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 its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was 1,093.