Tuesday , Feb , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Change for Patriot League in 2004-05 Season

=== Change for Patriot League in 2004-05 Season ===

Center Valley, PA (Sports Network) – The Patriot League announced Tuesday
that beginning in 2004-05, the men’s and women’s basketball season will have
two significant changes.

The first is opposite sites for regular-season games, which will eliminate
doubleheaders.

“The change to opposite sites beginning with the 2005 regular season will
allow both men’s and women’s games to be scheduled as the premiere event,”
executive director Carolyn Schlie Femovich said.

The second change will be the return of the league’s postseason tournament to
campus grounds. This format will reward the top two teams from the regular
season, who will host a four-team tournament for the right to advance to the
league championship game.

“We believe the League Tournament at The Show Place Arena has been successful
in many ways the past two years and anticipate another excellent tournament
again this year,” Femovich added.