Green Bay Featured in The New York Times
By: Jill Wunrow
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - With its continued success and best start in its 38-year-old program history, the No. 12/9 Green Bay (19-0, 9-0 HL) women's basketball team is once again being recognized at the national level. Green Bay is featured in the Jan. 30 edition of The New York Times.
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"It's great attention for our program and university," said Green Bay head coach Matt Bollant. "We strive to bring honor to our program and university and coverage like this helps to do that, which is great."
Reporter Pat Borzi recently spent time in Green Bay covering the Packers playoff game against the New York Giants and received a bonus story when he got the approval to feature a story on the history of Green Bay women's basketball and its success in an NFL city.
"I've known about the program and followed its success and when I knew I was coming to Green Bay for the playoff game, I was excited to be able to do this story," said Borzi. "There's just so much history here; 35 consecutive winning seasons is just amazing."
Green Bay is no stranger to national attention as it was featured live on ESPN's NCAA Tournament Selection Show last season in addition to being the subject of several features published by ESPN.com writer Graham Hays.
"Obviously the more national attention we get the better it is for recruiting," Bollant said. "We're always so thankful for the coverage we get both nationally and locally as well because we know we compete against the Packers for attention."
It will be a busy media week for Bollant and the Phoenix as it begins the second half of its Horizon League season Saturday, Feb. 4 hosting Milwaukee at 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center.
The following is a rundown for opportunities to catch one of the nation's top 10 teams in various media outlets:
MONDAY - Weekly edition of Inside Phoenix Basketball live at The Bar on Holmgren Way. Men's basketball head coach Brian Wardle will be featured on the show from 6:00-6:30 p.m. followed by the women's portion of the show from 6:30-7 p.m.
TUESDAY/THURSDAY - Head coach Matt Bollant will appear on WIXX, 101.1 FM at 7:50 a.m. on the Murphy in the Morning radio show.
THURSDAY - Bollant and the team will be featured live on the FOX 11 Good Day Wisconsin morning show with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in town later in the day to prepare a feature on the team.
SATURDAY - Green Bay hosts Milwaukee at 7 p.m. (6-13, 2-7 HL) at the Kress Events Center. The men's team will host Milwaukee at 1 p.m. at the Resch Center. Both games will be featured live on Time Warner Cable Sports 32.
SUNDAY - Bollant will be featured on WFRV-TV CBS 5's Sports Xtra show which airs Sunday night at 10:30 with host Burke Griffin.
Fans can read the entire article on the Green Bay women's basketball team in The New York Times here.
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