The Illinois State football team is holding Military Appreciation Night at its Saturday, November 17 game versus Youngstown State. All active and former military, as well as their families will be recognized and Big Red Marching Machine will have a themed halftime performance. Collection bins for Operation Santa will be located at each entrance accepting donations of personal hygiene items and touches of home life for active military overseas.

Kickoff at Hancock Stadium is set for noon and the first 1000 fans through the gates will receive an ISU winter beanie.

Football tickets are available by visiting or by calling (309) 438-8000.