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The University Magazine

Tiger Sports

Plenty of action coming right up

Winter sports are in full swing at RIT. The men and women’s basketball teams will participate in the JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Tournament in mid-January. Now in its 31st season, the “Chase” is the longest running in-season Division III tournament. The tournament features all the schools in the Greater Rochester area.

The men’s hockey team will face perennial powerhouse Minnesota in late December in Minneapolis. The Gophers feature a bevy of NHL prospects and will be one of the Tigers stronger opponents of the season.

RIT’S Gordon Field House and Activities Center will be the site for a several indoor track and field meets. The facility will host the NYSCTC Indoor Championships as well as two invitational meets in January and February.

For more information about these events, see the Tiger Athletics Web site at

Kenny Gethers, captain, Men’s Basketball

Bill Destler
Bill Destler

Our Tiger Sports spotlight shines on Kenny Gethers, a 6-foot, 3-inch forward from Syracuse, N.Y. A transfer from Onondaga Community College, he finished the 2006-07 season, averaging 13.8 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and assists with 64, garnering second team All-Empire 8 honors. The son of Esther and Kenneth Gethers, Kenny is a third-year civil engineering technology major.


Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Bishop Grimes
Major: Civil engineering technology
Favorite class at RIT: Materials of construction
Favorite professor at RIT: All of them
Favorite hangout on campus: RITz SportsZone
Favorite place to go in Rochester: Downtown
Favorite sports moment at RIT: Winning the Brodie Tournament
Favorite place at RIT to eat: RITz
Favorite event at RIT (non-sporting): Tigers Give Back
Opponent I like to beat the most: St. John Fisher
What do you hope to accomplish in the upcoming season: Win the Empire 8 and play in the NCAA Tournament.
In 10 years, I will be: God willing, still playing basketball or working as a civil engineer
Favorite movie: Inside Man
Favorite TV show: Martin
Favorite food: Baked Ziti
Person(s) I most admire: My mom
Why: Her determination and perseverance as a single parent to give me the opportunities to succeed in this world.
On my iPod I have: Lil Wayne, Luther Vandross, Jay-Z, Cassidy
Four people living or dead you would invite for dinner: Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jordan, Mom, Mrs. Paris (my high school teacher)
Favorite Team: Houston Rockets

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