Phoenix Friday and weekend athletic events

Don’t forget, every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay (even over January Interim). Below are this week’s Phoenix Friday perks:

  • Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
  • $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff

In addition, here are some weekend athletic events:

  • Green Bay swim meet, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m., Kress Events Center
  • Sheboygan Men’s Basketball vs. Richland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:45 p.m., Sheboygan Gym
  • Green Bay Men’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee, Saturday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Resch Center.

See the packed Homecoming Week line-up of events

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is set to be the biggest one yet! Events are scheduled from Monday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. All members of the four UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to participate, as well as the community. Learn more about Homecoming here.

Monday, February 24
Noon: Pep Rally, Cloud Commons
7 p.m.: Spirit Bingo (students only), Phoenix Rooms

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Phoenix Gathering, Hagemeister Park

Wednesday, February 26
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Phoenix Backstage, Backstage (formerly Meyer Backstage)
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: GB History Trivia (students only), Phoenix Club

Thursday, February 27
10 a.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
5 p.m.: Communication Week Dinner and Alumni Reunion featuring Alumna Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Preshow Theatre Gathering before This Random World, Studio One
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Resch Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos, Phoenix Rooms A&B

Friday, February 28
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Phoenix Tie Dye (students only), University Union Room 125
5 p.m.: Alumni Awards Dinner, Phoenix Rooms
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
7: 30 p.m.: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
8 p.m.: Homecoming Dance (students only), Phoenix Club

Saturday, February 29
2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Kress Events Center
4 p.m.: Krash the Kress Tailgate Party, Kress Events Center
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO

 

 

 

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

Reminder: Green Bay men’s basketball vs. Belmont game on Saturday (Dec. 1) will retire Jeff Nordgaard’s No. 33

Former Green Bay All-American and Phoenix Hall of Fame member Jeff Nordgaard will have his No. 33 retired at the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Resch Center. Nordgaard joins Tony Bennett as one of the only two players to receive this honor. The retired number ceremony for Nordgaard will take place at halftime.

Where should Phoenix men play next season?

The Green Bay athletics five-year contract with the Resch Center as the host site for Green Bay men’s basketball expires at the end of this season, leaving some speculation on whether they will continue to play there or move home games to the on-campus Kress Center. The Phoenix men have played at the venue since it opened in 2002. The Krash the Kress game serves as a preview of what it would be like for the men to play at the Kress. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Celebrate 50 Years of Star Trek with the 100-city concert tour at 7:30 p.m., April 19 at the Resch Center, Green Bay. Star Trek’s groundbreaking musical achievements will be performed by a live symphony orchestra and the most iconic Star Trek film and TV moments beaming in high definition onto a 40-foot wide screen. The concert, supported by Good Times Programming and UWGB Student Life, will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise. This live event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, fans and those looking for a unique concert experience. Members of the UWGB community are offered special 50th anniversary pricing, and can save 20% by entering the promotional code SPOCK. Tickets can be purchased at University Ticketing and Information in the University Union.

County Board OKs new video board for Resch


The Brown County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize up to $1 million for a new video scoreboard at the Resch Center, the community facility that is home to Phoenix men’s basketball. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that UW-Green Bay Athletics Director Mary Ellen Gillespie spoke at the meeting and called the current video board “the worst in the Horizon League.” Gillespie said the existing scoreboard impedes the school’s “ability to generate additional revenue… (and its) home court advantage.”

P-G: Scoreboard an issue at Resch

The Green Bay Press-Gazette is previewing a County Board vote on a $1 million upgrade to the Resch Center video board this week by saying it could help determine if the Phoenix men’s basketball team continues to play at the Resch. The P-G reports that the contract between UWGB and PMI management allows the Phoenix to opt out if the scoreboard is not upgraded. University spokesman Chris Sampson said the escape clause kicked in on April 15, but the University has not decided if it plans to exercise it. “Phoenix men’s basketball wants to stay at the Resch Center. It’s a great venue,” he said. “It would be premature to speculate as to what the next step is (if the Board declines action).” Read more.

Key Horizon League showdown on Friday is on ESPN2

On Friday night (Feb. 20) in front of a national cable audience, Green Bay (21-6, 10-3 HL) will look to keep its offense clicking as it welcomes Cleveland State (16-11, 10-3 HL) to its home floor at the Resch Center for a 6 p.m. tip-off. The Phoenix and the Vikings are tied for second place in the Horizon League at 10-3 with three games remaining for both teams. Athletics is promoting the hoops showdown with a free Phoenix hat courtesy of Menominee Casino to the first 1,000 fans of at least 21 years of age, and it will also be Bud Light Night, featuring 24-ounce draft beers for only $2. For more.