Tag: men’s basketball

UW-Green Bay mourns the loss of former Phoenix Head Coach Mike Heideman

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Mike Heideman, 70, former Phoenix men’s basketball coach, passed away over the weekend, surrounded by his family. The Wisconsin Coaches Basketball Association Hall-of-Famer was the recruitment coordinator and assistant coach for Dick Bennett in UW-Green Bay’s most prolific years. After Bennett’s departure, Heideman took over the program’s helm and guided the Phoenix to a 25-4 […]

No freshmen? No problem says Phoenix Coach Darner

“Phoenix men’s basketball coach Linc Darner has a great memory when it comes to his playing days at Purdue and a coaching career that’s included stops at schools such as Murray State, Lincoln Memorial University, Ashland University, St. Joseph’s and Florida Southern. When asked if he recalls a time when one of his teams didn’t have […]

Keifer Sykes featured in 2018 SXSW Film Festival

Here’s a review of a new documentary featuring UW-Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes ’15 (Communication). “It’s impossible to watch the new documentary Chi-Town, from first-time feature-director Nick Budabin, without thinking of Steve James‘ great 1994 Hoop Dreams (also a first feature). Both movies focus on high-school basketball players from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago, following the up-and-down […]

Sykes’ journey detailed in ‘Chi-Town’

We will be hearing more about the new documentary featuring former Phoenix men’s basketball player Kiefer Sykes ’15 (communication)…. “‘Chi-Town, ‘the first feature-length documentary by veteran television director Nick Budabin, follows Sykes from a 17-year-old battling for playing time on his high school team to a 24-year-old professional basketball player who has already cashed checks […]

Senior Khalil Small adds Horizon honors to impressive career

After putting together a fantastic senior year, Green Bay men’s basketball player Khalil Small was recognized by being named to the Horizon All-League First Team and All-Defensive Teams, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. Small, who ranked second in the Horizon League and led the Phoenix in scoring this season with 19.1 PPG in league […]