Soctoberfest

Photos: First-ever ‘Soctoberfest’

Green looks great on these soccer fans who ventured out to Aldo Santaga Stadium Sept. 15 to cheer on both men’s and women’s soccer teams in a doubleheader last weekend. The “Soctoberfest” event was the first for Green Bay Athletics.

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Soctoberfest 2018

– Photos by Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication student intern

Open forum scheduled to present concept for soccer stadium complex

The consulting firm SEH will present a short slide show describing the plans for the new soccer stadium complex and its location on the UW-Green Bay campus. The intent of the open forum is to hear public comments about the Environmental Impact Assessment for the complex – Phase 1. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 208. The Facilities Planning and Management website also has resources available at www.uwgb.edu/facilities.

Beloved teacher/coach (UWGB Class of ’70) battles rare disorder

Rick Riehl, one of 78 members of UW-Green Bay’s original, June 1970 graduating class, was in his glory revisiting old times with classmates at the Alumni Days event at Shorewood Clubhouse on Sept. 2. Just a month later, he was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, an extremely rare, degenerative and invariably fatal brain disorder. Riehl, a retired English teacher and multi-sport coach at West Bend East High School and a pillar of the community, is described this way by his local newspaper’s sports editor: “…If you went to East or played sports, at some point he entered your life. There’s not a whole lot of people who can say they had an impact on an entire city like he has.” A member of Lou LeCalsey’s first soccer team at UWGB, in his second career Riehl most recently served as Concordia University Wisconsin’s sports information director. On Saturday, Concordia will dedicate the football press box at Tomasini Field in his name. Riehl, his health and memory rapidly fading, will be there for the honor. Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a deeply moving and inspirational feature story about Riehl online.

Athletics starts countdown of 50 top moments


In celebration of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary, Green Bay Phoenix Athletics will be counting down the top 50 moments in the program’s history. The list was finalized by a focus group that works closely with Phoenix athletics. Nos. 49 and 50, unveiled this week, are the record-setting hot streak of current golfer Joe Du Chateu and the 2005 dedication of Aldo Santaga Stadium.

Phoenix Friday means cold-weather deals

With temperatures taking a turn, it is a perfect time for a Phoenix Friday special at The Phoenix Bookstore which includes 20% off hats, mittens, scarves and gloves! Aviand’s has changes to its Phoenix Friday specials beginning Oct. 9. Those wearing Phoenix apparel will still receive a 10% discount, but locations are rotating. October 9 at Rosewood Café, October 16 at the Garden Café, October 23 at the MACH Cart, and October 30 at the Marketplace. Playing at CheapSeats this Friday is the new Marvel film, “Ant Man.” Show times are at 6:30 and 9:05 at the Christie Theatre. Nelly’s Echo comes to Commongrounds Coffeehouse on Friday at 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter from Nigeria, Africa blends soul, reggae and blues. On Friday the Green Bay volleyball team hosts Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. at the Kress. On Saturday, women’s soccer hosts Cleveland State at 1 p.m. and men’s soccer hosts Belmont at 7 p.m. Both matches will be played at Santaga Stadium. Go Green Bay!

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday

Friday is always a reason to celebrate at UW-Green Bay. This Friday (Sept. 25), among other surprises throughout the day, check out the Phoenix Bookstore’s JanSport collection of items and save 20 percent on apparel, backpacks, and other items sporting the Appleton-based company’s mark. (Including the hot new “Digital Burrito Pouch.”) Meanwhile, Aviand’s, as always, honors a 10 percent discount at select dining locations for those wearing Phoenix apparel. Playing at CheapSeats this Friday is the comedy “Ted 2.” Hip hop artist Mac Irv talks about real life experiences, chasing dreams and living life at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Club. On Saturday, it’s the women’s soccer team vs. Oakland at 6 p.m., with softball hosting Madison Area Technical College at 2 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. game against UW-Oshkosh. Go Phoenix. Go Green Bay!

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday

The Phoenix Friday tradition continues this academic year with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members encouraged to share their Phoenix spirit by wearing UW-Green Bay and your favorite green gear each Friday. The Phoenix Bookstore is getting its swoosh on with a 20 percent discount this Friday. Aviands is honoring a 10% discount on beverages. It will be a beautiful night for soccer on Friday when the Green Bay women take on Chicago State at Santaga Stadium. Game time is 5 p.m. The Phoenix hosts Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Check out the news on your favorite Phoenix team. Playing at Cheap Seats this weekend is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Showtimes are at 6:30 and 9:05 p.m. Tickets are only $2. Watch Cheapseats trailers. Go Phoenix!

Phoenix Athletics announces plans to celebrate UWGB’s 50th


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of UW-Green Bay, the Green Bay Athletic Department has announced a number of new initiatives for the 2015-16 season:

For the first time since 2011, Green Bay Athletics will induct a new class into the Athletics Hall of Fame this coming winter, scheduled for a home basketball weekend. Nominations are open to the public.

The department will release a list of its Top 50 moments in Phoenix athletics history.

Fans can enjoy free admission to all home Green Bay soccer games for both the men and the women.


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