The annual Winthrop Fan Fest will be held tonight at the Winthrop Coliseum, with fans getting their first opportunity to see the men's and women's basketball teams.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Coach Bud Childers will introduce the women's team, with first-year coach Randy Peele doing the honors for the men.
Teams will compete in a 3-point shooting contest and several of the men's players will go at it in a slam dunk contest, with the fans picking the winner.
The men's team will follow with a 15-minute scrimmage while the women sign posters and then it will be the men's turn to sign posters at about 8:45 p.m. to close out the event.
The Lady Eagles open the season hosting the Winthrop Classic, which will also feature North Texas, Navy and Rice, Nov. 9-11.
The men open at home at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 against Queens.
• LOCAL BASEBALL -- The Carolina Bonecrushers 12U AA team won the NIT Halloween Challenge this past weekend. The Bonecrushers went 4-0 for the weekend with excellent pitching from Dallas Betsill, Adam Patrick, Caleb Morris and Russell Hubbs.
Offensively, the Bonecrushers were led by Betsill (seven hits, 3 RBIs, six runs scored); Darius Means (four hits, three runs scored), Morris (five hits, 2 RBIs, four runs scored), Christian Cok (five hits, 3 RBIs) and Drew Patrick (three hits, 4 RBIs, four runs scored). The Bonecrushers are coached by Yogi Elliott.