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Beat the January blues with RIT athletics Sports

Happy New Year to all, a few hours early. Athletics are back in action at RIT this weekend, with a full slate of action. To say our department will be busy in January is an understatement, as 36 different home contests will be played on campus during the month. What better way to break out of the post-holiday, 10-below zero January doldrums than to see some excellent athletic competition at RIT?

There are plenty of great athletic events to see in January. Here are some events to consider seeing. A complete list of events can be seen here.

Sat., Jan. 3, Wrestling hosts the NY/PA Duals at the Gordon Field House, 1 and 3 pm (free)

Fri.-Sat., Jan. 9-10, Men’s Hockey vs. Connecticut, Ritter Arena, 7:05 pm ($10, $8, $5)

Sat., Jan. 10, Swimming and Diving hosts Utica, Judson Pool, 1 pm (free)

Sun., Jan. 11, Basketball hosts Ithaca (Dr. Destler’s challenge), Clark Gym, 12 pm (women) and 2 pm (men) (free)

Fri.-Sat., Jan. 16-17, Men’s Hockey vs. American International, Ritter Arena, 7:05 pm ($10, $8, $5)

RIT hosts the semifinals and championships of the 43rd Annual JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament. The women’s semifinals are Thu., Jan. 15, while the men’s semifinals are the following day. Both the men’s and women’s championship are on Sat., Jan. 17. The women start at 5:30, while men play at 8. ($5 ticket for the whole week, portions of the proceeds are donated to each school) It is Division III basketball at its finest (competitors include: RIT, St. John Fisher, University of Rochester, Nazareth, Keuka, Roberts Wesleyan, SUNY Brockport and SUNY Geneseo).

Fri.-Sat., Jan. 23-24, Women’s Hockey vs. SUNY Plattsburgh (two-time defending national champions), Ritter Arena, 7 pm Friday and 2 pm Saturday (free)

Fri., Jan. 30, Men’s Hockey hosts the U.S. Under-18 national team, Blue Cross Arena, 7:05 pm ($12, $10, $9).

Sun, Feb. 1, Track and Field hosts the Empire 8 Indoor Championships, Gordon Field House, 10 a.m. (Right before the Super Bowl).


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