Xavier Athletics Preps for Inaugural BIG EAST Game

Fans enjoy themselves at Cintas Center.

Fans enjoy themselves at Cintas Center.

Dec. 16, 2013


CINCINNATI – The Xavier Athletics Department is going to make the inaugural BIG EAST game one to remember for its fans.  Free t-shirts will be distributed to all fans in attendance when the Musketeers play host to St. John’s on Tuesday, December 31 at Noon.  The event will mark Xavier’s first game played in the BIG EAST Conference and will be the first of five BIG EAST Conference games broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1.

Navy and white t-shirts will be distributed on every seat, with each section in Cintas Center assigned a color.  The distribution will form a stripped pattern throughout the arena.  To see how the arena will look click here.

“We are very excited about this game and what it means to our fans and the community.  It should be an amazing atmosphere and I believe the t-shirts worn by Xavier Nation will create an amazing visual for the national television audience,” said head coach Chris Mack.  Xavier will take a panoramic photo of the arena and will provide a printed keepsake for its season ticket holders later in the season.

Fans should arrive early for an enhanced introduction of Xavier’s starting lineups complete with a pyrotechnics display.  In addition, Peter Rabbit will perform at halftime.  The winner of the national FOX Sports 1 and BIG EAST sweepstakes, to win the ultimate basketball road trip with Gus Johnson & Bill Raftery, will also begin their day at Xavier.  They will attend the game and then travel to Indianapolis with Gus and Bill for the Butler/Villanova game later that day.

While the game is over Holiday Break, Xavier is encouraging undergraduate students to attend this and other games over the break period.  Students will be entered into a sweepstakes for prizes; the more games students attend over Holiday Break, the more entries they receive towards bigger prizes and experiences.



Click here to purchase tickets for the inaugural BIG EAST game on December 31.  The Holiday Pack is also on sale and is a great stocking stuffer or last minute gift idea.  The Holiday Pack features great lower-level student section locations for games played over Holiday or Spring Breaks.  With the purchase of a Holiday Pack, you get tickets for 3 games for the price of 2. Click here to learn more.