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5 CAA Teams To Compete In “Secret” Scrimmages This Weekend

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To those who are not avid members of college basketball circles, the concept of preseason basketball probably means training camps, two-a-day practices and exhibition games. However, that merely scratches the surface of many college teams’ preparations for their respective opening days in November.

For years, many college basketball programs have been engaging in “secret” scrimmages that are simply conducted in private—meaning that they are closed to media and fans. Therefore, no box scores are announced, press releases aren’t published and coaches aren’t sharing their thoughts on their teams’ performances. Essentially, there is no record these scrimmages ever happen and you have to dig to discover these games’ whereabouts and participants

This season, Jeff Goodman, of, reports that 6 Colonial Athletic Association teams are engaging in secret scrimmages this preseason.

Reportedly, the William & Mary Tribe already travelled to Farmville, VA, to take on the Longwood University Lancers. I’d tell you how successful Tim Rusthoven and Marcus Thornton played together, but I’m not allowed to know!

In addition to head coach, Tony Shaver’s, team, 5 other CAA clubs are expected to participate in secret scrimmages this weekend. As the east coast recovers from the aftermaths of Hurricane or Superstorm Sandy, the Northeastern Huskies, James Madison Dukes, George Mason Patriots, Drexel Dragons and Delaware Blue Hens are all expected to compete behind closed doors this weekend.

This Saturday, November 3, The Huskies are reportedly traveling across town to take on Boston College, the Dukes are expected to head over and battle with Georgetown, the Patriots apparently are travelling to take on Marquette, Drexel is supposedly taking SEPTA over to Temple and, finally, Delaware may or may not be hosting Morgan State.

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Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline