UW-Green Bay Fans at early 90s sporting event

25 Notable Moments in Sports

1967 — Legendary NFL Coach Vince Lombardi, adviser to Founding Chancellor Weidner, counsels new university on seeking prominence in athletics (and suggests soccer rather than football as fall sport)

1970 — Phoenix out-polls Tomatoes to succeed Bay Badgers as new mascot

1973 — Men’s basketball advances to NAIA tourney in Kansas City,

1973 — Men’s soccer (NAIA) upsets NCAA No. 1 St. Louis, 1-0

1977 — Men’s basketball beats DePaul, 57-50, at BC Arena

1978 — No. 1 Men’s basketball (D-II) falls at No. 8 DePaul (D-I), 55-49,

1980 — Men’s basketball falls at Wisconsin, 68-66 (2OT), on two Badger buzzer-beaters

1982 — Women’s basketball reaches first national tournament, AIAW quarterfinals

1983 — Men’s soccer (15-4-2) earns first Phoenix NCAA D-I tournament bid

1984 — Women’s swimming/diving (NAIA) wins 1984 national championship

1987 — Women’s basketball beats No. 1 Wayland Baptist en route to 3rd place, NAIA tourney

1991 — Men’s basketball beats NIU, 56-39, for first NCAA D-I tourney bid

1994 — Men’s basketball beats Cal, 61-57, NCAA tournament

1994 — Women’s basketball wins at NIU, 73-70, to earn first NCAA berth

1996 — Men’s basketball reaches No. 22 in nation during 25-4 NCAA season

2001 — Women’s basketball recognized as NCAA D-I academic champs, 3.48 GPA

2003 — Women’s basketball reaches No. 16 in nation during 28-4 NCAA season

2003 — Women’s basketball beats Washington, 78-65, for first NCAA tourney win

2003 — Women’s volleyball springs upsets to earn first NCAA tourney bid

2005 — Women’s softball stuns No. 6 Oregon State 1-0 in NCAA tournament

2007 — UW-Green Bay opens new Kress Events Center

2007 — Men’s soccer beats eventual national runnerup Ohio State, 1-0,

2007 — Women’s basketball (29-4) duels Connecticut in NCAA second round

2008 — Women’s swimming/diving team (D-I) claims fourth straight Horizon title

2008 — Women’s basketball (26-6) records program’s 31st consecutive winning season

Source: UW-Green Bay Communications Office, UW-Green Bay Sports Information Office