NASHVILLE --- Friends and supporters of the Tennessee State men’s basketball program gathered at the Gentry Center last night for the first-ever ‘Penny and Practice’ event.
“For the first time doing ‘Penny and Practice’ I think it was great. I’m so glad that we did it,” Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins said. “We had a chance to meet some potential donors, and fans got an up-close look at our guys. It’s going to grow – I’m already thinking about next year’s event.”
The night consisted of dinner and silent auction items before practice got underway. Fans got to see the team go through various drills in a high-tempo, high-energy practice.
Following the practice, a live auction included trips with the team to road games at Kentucky, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky. Also through the auction, fans won the opportunity to go through a home game experience at TSU with access to the pregame meal, pregame shoot around and the locker room speech.
The Tigers will host an Oct. 31 exhibition game versus Tennessee Wesleyan at the Gentry Center to open the season before the first official game on Nov. 10 at Lipscomb.