'Blackout' planned in Percefull Fieldhouse for Nov. 23 hoops games

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'Blackout' planned in Percefull Fieldhouse for Nov. 23 hoops games

November 12, 2009

Northwestern Oklahoma State University hopes to turn Percefull Fieldhouse into the “Black Sea” on Nov. 23 when the Rangers play host to Oklahoma Christian for a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader.

As part of the school’s “Blackout” festivities, all Ranger fans are encouraged to wear black clothing, paint their faces and bring signs to the game, and Northwestern will help in that cause by giving the first 700 fans free black Ranger Nation t-shirts. Tip off for the Lady Rangers’ game is 6 p.m. with the men following at 8 p.m.

“The event is similar to our popular Whiteout and Red Alert games, but this year we wanted to fill Percefull with black and make a lasting impression on OC,” said Steve Valencia, associate vice president for university relations. “Our fans have proven over the past couple of years that they can make a big difference by showing up and getting loud. We have big wins in Percefull to prove that and want to add more on Nov. 23.”

In addition to the t-shirt giveaway, Northwestern students who register by halftime of the women’s game will be eligible to participate in various contests for prizes.

“It can be a great environment for the Rangers if everyone comes dressed in black and ready to support our teams,” Valencia said.