Accordingly, tonight's event isn't one of those first-practice affairs with a dunk contest, 3-point shootout and other frivolities. After a warm-up period, fans will see a serious scrimmage with college-level officiating. The team will play a full 20-minute half, with coaches then determining the second-half format.
"We'll split [the teams] pretty evenly. I'm thinking I'll probably let the coaches draft," said Herd coach Tom Herrion. "We will rotate guys, because that's what we've got to do with our group. We'll try to keep green and white [teams], the colors the same, but we'll inevitably have to cross guys over, from a numbers standpoint.
"We hope to dress all 14, from a health standpoint."
Admission is $5, except for those picking up their season tickets. Students get in free with a valid ID card, and one will get a halfcourt shot for a new car.
All season tickets not picked up today will be mailed out.
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