OXFORD, Ohio-It is an exciting weekend of athletics in Oxford as Miami University Athletics prepares to induct its 44th Hall of Fame Class, host a nationally-televised men's basketball game as part of a men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Akron and honor its men's swimming and diving seniors in their final dual meet of the season before the MAC Championships.
The RedHawk swimmers kick things off Saturday with a 10 a.m. meet against Mid-American Conference foe Ball State at the Nixon Aquatic Center. Admission is free. It will be the final home dual event for senior divers Mike Grainger, Chris Hoppler and swimmers Ian Joyce, Alex Reinhardt and Anderson Whipp.
At 1 p.m., men's basketball tips off the front end of a doubleheader against MAC-leader Akron. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and ESPN3.com. Adam Amin will call the play-by-play and Brooke Weisbrod will provide analysis.
The Zips ride a 14-game win streak into Saturday's game, and the RedHawks will try to halt Akron's 9-0 start in MAC play, the best start since a Ron Harper-led Miami squad went 11-0 to start the 1983-84 campaign. Former Miami great Archie Aldridge is expected to be the guest bench coach for the RedHawks at Saturday's game.
At halftime of the men's game, Miami will honor its six Hall of Fame inductees: Dale Cohen '94 (women's tennis), Terry Hoeppner (coach), P.L. (Pete) Miller '71 (men's track & field), Ben Roethlisberger '12 (football), Karin Sherr '99 (synchronized skating) and Kyle Voska '98 (golf). All inductees are expected to attend the Hall of Fame festivities, and Jane Hoeppner will represent the late Terry Hoeppner. The inductees will further be honored at a dinner Saturday evening.
With identical 6-3 MAC records, the RedHawk women's basketball team looks to forge ahead in the East Division standings against an Akron team that has won its last three games. Tip time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the men's basketball game.
One ticket gains patrons admittance to BOTH basketball games on Saturday. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Miami Athletic Ticket Office at 513-529-4295 or click HERE.
Only men's ticket pricing is available for advance purchase on tickets. The ticket prices will remain the men's prices until after halftime of the men's game when it will switch to the regular women's ticket prices. Miami season ticket holders for either men's or women's basketball may attend both games.