The Champaign-Urbana Area Alumni Network is returning to Normal Saturday, February 15, for an afternoon of fun before the Illinois State men’s basketball team takes on rival Bradley at Redbird Arena.

Champaign-Urbana area alumni are gathering at Pub II in Normal from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to get things started. After some drinks and cheeseballs, the group is heading to Redbird Arena for the final round of the “War on 74.” A shuttle to and from Pub II is available. Tipoff is at 6:05 p.m. Tickets for Champaign-Urbana alumni, friends, and family are just $10. You must register by January 24 for the discounted tickets.

If you can’t attend the pregame party at Pub II, you still need to register for the tickets.

What: Champaign-Urbana Area Alumni Pregame Party
Where: Pub II, 102 North Linden Street in Normal
When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. February 15
Cost: Free to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

What: Illinois State versus Bradley
Where: Redbird Arena
When: 6:05 p.m. February 15
Cost: $10 per ticket. Must register by January 24 at or by calling Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.