Retriever Rally to Introduce UMBC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams

BALTIMORE – UMBC’s “Retriever Rally”, a first event to celebrate the start of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will invade the RAC Arena on Friday, Oct. 11 and will give the fans a chance to meet the black and gold team members for the 2013-14 season. Admission to the event is free, with doors opening at 9 p.m., with all the action being streamed live on

The event, part of UMBC’s Homecoming festivities, will include free food, giveaways, cash prizes and a chance to win Chick-fil-A for a year. There will also be performances by the UMBC dance team, the cheerleading squad, the Down and Dirty Dawg Band and the Fever Retrievers.

The UMBC men’s basketball team opens its 2013-14 campaign on the road at Arizona State on Friday, Nov. 8, while the women’s squad opens at home against Eastern (Pa.) on Monday, Nov. 11.