Alumni event scheduled in conjunction with Jan. 28 basketball games

Jan. 26, 2012
Contact: Karen B. Eldridge, Director of Communications

Fans of Maryville College – and especially former students – are invited to join the Maryville College Alumni Association this Saturday, Jan. 28, to cheer on the Scots against LaGrange College and meet MC’s new head football coach, Mike Rader.

A hospitality space with athletic memorabilia and refreshments will be available inside Cooper Athletic Center during this family-friendly day.

Tip-off for the women’s game is 2 p.m.; the men’s game begins at 4 p.m. Kendal Wallace, head coach of LaGrange’s men’s basketball team, is a 1995 alumnus of Maryville College and former assistant of MC head men’s basketball coach Randy Lambert, also an MC graduate.

This second-annual “Alumni Basketball Day” is hosted by the Maryville College.

“The event is a great time for alumni to come together – no matter their graduation year or whether they played athletics as a student – and cheer on the Scots to victory,” said Andrea May, director of outreach and alumni affairs.

Children ages 8 and under are admitted free. Older children and college students are admitted for $3. Adult ticket price is $5.

For more information on the alumni gathering, contact May at 865.981.8201 or

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 2016 semester is 1,197.