Handful of volunteers needed for Krash the Kress from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

A handfuls of volunteers are still needed for Krash the Kress on Saturday, the culminating event of Homecoming Week. Organizers need six more volunteers for the 5 to 6:45 p.m. shift for the nearly 2,000 registrants. All volunteers receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt, and other perks. E-mail Kari Moody at moodys@uwgb.edu if you can help.

Homecoming Week kicks off with pep rally and declaration by the Mayor of Green Bay

Proclimation by the City of Green Bay for Homecoming WeekHomecoming Week 2020 is off to a great start, with Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich declarating this week as “UW-Green Bay Week” in front of approximately 80 students, faculty, staff and alumni present at the Homecoming Pep Rally, in the University Union, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

Student Amber Perez (Human Biology and Spanish) and Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven opened the pep rally by welcoming Mayor Genrich to the stage, who stated that while he did not attend UW-Green Bay, he feels as if he is a “Phoenix by birth,” due to being born and raised in the area. As he declared this week “UW-Green Bay Week” he also said the downtown city bridges will be lit green this week in support of the University! Genrich was given an honorary “t to the campus,”—an official Homecoming t-shirt, designed by student Jenna Bares (Design Arts). 

Green Bay women’s basketball Coach Kevin Borseth, who recently achieved his 500th Division 1 win as a head coach, and Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie also addressed the crowd. They expressed their excitement for the week, reminding people to come to “Krash the Kress” and support UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women play at 2 p.m., and the men play at 7 p.m. with the Krash the Kress tailgate in-between events.

See the full list of events that are happening this week as part of Homecoming Week.

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Homecoming 2020 Pep Rally

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


Green Bay teams fight for top Horizon League positioning; Nordic skiers compete at regionals

With just over a month before March Madness begins, Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball is looking to get into the Big Dance this year. The Phoenix men have won six of their last nine games, all against conference opponents. The team has also shown an ability to win close games, with all six of those wins being by six points or less. The team returns home Thursday, Feb. 27 against Youngstown State at 7 p.m. at the Resch Center.

The Green Bay women’s basketball team has won seven of its last nine games heading into this weekend’s action on the road. The team faces conference-leading IUPUI on Sunday before returning home for a 1 p.m. game on Thursday at the Kress Center. Both Green Bay hoops teams play their regular season finale during UW-Green Bay’s Homecoming Week as part of the Krash the Kress event on Saturday, Feb. 29. The women’s basketball team hosts Youngstown State at 2 p.m., while the men’s basketball team hosts Cleveland State at 7 p.m. Both games are at the Kress Center and will also serve as Senior Night.

Nordic skiing competes at the Central Regionals in Ishpeming, Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.

After day two of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships, the men sit in fifth place while the women sit in seventh place. See more at greenbayphoenix.com.

Don’t forget to register for Krash the Kress before tickets sell out

Don’t forget to register for Krash the Kress, which is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Krash the Kress is a Wisconsin-style tailgate; it is free for students and is a signature part of Homecoming 2020. This year, there is a double header with a women’s game at 2 p.m. and a men’s game at 7 p.m. Come join the tailgate party in between the games at 4 p.m.

Your Krash the Kress registration includes:

  • Your game ticket to either or both the men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday, Feb.29
  • Two drink tickets good for soda, water and Bud products (must be 21 or older to use toward alcohol)
  • An epically awesome, long sleeve, super-soft Homecoming t-shirt and other swag
  • Drawings for fantastic prizes including a semester of tuition (valued at $4,000)

This is an incredibly fun event, and registration is available on a first come, first served basis. This event always sells out and tickets are selling fast, so register by Feb. 21. If you have any questions, please email Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu.

