UW-Green Bay coaches, as well as other Wisconsin coaches, are expecting to learn more about the impact of the NCAA’s decision to allow senior athletes an extra season of eligibility will have on their program. More via Golfers get their mulligan as NCAA Division I Council approves extra year of eligibility for spring athletes impacted by coronavirus cancellations | Wisconsin.Golf.
UW-Green Bay athletes discuss their reactions to the NCAA’s decision to let all spring sports athletes have an extra year of eligibility. Read more via Green Bay Phoenix react to NCAA eligibility for spring-sport athletes | Fox 11.
UW-Green Bay women’s basketball player Frankie Wurtz catches up with NBC26 on what she is doing now that her basketball season is over. More via YouTube video: Catching up with Frankie Wurtz | NBC26.
The Final Four is here for the all-time bracket of Wisconsin college basketball teams! Past players Tony Bennett (1990-91) and Jeff Nordgaard (1994-95) are listed as “players to remember.” More via Sconnie Madness: Two No. 1 seeds fall as Final Four is set in all-time Wisconsin hoops bracket | Source: Green Bay Press Gazette.
Lynn Renard, a custodian at the Green Bay Campus for more than 10 years, passed away March 16 in her home. Most recently, and until her last day of work on September 20, 2019, she worked in Wood Hall, but also spent significant time at the Kress Events Center during her career and was widely known and a fond member of the operations team.
According to the obituary, Lynn was the first woman in Wisconsin to obtain her charter captain license, and worked until the day she no longer was able to at UWGB. “UWGB family, mom loved you and talked about you all the time.”
“In respect to her wishes, a private wake is planned for the immediate family, followed by a celebration of life (chicken dinner with a cold Natty Light) for the extended family to share memories and stories of this amazing woman.”
Reposted from the Horizon League, March 16, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS—Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being and with the further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Horizon League Board of Directors in collaboration with the League’s Council, decided that all Horizon League competition, both conference and non-conference, and all Horizon League Championships are canceled for the remainder of the academic year.
Individual institutions will make decisions regarding practice and recruiting in accordance with NCAA regulations, state and institutional guidelines.
The voting members of the Horizon League Board of Directors are comprised of the 10 member institutions’ chief executive officers. The Council consists of the 10 member institutions’ athletic directors, chairpersons of the Senior Woman’s Administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives and a student-athlete.
“UW-Green Bay beat Cleveland State 81-51 in front of 3,594 at the Kress Center” on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Read more via UWGB women, backed by thousands of screaming kids, crush Cleveland State | Press-Gazette.
Plagued by injuries earlier this season, the Green Bay women’s basketball team is finally putting it all together. The Phoenix beat Cleveland State in a rare mid-week day game, Feb. 27, 2020, to accommodate nearly 2,000 screaming local school children and another 1,500 fans, at one of arguably the loudest victories in Phoenix history. On Saturday, in front of a jam-packed Krash the Kress and Homecoming 22020 crowd, UW-Green Bay stormed to a 20-point victory over Youngstown State to secure the second seed in the Horizon League Conference Tournament in Indianapolis.
The team has won six straight and 10 of its last 12 games, while improving to 13-5 in the Horizon League. With the victories, Green Bay punched its ticket to the Horizon League Tournament semifinals and will wait until Monday, March 9 to take the floor at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum, Indianapolis.
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Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus men’s basketball team. The Wombats defeated Wausau 110-91 to claim the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference tournament championship. The last time the Wombats were tournament champions dates back to the 1981-82 season. Jalen Brown-Morrow led the Wombats with 38 points and was named to the all tournament team. Delvin Barnstable had 32 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and was also named to the all tournament team. Myreon Gant and Austin Rietbrock both dished out five assists.
A career-high tying 32 points by senior JayQuan McCloud and another 50 percent shooting performance powered Green Bay past Detroit Mercy 84-67 on Friday night at Calihan Hall, staying lock-step with Youngstown State for third place in the Horizon League with the road win. The Phoenix (14-14, 9-6 HL) also moved to .500 on the season, and defeated the Titans (6-22, 4-11 HL) for the seventh time in the last eight meetings. McCloud’s 32 points ties his career-high from earlier this season against Northern Illinois, and tallied his fourth 30-point game this year. McCloud hit six 3-pointers and went a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line.