1987-88 Oredigger men reuniting this weekend

1987-88 Oredigger men reuniting this weekend

It will seem like old times Saturday at Montana Tech’s HPER Complex.

Tech’s 1987-88 men’s basketball team will be on hand for a reunion 31 years after the Orediggers won the Frontier Conference title.

Coach Rick Dessing’s Orediggers went 5-6 during the non-conference schedule that season. Then, the Orediggers caught fire as the Frontier Conference season opened. Tech won 11 straight games to start league play, and captured the crown with a 13-3 records.

That team will be honored at halftime of Tech’s Frontier Conference game against MSU-Northern on Saturday. The men’s game is slated for 7:30 p.m. The women’s game opens the doubleheader at 5:30.

Dessing and his assistant coach Tom Berg are expected to attend Saturday. Players expected to be there are Brad Huse, Sherman Vernon, Chris Oliver, Jeff Knesh, Robert “Boobie” Montague, Dave Carson, Scott Rasor, Todd Guldseth, Todd Schmautz, Rich Kramer and Rod Proceno.

Team members Dale Forebear and Randy Kosbab are not able to attend.

The game will have special meaning for Huse. His son Drew plays for the Orediggers, while his son Adam plays for Northern. Brad Huse’s brother Shawn, also a former Oredigger, is the head coach of the Lights.

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