Thursday, March 13, 2008

Niners gameday, Atlantic City style

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Charlotte won its opening game in the Atlantic 10 tournament, which ended well after 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The reward? Another 9 p.m. game.

So, what have the 49ers been doing all day? What kind of schedule does a team keep when it has less than 24 hours between games?

I checked in with Rob Perron, Charlotte's director of basketball operations, on Thursday to see what the team was up to. Here is a rough outline of what the team did leading up to tonight's tournament quarterfinal game with Massachusetts.
Around 10:30 a.m. - Players can sleep in because of the late game and show up for breakfast around 10:30 a.m. Immediately after breakfast the team gathered for a meeting, in which coaches went over individual characteristics of UMass players and things to expect in the game.

About 12:45 p.m. - The team boarded their chartered bus and headed to downtown Atlantic City, where they spent about an hour visiting several of the outlet stores near the Boardwalk, including the Nike Factory Store.

Around 2:30 -3 p.m. - The team returned to its hotel and players got about another hour or so to themselves, during which most took a nap.

About 4:30 p.m. - The team and coaches gathered to watch video breakdown of UMass and do a walk-thru at the hotel.

5 p.m. - Pre-game meal.

7 p.m. - Charlotte team leaves hotel for Boardwalk Hall.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would have used my meal money at a Casino...

Nick said...

FORTY!!!.........

NLP said...

NINERS!

Justin Ritchie said...

FORTY!!!

Jon said...

NINERS!!!

BJ said...

Forty! (BTW...Charlotte wins vs. UMass!)

Anonymous said...

Jim, As much fun and relaxing as that sounds, I bet there was some study time set aside, too. This is the first time in years that the league tourney did not fall during Spring Break.
Whatever they did the alst 2 days, I hope they do it again. I like Groundhog's Day.