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Catch the action at Hoopfest on October 7

Image of T-shirt with Illinois State basketball printed on it.

The first 1,000 fans in the door will receive this free Illinois State basketball T-shirt. (Image of T-shirt with words Illinois State Basketball.)

During Homecoming 2016, Illinois State fans can watch the 2016–17 Redbird men’s and women’s basketball teams on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena for the first time this season during the annual Hoopfest season tipoff event, Friday, October 7, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Before tipoff, guests will meet the 2016 student Homecoming court and watch who will be crowned Homecoming king and queen.

Hoopfest is free and open to the public, and the first 1,000 fans in the door will receive a free limited edition black Illinois State basketball T-shirt. Parking is available in lots surrounding Redbird Arena.

Hoopfest will include a dunk contest and basketball contests involving each team and an autograph session for fans.

Check out all events happening throughout Homecoming 2016 and catch up with Redbird basketball before the first game of the season.