February 13, 2009
Around the Horn
Teams honored at halftimeThe Susquehanna athletics department will honor its 2008 Landmark Conference championship men's soccer and men's and women's cross country teams at its doubleheader tomorrow.
Women's basketball will face Merchant Marine Academy at 5:30 p.m. At halftime, the men's and women's cross country teams will unveil their title banners.
At halftime of the men's game, men's soccer will unveil its title banner.
Both cross country teams placed first at the Landmark Championships, held in Altoona, on Nov. 1. For the men, the championship was its second in a row, and for the women, it was the first conference championship in program history.
Men's soccer posted a record of 13-7-1, including wins in the conference tournament to earn the program's first conference title. The team was also invited to the NCAA championships for the first time in its history, where the Crusaders nearly upset nationally ranked No. 9 Ohio Wesleyan in double overtime.
Game promotes "Pink Zone"Women's basketball is again promoting breast cancer awareness by participating this year in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Pink Zone" event (formerly known as "Think Pink"). More than 1,250 schools and organizations throughout the country are expected to participate.
Susquehanna is encouraging all fans attending tomorrow to wear pink.
Some pink shirts will be available to fans who are not wearing the color. Both basketball teams will wear pink shirts for their pre-game warm ups, and cheerleaders will don pink tops.
Donations will be accepted during the event for the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund. Yow, a former North Carolina State women's basketball coach, passed away earlier this year on Jan. 24 after a long battle with breast cancer. A moment of silence for her will be observed prior to tip-off. Proceeds from the entire Susquehanna basketball weekend will be donated to the Yow Fund.
Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), which supports breast cancer research as its national philanthropy, will be on hand with information about breast cancer.
ZTA is also collecting lids from Yoplait yogurt as part of its "Save Lids to Save Lives" campaign.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women in the country, accounting for nearly one out of every three cancers diagnosed.
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