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Redbird Men's Basketball Wears Throwback Uniforms For Retro Night

January 28, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State men’s basketball team will turn back the clocks at Redbird Arena Saturday, Feb. 2, when it hosts Retro Night, presented by Prenzler Outdoor, as the ‘Birds welcome Southern Illinois to campus. Retro Night will start at the 3:05 p.m. tip off, following the 10th annual Taste of Redbirds in Horton Field House.

In honor of the special event, the team will be sporting replica jerseys from a previous season, as a nod to the historic past of Redbird basketball. During halftime, past Illinois State men’s basketball players will be recognized on-court dating back to teams from the 1950s. The retro uniforms will not be revealed until game time, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

"We all hope to see you this Saturday as we celebrate our program’s history with Retro Night,” said head coach Dan Muller. “Come check out the Taste of Redbirds in historic Horton Field House and then over to Redbird Arena, as we wear our ‘new’ throwback uniforms and take on Southern Illinois. See you there!"

As an added treat, the in-game entertainment will feature classic music from past decades and other promotional twists with a vintage flare. All fans are encouraged to wear retro Illinois State gear or even old school clothing.

Exclusive vintage-style gear can be purchased from the GoRedbirds.com online store for 15-percent off with the use of the REDBIRDVINTAGE promotional code. This promotion ends Feb. 1 at midnight.

For more information on the Taste of Redbirds, please visit GoRedbirds.com or call (309) 438-3803. To order tickets for the ISU-SIU basketball game, please call the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office located in Redbird Arena at (309) 438-8000.

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