UW-Green Bay Basketball Radio Voice: Brief Ejection From Game Was 'Surreal'
March 10, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY men's basketball radio voice MATT MENZL tells the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE that he is embarrassed by the attention he has received since being briefly ejected from UWGB's HORIZON LEAGUE tournament game MONDAY by referee PAT ADAMS, but the "surreal" moment has found the reaction "99.9%" supportive.
MENZL was booted from the PHOENIX's game against VALPARAISO at DETROIT's JOE LOUIS ARENA for making gestures which ADAMS interpreted as showing him up; after a confusing few moments during which he gave his headset to an OAKLAND UNIVERSITY broadcaster and went to a tunnel to consult with UWGB Athletic Dir MARY ELLEN GILLESPIE and HORIZON LEAGUE spokesman BILL POTTER, MENZL was instructed to return to the air. MENZL and ADAMS have not spoken since.
The PHOENIX upset top-seed VALPO in overtime to head to the league title game. MENZL's calls are heard on MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Sports WNFL-A-W270AJ/GREEN BAY.