Illini Host Indiana for 'Great Escape' Sunday

The Illini host Indiana for Sunday's dual at 1 p.m.
The Illini host Indiana for Sunday's dual at 1 p.m.

Jan. 23, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 5 Illinois will host Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. at Huff Hall in the fifth-annual "Great Escape", the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday. The Illini look to improve on their 5-2 overall record and beat the Hoosiers for the third consecutive year.

As they have all season, Illinois fans will receive free admission and the first 800 people through the Huff Hall doors will receive free pizza. Fans will also be able to win men's basketball tickets for an upcoming conference game. A pair will be raffled off for students while another to the general public. Also, don't forget, the Illini starters will throw T-shirts tot he crowd during the introduction of starting lineups.

In addition to the free food and prizes, Sunday will serve as Civil Service night. Members from the Champaign, Urbana and Savoy EMT, Fire and Police departments will attend the dual. The branch with the most attendees wins an Illinois Our State Our Team Flag which is signed by all Illini head coaches. The short ceremony will take place after the first five matches.

Also, be sure to get your Ultimate Fan Punch Card punched at the marketing table in Huff Hall for your chance to win a free hotdog and drink at the Big Ten Championships. If Illini fans attend and punch their card at all four home duals, they will be able to redeem their prize at the concession stands in Assembly Hall.

The Illini will host the 2013 Big Ten Championships at the Assembly Hall on March 9-10. This year's championship marks just the ninth time Illinois has hosted the conference championships, welcoming the conference's best first in 1930 and following with events in 1933, 1946, 1958, 1966, 1991 and 2002. For more information on tickets, contact the Illinois Ticket Office at 1-866-Illini-1.