Northwestern to go on Red Alert for Thursday's hoops games

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Northwestern to go on Red Alert for Thursday's hoops games

January 26, 2009

Northwestern Oklahoma State University hopes to turn Percefull Fieldhouse into a sea of red on Thursday as the Rangers play host to Oklahoma Baptist University for a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader.

As part of the school’s Red Alert promotion, Ranger fans are encouraged to wear red, paint their faces and bring signs to the game, and Northwestern will help in that cause by giving the first 700 fans free red Ranger Nation t-shirts. Tip off for the Lady Rangers’ game is 6 p.m.

“The promotion is similar to last’s year popular White Out, but this year we wanted to fill Percefull with red and make a lasting impression on OBU,” 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 Thursday.”

In addition to the t-shirt giveaway, Northwestern students who register by halftime of the women’s game will be eligible to participate in “Putt for Dough” contests where they can win cash prizes by putting a golf ball into a target.

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