Feb. 11, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University women’s basketball coach Larry Tidwell is doubly busy these days. Not only is he gearing up the Lady Cardinals for a run at the Southland Conference regular-season title, he’s also in the final stages of planning for the largest women’s basketball reunion in Lamar history.
Every former Lady Cardinals’ player and coach has been invited back to campus for this weekend’s festivities that include a dinner and reception at the Montagne Center on Friday night and recognition at halftime of Saturday’s conference game against archrival McNeese State.
“I’m very privileged to be able to honor these young ladies and what they have meant for the program,” Tidwell said. “We appreciate all they have done for the program. They laid the foundation for what we have now.”
The reunion begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday as the former Lady Cardinals arrive at the Montagne Center’s Cardinal Club Room to sign in and receive their reunion T-shirt. A dinner catered by Courville’s will be served at 7:15 p.m. before the program that includes a highlight video, guest speakers and recognition of former Lady Cardinals’ greats in the Hall of Honor and the Walkway of Champions gets under way at 7:45 p.m.
On Saturday, the former Lady Cards will tour the Lady Cardinals’ locker room prior to the 4 p.m. game against McNeese State and then be honored at halftime.
“It’s going to be a great weekend,” Tidwell said. “We already have more than 100 former players and coaches who have confirmed they are coming. We’re hoping for even more. We want to make this a special event.”
There is no cost for the former Lady Cardinals and a guest to attend the reunion. For further information, email Tidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or graduate assistant Hannah Burleson at email@example.com.