Seattle University Redhawks Basketball Tickets
Team: Seattle University Redhawks
Home Games: Key Arena/Redhawk Center
Head Coach: Jim Hayford
Conference Titles: Five
All-Time Greats: Elgin Baylor, Johnny O’Brien, Eddie O’Brien, Eddie Miles, Frank Olynick, Jawann Oldham, Plummer Lott
Rivals: University of Washington, Eastern Washington University
Seattle University Redhawks Basketball TicketsAvid Washington fans know the Seattle Redhawks basketball team's schedule is heating up for the 2019-2020 season. Representing Seattle University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NAIA), this program was initiated in 1946 and experienced great success throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Previously known as the "Seattle Chieftains," the Redhawks team has been to the NCAA Division I Tournament 11 times when the team was a member from 1946-1980. Soon after joining the Western Athletic Conference in 2012, Seattle became the longest-tenured WAC school in the league after just three seasons. In the regular season of 2015-2016, the Redhawks team was invited to the College Basketball Invitational, which marked the Redhawks' first appearance in a Division I postseason tournament since 1969. In 2019, the Redhawks made its first appearance ever in the College Insider Postseason tournament. Unfortunately, this game ended in a loss to the Presbyterian Blue Hoses. Despite this loss, the Redhawks team continues to sprint through the season with optimism. Tickets to see this up-and-coming NCAA team can be purchased at StubHub.
Who is the head coach for the Seattle University Redhawks men’s basketball team?In March 2017, coach Jim Hayford was hired to lead the Redhawks' basketball team to victory. What makes this match-up interesting is the prior coaching experience of Hayford, which included infamous Redhawks rival Eastern Washington University. In his first year as a coach, Hayford led the team to attain its first 20-win season since 2008. Previous coaches include Cameron Dollar (2009-2017), Joe Callero (2001-2009) and Al Hairston (1991-2001).
What are the top Seattle University Redhawks men’s basketball games in 2019?Although the Seattle Redhawks team has already been matched up against its notorious rivals early in the season, which resulted in losses, there are plenty of gripping games to stay tuned in to this season. On November 30th, the Redhawks team is set to go up against Idaho at home, which should be a good match up. December 17th will bring about a game with the Washington Huskies that will be suspenseful as well.
How big is the KeyArena/Redhawk Center?After the Redhawks returned as a Division I team, games have been played locally at Key Arena. However, in recent years, games have moved over to Redhawk Center due to a major renovation project at Key Arena. With a current cost of more than $900 million, the Key Arena project is estimated to be completed by 2021. Tickets for Redhawks basketball games can be purchased for Redhawk Center at this time. This venue is a University Recreational Center that offers a more intimate setting for guests.
Does the Seattle University Redhawks' team have any rival teams?Despite its proximity, the most notable rival of the Redhawks is the University of Washington Huskies. With schools situated just 2.8 miles apart, these two schools became enemies when the teams first met in 1952. The teams have played against each other off and on, with the most consistent run being from 2009 to present. Another rivalry exists between Eastern Washington University and Seattle University. Since 2009, these two teams have been on a rotating schedule for an infamous annual game referred to as the "Intrastate Battle." This series is currently tied 7-7.
What conference does the Seattle University Redhawks program play in?As a current member of the Western Athletic Conference, the Seattle Redhawks team has made its home in this league since 2012. Previously members of the NAIA until 1946, the NCAA Division I from 1946-1980, the NAIA in 1980 and back to Division I in 2008, the Redhawks team has had its fair share of adaptation challenges. After finding its home in the Western Athletic Conference , the Seattle Redhawks team achieved its first back-to-back seasons with more than 18 wins each against opponents in this league since 2010.
Who are some of the most notable players who have been a part of the team?Playing for the Redhawks from 1950-1953, Ed and John O’Brien are two of the most recognized players. Sporting jerseys No. 3 and 4, these twin brothers were easily detected on the court. Elgin Baylor is also a popular alumnus who played for the Redhawks from 1956-1958 and who later played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. In 1977, Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as one of the game’s all-time greatest players.
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