In almost all instances, when a team decides add a patch to its jersey, it’s to honor a former playing great, or legendary coach, or even the franchise owner.
In the case of the University of Detroit men’s and women’s hoops teams the rest of the year, they’ll be adding a patch honoring Reggie Hall, one of the school’s most passionate supporters.
It was announced this afternoon via the @DetroitTitans Twitter feed that the teams’ uniforms will be adorned with the initials TR, for “Titan Reggie,” a man described often as the “heart and soul of the U of D basketball program.”
The Titan alum and well-known Detroit TV sports producer passed away early Wednesday. There was a video tribute in Hall’s honor at that night’s game against Toledo, which the Titans won in dramatic fashion. Coach Ray McCallum said after the game that the team broke the huddle that night with, “1-2-3...Titan Reggie!”
The team and their new “Titan Reggie” uniforms will return to the Calihan Hall court Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 PM matchup with Bowling Green.