Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Both Brandon Bobcats basketball teams will take on provincial rivals to kick off their 2018-19 Canada West season.
The Manitoba Bisons will come to the Healthy Living Centre on October 26 to kick off the season.
The two men's teams faced off last year in the men's basketball playoffs last season with the Bobcats being edged by the Bisons in a one-game series.
In all, the Regina Cougars, Winnipeg Wesmen, Alberta Golden Bears/Pandas, UBC Thunderbirds and Mount Royal Cougars will be coming to Brandon in the new season.
The first UBC Thunderbirds game will be in the afternoon to give schools in the area a chance to cheer on the Bobcats.
The men's team made the post-season for the second straight year after going 9-11 in 2017-18, while women's team fell to 3-17.