UE on Monday announced that fans are encouraged to wear orange to Sunday’s 7 p.m. game against Drake, also known as “Throwback Night,” and purple to the Aces’ Feb. 16 showdown against Creighton that’s being promoted as “Pack the Ford Center Purple” in an effort to go for a season attendance high.
Both home contests will be broadcast nationally on ESPN U.
Additionally, the first 1,000 fans to the Ford Center before the Drake game will receive a Jerry Sloan replica jersey T-shirt.
After the 2 p.m. UE men’s game against Creighton, the women host Illinois State at 5 p.m. to cap the doubleheader with a “Hoops For A Cure” game. Part of ticket sales, plus silent and Chinese auctions, will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
UE plans to release more information on the promotions closer to game day.