Basketball Academy moved to Morgan State

January 24, 2012|By Katherine Dunn

This week’s 16th Annual Basketball Academy has been moved from Coppin State to Morgan State, but all 20 games will be played as scheduled and tickets already sold will be honored.

The Academy had been scheduled for Coppin Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but new NCAA regulations caused some confusion that resulted in the change of venue.

Bob Wade, coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore City Public Schools, and Ned Sparks, executive director of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletics Association, declined to comment on the specifics behind the move, which happened Tuesday.

However, rules that focus on recruiting and are designed to keep non-scholastic events off of college campus are so new that college and high school officials are still trying to interpret them.

This year’s Basketball Academy features two No.1-vs.-No. 2 showdowns as well as a full slate of highly anticipated games between non-traditional opponents. In the marquee games, the No. 1 Dunbar boys take on No. 2 Milford Mill Thursday at 8 p.m. and the No. 1 Aberdeen girls play No. 2 Digital Harbor Friday at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per day with children under 5 admitted free. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the schools and will be available at the door an hour before first tip-off.For the full game schedule, click here.

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