The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) releases schedule for the upcoming 2017 basketball season.  The season will begin on Friday, November 3 at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) as both men’s and women’s Blazers host the visiting Association Free Lutheran Bible School Crusaders from Plymouth, Minnesota. This will begin the crossover games between the MCAC and the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) this season.

The Red River College (RRC) Rebels will begin their season south of the border as both men’s and women’s teams visit the Leech Lake Tribal College Lakers from the NIAC in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

In January, each men’s teams will begin playing before each women’s teams during double headers for the remainder of the season.

The first highly anticipated rematch of last season’s finalists will take place on Sunday, November 12 as both women’s and men’s CMU Blazers host the visiting RRC Rebels at 2pm and 4pm respectively.

The MCAC Championships will take place on Saturday, February 10 at CMU’s Loewen Athletic Centre. The men’s game will be first at 6pm with the women’s game following at 8pm.

The NIAC Championships will take place the following week from Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, February 17.

The full season schedule can be found at

About the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference

The MCAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Manitoba. Its mission is to foster the development of the student-athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the education experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Manitoba.  Find out more at 
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