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Sage Athletics prepares for a busy Saturday!

Sage Athletics prepares for a busy Saturday!

Albany, NY--On Saturday, December 5, the Gator athletic department will be very busy with a fun and exciting day as they recognize athletic and academic excellence!

The day will begin with the women's and men's basketball teams hosting the Rams of Farmingdale State College in Kahl Gym in the teams' Skyline Conference home openers! The women's game is first at noon and the men's game follows at 2 p.m.

Prior to the start of the men's game, Sage will unveil the championship banners from the 2014-2015 men's basketball campaign. Sage went 23-5 and won both the Skyline Conference regular-season championship and the league's tournament championship, garnering an NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. On Saturday, the team will be honored for its historic season as the banners representing the most successful campaign in the team's history will be displayed to the public!

At halftime of the men's game, the 2015 class of Sage's Athletic Hall of Fame will also be introduced! Entering the Hall of Fame will be former Junior College of Albany men's basketball standout, Sam Greco, Jr. (East Greenbush, NY), a 1964 JCA graduate; Russell Sage College women's basketball star Karen (Harris) Ratigan (Latham, NY), a 1995 RSC graduate; and former Junior College of Albany men's basketball team MVP, Dwayne Barnes (Sturbridge, MA), a JCA class of 1999 graduate.

Tickets are available for $40/person, which includes cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The event will take place at Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, NY.

Be sure to be on hand for a special day and night as Sage recognizes basketball excellence!