UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG Athletics will celebrate 50th anniversary

072716Feature_Athletics50thThe UNCG athletic department announced a year-long celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary of formally recognized intercollegiate athletics at the university for the 2016-17 season. The commemoration will be highlighted throughout the year at various athletic events as well as online at www.uncgspartans.com and on UNCG social media avenues.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary, the athletic department is unveiling a commemorative logo for the occasion that will be used throughout the year. The 50th anniversary celebration will kick off with the first official home event of the fall campaign when women’s soccer hosts Triad rival High Point August 19 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.

The university first formally recognized intercollegiate athletics during the 1967-68 season and this year’s campaign will mark the 50th season of athletics, including the 25th year of NCAA Division I competition. Additionally, the athletic department will recognize the rich history of athletics prior to the formal recognition, a history that laid the foundation for the current athletic department.

By Matt McCollester