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Titans Winter Blast — Oakland game thread

Postby Rogobob77 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:30 am

Here’s some information the Alumni Relations office sent out earlier today about activities planned in conjunction with the MBB game versus Oakland. The “Alumni Chili Cook-Off” has been rebranded as “Titan Winter Blast” in an effort to increase participation by both University alumni and current students.

Titan Winter Blast

Saturday, January 19, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Student Fitness Center

We've got the cure to those winter blues with our revamped winter celebration. Say "Goodbye, Alumni Chili Cook-off" and "Hello, Titan Winter Blast"!

The Titan Winter Blast is kicking up the heat as our new signature winter event, and will have so much to offer. Cozy up inside for some chili, food, beverages, and winter activities or relish in the Michigan winter beauty and spend a few moments outside over our warm bonfires.

Indoor festivities include:

- Chili Cook-off
- Casual buffet lunch, hot cocoa bar, and winter cookie display
- Open bar, featuring Livernois Lager from Axle Brewing
- Live performance by the Detroit Mercy Concert Band
- Pom-pom making
- Slime Station
- Kids winter crafts
- Corn hole, Snowman Can Toss, and Jenga Charades
- Face-painting (We're coordinating a red out for the game, so get your red face paint on! Or get a simple winter sketch!)

Outdoor festivities (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m) include:

- Bonfires with s'mores
- Hot cocoa
- DJ
- Winter hat giveaway
- Live Ice-sculpting

After the tailgate make your way over to Calihan to cheer our Titan Men’s basketball team to victory over Oakland University. (Cook-off winner announced just after half-time.)

Chili chefs feature nine student and alumni duos:

1) Lola Fagade '20 & Ayomide Okunlola '18 African & Caribbean Student Organization
2) Tiffany Tieu Ngo '19 & Gabby Schropp '18, Alpha Phi Omega
3) Logan Kaiser '19 & Lisa Kulawczyk-Pringle '13 American Institute of Architecture Students / Architecture Alumni Council
4) Alexandra Palamaru '19 & Michael Vilag, DDS '09, '13, American Student Dental Association
5) Marco Ciavaglia '19 & Zach Sand '18, Kappa Delta Rho
6) Channing Sesoko '20 & Dave Root '10, Phi Kappa Theta
7) Andre Moon '20 & Justin Collins '18 Student Alumni Association
8) Sara Gifford '16, '20 & Joseph Gifford '15, '17 The Learning Center
9) Kyri Jackson '22 & Zachary Bolton '07, Women's Track & Field/Titan Club

Admission Cost:

- Regular Admission: $20 ($25 after 1/7)
- Student Admission: $5 ($10 after 1/7)
- Current Students of Competing Organizations: Free ($5 after 1/7) *call 313-993-1540 to register
- Children 10 & under: Free

Deadline to pre-register is Jan. 7, all registration costs go up after this date.

Admission includes food, beer and wine bar, all activities, and a ticket to the men’s basketball game.

Detroit Mercy Titans versus Oakland Grizzlies, 2:00 p.m., Calihan Hall

Optional Mass to follow at Gesu Catholic Church, across the street, at 5 p.m. (17180 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221)
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby titanmac » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:45 pm

good idea!
In Greek mythology, the Titans were greater even than the gods. They ruled their universe with absolute power! Well that basketball court out there tonight, that's our universe. Let's rule it like Titans! (with apologies to coach boon)
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:09 am

Just bumping this up as early registration date is approaching. This looks to be a great event and hope to see fellow alumni and friends of the Titan program at the festivities.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby ptctitan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 am

Bump back up. But let's also get a good crowd for the NKU game. Take 'em one game at a time.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby JDetroitTitan » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:02 pm

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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 pm

This game is shaping up to be the Perfect Storm for massive attendance. Both teams are hot and getting media attention. Students will be back. Winter Blast will help bring in alumni. Honestly, I hope OU sends some buses of fans over. Does anyone know the attendance numbers for the past few times we hosted OU? I looked at the box scores on ESPN but they’re not listed for some reason.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:39 pm

