Are there different starting dates for UM basketball teams?

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Are there different starting dates for UM basketball teams?

Postby bcbc55 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:25 pm

I thought D-1 basketball practices start on Sunday, October 1st. But I am now confused, but that doesn't take much being an old senior citizen at my age now.

An article on the website of the UMaine women's basketball news states that the women's team starts practice on Sunday, October 1st at 10:00am.

While in an article in the Bangor Daily News today, Saturday, September 30th about UMaine men's basketball coach Bob Walsh's thoughts about the current NCAA Basketball scandals stated that "whose team next Tuesday opens formal practices for the 2017-18 season"."

This would make it Tuesday, October 3rd, 2 days after the women's 1st practice.

Why the different in starting dates? Does anyone know?

Could it be because of one of the following reasons?

Different starting dates for women's and for men's?

NCAA difference between formal practice or practice?

Politeness, Ladies before gentlemen?

Women's practices are informal not formal?

Women's having a clinic after practice?

Please if anybody knows the reason for the difference for starting dates for practices let me know so that I can become unconfused?
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