Mad Ants 2011-2012 schedule released

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News release from the Mad Ants:

Mad Ants to tipoff fifth season on Friday, November 25th

(August 29, 2011) – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will tip off the franchise’s fifth season in the NBA Development League on Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. EST when they host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The Mad Ants-Skyforce contest is the first of 50 regular season games for the Mad Ants, 24 of which will take place at Memorial Coliseum. The schedule boasts 17 weekend games including 6 Fridays in November and December.

The NBA D-League Showcase will once again be played this season and take place in mid-January. An announcement with specific details on the event will be announced at a later date. In addition to the NBA D-League Showcase, the NBA D-League All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 25 in Orlando.

For the third consecutive year, the NBA D-League will feature two conferences, East and West. The Eastern Conference will consist of the expansion team in Canton , Dakota Wizards, Erie BayHawks, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Iowa Energy, Maine Red Claws, Sioux Falls Skyforce and Springfield Armor, while the Western Conference includes the Austin Toros, Bakersfield Jam, Idaho Stampede, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Reno Bighorns, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Texas Legends and Tulsa 66ers.

With season tickets starting at just $99, fans can join Head Coach Joey Meyer and the Mad Ants organization in their quest for a D-League Championship by purchasing season ticket packages for the 2012-2013 season by calling the Mad Ants’ office at (260) 469-4667.

Below is the complete Mad Ants schedule for the 2011-12 NBA D-League season.

DATE – OPPONENT – TIME

Nov.Fri. 25 Sioux Falls 7:30 pm

Dec.Fri. 2 AT Springfield 7:00 pm

Sun. 4 AT Maine 5:00 pm

Wed. 7 AT Canton 7:00 pm

Fri. 9 Springfield 7:30 pm

Sat. 10 AT Erie 7:00 pm

Fri. 16 Iowa 7:30 pm

Sun. 18 Springfield 6:00 pm

Thu. 22 Sioux Falls 7:00 pm

Fri. 23 Austin 7:30 pm

Wed. 28 AT Erie 7:00 pm

Fri. 30 Los Angeles 7:30 pm

Jan.Sun. 1 Canton 5:00 pm

Tue. 3 AT Reno 7:00 pm

Wed. 4 AT Reno 7:00 pm

Fri. 6 AT Canton 7:30 pm

Sat. 7 Canton 7:30 pm

Sun. 15 Dakota 5:00 pm

Tue. 17 Dakota 7:00 pm

Fri. 20 AT Sioux Falls 7:00 pm

Sat. 21 AT Sioux Falls 7:00 pm

Wed. 25 AT Rio Grande V. 7:00 pm

Fri. 27 AT Tulsa 7:00 pm

Sat. 28 AT Tulsa 7:00 pm

Feb.Thu. 2 Maine 7:00 pm

Fri. 3 Maine 7:30 pm

Thu. 9 Maine 7:00 pm

Fri. 10 AT Canton 7:30 pm

Sun. 12 Springfield 5:00 pm

Thu. 16 Erie 7:00 pm

Fri. 17 AT Texas 7:00 pm

Sun. 19 AT Iowa 4:00 pm

Tue. 21 AT Iowa 7:00 pm

Tue. 28 AT Erie 7:00 pm

Mar.Fri. 2 Dakota 7:30 pm

Sat. 3 Los Angeles 7:30 pm

Thu. 8 Maine 7:00 pm

Sun. 11 Tulsa 5:00 pm

Thu. 15 Erie 7:00 pm

Sun. 18 Erie 5:00 pm

Wed. 21 AT Canton 7:00 pm

Fri. 23 AT Idaho 7:00 pm

Sat. 24 AT Idaho 7:00 pm

Fri. 30 AT Erie 7:00 pm

Sat. 31 AT Erie 7:00 pm

Apr.Wed. 4 AT Canton 7:00 pm

Fri. 6 Dakota 7:30 pm

Sat. 7 Dakota 7:30 pm

 

You may also download the schedule here.

 

About the NBA Development League:
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, which tips off Friday, Nov. 19, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

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