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TCC BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH HIGH-PROFILE TOURNAMENTS

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 21, 2010) – Tidewater Community College basketball teams ramp up for the season by hosting high-profile tournaments here in November.

TCC’s four-time conference champion Lady Storm takes to the court for the first time this season when it hosts the Lady Storm Classic, Nov. 6-7. The men follow suit with a Thanksgiving Shootout, Nov. 20-21. The tournament games are open to the public – free admission – at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake.

The Lady Storm Classic features TCC, the Community College of Baltimore County, Lenoir Community College and Wake Technical Community College. The match ups start midday. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 6
2 p.m. - Wake Technical Community College vs. Community College of Baltimore County
4:30 p.m. - Lenoir Community College vs. TCC

Sunday, Nov. 7
Noon - Community College of Baltimore County vs. Lenoir Community College
2 p.m. - TCC vs. Wake Technical Community College

Led by head coach Curtis McGill, TCC’s Lady Storm is shooting for its fifth consecutive VCCS (Virginia Community College System) Conference champion title.

TCC’s highly competitive men’s basketball team takes a break from regular season play to host the Storm Thanksgiving Shootout with TCC, Northern Virginia Community College, Davidson County Community College and Community College of Baltimore County. The schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 20
2 p.m. - Community College of Baltimore County vs. Northern Virginia Community College
4:30 p.m. – Davidson County Community College vs. TCC                            

Sunday, Nov. 21
12:30 p.m. – Northern Virginia Community College vs. Davidson County Community College
4:30 p.m. – TCC vs. Community College of Baltimore County

For more Storm action, visit http://www.tcc.edu/students/activities/sports/index.htm for game dates, times and team information. For more information, contact Vincent Gary, Vgary@tcc.edu or 822-5138.

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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