SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 19, 2012) - After getting settled into San Antonio and experiencing the unique city Sunday afternoon, Rollins got down to business Monday on its first full day at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
The day started with a trip to Leal Middle School in San Antonio to visit with the Apaches and Apachettes in their gym. Players talked about what it takes to be a successful student-athlete and fielded questions from the students (video below).
From there, it was a quick lunch on the Riverwalk and then practice at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University, the site of the 2012 Elite Eight.
The Tars went through a 55-minute practice in front of media, families and fans. The team then headed back to the hotel and head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. joined his colleagues for a press conference at the arena.
As dusk fell over San Antonio, teams gathered for the official Elite Eight photo in front of the Alamo and were given a personal tour of the historic site. They then walked across the street to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum for the Elite Eight banquet. After a few words from the NCAA, a fantastic meal and season highlight video, it was back to the hotel to prepare for the first day of games, beginning with Wayne State (Neb.) and Bentley University at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday. Ashland and Alaska-Anchorage meet to close out the first session at 3:30 p.m. Shaw and Pittsburg State get the evening session going at 7 p.m. with the Tars and Lander University to follow at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.
Fans can watch the Tars versus the Bearcats on NCAA.com or listen live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.