Athletic Complex at Hannah and East Erie Streets. Children aged 2-12 can also meet Albion College's mascot, Brit, and sign up for the new Brit Kids Club.
11 a.m. Volleyball, Albion vs. Saint Mary's, Kresge Gymnasium (west end of College Quadrangle)
1 p.m.: Football, Albion vs. Wheaton College. Tickets are $6-$5/adults, $4/students, free for children under 5 years. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
3:30 p.m.: Men's soccer, Albion vs. Spring Arbor, Alumni Field (east end of the Dow Athletic Complex)
All of Albion College's neighbors, friends and alumni are invited to attend these family-friendly events. For more information, call the Alumni Engagement Office at 517/629-0448, or email
Newell, '77, Provides Gift for Center for Teaching and Learning
Innovative approaches to teaching with technology will be at the forefront in a new Center for Teaching and Learning at Albion College. The center, planned as part of the current Stockwell Library renovation campaign, has been underwritten by a gift from Albion College trustee Mark Newell, ’77. In addition to Newell’s personal contribution, support for this project also comes from donations made by his colleagues in honor of his December 2011 retirement from the international law firm of Latham & Watkins.