July 21, 2013

Support Roadrunners basketball

Forty years ago, the Dalton Junior College Roadrunners created a local legend.

Under the leadership of coach Melvyn Ottinger the basketball team won 20 or more games in seven seasons, finished in the final 20 in post-season polls four times and played in two national championship tournaments.

This fall, after an absence of 25 years, college basketball returns to Dalton with the rebirth of the now Dalton State College Roadrunners.

Coach Tony Ingle, who played for the Roadrunners in their heyday, has spent the past year building his team, which will play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Fans have high hopes he and his players can build on the Roadrunners’ legacy.

They’ll be playing 15 home games at the trade center, and Ingle and Dalton State College Athletic Director Derek Waugh hope to set an NAIA record for the most season tickets sold in a single year.

Season tickets cost just $80 for the general admission section of the arena and $100 for the reserved section. The team offers special corporate packages. Buy 10 tickets and get 10 percent off. Buy 20 tickets, and you’ll get a corporate banner as well as the 10 percent discount.

For more information on season tickets, contact roadrunnerseasontickets@gmail.com.

If you want to help the Roadrunners rebuild their winning tradition, or if you just want to enjoy college basketball without leaving Dalton, buying season tickets could be one of the best purchases you make this year.

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