Join Green Bay volleyball for NCAA selection show party on Sunday, Nov. 25

Green Bay volleyball is headed to the 2018 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship after winning the 2018 Horizon League Volleyball Tournament! Join the team for an NCAA selection show party on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Green Bay Distillery at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be a $10 build-your-own-burger bar with any beverage, or order off the menu.

Men’s Basketball in national and local news

Darner is on Jim Rome

The Green Bay men’s basketball program is garnering national attention. Even radio talk show host Jim Rome is getting in on the action. He did a great interview with Darner.  The subjects: How Darner, first-year coach of the Phoenix, got “his guys” to believe in him and his system; Darner’s college days at Purdue; growing up playing basketball in Indiana, and more.

Listen to Rome’s interview of Darner

Here are a few links to some other national stories:

National Headlines

NCAA.com — Green Bay out to prove critics wrong

Bracketology: Could Phoenix end up in St. Louis regional?

USA Today — Linc Darner speeding into tournament

Local Headlines

Press-Gazette — GB Men return as champions

WBAY-TV video: UWGB holds Selection Sunday watch party

Fox 11: Phoenix welcomed home after big win

NBC26: Championship gear a hot seller

 

Phoenix fans invited to Sunday Watch Party

Head coach Linc Darner and the Green Bay men’s basketball team invites all Phoenix fans to join them on Sunday night (Mar. 13) at the Kress Events Center for a Horizon League Championship Celebration and an NCAA Selection Show Watch Party. The Phoenix will be introduced to the crowd at 4 p.m. with the Selection Show live on CBS starting at 4:30 p.m. Green Bay will learn its NCAA Tournament seed, game location and opponent. Those fans attending the Horizon League women’s championship are welcome to stay in the facility during the transition of the Kress Center. Green Bay (23-12) won its fourth game in as many days on Tuesday by defeating third-seeded Wright State 78-69 in the Horizon League Championship Tournament on ESPN. The Phoenix snapped a 20-year drought and secured a bid to its 5th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Volleyball on a hot streak

The Green Bay volleyball team continued its recent hot streak over the weekend, with a three-set sweep of in-state rival UW-Milwaukee at the Kress Center. At 14-7 and 5-3 in the Horizon League, Coach Sean Burdette’s team is hoping to make a run at the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since its only trip in 2003. The Phoenix will be back at the Kress Center for three more matches over the next week, beginning with a date against defending-champion Oakland at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Phoenix men battle but fall in NCAA tennis tourney opener vs Illinois

Green Bay men’s tennis had a tough task ahead of it Friday afternoon, taking on No. 4 Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on the Illini’s home court.
The Big Ten champions proved too much for Green Bay, as the Phoenix fell 4-0 in a rematch from this past January, but there were bright spots for a team that was competitive in most of the day’s matches. See details.

Men’s tennis draws Illinois in NCAA first rounder, May 8

The UW-Green Bay men’s tennis team (18-7) has drawn No. 4 Illinois (25-4) in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship. The match will take place Friday, May 8, and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Green Bay traveled to Champaign, Ill. on Jan. 23 and dropped a 4-0 decision to the Fighting Illini. “We’re excited to be back in the NCAA Tournament, it’s always great to see Green Bay’s name on the selection show,” said head coach Mark Thomas. “Illinois had an awesome year… We know the level, and I think that helps us, to know the level of their players. Illinois is going to contend for a national championship so we have to practice hard this week. We are going to give it our best shot.”

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. It’s the second consecutive NCAA berth for the Phoenix. Coach Mark Thomas’s team will learn its first-round assignment when pairing are announced Tuesday (April 28) at 4:30 p.m. at the ncaa.com site. Read more.

  

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 DanceWorks. And as always on Friday, A’viands will be offering a 10 percent discount to anyone wearing UWGB apparel. Go Phoenix, Go Green Bay!