Penders to Speak at C-USA Men's Basketball Media Day on Thursday

Oct. 15, 2008

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Houston men's basketball head coach Tom Penders will give insight into the upcoming season when he speaks during the Conference USA Basketball Media Day Show on Thursday.

The Conference USA Men's Basketball Media Day Show begins at 4 p.m., Thursday with Seth Davis and Pete Gillen hosting. The Show offers fans an inside look at C-USA basketball and previews the 2008-09 season, featuring interviews from coaches and selected players..

Fans can enjoy additional coverage of the 2008 C-USA Basketball Media Day as opening press conferences will be streamed live via All-Access on the C-USA website at ConferenceUSA.com Links to the press conferences will be available throughout the C-USA Network off the front page.

Men's coaches will take the podium at 11:30 a.m. with Penders scheduled to participate around noon.

After returning from C-USA Media Day, Penders and his Cougar team begin preparations for the 2008-09 season with the start of practice Friday evening at Hofheinz Pavilion. Practice is closed to fans.

The Cougars open their season Nov. 10-11 when they compete at the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. UH meets Georgia Southern at 3 p.m. (CT), Nov. 10 at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium and will face the winner-loser of the Duke/Presbyterian game on Nov. 11.



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