NIU Men's and Women's Basketball Announces 2009 Alumni Games

GO HUSKIES Women's Alumnae Game will take place Jan 17, while the Men's Alumni Game will be played Jan. 24.
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Women's Alumnae Game will take place Jan 17, while the Men's Alumni Game will be played Jan. 24.
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Jan. 14, 2009

DEKALB, Ill. - Come out and watch your former Huskie hardwood heroes take the court again at the 2009 NIU men's and women's basketball alumni days.

All former Northern Illinois basketball players, coaches and managers of both the Huskie men's and women's basketball teams are invited back to attend NIU's annual Alumni Days.

The Northern Illinois women's basketball alumnae will gather on Saturday, January 17 while the men's basketball alumni day is slated for Saturday, January 24. The days begin with the alumni games. Doors to the Convocation Center will open at 9 a.m. for both Alumni Games with each contest scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Following the game, alums and their families will join NIU athletics administrators and members of the current NIU coaching staffs for lunch before catching current Huskie teams in action. The NIU women will play host to Eastern Michigan on Jan 17, while the men will take on Central Michigan. Both Mid-American Conference games will tip-off at 2 p.m. All basketball alumni in attendance will be recognized at halftime of each game.

Admission to the Alumni Game is free to those with a ticket to the Huskies' game that afternoon. For tickets, contact the NIU ticket office at 815-752-6800 or log on to www.niuhuskies.com.

Northern Illinois University Women's Basketball Alumnae Day / Game
--9 a.m.: NIU Convocation Center Doors Open (Alumnae shoot-around)
--10 a.m.: NIU Varsity Club Cardinal and Black WBB Alumnae Game (Two 20-minute running halves)
--11:30 a.m.: Lunch (alumni and basketball staff)
--2 p.m.: Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan (Halftime recognition) To RSVP for the NIU Women's Basketball Alumnae Day or for more information, please contact Director of Basketball Operations, Cecelia Bolles at (815) 753-0586 or via email at cbolles@niu.edu.

Ninth Annual Northern Illinois University Men's Basketball Alumni Day / Game
--9 a.m.: NIU Convocation Center Doors Open (Alumnae shoot-around)
--10 a.m.: NIU Varsity Club Cardinal and Black MBB Alumnae Game (Two 20-minute running halves)
--11:30 a.m.: Lunch (alumni and basketball staff)
--2 p.m.: Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan (Halftime recognition)
To RSVP for the NIU Men's Basketball Alumni Day or for more information, please contact Assistant Athletics Director, Shelley Binegar at (815) 753-0800 or via email at sbinegar@niu.edu.