George Bisacca to be Honored at Friday's Men's Basketball Exhibition
Fairfield men’s basketball will host its annual exhibition game with the University of Bridgeport this Friday, Nov. 6, and there will be a few extra twists to this season’s edition. In addition to giving area college basketball fans their first look at the Stags and the Purple Knights, the exhibition game will also pay tribute to former Fairfield University Men’s Basketball Coach George Bisacca.
Friday's event will be held at Alumni Hall, a location change from its usual home at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. This game will represent the 10th meeting between Bridgeport and Fairfield in this exhibition game series.
“It’s with great enthusiasm that I announce our celebration of George Bisacca’s career at Fairfield University,” Fairfield Director of Athletics Gene Doris said. “His time as the head men’s basketball coach is considered one of the most successful eras in the history of our program. While his contributions toward the basketball team are well known, I think it sometimes gets lost that he was also the Director of Athletics at Fairfield University. In that role, he had a profound impact on so many student-athletes at this University, and it is that influence that we will celebrate on November 6.”
In addition to a Friends of Basketball Reception prior to the game, a halftime presentation will recognize Coach Bisacca’s contributions to the basketball program, which include bringing the Stags into the Division I ranks. Furthermore, the Fairfield University men’s basketball team will wear uniforms that recognize the era in which Coach Bisacca led the program. The first 500 Fairfield students in attendance will receive a commemorative t-shirt that match the uniform the team will be wearing. Additionally, fans are invited to wear their favorite throwback Fairfield apparel to the game with the best outfits recognized during the second half.
General admission tickets for the Bridgeport exhibition game are $8.00 and seniors are $5.00. Children 12 and under will be free for the game. Fairfield students receive free admission (with StagCard).
Click here to purchase tickets to the Nov. 6 exhibition. Fans who have purchased 2015-16 season tickets can pickup their Nov. 6 tickets at the will call table at Alumni Hall on gameday.