Who knows, maybe Detroit will get its first real snowfall by the Titan Winter Blast weekend. For those out-of-staters on the board, it’s 50 degrees and sunny today, we’ve enjoyed a virtually snowless December, and there are no forecasted flakes for the upcoming week.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby mb230611 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:04 pm

Tacitus651 wrote:This game is shaping up to be the Perfect Storm for massive attendance. Both teams are hot and getting media attention. Students will be back. Winter Blast will help bring in alumni. Honestly, I hope OU sends some buses of fans over. Does anyone know the attendance numbers for the past few times we hosted OU? I looked at the box scores on ESPN but they’re not listed for some reason.


2014 (Saturday 7:00 pm): 6,976
2015 (Saturday, 3:00 pm): 6,522
2016 (Saturday, 3:00 pm): 6,125
2017 (Friday, 7:00 pm): 6,275
2018 (Saturday, 4:00 pm): 3,257
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Titans03 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:30 pm

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBasketb ... h=d3a42561
speaking of Oakland, they are the worst team in the state (according gon KenPom)
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby The-Dude » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 am

Tony Paul will be in attendance, looking for every possible desperate angle to spin a nuteral or OU biased story.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Tacitus651 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:57 am

The-Dude wrote:Tony Paul will be in attendance, looking for every possible desperate angle to spin a nuteral or OU biased story.


I just assume he will show up on the OU bus with the rest of the team and staff. Honestly, they should just give him the same OU windbreaker that Kampe always wears.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:27 pm

From Alumni Relations:

Hey Titans! We are extending the pre-registration deadline for the Titan Winter Blast. Prices go up after this Friday (1/11). $20 admission includes buffet lunch, open bar, chili cook-off, and a ticket to the men's basketball game versus Oakland University!
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:36 pm

From Twitter:

@GoldenGrizzlies @KampeOU on #MetroSeries game next Saturday “I’ve always said I want Detroit & Oakland to be the best two teams in the league. I want them to be second. Always have.” On @detroittitans @DetroitMBB Antoine Davis “I don’t have a clue how we’re going to guard him.”
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby NC Titan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm

UDM Athletics weighs in on next weekend's game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSTRvRO-gQ
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Tacitus651 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 pm

NC Titan wrote:UDM Athletics weighs in on next weekend's game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSTRvRO-gQ


Looks like it was made by the same people who made Stranger Things.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:44 am

As of this morning, 415 people were pre-registered for the Titan Winter Blast pre-game event, exceeding Alumni Relations original goal and a significant increase from last year. They will likely get more sign-ups during the week and anticipate have some walk-up traffic. This is an early indicator that there is building interest in the Titans MBB team in general and Saturday's game against Oakland more specifically. I'll stick with my earlier guesstimate and predict that we will have attendance in the neighborhood of 5,000.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Tacitus651 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 am

Saturday weather really not looking good for out of towners that would face a long drive to get to Detroit . . . :cry:
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby ptctitan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Dick Vitale just tweets:

https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1085192045973491713

"How about a little PR for the Diaper Dandy that is the leading freshman scorer in the nation ANTOINE DAVIS of @DetroitMBB Yes his dad is Coach Mike Davis & the Titans r 5-1 & lead the @HorizonLeague Let’s go Titans Baby ! @freep"
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:18 pm

Tacitus651 wrote:Saturday weather really not looking good for out of towners that would face a long drive to get to Detroit . . . :cry:

Current forecast for Saturday: a 90 percent chance of snow, which will mostly fall between 1 a.m. and 11 p.m. More than 3 inches of accumulation are expected in Metro Detroit.
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Re: Titans Winter Blast (January 19 game v. Oakland)

Postby Resurget Cineribus » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:40 pm

Hopefully the snow doesn’t deter a big crowd. I was feeling really good momentum with all the press, alums, etc.
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