Students enjoy Homecoming pregame

Volunteer for Krash the Kress and get free registration

Homecoming Week 2020 is around the corner—Feb. 24-29! Krash the Kress at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, the culminating event of the week, is a traditional, Wisconsin-style tailgate party for the UW-Green Bay community. The event, sandwiched between a double header with Green Bay women’s basketball at 2 p.m. and Green Bay men’s basketball at 7 p.m., features serious fun for everyone with yard games, an interactive DJ, great festival-style food, chances to win major prizes and more.

As you can imagine, it takes many volunteers to make Homecoming and Krash the Kress a success. Please consider volunteering! Event organizers appreciate you sharing your time and talent. All volunteers receive complimentary entry to the Krash the Kress Tailgate ($10 value and includes a Homecoming t-shirt, two beverage tickets good for soda, water or Bud products and chances to win incredible prizes).

To volunteer:

On-campus community, visit www.cuegb.com and use your uwgb.edu email

Off-campus community, visit https://volunteergb.galaxydigital.com or email Kari Moody directly at moodyk@uwgb.edu

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kari Moody (moodyk@uwgb.edu) for further information.

Krash the Kress with hoops and tailgate party Feb. 29

Spend Leap Day 2020 with alumni, current students and staff, community members and fellow retirees at the third annual “Krash the Kress” on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. There’s a Phoenix doubleheader with UW-Green Bay women’s basketball vs Youngstown State at 2 p.m. and the men’ basketball team playing Cleveland State at 7 p.m. Between games, the big tailgate party in the “old gyms” will include food and beverages, music, yard games like bag toss and giant Jenga, table tennis, a DJ and prize drawings. The tailgate fee is $10 per person and, per usual, covers food, a snazzy t-shirt as a gift, two beverage tickets and a chance to win a lot of great prizes. Thrown in as an extra incentive are commemorative Homecoming socks! Buy your tailgate tickets. Purchase your game tickets by choosing either game of the doubleheader, or both), here and enter promo code KTK0229 for discounted tickets at $7 each, plus fees. This allows you to choose your seats.

Homecoming Feb 24-29

Announcing: UW-Green Bay 2020 Homecoming Week, registration for Krash the Kress

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is set to be the biggest one yet. The week features many events, kicking off on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 with a pep rally in the Cloud Commons at noon. Some notable events that require prior registration include the Phoenix Gathering on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Phoenix Backstage on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. (at Backstage, formerly Meyer Backstage, downtown Green Bay) and Krash the Kress on Saturday, Feb. 29, featuring a basketball double header with the women’s basketball team taking on Youngstown State at 2 p.m. and the men’s basketball team playing Cleveland State at 7 p.m. A tailgate party will take place between both games at 4 p.m. See more and register. All members of the four UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to participate.

Register now for Krash the Kress, Feb. 1

Krash the Kress is the “Big Game” of Homecoming 2019, and it’s free for UW-Green Bay students! Alumni and UW-Green Bay friends and family are encouraged to take part in the fun too! The Green Bay men’s basketball team will be playing rival Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Center. A tailgate party will take place in the Kress Center East and West Gyms from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. to get everyone ready to cheer on the Phoenix! The UW-Green Bay Pep Band, Green Bay cheerleaders and Phlash will be there too. There are also art and music events surrounding Homecoming. Krash the Kress registration includes:

  • Your game ticket
  • Great tailgate food
  • Two beverage tickets good for Bud products or soda
  • An “epically awesome,” Homecoming t-shirt
  • Fun swag to cheer on the team
  • Lots of drawings for fantastic prizes, including a semester of tuition valued at $4,000 for a student in attendance!

Be sure to register for Krash the Kress and other Homecoming activities.

Krash the Kress T-shirts available for $10

28161906_10156531843068455_7426249507803758927_oIf you were unable to attend Krash the Kress and would like to purchase an epic t-shirt, please email Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at moodyk@uwgb.edu. T-shirts come in white and lime green, have metallic screen-printing in the word “Phoenix” and feature the words of the “Fight Song” on the sleeve. (See photo.) Cost is $10 and an additional $5 if you need it shipped. Limited quantities. Please indicate size and color preference in your email.