Green Bay men’s basketball plays Badgers, Thursday, Nov. 21 on the road, 8 p.m. tip

Playing in its second of four games in the Roman Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper, Green Bay will face a familiar foe on Thursday night in Madison, taking on Wisconsin at the Kohl Center for an 8 p.m. tip off. After taking a year off against each other last season, Green Bay and Wisconsin will play at the Kohl Center again this year, with the game being televised on the Big Ten Network. GB will also host the Legends Classic Subregional Round at the Kress Center on Nov. 24-26 against CSUN and Colgate. GB will play on Monday and Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Green Bay Athletics weekend recap

Green Bay Athletics posted a 3-1 record over the weekend, beginning on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 with a 3-0 victory for the women’s volleyball team over Youngstown State. The team also played on Sunday, Nov. 10 against IUPUI, posting another 3-0 shutout victory. Sitting at 19-7 on the season, the Phoenix plays their final regular season game on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee before beginning conference tournament play on Friday, Nov. 22. This game can also be viewed on ESPN 3.

The women’s basketball team lost its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 9 in a close game against South Dakota. Currently 1-1 on the year, the team looks to bounce back on Saturday, Nov. 16 against Missouri at 1 p.m. at the Kress Events Center. Can’t make it? Watch the game on ESPN 3.

The men’s basketball team played UW-Stout on Saturday, Nov. 9, winning by an impressive margin of 51 points in its home opener. At 1-1 on the year, the team heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico to play New Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 13 as part of the 2019 Legends Classic.

Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball kicks off regular season this week

The men’s basketball team officially begins its 2019-2020 campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 to play nationally ranked #23 Purdue. Following that tough early-season test, the team returns home to play UW-Stout on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Kress Center. This game is also available to watch on ESPN 3.

The women’s basketball team also officially begins its 2019-2020 campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 6, playing Central Michigan on the road in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This game is also available to watch on ESPN+. Green Bay returns home to play its first home regular season game on Saturday, Nov. 9 against South Dakota at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center.

Men’s basketball 2019-20 schedule features primetime Saturday home games | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Green Bay men’s basketball program released its 2019-20 schedule, which features home games against Division I teams on Saturday nights for the first time since 2014. The Phoenix will play seven games at the Kress, up from four last season, and eight at the Resch Center. The Kress schedule includes Horizon League foes Northern Kentucky on Jan. 31 and Cleveland State on Feb. 29 in the third annual Krash the Kress game. Green Bay also will play St. Norbert College in an exhibition Oct. 28, UW-Stout on Nov. 9, California State University Northridge on Nov. 25, Colgate on Nov. 26 and Concordia-Chicago on Dec. 18. See more via UWGB men’s basketball 2019-20 schedule features primetime Saturday home games | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Virginia coach, GB alumnus, Tony Bennett turns down hefty raise at Virginia

Tony Bennett’s reputation is about as pristine as possible as college basketball coaches go, and that was before his Virginia team turned in a whale of a comeback story, winning the 2019 national championship after a historic first-round loss one year earlier.

This news certainly doesn’t detract from the type of person he appears to be. Bennett, the former UW-Green Bay star and son of Wisconsin basketball godfather Dick Bennett, turned down a $500,000 raise from his employer, asking that the university instead focus on additional compensation for his staff and other program improvements.

“That just does not happen in our industry,” Virginia athletics director Carla Williams said in an article by Jeff White that appeared on the University of Virginia web site.

It doesn’t stop there. Bennett, who will coach in his 11th season this winter, also pledged $500,000 to a career-development program launched for former and current UVA men’s basketball players. Mind you, he’s not redirecting half a million from Virginia in lieu of a salary increase; that’s an EXTRA half a million already in his pocket.

“I have more than I need,” Bennett said in the article. “I’m blessed beyond what I deserve.”

See the story via Virginia coach Tony Bennett turns down hefty raise at Virginia, MSN Sports,
Green Bay Press-Gazette and any major sports publication.

 

Green Bay men’s basketball program hosts clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters

“Big Brothers Big Sisters got a treat on Tuesday.

Bigs and littles were treated to a basketball fundamentals clinic with the Green Bay men’s basketball team. 12 children and their mentors got to learn from some of northeast Wisconsin’s best. Players say they love this opportunity to give back.

‘We can have a positive effect on these kids and just for a day, you know, help out and have some fun, and hopefully that has a positive impact on them,” said Cody Schwartz, forward for the UWGB.'” See more via UWGB Men host clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters, NBC26.

Sandy Cohen III to play for Cavs in NBA Summer League

“Seymour High School and UWGB alumni Sandy Cohen III has accepted an invite to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League. Cohen tweeted on Monday, “I’m blessed and thankful for everyone that helped me grow along the way. I’m also happy to announce that I have been picked up by the @Cavs for NBA summer league.” He will play for the Cavs in both the Salt Lake City and the Las Vegas Summer Leagues.

via WBAY-TV Sandy Cohen III to play for Cavs in NBA Summer League.

Yahoo Sports also had a story on Cohen.

Sandy Cohen to play for Cleveland Cavaliers in Summer League

“Sandy Cohen III is getting the chance to make his NBA dream a reality. The former Seymour and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay star will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League next month. He accepted the team’s invite on Monday and will join the organization Thursday. The Cavs participate in two summer leagues this year.”

via Green Bay Press-Gazette, Sandy Cohen to play for Cleveland Cavaliers in Summer League.