WSU Invites Community to "Turn Back the Clock"

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University is giving everyone an excuse to pull out their Rubik's Cube, put on their leisure suit or gaucho pants and listen to the songs of the Village People. On Jan. 22 WSU is going back in time in honor of the 25th anniversary of the 1979-80 men's basketball team, which went 26-3 and finished 17th in the Associated Press Poll.

The current-day Wildcats, wearing replica uniforms from 1979-80, will host Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center. Fans will win prizes from yesteryear for correctly answering trivia contests during the game, and the four fans sporting the best retro outfits at the game will win a chance at free tacos for a year from The Taco Maker.

At halftime, former head coach Neil McCarthy and members of the 1979-80 squad will be honored.

"Turn Back the Clock" night is sponsored by The Taco Maker.  Fans will be able to purchase six tickets to the game for just $15 courtesy of the Standard Examiner.  For tickets call 801 626 8500.

To get everyone in the mood, Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady on "The Brady Bunch," will be in attendance at the men's game on Jan. 20 versus Portland State. Williams will deliver a WSU Convocations lecture at noon Jan. 20 at the Shepherd Union Ballroom. In keeping with the spirit of the week, fans with the name Marsha, Jan, Cindy, Bobby, Peter, Greg, Mike, Carol, Alice, Sam "the Butcher," Oliver or Brady (first or last name) will receive free admission to the Portland State (Jan. 20)  game by presenting valid I.D.

For more information about "Turn Back the Clock" night and activities surrounding the 1979-80 Wildcat team, call 626-7677.
Contact:

Chad Gerrety, assistant athletic director

801-626-7677 · cgerrety@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu