Charlotte, NC -- Both JWU basketball teams currently have 2-1 records after a successful first week of the season. The JWU men's team defeated Crown College on Halloween and College of St. Joseph's last Friday night on a thrilling buzzer beater. They are in action this week at home on Thursday against Montreat College at 7:30 PM and on Saturday at 2:00 PM when JWU hosts a doubleheader with Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
The Lady Wildcat basketball team got its first win in program history Friday night against College of St. Joseph and then added another win Friday in overtime over Penn State -- Fayette. The Lady Wildcats have this week off before competing in the MACU doubleheader on Saturday at 4:oo PM. They will then travel to Salisbury, NC to take on Livingstone College on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Saturday's doubleheader is "Bowtie Day" as fans are encouraged to wear bowties in honor of outgoing campus president, Art Gallagher. His daily attire famously includes a bowtie, so the Department of Athletics would like to honor President Gallagher and all he has done for JWU Athletics in his tenure by featuring the bowtie at Saturday's games. Wear your best bowtie or receive one at the game to participate in the fun. President Gallagher will address the crowd before the 4:00 PM game.