Return of ‘noonball’? Well, sort of… at 8 pm, once a week

Over the first three decades of the old Phoenix Sports Center, the mid-day pickup games involving staff, faculty, students and even some former Phoenix basketball stars were legendary. The tradition died out a little but there’s a move to re-create campus basketball’s golden age. The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee is inviting interested hoopsters — men and women, young and old, short and tall, fast and slow — to show up between 8 and 10 p.m. starting this Thursday (Nov. 1) at the Kress Center’s beautiful Dick Bennett Gym for pickup basketball with students, employees and whoever shows up. The hope is that it will become a regular Thursday night fixture. Contact Leif Nelson if you’re interested, at