Tobey Billups

Connersville’s Tobey Billups dribbles the ball up the court during last year’s season-opener against Union County on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This year, the game has been postponed until Dec. 23. The Spartans’ first game of the season will instead be an away game this Saturday against Delta at 7:30 p.m.

Every year, Connersville boys’ basketball has held its opening game against Union County inside Spartan Bowl, a night-before-Thanksgiving tradition.

For the first time since 1996, however, the season-opener will not be against the Patriots.