Alfred State College athletes are back on campus preparing to begin play in 2008. The men's and women's basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the swimming team began practicing on Sunday while the Indoor Track & Field team returns to campus on Thursday.
The Pioneers wrestling team gets the 2008 athletic year started when Coach George Porter and his troops travel to the University of Buffalo to compete in the annual New York State Championships. The NYS Championships features wrestlers from every two-year and four-year college in New York that has a collegiate wrestling program. Action starts Friday morning at UB and runs until Saturday evening. The Pioneers are currently 1-4 on the season in dual matches.
The Indoor Track & Field team begins their season on Saturday when they will compete with at least 13 different schools at the RIT Invitational. Action is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Gordon Field House.
The swim team dives back into action at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Erie CC Invitational. The men's team has won the three previous invitationals it has swam in.
The women's basketball team will return to the hardwood on Sunday at 2 p.m. when they take on Medaille College JV. The Lady Pioneers are currently 9-3 and winners of three straight.
The men's basketball team opens up 2008 play and Western New York Athletic Conference play on Tuesday when they host JCC-Olean at 6:30 p.m. The Pioneers are currenlty 11-4 and winners of three straight.
Currently, Alfred State athletic teams have a 93-48-3 record (.646 winning percentage).