Basketball reunion buzz beginning to build

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BRANDON – A major celebration to recognize Brandon University’s rich basketball history is on the horizon.

BU Athletics is inviting both men’s and women’s basketball alumni to attend a reunion as part of Homecoming 2018 from October 11-14.

Quick Notes:

  • Current Bobcat basketball and volleyball teams in pre-season action
  • Former players versus former players in alumni games
  • Wall of Fame induction ceremony at the Victoria Inn
  • Homecoming street party

The College Cap and Bobcat basketball celebration follows two highly successful alumni events. Close to 200 hockey members were back on campus in November 2016 and last October over 100 football alumni returned to celebrate.

This year’s event has plenty to offer as part of BU Homecoming 2018, including plenty of BU Athletics related activities.

Basketball reunion attendees can take a trip down memory with two screenings of the popular documentary, ‘Powerhouse on the Prairies’ at the Evans Theatre on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. The film highlights the Bobcats’ incredible run of three straight national championship victories in the late 1980’s.

Friday evening includes registration and the 2018 Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony kickoff event at the Healthy Living Centre. Previous inductees are invited to mingle with the new crop of inductees, who will be officially enshrined the following morning.

The Wall of Fame brunch is among the big highlights with the 2017 ceremony drawing close to 400 supporters at the Victoria Inn. This years induction class is loaded with hoops legends with Courtney Bailey, Earnest Bell, Lynda Kidd Chorley, Linda Edwards Forsyth, Brian Pallister, Euan Roberts and Marie Rohleder being honoured as individuals. The 1979-80 men’s team and the 1980-81 women’s team are also being enshrined. For full event details, click here.

Bobcats and College Caps from the past will also get the chance to play in alumni games on Saturday afternoon, while the current basketball and volleyball teams compete in pre-season games over the course of the weekend.

A social will be held Saturday night with BU athletic alumni performing an outdoor concert near the Healthy Living Centre.

To register for the basketball reunion, contact Events Coordinator Tyler Crayston at craystont@brandonu.ca or call (204) 727-7354.