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‘Storm the Streets’ for Spartan basketball home opener

Photo of UNCG cheer squadIt’ll be a festive spirit march from campus to Coliseum. All to celebrate Spartan pride and get ready for the season tip-off of Spartan Men’s Basketball.

The men’s basketball home opener will be Friday, November 16. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m., students, faculty, and staff are invited to assemble on campus near the Walker and Aycock intersection. The Bands of Sparta pep band and cheer squads will be on hand, as will the chancellor in his Spartan Whip for a brief pep rally. Then it’ll be “on to the Coliseum.”

The route will be Walker, then left on Chapman all the way to the Coliseum. The streets will have “rolling closures,” meaning police will stop traffic one block at a time, says Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples, Senior Director, First Year Student Engagement & Experience.

The event, a first at UNCG, is a partnership between UNCG’s Your First Year,  UNCG Athletics, Campus Activities & Programs, Alumni Engagement and the student spirit section, G Force. The idea is to make more students aware of the fun of attending basketball games and showing off Spartan spirit in the community – and that the Coliseum is close to campus and easy to get to, as well.

It’s a great chance to celebrate Spartan spirit.

All students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join in.

The first 100 faculty and staff to arrive for the event will receive a ticket to join the student tailgate at the Coliseum.

Students who participate will receive a free T-shirt and free food.

There will be a shuttle available for anyone with mobility issues who wishes to participate.

There will be shuttles to take everyone back to campus after the game. (Bring your Spartan ID.)

Faculty and staff can get $5 tickets for the game – details will be announced.

Discount season tickets for faculty/staff are available for only $109. Reserve your seats as the Spartans look to build upon last year’s SoCon regular season and tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearance. Season tickets include complimentary parking passes, buddy passes to bring friends to a game, an exclusive invitation to an open practice with the team, the opportunity to experience a women’s basketball game in Fleming Gym and more. Contact the UNCG ticket office at 336-334-3250 for more information.

See the Storm the Streets website.  

Photo by Martin W. Kane.