Advance tickets on sale for 54th annual Mount Olive Pickle Classic


The University of Mount Olive plays host to the 54th Annual Mount Olive Pickle Classic on Nov. 15-16 at Kornegay Arena. The Pickle Classic is presented by the Mt. Olive Pickle Company and the Kiwanis Club of Mount Olive. Advance all-session passes are now on sale in the UMO Athletics Office through Nov. 14. 

Mount Olive returns to the court the 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Michael Brown and recently played NC State in an exhibition game. UMO went 14-16 last season and made a trip to the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Championship tournament.

Below is the basketball schedule for Pickle Classic Weekend:

  • Friday, Nov. 15: Barton vs. Concord, 5 p.m.
    Virginia State vs. Mount Olive, 7 p.m.

    Jersey Retirement Ceremony halftime of game 2

  • Saturday, Nov. 16: Hall of Fame Ceremony Lois K. Murphy Regional Center, 3 p.m.

    Barton vs. Virginia State, 5 p.m.

    Concord vs. Mount Olive, 7 p.m.  

    Ticket Prices

    All-session Pass are on sale for $15 (advance price only) and single-day passes can be purchased for $10 apiece. Children 4 and under will be admitted free.

    Tickets can be purchased in person at the UMO Athletics Tickets Office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday or by calling 919-658-7759. 

    In addition to the basketball contests, the 2019 University of Mount Olive Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m.Nov. 16 in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center. This year’s inductees are former baseball student-athlete Brad Church, softball student-athlete Jenny Jackson, women’s soccer student-athlete April Jacobs, women’s volleyball student-athlete Samantha Mitchell and women’s basketball student-athlete Brianna Williams.

    The induction ceremony is open to the public and admission is free. Please RSVP to Tina Loy in the Athletics Department at or 919-658-7759 or visit

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