Celebrate throwback weekend tonight and Sunday


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Former Spartan dons the traditional Mather College uniform in previous Throwback Weekend.

This weekend the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s basketball teams are going to be hosting the 10th Annual Throwback Weekend in the Adelbert Gymnasium.

The women will play Emory University at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20, while the men will play Emory the same day at 8 p.m. Then, on Feb. 22, the men will play Rochester University at noon and the women will play them at 2 p.m.

The men wear the uniforms of the Western Reserve University Red Cats and the Case Institute of Technology Rough Riders, the two schools that joined together in 1967 to form CWRU, while the women wear the uniforms of the Flora Stone Mather College for Women.

The Throwback Weekend tradition began in 2006 and was held in the Adelbert Gymnasium until 2009. In 2010 it moved to Horsburgh Gymnasium. This year marks the first where it is back in its original location.

There will also be raffles, free samples and giveaways from vendors including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Residence Inn, 1-2-1 Fitness and The Jolly Scholar. The new student group, Blue CWRU, aiming to improve school spirit, will also have a table with face painting.

There will also be performances from the cheerleaders, the pep band and Spartan Bhangra.

On Sunday the sixth grade girl’s basketball team, the Avon Lake Shoregals, and children from the Mary Bathune Elementary School will come for meet and greet sessions and autographs with the team.