Alumni and Redbird football fans are invited to participate in a pregame rally in conjunction with the Illinois State vs. Northwestern football game. Don’t miss this opportunity to cheer on the team, as well as meet Illinois State President Al Bowman and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger. Come enjoy Redbird football while networking with fellow alumni and friends!

The pregame rally begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hotel Orrington in Evanston. Cost is $30 per person and includes breakfast, nonalcoholic drinks, one drink ticket, and spirit pack. Cash bar will be available. Children 2 and under are free. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. at Ryan Field in Evanston. Game tickets are $35.

To register for the pregame event and/or to purchase game tickets go online to

Not able to make it to Evanston? Not a problem! Thanks to the Big Ten Network, Redbird fans can watch this match-up on TV. Host a game watching party with your friends or attend one of our Redbird Watch parties hosted by our alumni networks in Addison, Texas; Orlando, Florida; or Olympia, Washington.