Press conference will announce College's affiliation with NWBL

December 1, 2002

Talk of an agreement between Maryville College and the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL) guaranteeing the use of Maryville College’s Boydson Baird Gymnasium for the new NWBL’s Knoxville team has been circulating for several weeks. The two parties have ended negotiations and are expected to sign a contract at a press conference in Knoxville, December 9th, at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

The local NWBL team, named the Tennessee Fury, is expected to open its season on Feb. 4 and play nine games through April 9 at the College.

WHO: Maryville College administrators and officials with the NWBL

WHAT: A press conference announcing the agreement between Maryville College and the NWBL for the league’s 2003 season

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 9, at noon

WHERE: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Knoxville, TN


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.