Tag: NCAA tournament

Blast from the past: The Cal Game

We only have a few more days left counting down our “50 phactoids” from Phoenix and UWGB history. One of our most recent posts recounts the day when humble UWGB knocked off the high-flying Cal Bears in the opening round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament to set Phoenix Phever lose on Wisconsin… and the […]

Phoenix men’s tennis wins bid to NCAA Tournament

For the third time in four years, the UW-Green Bay men’s tennis team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Phoenix claimed a 4-0 victory over No. 2 seed Valparaiso in the Horizon League Championship final on Sunday at Purdue University. Players Leopold Gomez Islinger, Michael Tebon, Howard Scott and Joey Leto came up big. […]

Phoenix Friday — NCAA shirts for half price

On Friday, March 27, show your Phoenix Pride by purchasing the official NCAA Women’s tournament T-shirt (item 2616422) — half price from The Phoenix Bookstore with any $10 purchase. Cheapseats is playing “Into the Woods.” Friday night is also GB Nites from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get your tickets for a weekend performance of […]

Women’s season ends with NCAA loss to unbeaten Princeton, 80-70

UW-Green Bay (28-5) gave undefeated Princeton (31-0) all it could handle on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, taking a 35-34 lead into halftime. However, the nation’s best three-point shooting team knocked down 9-of-16 from long range and dominated the glass in posting an 80-70 win over the Phoenix. Sophomore Mehryn Kraker […]

Meanwhile, Phoenix women claim runnerup spot in NCAA tourney (academics)

The fourth annual Inside Higher Ed academic bracket for the National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament has the UW-Green Bay women going all the way to the finals vs. DePaul. The publication puts a twist on the on-court competition by judging each game on academic performance as measured by the NCAA’s team-by-team classroom performance […]

Mrs. Obama will be rooting for Princeton

We came across this factoid in reading some of the national coverage on the Princeton/UWGB matchup. It seems Michelle Obama is a Princeton rooter — her niece is freshman forward Leslie Robinson — and sometimes gives locker room motivational speeches. And hosts White House visits. The First Lady, a Princeton grad, and the First Daughters […]

Informal sendoff planned for Phoenix women

The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program will be welcoming the public and media to the Kress Center Thursday (March 19) to help send the team off in style, as the Phoenix departs for the airport to board a charter flight bound for Washington D.C. and the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The bus will be departing the […]