Riverside City College basketball host tip-off luncheon

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Updated: Oct. 30, 2015 | Written by Laura Tapia

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Interim athletic director Jim Wooldridge and the Riverside City College basketball team’s hosted the inaugural Tiger Tip-off Luncheon on Oct. 29.

The luncheon was held in order to introduce this year’s members of the basketball programs and the college’s interim athletic director to RCC’s faculty and staff.

Wooldridge stated that while discussing ways of connecting the programs to people on the campus like students, faculty and community members with women’s basketball coach Alicia Berber and men’s basketball coach Philip Mathews, they came up with the concept of the luncheon.

While attendees were entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes like RCC basketball shirts, what they took from the luncheon was much greater.

Inspirational speeches by RCC sports hall of famers Sam D. Knight and Mike Barnes, ignited the crowd and players alike.

Barnes, a…

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Getting to know Tori Mitchell

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Published: May 28, 2015 | Posted: May 29, 2015 | Written by Alexis Naucler

Tori Mitchell, Riverside City College women’s basketball center forward, has been shooting hoops since she was about six or seven. Mitchell was introduced to the sport by her parents and grew up around it her whole life.

“My dad grew up around the sport so I followed after him and it’s basically a family sport,” Mitchell said.

Before attending RCC, Mitchell played center for Florida A&M University in the Fall of 2013. When asked if she preferred RCC or Florida A&M, she chose RCC, saying being home really benefited her.

“When I transferred in from Florida I really didn’t play a lot so my goal was to get in shape, do what I need to do and able to become successful,” Mitchell said.

At the beginning of this season, Mitchell’s goal was to “stay afloat” and had never…

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