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"The Show Me Sellout" Gains Momentum & Announces Fan-Friendly Activities

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

All Redhawk Basketball games are free for Southeast students with a valid ID
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics has added a number of fun and exciting events to "The Show Me Sellout," its department wide effort to sellout the Show Me Center for the final basketball games of the season on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Since the official announcement of "The Show Me Sellout" last week, over 3,000 tickets have been sold and allocated.

"It's incredibly exciting how the Southeast Missouri community and surrounding areas have latched on and supported this effort," said Southeast head men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt. "Our team is really excited and I encourage you to be a part of the event if you have not done so already."

An aggressive effort has also been mobilized to engage Southeast students to pack the 850-seat "Redhawks Nest" student section. All Redhawk Basketball games are free for Southeast students with a valid ID.

"Our students can make a huge difference by being loud and enthusiastic," Nutt stated. "We need that student-section to be loud and rocking to help lead us to victory."

Fans who attend "The Show Me Sellout" are invited to participate in the following activities:

Between the Women's & Men's Games (6:30-7:45 p.m.) - Upper Level East Concourse:

* Face painting for kids

* Photos with Rowdy the Redhawk

* Autograph stations with Redhawk teams

* More to be announced....

In-Game Entertainment will include:

* Women's and Men's Basketball senior student-athlete ceremonies

* Live National Anthem & ROTC Color guard performance

* Performances by the Sundancers and Southeast Cheerleaders

* Recognition of Redhawk student-athlete achievements

* Fun-fan contests for students and the public with exciting prizes

* Additional exciting elements to be announced....

Specially priced group tickets for "The Show Me Sellout" can be purchased for $5 each, with a minimum purchase of 20 tickets. Redhawk fans can also sponsor tickets for area youth groups, providing an opportunity for those who might not otherwise have the ability to attend a game. Those wishing to sponsor a group can donate the purchased tickets to the department of athletics and they will be distributed on their behalf.

Southeast last had a sellout when 7,241 fans packed the Show Me Center for a game against Murray State on Feb. 12, 2000.

For more information regarding this effort, please contact the Southeast Athletics ticket office at (573) 651-2113.

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Could they show a major college or NBA game in another room so we wouldn't have to watch the Indians?

errr red owls.

-- Posted by Red Devil on Mon, Feb 15, 2010, at 1:13 PM

"since we know you have no desire to watch our basketball teams or contribute to our overbloated sports program, why not come out and get your face painted!"

In other words, c'mon people, pretend that we look good!

-- Posted by the_eye on Mon, Feb 15, 2010, at 2:08 PM

Nowhere are they advertising competitive college basketball. At least they can't be accused of false advertising anyway.

-- Posted by whitey11 on Mon, Feb 15, 2010, at 9:20 PM

There was a time where entertainment was part of the night. Then they took away the microphones and 50% of the playtime from the Showband. They stopped using the spotlights during the team introduction. They started playing crappy, slow rap and 20 year-old rock through their sub-par PA system.

Southeast's basketball games went from an event to just another mediocre basketball game. Maybe if they would look back at how things were 10-15 years ago, they would see that even if the team is a big /fail, there was still a reason to come. One more thing that got ruined at Southeast.

It pains me to go to a game and see what it has become. I still have boosters who stop me and talk about "the good ole' days," and their not talking about the athletes.

*shakes head*


-- Posted by Iceburg on Mon, Feb 15, 2010, at 11:57 PM

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