Intercollegiate Athletics, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, is working to further promote Huskie Pride across campus.
The two departments are encouraging the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff, to wear school colors and apparel the day before home football games in support of “Red & Black Fridays” – or in the case of the Wednesday, Nov. 14, football game versus Toledo, “Red & Black Tuesday.”
NIU football student-athletes patrol campus the mornings the day before home games rewarding those who are showing their school pride with a large 3-inch sticker and a raffle ticket that is their chance to win a gift card to the NIU University Bookstore inside the Holmes Student Center.
The winning numbers are announced during the second half of the football game.
Those caught wearing something other than Huskie red or black are given a “Huskie Pride Citation” which entitles them to a 20 percent discount at the bookstore that day or on Game Day.
Athletics and Student Affairs also are partnering in the investment of a second Victor E. Huskie mascot costume, thus allowing the icon to be at more events across campus in addition to numerous athletic events throughout the year.
Christian Spears, deputy director of Athletics, said he is excited about the partnership with the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and the school spirit it helps to build.
“Dr. Kelly Wesener Michael has been a wonderful champion for this initiative,” Spears said, “and is sincerely committed to promoting a university community.”
Be sure to wear your Huskie red and black Friday, Oct. 12, again Friday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 13 – or run the risk of getting cited!