Friday, February 1, 2013

Homecoming moving to football, fall

It’s homecoming weekend at UNC Charlotte and it’s also the final time the festivities will take place around a men’s basketball game.

With football beginning later this year, homecoming will move to the fall. The first football homecoming will be the weekend of Oct. 12, when the 49ers host UNC Pembroke.

The men’s basketball program will continue to have its alumni gathering and old-timers game, as it is doing Saturday at 11:15 a.m. before the 49ers play Massachusetts at Halton Arena.

“We have Halton Arena and our locker room, our weight room, academic center and all of this because of the sweat those guys laid out,” said 49ers coach Alan Major, who also hosts a reunion dinner at his house every summer.

 Here’s a list of former players who are expected to play:

Joe Badgett, Dan Banister, Reggie Barnes, Byron Dinkins, Chris Dwiggins,  Tremaine Gardner, George Jackson, Brad Mulkey, Sean Phaler, Spencer Singleton, Bershuan Thompson, Irvin Williamson,

Attending but not playing:
 Ben Basinger, Robert Earl Blue, Jack Bolly, Todd Crowley, Norris Dae, Earl “Slim” Duncan, Cass Ferguson, Scott Fitzgibbons, Butch Gilbert, Travis Gordon, B. Stanley Graham, Ray Gromlowicz, Jeff Gruber, Richard Guffy, Gary Gummerson, Jon Heath, Jimmy James, Kevin King, Donnie Koonce, Lew Massey, Carroll Mizelle, Dan Plondke, Michael Pulley, Chad Setzer, Johnathan Shaw, Rod Stallings, Michael Stikeleather, David Taylor, T.J. Tison, Mike Washington, Roy Wells, Lee Whitfield, Johnathan Williams, Stephen Doughton, Matt Messina.       

Referee: Roderick Howard.


Anonymous said...

Short list of lettermen returning this year. Does 16-4 do nothing? Guess not.

Tim Collie said...

Race day. Hotels, restaurants, and cold beers with old friends no problem after the game

Anonymous said...

Are Travis Gordon and Sean Phaler the only Lutz era players who made it out this weekend? Come on guys.. get over it.