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Oct. 14, 1997

Hoops Squads Roll Out Practice Balls

Women's Basketball Outlook

TEMPE, Ariz. - ASU's men's and women's basketball teams begin practice Wednesday as head coaches' Don Newman and Charli Turner-Thorne and begin preparation for the 1997-98 seasons.

Newman is the Sun Devils interim coach following the resignation of Bill Frieder in early September. Newman's squad plays the first of three exhibition games November 5 in the University Activity Center against the California All-Stars. ASU hosts Wagner in its first regular season game November 19 before participating in the Chase Preseason NIT.

Turner-Thorne begins her second year at the helm of ASU's women's program. The Sun Devils have two exhibition contests, the first November 8 against Kilsyth of Australia in the UAC. The regular season opens November 20 with the first of three straight home games against UC Santa Barbara on November 20.

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