Michigan to host open practice on November 5th

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan basketball season is just around the corner and the Wolverines will host an open practice on Wednesday, November 5th. The practice will run from 6-7 p.m. and be followed by a meet and greet session featuring selfies, but no autographs. The Wolverines first exhibition game is scheduled for for November 10th against Wayne State before the season opener on Saturday, November 15th against Hillsdale College.

Full details of the event in the University release below. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The defending Big Ten champion University of Michigan men’s basketball team will open practice to the Maize Rage student section as well as the general public for an hour from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Crisler Center.

“We feel it is always important for us to engage with our fan base, especially with the Maize Rage section,” said U-M head coach John Beilein. “They have been so vital over the last few years creating an amazing environment at Crisler. With the season just around the corner, we wanted to open a practice and allow everyone a chance to get a glimpse of this team as they work hard to get ready for the 2014-15 season.”

Following practice, the coaching staff and players will participate in a “Squad 99 Selfie” Promotion. From 7-8 p.m., the Wolverines will meet and greet fans and be available for photos and/or the popular social media “selfie.” During the promotion, all U-M players and coaches will not be granting autographs.

Fans can enter through the northeast entrance of Crisler Center beginning at 5:30 p.m., with all members of the Maize Rage entering through the student entrance where this season’s student t-shirt will be available for pickup. All parking surrounding Crisler Center will be free after 5 p.m.

Following a brief introduction of this year’s team members, the Wolverines will go through several drills during the practice, allowing fans to get an early glimpse of the team prior to U-M’s exhibition opener against Wayne State, Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.

In addition, the northeast ticket office will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. for fans to purchase non-conference single-game tickets. For further information on men’s basketball tickets, please visit MGoBlue.com/tickets, join the Michigan digital community to get priority access to tickets at MGoBlue.com/insider or visit one of the Wolverine basketball programs social media pages.