Men's Basketball
Operation Blue-Out Set for Assembly Hall on Jan. 31

 
Proceeds from the purchase of each "wear blue to beat cancer" T-shirt will go to Coaches vs. Cancer.
Proceeds from the purchase of each "wear blue to beat cancer" T-shirt will go to Coaches vs. Cancer.
 

Dec. 1, 2011

Champaign, Ill. - The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday an "Operation Blue-Out" for the Jan. 31 game against Michigan State at the Assembly Hall. All fans attending are encouraged to "wear blue to beat cancer," and a special T-shirt has been designed for the event. Illini fans can purchase Operation Blue-Out shirts at one of two Gameday Spirit Champaign locations (519 E. Green St. or 1615 W. Springfield). The shirts are $9.99, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will go to Coaches vs. Cancer. Shirts are available immediately, making a great holiday gift.

"This is a fun way to do something new and showcase our school color of blue, and I'm pleased that we are partnering with Coaches vs. Cancer for Operation Blue-Out to help raise money in the fight against cancer," head coach Bruce Weber said. "I was so impressed with the way our fans responded to the Stripe the Stadium event at football and know they'll be behind Operation Blue-Out as well. I'm looking forward to seeing the Assembly Hall covered in blue for the first time when we take the court on January 31."

Tickets for the Michigan State game on Jan. 31 and other home games are available online at www.fightingillini.com, by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1 or in person at the Assembly Hall North Box Office.

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