Both the men’s and women’s basketball season openers take place tomorrow at the BankUnited Center. The women tip off at noon and the men at 7:30pm. The women are led by juniors Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams (below) and the men by sixth year senior Adrian Thomas (above).
Former Hurricanes running back and 2004 Orange Bowl MVP Jarrett Payton is dedicating his entire online radio show today, November 1, to the memory and stories of his father, NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton. Walter passed away 11 years ago today from bile duct cancer at the age of 45. Former NFL greats such as Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders and others are scheduled to call into the show to share their stories. Tune in at www.chicagolandsportsradio.com this morning from 9am-12pm (central) and/or tonight from 7pm-10pm (central).
Above: Jarrett Payton runs on to the field with his father’s Chicago Bears jersey on Senior Day, 2003.