BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's and women's
basketball teams have announced their 2013-14 regular season
Both teams will open the season on the weekend of November 15-16 with the men's squad playing at the Regis College Invitational and the women competing in the Salem State Tip-Off Tournament. Practice for the Polar Bears will begin on November 1.
Men's Basketball - 2013-14 Schedule
Coming off a 14-10 campaign, the Polar Bears will look to take advantage of a 12-game home slate. After opening at the Regis Tournament, Bowdoin will play its first home game on November 23 against Saint Joseph's (Maine). Other non-conference home tilts include Babson (Dec. 1), Maine-Farmington (Dec. 13), Bridgewater State (Jan. 7), Maine-Presque Isle (Jan. 21) and Plymouth State (Feb. 4). Bowdoin will also host rival Bates in the non-conference match-up between the teams on December 6. The always-challenging NESCAC schedule features five home contests, beginning with Connecticut College and Wesleyan (Jan. 10-11), continuing with Colby (Jan. 25) and ending with Trinity and Amherst (Jan. 31/Feb. 1). For the complete schedule, click the link above.
Head coach Tim Gilbride is entering his 29th season at the helm of the Polar Bears. Already the winningest coach in program history, Gilbride has a 395-290 career record and is looking to become the 37th active Division III coach - and just the second active NESCAC coach - to surpass the 400-win plateau. The Polar Bears will be captained by Matt Mathias and Andrew Madlinger this season.
Women's Basketball - 2013-14 Schedule
The women's basketball team posted a 14-11 mark in 2012-13 and kept its streak of NESCAC Semifinal appearances alive after becoming the first eighth seed in the conference's history to upset a top seed when it bounced Tufts in the opening round last February. The Polar Bears will also boast a 12 home dates this winter, beginning with a Tuesday night game against Endicott on November 19. Bowdoin will host non-conference games against Bates (Nov. 23), University of New England (Nov. 26), Worcester State (Dec. 9), Maine-Farmington (Dec. 11), Emmanuel (Jan. 7) and Husson (Jan. 28). The Polar Bears NESCAC home slate includes contests against Conn. College and Wesleyan (Jan. 10-11), Colby (Jan. 25) and Trinity and Amherst (Jan. 31-Feb. 1). The Polar Bears will also take a winter trip to Daytona, Fla. for a pair of games against Rivier and Gordon on Dec. 28-29. The complete schedule is posted at the link above.
Coach Adrienne Shibles enters her sixth year as head coach of the Polar Bears. Recording a 105-37 mark over her first five seasons, no coach in program history has had more wins in their first five campaigns than Shibles. Bowdoin will be captained by Allie Piscina, Megan Phelps and Sara Binkhorst this year.
All Bowdoin home games from Morrell Gymnasium will be webcast live on Northeast Sports Network. Fans can also follow the home contests online with live statistics.