Charlotte, NC (September 20, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will kick off the 2017 women's and men's basketball season with its annual Basketball Media Day at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Each CIAA institution's head men's and women's basketball coach will take the stage for discussion regarding their basketball programs, athletes, and season schedule as teams anticipate the conference championship tournament. This season's circuit will feature extended sessions for Q&A dialog between head coaches and media followed by basketball tournament updates and announcements.

Media should register for the event at www.theciaa.com by Monday, October 2, 2017.

The 2017 Preseason Teams & Predicted Orders of Finish will be announced October 4 while 2017 CIAA regular season basketball play will open on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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