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January 27, 2013

Game’s On! Monroe CollegeOffers Fan-tastic Basketball

Did you know two nationally ranked college basketball teams play in downtown New Rochelle?
Yep, it’s true.Families and sports fans looking for an affordable, convenientopportunity to see quality basketball players in action shouldcheck out the Monroe College Mustangs women’s and men’s teams.

The women’s team is the two-time defending Division II, NationalJunior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) champion. The men’steam is one of only five since 2000 to make the Division I NJCAAnational tournament three consecutive years.The Mustangs basketball teams play through February —with tournament play in early March—at the 500-seat MAC(Monroe Athletic Center) next to New Roc City. (For a complete game schedule, go to monroecollegemustangs)

The view from under the basket at a Mustang game

“Attending these games, you are up close and in the action,”noted Gary Axelbank, director of sports development and information,Monroe College. “We have had players go on to St. John’sUniversity, Iona College and Fordham University. One of our current players is already signed to Ohio University and one ofour former players just signed with the Harlem Globetrotters.”Don’t watch the game hungry. Food and drinks are available forpurchase in the Monroe College cafeteria on the second floor ofthe MAC.

Interested in bringing a group — perhaps a child’s birthday party— to a game and meet the players? Contact Gary at

More good news: Admission to each basketball game is only $5per person, which includes the media guide (a $10 value). But, it gets better, bring in this newsletter and get one admission freeduring the month of February.

The MAC (Monroe Athletic Complex)
19 LeCount Place 914.632.5400 Parking at New Roc City   MonroeCollegeMustangs

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