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Redbird Rumble allows Redbirds the opportunity to compete in a variety of fun events and show their Redbird pride. Students can participate, cheer and get into the Homecoming spirit.

In honor of Illinois State University’s 100-year anniversary of homecoming, Redbird Rumble will be taking place from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at Hancock Stadium.

The event will feature a variety of activities for students to participate in.

This is a competitive way to show some school spirit for homecoming season. There are no requirements, like athletic ability, to participate in the event.

There will be several teams composed of seven to 12 participants. As a team, members will participate in all the activities and games the Rumble has to offer. Space has been limited to the first 40 teams that sign up.

Teams must be ready to check-in at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Stadium. Check-in will take place at the Northwest corner of the stadium.

Organizations or clubs on campus are limited to two teams. If need be, organizations or clubs can register for more than two teams but will be placed on a waitlist until all other teams have been figured out.

These games and activities will be held for the teams to compete against each other until there is a declared winner at the end.

Redbird Rumble did not happen last school year as a result of the pandemic, along with other homecoming festivities being canceled.

Assistant Director at the campus recreation center Krista Gooris said that ISU is excited to offer a familiar homecoming event for the community and announced that there will be new games at the event this year for students to anticipate.

Showing school spirit, especially during homecoming week, has been an ISU tradition for years. Now that in-person events are making a comeback, the university is doing as much as it can to make everything feel normal again.

“Students are encouraged to participate in Redbird Rumble to create new memories and enjoy some recreational activities during an exciting, community building week on ISU’s campus,” Gooris said.

“Not only will their school spirit make the campus feel lively, but also make the community feel a part of something special, which I think we can all appreciate.” 

MARISSA HARVEY is a News and Features Reporter for The Vidette. Harvey can be contacted at Follow Harvey on Twitter at @marissaharvey16 

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