Illinois State Hosts Social Media Events For Men's Hoops

January 9, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. – For the first time Illinois State Athletics, in conjunction with the Bone Student Center (BSC), Barnes & Noble located in the BSC and ISU’s student radio station WZND, will be hosting a Social Media Night at Redbird Arena, Jan. 23 at 7:05 p.m., when the men’s basketball team takes on Indiana State.

On Jan. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Circus Room located in the BSC, a Social Media Night pep rally will be held exclusively for ISU students focused on social media. The first 150 students to attend get a free Social Media Night T-shirt for the game. Free food and drinks will be provided, while supplies last. Students must show proof of tweeting @ISURedbirds including #RBsocial13, to an Illinois State staff member to receive the shirt.

At the pep rally, WZND will have a live remote show interviewing men’s basketball players, coaches, and a member of the ISU Athletics Communications staff about ISU’s involvement on social media and what it brings to sporting events. Two students will also be selected for courtside seats and Social Media Night involvement for the ISU vs. Indiana State game. To enter for a chance to win, see details below.  

“Instagramer” of the Night: Tweet @ISURedbirds men’s basketball themed Instagram photos, including #RBsocial13 for a chance to be selected as the “Instagramer” of the Night, where you will have access around the arena on game night to take photos for the official ISURedbirds Instagram account.

Game Tweeter: The best tweet posted prior to the pep rally on Jan. 22 using #RBsocial13, will become the official game Twitter of Social Media Night. The game tweeter will sit on press row and will cover the game on Twitter from their personal account with the official @ISURedbirds account.

Note: All students using #RBsocial13 will be eligible to enter.

For questions about this event, please contact Coordinator of Fan Experience Peter Brandstatter via email at purchase tickets for this game online, visit, by phone at (309) 438-8000 or stop by the Illinois State Athletics Tickets Office located at the North entrance of Redbird Arena.

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