Cougar Madness Set to Launch 2018-19 Basketball Season

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. – In the lead up to the highly anticipated 2018-19 men’s and women’s basketball season, the Cal State San Marcos Department of Athletics is set to host its annual Cougar Madness on Oct. 18 at 8:30 p.m. in The Sports Center.

The free-to-all event will showcase this season’s men’s and women’s rosters and include appearances by Crash the Cougar and the CSUSM cheerleaders and dancers.

“Cougar Madness is always a great event to begin our season,” Men’s Head Coach B.J. Foster said. “It gives the CSUSM students, faculty and staff, as well as the community, the opportunity to meet our new guys.”

Fans can take advantage of free food, posters and a t-shirt giveaway. The Mighty 1090 will also be on hand.

“It’s going to be another great night at Cougar Madness,” said Women’s Head Coach Renee Jimenez. “We are excited to introduce our new squad to the CSUSM community and kick off our season!”

The men’s team welcomes 10 new faces and brings back four returners to tackle the always challenging California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) schedule. The Cougars’ 28-game schedule incudes 13 games at The Sports Center and an exhibition at Cal State Northridge. CSUSM will open its home schedule against San Diego Christian on Nov. 13.

“Our expectation for this season is to compete and be prepared for every game,” Foster said. “We want to get the team playing as one and gelling as quickly as possible.”

On the women’s side, the Cougars have 10 new players to go along with five returners. This season’s tough schedule includes 26 games with 14 of those occurring at The Sports Center. After an exhibition at San Diego, CSUSM will open up the season at home on Nov. 9 against Hawaii Pacific, the defending PAC West Champions.

“Our players are focused and eager to get better each day,” Jimenez said. “They have created a new standard in our program and are holding one another accountable every day. They approach each day with passion and purpose and that will lead them to great places, individually and collectively.”

Season ticket packages are available now. The Sports Center courtside seats are $225 and VIP chairback seats are $100 for all home regular-season games and post-season home games. For more information and to reserve your seats today visit: CSUSMCougars.com/tickets.

2018-19 CSUSM WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Nov. 3 San Diego (Exhibition) San Diego, Calif. 2 p.m.
Nov. 9 Hawaii Pacific The Sports Center 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 Simon Fraser The Sports Center 6 p.m.
Nov. 15 Concordia Irvine Irvine, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Point Loma The Sports Center 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Cal State East Bay* Hayward, Calif. 1 p.m.
Nov. 29 Humboldt State* The Sports Center 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 UC San Diego* The Sports Center 1 p.m.
Dec. 8 San Francisco State* The Sports Center 1 p.m.
Dec. 19 Cal Poly Pomona* The Sports Center 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 Cal State L.A.* Los Angeles, Calif. 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 Cal State Dominguez Hills* Carson, Calif. 1 p.m.
Jan. 3 Sonoma State* The Sports Center 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 Chico State* The Sports Center 1 p.m.
Jan. 10 Stanislaus State* Turlock, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 UC San Diego* La Jolla, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Humboldt State* Arcata, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Chico State* Chico, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 Stanislaus State* The Sports Center 1 p.m.
Feb. 7 Cal State San Bernardino* San Bernardino, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 Cal Poly Pomona* Pomona, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 Cal State L.A.* The Sports Center 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 Cal State Dominguez Hills* The Sports Center 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 San Francisco State* San Francisco, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 Sonoma State* Rohnert Park, Calif. 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 Cal State East Bay* The Sports Center 5:30 p.m.
March 2 Cal State Monterey Bay* The Sports Center 1 p.m.

2018-19 CSUSM MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Nov. 9 Biola La Mirada, Calif. 1 p.m.
Nov. 10 Concordia Irvine Irvine, Calif. 5 p.m.
Nov. 13 San Diego Christian The Sports Center 7 p.m.
Nov. 16 Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho 5 p.m.
Nov. 17 Concordia (Ore.) Portland, Ore. 5 p.m.
Nov. 21 Azusa Pacific The Sports Center 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Cal State East Bay* Hayward, Calif. 3 p.m.
Nov. 29 Humboldt State* The Sports Center 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 UC San Diego* The Sports Center 3 p.m.
Dec. 5 Cal State Northridge (Exhibition) Northridge, Calif. 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 San Francisco State* The Sports Center 3 p.m.
Dec. 19 Cal Poly Pomona* The Sports Center 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 Cal State L.A.* Los Angeles, Calif. 3 p.m.
Dec. 31 Cal State Dominguez Hills* Carson, Calif. 3 p.m.
Jan. 3 Sonoma State* The Sports Center 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 5 Chico State* The Sports Center 3 p.m.
Jan. 10 Stanislaus State* Turlock, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 UC San Diego* La Jolla, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Humboldt State* Arcata, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Chico State* Chico, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2 Stanislaus* The Sports Center 3 p.m.
Feb. 7 Cal State San Bernardino* San Bernardino, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 Cal Poly Pomona* Pomona, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 Cal State L.A.* The Sports Center 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 Cal State Dominguez Hills* The Sports Center 3 p.m.
Feb. 21 San Francisco State* San Francisco, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 Sonoma State* Rohnert Park, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 Cal State East Bay* The Sports Center 7:30 p.m.
March 2 Cal State Monterey Bay* The Sports Center 3 p.m.

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