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
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
visiting the Redbird Arena ticket office. Season tickets are also on
sale for as low as $85.
news release received from
Illinois State University]