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UWFDL Centaur Night & Alumni Night

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UW-Fond du Lac

400 Unniversity Dr

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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The UW-Fond du Lac Falcons will once again become the UW-Fond du Lac Centaurs on Wednesday, January 23, for Centaur Night at Coach Knar Court. This night will also serve as a way of honoring the university’s alumni who competed as both Centaurs and Falcons during the school’s fifty-year existence. The inaugural Centaur Night includes a t-shirt giveaway for the first 50 fans who attend the men’s and women’s basketball games against UW-Sheboygan, alumni recognition at halftime, and a social following the games.

“We are very excited to honor our University’s history and welcome alumni back on campus at the upcoming Centaur Night,” said UW-Fond du Lac Athletic Director Jeremiah Hoffmann. “Our university had great success as the Centaurs, especially the men’s basketball program under Coach Knar, and we want to remember and honor those that made the Centaurs so successful.” Under Coach Dick Knar’s leadership, the Centaurs won 223 total games and finished sixth nationally in the final 1973 NJCAA poll. The Centaurs of the 1970s were to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference as the Boston Celtics of the 1960s were to the NBA. The Centaurs men’s basketball program won three conference championships in a row from 1971-1973 and six straight from 1975-1981. To begin the 1980s, the men’s and women’s basketball teams each won conference championships in 1980 and 1981.

The festivities begin on January 23 at 5:30 PM, when the Centaurs women’s basketball team battles the UW-Sheboygan Wombats on Coach Knar Court. The men’s game follows at 7:15, with a special alumni recognition ceremony scheduled to take place at halftime of that game. After the games have concluded, all alumni are welcomed and encouraged to reminisce with other alumni at Sunset on the Water Bar & Grill, located at N7364 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Appetizers will be provided with a cash bar available.

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