WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men's basketball team and second-year Head Coach Kevin Kovacs have officially released its schedule for the 2016-17 season. The new schedule features 25 regular-season games as the Bison will play 14 home games and 11 away games. Gallaudet finished the 2015-16 season with an overall record of 18-8 and a 14-4 mark in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC).
The Bison begin the regular season in Harrisonburg, Va., to face Bridgewater (Va.) College on Nov. 18 and Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 19.
Gallaudet's first home game will be against St. Mary's (Md.) College on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Field House. The Bison will then begin conference play on the road against Bryn Athyn (Nov. 29), 2015-16 NEAC champion Lancaster Bible (Dec. 2) and Penn St.- Berks (Dec. 3) before wrapping up the fall semester with three straight home games against Bryn Athyn (Dec. 7), Goucher (Dec. 9) and Gwynedd Mercy (Dec. 17).
The Bison will play 10 conference games in the month of January and open up with three straight at home against Penn College, St. Elizabeth and Penn St-Abington before hitting the road to finish regular season competition with St. Elizabeth (Jan. 14) and Penn College (Jan. 15) in a weekend doubleheader. Gallaudet will finish another three-game homestand against Wilson on Jan. 24 and finish the month of January with competition against 2015-16 NEAC runner-up Morrisville State in New York.
Gallaudet will play four home games in February before closing out the regular season on the road against Wilson College. The last home game on Sunday, Feb. 12, against Keuka College at 2 p.m. will honor the men's basketball seniors. The Bison close out the regular-season slate with an away game at Wilson on Feb. 18.
The NEAC Tournament begins the following week and runs from Feb. 21-26.
2016-17 Gallaudet Men's Basketball Schedule Overview
- Season Opener: vs. Bridgewater (Va.) in Harrisonburg, Va. (Nov. 18)
- Home Opener/Food Drive: vs. St. Mary's (Md.) (Nov. 22)
- Conference Opener: at Bryn Athyn (Nov. 19)
- Toys for Tots: vs. Bryn Athyn (Dec. 7)
- 2015-16 NEAC Champs: vs. Lancaster Bible (Feb. 4)
- Senior Day: vs. Keuka (Feb. 12)