Fin Fever officially kicks off JU basketball season
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A couple hundred green and gold fans helped kick off the 2012-13 JU basketball season Friday night at the inaugural Fin Fever fan fest in Swisher Gymnasium.

Fans were treated to free food, a JU rally towel, posters of the JU women’s and men’s basketball teams and other prizes.

A faculty and staff game opened the night with the professors getting a last-second shot in for the win. Both teams were introduced by spotlight before JU head coaches Cliff Warren and Jill Dunn gave a pep talk to the fans. The night ended with fans participating in live contests on the court and an autograph session.

“This was a great event,” JU Director of Marking & Promotions Brian Freshley said. “It was a fantastic turnout and a good way to start the season. I want to thank our sports management class and the JU basketball staffs for the effort they put into making this event happen.”

The JU women open the season against Florida A&M Nov. 9 in Swisher Gymnasium at 11:30 a.m. The JU men tip off the same night at Georgia.

Fans can purchase season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign on or calling 904-256-7863.