Dave Carducci from the Record Courier is reporting that the men's basketball team will travel to Italy to play four games in ten days from August 20-August 30. The last time the program went to play overseas was prior to the 1999-2000 season when former coach Gary Waters took his team to Italy. The team will participate in an exempt tournament sponsored by Basketball Travelers. They'll spend three days in Rome, three days in Venice and a few days in Lake Como. The team will play four professional teams, and benefit from 10 extra days of practice before returning home the day before classes start.
Also, the field seems to be set for Kent State's season opening tournament that they will host. The Hispanic College Fund Classic will welcome Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), Samford and Wisconsin-Green Bay to play in the round robin event in November.