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Honoring the Legacy of Rollo Taylor

Feb. 22 events will honor the legacy of Rollo Taylor:  Educator, Mentor, Coach and Friend.

Another opportunity for Coach Taylor’s “victories” to honor his legacy will be on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the UWL Eagles last regular season home game against UW-Eau Claire. There will be a presentation at halftime about the new Rollo Taylor Endowment and Outstanding Freshman Award.  

After the game, a Coach Taylor Legacy Celebration will be held at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, reminiscent of the end of season dinner that Rollo and Kay Taylor hosted in their home each year for his freshman teams. This spaghetti dinner will offer time for former players, assistant coaches, students, UWL colleagues and community friends to share stories of how Rollo touched their lives. Many of Rollo’s family plan to attend both the game and celebration. 

Saturday, February 22
Men’s Basketball game vs. UW-Eau Claire Mitchell Hall, 3 p.m.
Tickets available at the door starting 90 minutes before game time. Ticket price information can be found here

Spaghetti Dinner
Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, 5 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person, register here. RSVP by February 17. 
Includes a special dinner of spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert.  A portion of the registration fee will go to support the Rollo Taylor Endowment fund.

To donate directly to the fund, email or visit Under Area of Interest, select Athletics. Under Gift Designation – Under Endowments – select Men’s Basketball (Taylor Fund).


  • 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22


Strzelczyk Great Hall, 153 Cleary Center
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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Cleary Center


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Vickie Bain at 608.785.8489 or


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