CHARLESTON – Tickets for this Friday’s exhibition basketball doubleheader at Lantz Arena are sold out.
Eastern Illinois University men's and women's basketball are to play a basketball doubleheader on Friday as both teams have been granted a one-time NCAA waiver to play an additional exhibition game with proceeds to go towards a pre-determined disaster relief effort.
The EIU men are to host the University of Illinois at 7 p.m. with the women's hosting Indiana State University at 4 p.m. Doors to Lantz Arena are to be open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
Tickets for the event sold out late on Tuesday afternoon. Both games are to be carried by Hit Mix 88.9 FM, the home for EIU Panther athletics, which broadcasts in Coles County and the surrounding area. The game is to also be available online at http://www.weiu.net/hitmix/streaming.php. The University of Illinois is to also carry the men's game on some of its network radio stations.
A limited number of tickets for Eastern Illinois students are to be available in the EIU student section on the floor. To access this area, EIU students must show a valid EIU student ID to enter and must enter on the lower east side of Lantz Arena (tennis court/basketball court side) of the building to access the student section. Students are not be allowed to enter for free on the upper level.
The proceeds from Friday's doubleheader will go to the American Red Cross.
Both EIU basketball teams are to return to Lantz Arena on Monday for a basketball exhibition doubleheader. The women are to host Rose-Hulman at 5:15 p.m. followed by the men's game against Southern Indiana at 7:30 p.m.