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Hornets Night comes to The Barn on Monday night
November 13, 2008

     NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball program and the New Orleans Hornets are teaming up for a sponsored home game next week.
     It will be Hornets Night at The Barn when the Gold Rush plays Philander Smith at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 17.
     Hugo, members of the Honeybees dance team and the Hornets Drumline are scheduled to entertain during the game. There will be contests and a T-shirt toss during timeouts, and the Honeybees will be available at halftime for autographs in the lobby of The Barn.
     "We are excited and honored that the New Orleans Hornets are a sponsor of Gold Rush basketball," said Xavier coach Dannton Jackson. "Hornets Night will be a fun night for our fans."
     Hornets Night will be the latest chapter in Xavier's relationship with the NBA franchise. The Hornets contributed $5,000 in 2007 to the university's scholarship fund. And this past summer Jackson was director of the Hornets Summer Hoops Clinic.
     Xavier is 3-0 and No. 19 in the Victory Sports Network NAIA Division I preseason ranking. The Gold Rush seeks a fifth consecutive appearance — which would extend a school record — in the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship at Kansas City, Mo. Xavier's 25 seasons of 20 or more victories are the most in the history of Louisiana collegiate men's basketball.


Hugo, seen here with XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis in 2007, will entertain fans when the Gold Rush plays Philander Smith at 6 p.m. Monday at The Barn.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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