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Harlem Globetrotters to open Stony Brook Arena

From left Hammer Harrison, Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess, TNT

From left Hammer Harrison, Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess, TNT Maddox, Handles Franklin and Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters dribbled across the Brooklyn Bridge using PINK basketballs to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012, in New York. Credit: Bryan Bedder/Invision for Harlem Globetrotters/AP

The Harlem Globetrotters will open the newly renovated Stony Brook Arena on Oct. 4, the university announced Wednesday. The Globetrotters will play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"We are excited to open Stony Brook Arena with one of the world's great teams that has been entertaining fans for decades," athletic director Shawn Heilbron said in a statement. "The family friendly show that the Harlem Globetrotters provide represents the perfect lead-in for our new arena as we get set to showcase Stony Brook's men's and women's basketball teams and the best game day experience on Long Island beginning in November."

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