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BYU released two items of interest this afternoon; the first deals with plans to open a select number of football camp practices to the viewing public, while the the other nails down BYU's upcoming basketball schedule.
First, the football news, from BYU Football Media Relations Director Brett Pyne:
PROVO, Utah (July 31, 2009) -- Cougar fans interested in seeing the 2009 BYU football team during Fall Camp are invited to attend three practices that will be open to the general public.
The first open practices are scheduled for the first day of two-a-days on Friday, Aug. 14, with both the 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. practices being open to the public. The 5 p.m. practice will be open to help those who may otherwise have difficulty attending during the day.
The team's practice on Tuesday, Aug. 18 will also be open to the public. The practice on the 18th begins at 10 a.m.and is the same day of the annual Cougar Kickoff event held to meet the team that evening at 6 p.m. Taking place during Education Week, the practice on the 18th also provides fans attending the annual campus event with opportunity to see the team.
All practices will be held on the team practice field, which is located just north of the Student Athlete Building. Fans are reminded that the use of video or camera equipment, including cell phone cameras, is not permitted during practice sessions.
Next, the hoops news, from Basketball Media Relations Director Kyle Chilton:
PROVO, Utah (July 31, 2009) - The Mountain West Conference has released the league schedule for BYU men's basketball along with the games televised by MWC broadcast partners CBS College Sports Network (CBS C), VERSUS and The Mtn.
BYU will host 19 games at the Marriott Center in 2009-10, including the Cougar Tipoff, exhibition play, the nonconference schedule and the conference schedule. Season tickets, which also include a neutral site game at Energy Solutions Arena, start at just $75 and go on sale beginning Aug. 1. The Cougar Tipoff is scheduled for Oct. 28 and will be followed by home exhibitions against Trinity Western (Nov. 5) and Central Washington (Nov. 10).
The Cougars open conference play on Jan. 6 against UNLV (The Mtn.) in the Marriot Center. After stepping out of MWC action for a matchup with UTEP on Jan. 9 in El Paso, Texas, BYU will play at Air Force (The Mtn.) on Jan. 13.
Colorado State (The Mtn.) and Wyoming (The Mtn.) come to the Marriott Center on Jan. 16 and 20, respectively. The Cougars then play two-straight on the road at San Diego State (The Mtn.) on Jan. 23 and at New Mexico (The Mtn.) on Jan. 27. The first half of the conference schedule concludes with home games against Utah (The Mtn.) on Jan. 30 and TCU (The Mtn.) on Feb. 2.
The second round of conference play starts with BYU visiting UNLV (VERSUS) on Feb. 6 and then hosting Air Force (The Mtn.) on Feb. 13. Games at Colorado State (The Mtn.) on Feb. 17 and Wyoming (The Mtn.) on Feb. 20 precede a pair of home matchups at the Marriott Center. San Diego State (CBS C) will play at the Marriott Center on either Feb. 23 or 24 followed by New Mexico (VERSUS) on Feb. 27.
BYU's conference schedule concludes with road games at Utah (CBS C) on March 3 and at TCU (The Mtn.) on March 6. The MWC Basketball Championship Tournament will be held in Las Vegas from March 10 to 13. The Mtn., CBS C and VERSUS will broadcast games at the Tournament.
BYU Men's Basketball 2009-10 Schedule
(**Additional game times and television broadcasts TBA)
28 (Wed.) Cougar Tipoff Provo, Utah TBA
5 (Thurs.) Trinity Western* Provo, Utah TBA
10 (Tues.) Central Washington* Provo, Utah TBA
13 (Fri.) Bradley Provo, Utah 7:30 p.m. The Mtn.
17 (Tues.) Idaho State Provo, Utah TBA
20 (Fri.) at Hawaii Honolulu TBA
24 (Tues.) Southern Provo, Utah TBA
27 (Fri.) Weber State Provo, Utah 7:30p.m. The Mtn.
2 (Wed.) at Utah State Logan, Utah TBA
5 (Sat.) vs. San Francisco' Salt Lake City TBA
8 (Tues.) Arizona State Provo, Utah 8 p.m. The Mtn.
12 (Sat.) vs. Fresno State# Los Angeles TBA
17 (Thurs.) Wagner@ Provo, Utah TBA
19 (Sat.) Eastern Washington@ Provo, Utah TBA
22 (Tues.) vs. Nebraska, Nevada or Tulsa% Las Vegas TBA
23 (Wed.) vs. Nebraska, Nevada or Tulsa% Las Vegas TBA
28 (Mon.) at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. TBA
2 (Sat.) Eastern New Mexico Provo, Utah TBA
6 (Wed.) UNLV Provo, Utah 8 p.m. The Mtn.
9 (Sat.) at UTEP El Paso, Texas TBA
13 (Wed.) at Air Force USAFA, Colo. 6 p.m. The Mtn.
16 (Sat.) Colorado State Provo, Utah 4 p.m. The Mtn.
20 (Wed.) Wyoming Provo, Utah 6 p.m. The Mtn.
23 (Sat.) at San Diego State San Diego, Calif. 7 p.m. The Mtn.
27 (Wed.) at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. 8 p.m. The Mtn.
30 (Sat.) Utah Provo, Utah 7 p.m. The Mtn.
2 (Tues.) TCU Provo, Utah 7 p.m. The Mtn.
6 (Sat.) at UNLV Las Vegas 1 p.m. VERSUS
13 (Sat.) Air Force Provo, Utah 4 p.m. The Mtn.
17 (Wed.) at Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. 6 p.m. The Mtn.
20 (Sat.) at Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. 4 p.m. The Mtn.
23 (Tue.) or 24 (Wed.) San Diego State Provo, Utah TBA CBS C
27 (Sat.) New Mexico Provo, Utah 2 p.m. VERSUS
3 (Wed.) at Utah Salt Lake City 7 p.m. CBS C
6 (Sat.) at TCU Fort Worth, Texas 5 p.m. The Mtn.
10-13 MWC Basketball Championship Las Vegas The Mtn./VERSUS/CBS C
' at Energy Solutions Arena
# at the Galen Center
@ Las Vegas Classic in Provo
% Las Vegas Classic in Vegas the Orleans Arena