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First 2014 Home Basketball Games, Homecoming Slated for Feb. 7; Tribute for Coach Werts Planned

UVI’s Lady Bucs and Buccaneers play their first 2014 home games on Friday, Feb. 7, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. They will host American University's women's and men's squads. The Lady Bucs play at 6:30 p.m., the Buccaneers play at 8:30 p.m. The evening has also been designated as UVI's 2014 Homecoming and all students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and show their support by wearing Bucs blue. Along with the usual homecoming activities, UVI fans will pay special tribute to former Bucs Head Coach Eugene Werts, who died on Jan. 16, on the mainland. Werts served the University as a physical education instructor and head basketball coach for six years. He was credited with starting the then College of the Virgin Islands’ intercollege basketball program in the late 1960s and is a member of the UVI Athletic Hall of Fame and the Bucs