Throw out your razor and buy a tub of mustache wax. The UIC men's basketball team is inviting students to MATCH THE STACHE on Thursday, Jan. 27 when the Flames host Cleveland State at 7 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.
If you entered the contest, make sure to check-in at the information booth above section 108 prior to the game. At that point you'll receive instructions on when you ... and your STACHE ... may take the court.
When you're on the court at halftime, the video board will show your STACHE to the world while our panel of expert judges votes on who has the best facial fur.
UIC TO HONOR WOUNDED WARRIOR SATURDAY
Posted Tuesday, January 25 at 11:15 a.m.
For the second time this season, UIC will honor our nation's military heroes during the Flames' game against Youngstown State on Saturday (Jan. 29). In partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), UIC has invited men and women of the United States armed forces who have been injured during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to be recognized during the game.
Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. It serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service men and women, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
CELEBRATE COACHES VS. CANCER SATURDAY
Posted Tuesday, January 25 at 11:01 a.m.
On Saturday, January 28, while the UIC Flames will be going head to head with Youngstown State, coaches will be engaged in their own battle, fighting cancer through the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers initiative. During the weekend of January 28-30, coaches nationwide will be wearing sneakers along with their suits to show their support for the American Cancer Society and fans are also encouraged to join in.
In the United States today, obesity contributes to 14%-20% of all cancer related deaths, therefore making weight control, exercise and a proper diet essential for a healthy lifestyle. By wearing their sneakers, coaches will help spread this message and shine a light on how important remaining active really is. To some, basketball may be just a game, but for others, it could be the difference between life and death.
WEAR RED ON THURSDAY!
Posted Monday, January 24 at 1:29 p.m.
Fans in attendance during Thursday's Horizon League battle between the Flames and Cleveland State are encouraged to wear red, as the game is being tabbed a "Red Out."
FINAL: LOYOLA 68, UIC 59
Posted Saturday, January 22 at 3:54 p.m.
Senior guard Robo Kreps scored a game-high 19 points and passed the 1,400 career-point plateau, but the UIC men's basketball team fell short at Loyola, 68-59, despite holding the Ramblers without a field goal for the final 6:19 Saturday afternoon at the Joseph J. Gentile Center.
HALFTIME UPDATE: LOYOLA LEADS FLAMES, 40-27
Posted Saturday, January 22 at 3:54 p.m.
Paul Carter has a team-high eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, but host Loyola out-scored the Flames 11-0 off turnovers, and opened up a 40-27 halftime lead here at the Gentile Center Saturday afternoon. Geoff McCammon leads the Ramblers' output with 12 points.
UIC shot 50 percent (13-26) for the half, but Loyola hit six threes, and out-rebounded the Flames 17-14 in the opening 20 minutes. Stay tuned to UICFlames.com for postgame coverage.
READY FOR A RIVALRY?!?
Posted Friday, January 21 at 2:21 p.m.
The UIC men's basketball team will travel north to Rogers Park Saturday to take on crosstown rival Loyola at the Joseph J. Gentile Center beginning at 3 p.m.
In the ninth installation of the RCN Cable Howard Moore Podcast, Adam Levinson and the first-year head coach preview the Flames inter-city tangle at Loyola as well as the happenings on the gridiron in Chicago this weekend.
FEBRUARY FOUR-PACK AVAILABLE
Posted Friday, January 21 at 1:48 p.m.
The UIC athletic department is offering an innovative men's basketball ticket special for the second month of 2011, tabbed the "February Four Pack." The package includes one premium lower-level ticket to all four February home basketball games, along with free parking, for just $50.