MARQUETTE — Ted Rose played for the Northern Michigan basketball team from 1967 to 1970. He ranks second in school history in career rebounds and fourth in career points, and he is the only three–time basketball MVP in NMU history. After racking up three All–American awards, he was inducted into the Wildcats Hall of Fame in 1984. And 32 years later, he was back to where it all started.
During halftime of Saturday’s game at the Berry, Rose was honored for all of his accomplishments as a Wildcat. He says the trip back to Marquette was a long time coming and he enjoyed every minute of it.
“The hospitality from everyone, everything was great. It’s still great. It made me feel great to come back. This is a great fieldhouse. We used to pack the old fieldhouse. I would like to see more people come out and support the Wildcats. They’re doing a great job. They’re fighting hard and I just want to feel comfortable coming back,” Rose said.
After the ceremony, Rose presented head coach Bill Sall with a custom made Louisville Slugger bat as a gift from him to the team.