Augusta University’s No. 2-ranked men’s basketball team returns to action Nov. 20 following their appearance in last year’s national championship game. The Jaguars are seeking to “Pack the House” with the help of the campus and community as they tip off their drive to this season’s championship and honor recently retired athletics director Clint Bryant.
With returning starters Tyshaun Crawford and Miguel Arnold, the Jaguars will host Fayetteville State University at Christenberry Fieldhouse at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The home opener will feature a variety of food vendors, a new gameday experience for fans of all ages, and a special halftime ceremony recognizing Coach Bryant and officially renaming the court the Clint L. Bryant Court.
Free admission and shuttles
As with every regular-season home game, faculty, staff and students get free admission to the game with their JagCard ID.
During the 2022-23 season, AU also will provide free shuttles to home basketball games for students living at Oak and Elm halls and University Village.
For single games, the shuttles will start 30 minutes prior to game time and run for four hours. On Nov. 20, shuttle service will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.
The shuttle will be shown in the Passio-Go app as GAMEDAY SHUTTLE, which will loop from Oak and Elm halls to University Village and then to Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Children 6 and younger are admitted free. General admission tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance online.
Honoring a legacy
During his 34 years as athletics director, Bryant oversaw all 13 AU sports teams and promoted an environment focused on student success. Along with program additions and facility upgrades, the Jaguars enjoyed unprecedented success over the past several seasons, with numerous teams qualifying for NCAA regional competition and the men’s basketball team reaching the Division II national championship game last season.
During his tenure, Bryant saw men’s golf win back-to-back Division I NCAA national championships in 2010 and 2011, and Broc Everett win the men’s individual golf championship in 2018.