For the first time in two years, The South Dakota State men's basketball schedule does not feature a trip to the tropics, but the 2010-11 schedule does send the Jackrabbits to Canada for four exhibition games and features a home-heavy start to the regular season.
"This is by far our best schedule since we made the move to Division I, and the best part is that our players only miss two days of class the entire fall semester," SDSU head men's basketball coach Scott Nagy said. "We have several home games in November and December that should be of great interest to our fans, and with a very young team, it will help tremendously to play games at home during that period. Coach (Rob) Klinkefus did an excellent job helping put this together."
After starting the season on the road at Eastern Illinois and at Iowa, the Jacks return home for a season-long seven game homestand, which includes those games of interest that Nagy referred to, a return from Eastern Illinois and games against Division I foes Idaho State, Nevada and UW-Milwaukee.
The homestand also encompasses the start of Summit League play, when the Jacks host North Dakota State on Dec. 4.
The Jackrabbits play a total of 29 regular season games, 15 of them at home, 14 on the road, with the season-long road trip coming during the holiday break with games at Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Minnesota leading into the first league road games of the season on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, respectively.