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Rotary Classic Moves to Union's Campus

Jackson, Tenn. - 11/14/2003 -

Four Top 10 Teams Set to Battle

Union University is this year's site for the Rotary Classic. The Rotary Classic annually features some of the NAIA's top teams. Included amoung those teams are No. 3 Union University, No. 10 Freed-Hardeman University, and Lambuth University. These local NAIA powers will be facing off against two of the premier teams in the NAIA, No. 2 Southern Nazarene and No. 9 Oklahoma Baptist University.

Four of the five teams in this tournament are ranked in the Top 10 of the NAIA Rankings. Highlighting the tournament could be the final game on Saturday night as No. 3 Union University and No. 2 Southern Nazarene, the defending NAIA National Champion, will battle. Union and Southern Nazarene met in the 1998 NAIA National Championship Game in which Union won 73-70 to capture their first national title. That win ended Southern Nazarene's streak of four national titles in a row. Since that game, Union and Southern Nazarene have met three times with Union winning the past two. This will certainly be a national tournament type atmosphere in earlier December.

Below is the schedule of games for the 2003 Rotary Classic.

Rotary Classic
Hosted by Lady Bulldog Basketball
December 4 - 6, 2003
All Games Played at Fred DeLay Gymnasium on the campus of Union University

Thursday, Dec. 4
6:00 p.m. - Freed-Hardeman University (Tenn.) vs. Oklahoma Baptist University
8:00 p.m. - Lambuth University (Tenn.) vs. Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

Friday, Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. - Union University (Tenn.) vs. Oklahoma Baptist University
8:00 p.m. - Freed-Hardeman University (Tenn.) vs. Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

Saturday, Dec. 6
6:00 p.m. - Lambuth University (Tenn.) vs. Oklahoma Baptist University
8:00 p.m. - Union University(Tenn.) vs. Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

Steven Aldridge
Phone: (731) 661-5027
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