The N.A.I.A. Division II National Champion Wolves men’s
basketball team will play the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers in a
pre-season game on Friday, Nov. 1. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. at Williams
Arena in Minneapolis.
The opportunity to face off against the Big Ten team is the
latest in a year of highlights for the Wolves.
Last November, the team traveled to South Bend, Ind. to take
on the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time in an exhibition game. A group of
Wolves fans, including students, alumni, and President Dr. James Loftus, made
the trip to cheer on the team.
In March, the Wolves made history again when they beat the
No. 1-ranked William Penn University Statesmen in the N.A.I.A. Division II
finals. The victory earned the team its first national championship, and its
success was celebrated at
Stritch , in
local media , and by Milwaukee’s
professional sports teams. Head Coach Drew Diener was also honored as the
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Coach
of the Year.
The Nov. 1 game against the Golden Gophers will mark the
Wolves’ second game back on the court since winning the championship. The
Alumni Association will sponsor an alumni reception and pep rally before the
Discounted tickets and alumni packages, including bus transportation from Milwaukee, will be available. For
additional information on purchasing tickets or to RSVP for the alumni reception, visit the the Alumni Association online.