One Dollar Will Get You In To See First Place Bearkats On Saturday

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HUNTSVILLE -- With Bearkat men's basketball on regional TV at Johnson Coliseum at 2 p.m., baseball at Don Sanders Stadium at 5 p.m. and softball at the Bearkat Softball Complex at 6 p.m., March 7 is "Spend A Day With Bearkats" Saturday on the SHSU campus.

The men's basketball game with Texas State-San Marcos will feature $1 admission to the game and the basketball ticket stub will be good for free admission into the baseball and softball games as well.

In addition, Saturday will feature $1 hot dogs, drinks and popcorn at Don Sanders Stadium for baseball and the softball complex.

"With our men's basketball team playing for a Southland Conference divisional championship and a high seeding in the post season tournament and the baseball and softball team starting their 2009 Southland action, it's going to be a great day for sports excitement at Sam Houston State," Director of Athletics Bobby Williams said. "We want to encourage as many fans as possible to come out and enjoy the excitement."

Sam Houston State students are admitted free to home regular season athletic events. With spring break beginning this week, SHSU residence halls will be closing on Friday. But students who wish to remain in their rooms until Saturday to attend the athletic events may do so. All a residence hall student needs to do to stay is to call the Residence Life Office (294-1812) by 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

"With our moving the men's basketball game to 2 p.m. from its scheduled Saturday night start to enable the contest to be televised regionally, we have a tremendous opportunity to bring exposure to Sam Houston State University," Williams said. "We want to thank everyone involved in the time and schedule changes that have made this exciting Saturday of sports action possible."

Sam Houston currently stands atop the Southland Conference with a 10-4 record. The Bearkats also play a home game Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with the Northwestern State Demons.

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