The University of Mount Olive plays host to the 54th Annual Mount Olive Pickle Classic on Nov. 15-16 at Kornegay Arena. The Pickle Classic is presented by the Mt. Olive Pickle Company and the Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive. Advance all-session passes are now on sale in the UMO Athletics Office through Nov. 14.
Mount Olive returns to the court the 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Michael Brown and recently played NC State in an exhibition game. UMO went 14-16 last season and made a trip to the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Championship tournament.
Below is the basketball schedule for Pickle Classic Weekend:
Jersey Retirement Ceremony halftime of game 2
Barton vs. Virginia State, 5 p.m.
Concord vs. Mount Olive, 7 p.m.
All-session Pass are on sale for $15 (advance price only) and single-day passes can be purchased for $10 apiece. Children 4 and under will be admitted free.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the UMO Athletics Tickets Office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday or by calling 919-658-7759.
In addition to the basketball contests, the 2019 University of Mount Olive Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.Nov. 16 in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center. This year’s inductees are former baseball student-athlete Brad Church, softball student-athlete Jenny Jackson, women’s soccer student-athlete April Jacobs, women’s volleyball student-athlete Samantha Mitchell and women’s basketball student-athlete Brianna Williams.
The induction ceremony is open to the public and admission is free. Please RSVP to Tina Loy in the Athletics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-658-7759 or visit www.umo.edu/halloffame.