Monarch Cagers To Tour London in October

August 20, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 20, 2003

NORFOLK, VA. - The Old Dominion University men's basketball squad will make a tour of London, England Oct. 10-14. The Monarchs will play four exhibition games in three days.

Game schedule includes an evening game on Oct. 11 against the London Heat at 7 p.m., two games on Oct. 12 against Thames Valley Tigers at 1 p.m., and London Towers at 3 p.m., and an evening game on Oct. 13 against London United at 12 noon. The Monarchs will return to Norfolk the next day.

"With such anticipation on all of our minds for the upcoming season, we are thrilled to get an early basketball experience with the overseas tour," said ODU head coach Blaine Taylor. "The opportunity to go over the fall break and include our entire roster to experience ten allowed practices and four games will benefit our program. This is also a great opportunity for our young men to visit and experience another culture and country."

The Monarchs last went on a tour of Europe in the summer of 1994, traveling to France. The Monarchs also toured Algeria in the summer of 1975.

TOUR SCHEDULE (All times are London times)
Oct. 11	ODU vs. London Heat(7 p.m.)
Oct. 12	ODU vs. Thames Valley Tigers(1 p.m.)
		ODU vs. London Towers(3 p.m.)
Oct. 13	ODU vs. London United(12 Noon)

The Hoopsclub will have its annual golf outing on Sept. 5 at Cypress Point. For more information please call Mark Benson at 683-5696.

The North Carolina game originally scheduled for Nov. 21 has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 22 with an 8 p.m. tip-off.