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Middle Tennessee unveils basketball promotional schedule

Numerous promotions return again for final two months

January 12, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee athletic marketing and promotions office has announced the basketball promotional schedule for the next two months. Blue Raider fans will be treated to a number of fun and family friendly promotions over the remainder of the schedule, which includes great Sun Belt Conference action.
The promotional schedule is highlighted by the following upcoming events with additional fun-filled activities for all remaining games.
The promotions begin Saturday when the Blue Raider women take on Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m. The game will be the annual Honor Roll Day with the Blue Raiders. All Rutherford County school children (K-8) who made the Honor Roll will receive one complimentary ticket to the game.
Activities will continue January 28 during the men's basketball game against New Orleans at 7 p.m. It will mark the fifth annual Mardi Gras night and fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best Mardi Gras attire and catch beads and candy during the Mardi Gras parade at halftime. Also, the Middle Tennessee football team, fresh off its 10-3 season capped by a win in the New Orleans Bowl, will be on-hand for a special halftime celebration.
Two nights later, Jan. 30, will be the first It's Hoop and Hollar for a Dollar when the Blue Raider women face off against North Texas at 2 p.m. Another Hoop and Hollar for a Dollar night will take place Feb. 13, as the MT men's squad welcomes Houston Baptist at 7 p.m. to the Murphy Center. Tickets for both games will be on sale for only $1.
A special Wild, Wild West night will be held Feb. 11 when the Blue Raider men play host to Denver at 7 p.m.. Fans are invited to come dressed in their favorite western gear - cowboy hats and boots - and receive tickets for just $5.
The last highlighted event of the basketball calendar will be Feb. 21 when the Middle Tennessee women's team faces South Alabama at 2 p.m. In addition to it being Senior Day, it also marks the annual WBCA Pink Zone game for breast cancer awareness. The first 500 fans will receive a pink t-shirt and all are encouraged to dress in pink to support the cause.

The complete listing of all the upcoming promotions is below.

Wednesday, Jan. 13: Lady Raiders vs. FIU
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

Thursday, Jan. 14: Blue Raiders vs. FIU
Northside Baptist Church Night
Northside Baptist Church children's choir will perform National Anthem

In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Guitar Hero Tournament

Saturday, Jan. 16: Lady Raiders vs. Florida Atlantic
Rutherford County Honor Roll Day with the Blue Raiders! - Children making Honor Roll will receive a complimentary ticket with one paying adult.
Scales Elementary Day Scales Superstar Chorus will perform National Anthem
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest
Halftime: Scales Cheerleaders

Saturday, Jan. 16: Blue Raiders vs. Florida Atlantic
Take a Kid to the Game (NCAA initiative) - For every paying adult one child gets a complimentary ticket

In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Hot Shot Jump Rope Team and Guitar Hero Tournament

Monday, Jan. 18: Blue Raiders vs. Western Kentucky
State Farm Employee Night
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Lightning's Dancers and Guitar Hero Tournament

Wednesday, Jan. 27: Lady Raiders vs. New Orleans
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

Thursday, Jan. 28: Blue Raiders vs. New Orleans
Mardi Gras Night - Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras Apparel New Orleans Bowl Celebration - Meet your 2009 New Orleans Bowl Champions! Players will sign autographs on the track level of the Murphy Center BEFORE the game.
In-game promotions

Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Mardi Gras Parade and New Orleans Bowl Trophy Presentation

Saturday, Jan. 30: Lady Raiders vs. North Texas
Hoop and Hollar for a $1 Day - Tickets are on sale for only $1!
Most Improved Student program
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

Saturday, Jan. 30: Blue Raiders vs. North Texas
Coaches vs. Cancer - Wear your tennis shoes to join the coaches and the fight against cancer
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Cyndi's Cynderellas and Guitar Hero Tournament Championship

Wednesday, Feb. 3: Lady Raiders vs. Troy
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

Thursday, Feb. 4: Blue Raiders vs. Troy
Party IN DA Stands Night
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Lightning's Dancers and NPHC STEP SHOW performance and Battle of DJs

Wednesday, Feb. 10: Lady Raiders vs. Denver
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

Thursday, Feb. 11: Blue Raiders vs. Denver
Wild West Night - Dress in western apparel and get a discounted ticket for $5
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Paula's Dance Academy and Square Dance Performance

Saturday, Feb. 13: Blue Raiders vs. Houston Baptist
Hoop and Hollar for a $1 Night - Tickets on sale for only $1!

In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest

Saturday, Feb. 20: Blue Raiders vs. South Alabama
SENIOR NIGHT!!
In-game promotions
Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Name that Tune Contest
Halftime: Middle Tennessee Knights and Hall of Fame

Sunday, Feb. 21: Lady Raiders vs. South Alabama
WBCA Pink Zone - annual breast cancer awareness game - First 500 fans will receive pink t-shirts
SENIOR DAY!!
In-game promotions

Kroger Ball Kid
Doubletree and Enterprise Electric - upgraded seats
Fox's Pizza giveaway
Purity Dairy "Lucky Row Contest"
Marines T-shirt Cannon
Flex Cam
Kiss Cam
Smile Cam
Kid Contest

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