Scrappy's New Look Unveiled at Kennesaw State Flight Night

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KENNESAW, Ga. – Another tradition was launched in a year of firsts when the Kennesaw State University Department of Athletics hosted the first-ever Flight Night at the KSU Convocation Center on Saturday, Oct. 13.

A spirited and energetic crowd was treated to the unveiling of the new-look Owls mascot, Scrappy, the debut of the Kennesaw State cheerleading and dance squads, and the introduction of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Other highlights included scrimmages by both teams, a slam dunk contest featuring Markeith Cummings, Jordan Montgomery and Nigel Pruitt, and the introduction of the Homecoming Court.

Flight Night was established to allow the Kennesaw State University community and surrounding communities an opportunity to get an early look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams before they open their respective 2012-13 seasons. It also coincided with this year’s Homecoming events.

The men’s basketball team, under second-year head coach Lewis Preston, will see its first action of the season on Thursday, Nov. 1, when it hosts Piedmont in an exhibition at the KSU Convocation Center beginning at 7 p.m.

The Owls make their regular-season debut on Friday, Nov. 9, when they travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on Tennessee at the Thompson-Boling Arena.

Under first-year head coach Nitra Perry, the Kennesaw State women’s team opens its season on Friday, Nov. 2, when it welcomes Southern Poly Tech to the KSU Convocation Center for an exhibition beginning at 6 p.m.

The Owls tip off their regular season at Middle Tennessee State in a first-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:15 p.m.

Kennesaw State University is celebrating 30 years of intercollegiate athletics during the 2012-13 academic year.