Marietta, Ga. (Oct. 27, 2011) – The SPSU Runnin’ Hornets will begin their 2011-12 season ranked No. 20 in the nation, according to the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll released this week.
The team plays its first game against Georgia State University on Mon., Oct. 31. The first home game is scheduled for Nov. 15 against Carver Bible College.
The Lady Hornets also received votes in the poll. The women’s team is the defending Southern States Athletics Conference (SSAC) champion, but has an almost entirely new squad this year. The women also play their first game of the season on Nov. 1, an exhibition game against Kennesaw State University. Their first home game will be against University of the Cumberlands on Nov. 15.