OTTAWA, ON — Carleton University’s Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Can-Am Shootout, pitting the Ravens men’s and women’s basketball teams against NCAA competition from south of the border.
The Ravens basketball teams will host a combination of eight exhibition games this August, continuing Carleton’s lengthy tradition of welcoming NCAA institutions for the Canadian-American collegiate series.
Ravens men’s basketball head coach Dave Smart will mark his return to the sideline following a one-year sabbatical with a game against Stetson University out of the Atlantic Sun Conference on Friday, August 5.
On Sunday, August 7, the Ravens men’s team will continue its exhibition schedule with a marquee match-up against Wichita State, a 2013 Final Four participant out of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Next, Carleton will play the University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff from the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Friday, August 12.
The twelve-time national champions will then head to Montreal to take on Fairleigh Dickinson of the Northeast Conference at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf on Sunday, August 21. Tickets for the Fairleigh Dickinson game will be available for purchase at the door.
Carleton will close out its NCAA Can-Am Shootout with a series of games against Division II side St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkhill, NY) on August 28 and 29.
Coming off a strong showing in 2015-16, the Ravens women’s basketball team will see its first action of the preseason on Wednesday, August 10 when it will do battle with Abilene Christian of the Southland Conference at the Ravens’ Nest.
Head coach Taffe Charles and the Ravens will welcome Seton Hall of the Big East Conference to the Ravens’ Nest on Saturday, August 13 before closing out its Can-Am Shootout schedule against the University of Akron of the Mid-American Conference on Tuesday, August 23.
Can-Am Shootout individual tickets are now available to be purchased online.