The University of Minnesota women's basketball team will hit the floor for the first time this season in an exhibition contest vs. Concordia St. Paul in just one short week, but before hitting the hardwood, the Gophers will take part in the annul Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 25.
The Gophers will be represented in Chicago by head coach Pam Borton, sophomore guard Rachel Banham and senior forward Katie Loberg. Fans can follow tidbits from the trio's experience throughout the day via the Minnesota Women's Basketball twitter feed (@GophersWBB).
Gopher women's coach Pam Borton will speak in a press conference from 8:50 - 9:00 a.m. CT, while men's coach Tubby Smith will speak from 9:00-9:10 a.m. CT. Transcripts of both press conferences, and possibly video highlights, will be available on www.gophersports.com later on Thursday.
Below is a press release courtesy of the Big Ten Conference.
Park Ridge, Ill. - Big Ten basketball fans will have several ways to follow their favorite teams, players and coaches as they participate in Big Ten Basketball Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 25.
For the second-consecutive year, all 24 men's and women's coaches press conferences will be streamed live on BTN.com. Live streaming begins at 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET and is available for free through the Big Ten Digital Network. Visit http://video.btn.com for more information.
Fans can also follow @B1GMBBall and @B1GWBBall on Twitter throughout the day for highlights of the event and are encouraged to use the hash tag #B1GMD to join the conversation.
Transcripts of each coach's press conference will be posted onwww.bigten.org later that day.