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    Northwestern And City Of Evanston Partner For `Paint Evanston Purple' Pep Rally & Evanston Day This Week

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    Head football coach Pat Fitzgerald will make a special appearance at the 'Paint Evanston Purple' pep rally on Thursday.

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    Head football coach Pat Fitzgerald will make a special appearance at the 'Paint Evanston Purple' pep rally on Thursday.
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    Sept. 26, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern University and the City of Evanston will partner this week for the ‘Paint Evanston Purple’ pep rally on Thursday, Sept. 27 and for ‘Evanston Day’ at Ryan Field on Saturday, Sept. 29 as the Wildcats kick off the Big Ten schedule when they host the Indiana Hoosiers.

    The third annual ‘Paint Evanston Purple’ pep rally will begin at 6:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Clock Tower at Clark St. and Orrington St. in downtown Evanston. The event will feature appearances by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Wildcats head football coach Pat Fitzgerald, and 2012 Northwestern team captains Brian Arnfelt, Kain Colter, Brian Mulroe and David Nwabuisi, and performances by the Northwestern University Marching Band and the Evanston Township High School band.

    Northwestern fans that wear purple on Thursday and Saturday will be eligible for discounts and specials from Evanston restaurants and businesses. More information regarding specific offers can be found on the City of Evanston website.

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, Northwestern will host Evanston Day at Ryan Field when the Wildcats host Indiana University to kick off the Big Ten Conference portion of the 2012 schedule. Discounted tickets are available to Evanston residents and District 65 students. Throughout the week Northwestern football players have made appearances at Evanston schools to read to children, and at Wildkits football practices for youngsters.

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