The Redbird Rumble is bringing student, faculty and staff teams together for another year of homecoming fun and friendly competition tonight at 7 p.m. at Hancock Stadium.
Redbird Rumble is an annual event held during Homecoming week featuring a series of relays. Each team competes in the first five events with the top 20 moving on to the next event and the top five then competing in the final relay series.
“In addition, this year we’ve added a spirit station where you can deck your team out in red and white,” Valerie Curtis, coordinator of Leadership and Event Management said. “We will also be doing 60-second challenges in the bleachers for a chance to win prizes.”
There will be a student team division and faculty/staff team division but all teams compete in the event together to keep it both fun and interesting and watch.
“I expect to have fun, meet a lot of cool people and win,” Tomi Mick, junior sociology major said. “This will be very interesting, and I have no idea what to expect.”
There are different relays every year to keep the suspense and although the competition does include a few fan favorites that teams can look forward, these will not be revealed until the event takes place.
“The top team takes home a pack of Campus Recreation swag including t-shirts, bags, water bottles and more,” Curtis said. “The faculty/staff winner gets rights of the traveling trophy for the next year.”
Not only will the winning team get these great prizes, they will also receive bragging rights for the year and a chance to come back next year for more fun.
Curtis said every team has an equal shot of winning and teams never know who will take the top spot.
“It is not overly athletic so everyone can participate,” Curtis said. “It’s a great time to get your friends together and soak up the Homecoming Spirit.”
Spots are already full for teams who wish to compete but spectators are allowed to come and watch their friends, professors and others in this unusual yet entertaining competition.
For more information contact Valerie Curtis with Campus Recreation at 309-438-7058.