BATON ROUGE -- Southern University's weekend-long celebration of both the men's and women's program history opens tonight at the annual SU Basketball Alumni game and concludes with the SU-BR Celebrity All-Star game following Saturday's Grambling game on February 9.
Former players and support staff from the Jaguars' women's and men's basketball program will compete in an exhibition game in the F.G. Clark Activity Center Friday night at 6:30 p.m. before the current teams hit the hardwood for a pivotal Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup against in-state rival Grambling State University on Saturday starting with women's action at 3 p.m.
During halftime of the women's game, former Southern University two-sport athlete (baseball and basketball) and longtime baseball coach Roger Cador will be recognized as a future inductee of the 2019 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Following the men's game at 5:30 p.m., SU Athletics will host the first annual SU/BR Celebrity All-Star game featuring members of the athletic staff playing an exhibition game against so of Baton Rouge's local leaders and city officialsAmong the list of local celebrities scheduled to participate includes, State Representative Ted James, Judge Wilson Fields, BRPD Police Chief Murphy Paul and Chef Celeste of Chef Celeste Bistro.
Southern University System Board of Supervisors member Raymond Fondel and Dr. Rani Whitfield are slated to compete in the postgame exhibition on Avery Johnson Court.
Tickets are available at the SU Box Office or on Ticketmaster.com. Fans are encouraged to contact the SU Box Office at 225-771-3171 for more details.