Monday, November 12, 2012
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ISU men's basketball

Redbirds to wear new silver uniforms at Monday's season opener

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[November 12, 2012]  NORMAL -- Illinois State fans have their first opportunity to watch the Redbird men's basketball team play under a new coach, on a new floor, wearing never-before-seen silver uniforms Monday night. ISU tips off the 2012-13 season against UC Santa Barbara on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena Monday at 7 p.m.

"We are wearing our new silver uniforms Monday night versus UCSB," said first-year Illinois State head coach Dan Muller. "They're not in replacement of our red or white uniforms, but I think it's something that our students, fans and certainly our players are excited about. Nike did a great job, and I think everyone will like them."

Muller, who has traded in his Redbird uniform for a suit and tie, is making his head coaching debut Monday night. He was a standout player at Illinois State from 1994-98, amassing a 91-37 record and helping ISU to four consecutive postseason appearances, including two NCAA tournament berths. Muller's final game as a player was in front of a sellout crowd at Redbird Arena in February 1998. He would like to see similar support for the Redbirds this season.

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"Please come out for our home opener Monday night to support our student-athletes," Muller said. "A great crowd and an unbelievable home-court advantage would help us start this season off the right way. Go, Redbirds!"

Tickets to Monday's game are available by calling the Redbird Arena ticket office at 309- 438-8000, buying them on or visiting the Redbird Arena ticket office. Season tickets are also on sale for as low as $85.

[Text from news release received from Illinois State University]

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