First annual USD Basketball Media Day is Nov. 10 With the season fast approaching for both of The University of South Dakota basketball teams, the first annual USD Basketball Media Day, is set for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 at the Al Neuharth Center on the USD campus. The event is open to all media members and the public. Refreshments will also be available. The day will give the media and the public a chance to get a first-hand look at the 2008-09 USD men's and women's basketball teams. It will include remarks on the upcoming seasons by USD men's basketball head coach Dave Boots and USD women's basketball head coach Ryun Williams. In addition, players from both the Coyote men's and women's basketball teams will be available for interviews, and USD basketball coaches Dave Boots and Ryun Williams will speak about the upcoming 2008-09 seasons. Those attending can also watch the USD women's basketball team practice later that afternoon in the DakotaDome. The Coyote men open their 2008-09 season with a pair of Division I opponents, playing at Cornell University of the Ivy League on Friday, Nov. 14 and then following that with a game at the University of Cincinnati of the Big East Conference on Sunday, Nov. 16. The Coyote women open their 2008-09 season at home on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. against Northwest Missouri State. USD follows that with a home contest against Bemidji State on Sunday, Nov. 16. The University of South Dakota is in its first year of NCAA Division I athletic competition. It's an exciting time for both Coyote basketball teams as they embark on their first season of Division I play.