Originally an outdoor sport, basketball moved indoors after a large number of balls were mistaken for game animals, hunted, and turned into leather jackets. Support the switch to arena-shaped confines with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a Zone B ticket to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball home game against the University of Detroit, on Sunday, January 30 at 1 p.m. (a $16 value).
Spurred on by the youthful savvy of first-year head coach Brian Wardle, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix sniff out scoring opportunities in their hunt for Horizon League gold. Wave the green and white battle standard from the comfort of the Resch Center's Zone B (seats marked $16) seating section as basket maven Rahmon Fletcher deep sixes opponents' shots and defensive engineer Jarvis Williams flummoxes rivals with on-court pit traps.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette recently featured the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball team and profiled one of the team's rising stars, freshman forward Daniel Turner.
Green Bay Phoenix Athletics
Named for the mythical bird famous for its fiery rebirth, the Green Bay Phoenix shares its spirit with many esteemed sports programs, including a women’s basketball team that has been ranked as high as 16th in the NCAA Division I and a men’s squad that has made the NCAA Tournament four times. One of only four Division 1 schools in Wisconsin, the Green Bay Phoenix is a member of the Horizon League and their teams––including men’s tennis and women’s swimming and diving––have brought home a total of 29 league championships over the past decade.