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    Northwestern to Host Social Media Night Wednesday

    Be sure to head to Welsh-Ryan Arena Wednesday night to check out @rechinald11 and the Wildcats in action against Wisconsin.

    Be sure to head to Welsh-Ryan Arena Wednesday night to check out @rechinald11 and the Wildcats in action against Wisconsin.

    Feb. 18, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern Athletics is hosting a Social Media Night in conjunction with the NU men's basketball team's 8 p.m. game against Wisconsin at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

    The evening gets underway with a pregame Networking Night which gets started at 6 p.m. in the Stadium Club of Ryan Field. The topic of the event is "Standing Out in the Digital Crowd" and features ESPN Sports Business Reporter and Northwestern alum Darren Rovell. Registration is available until 5 p.m. on Monday.

    Fans attending Wednesday night's game are encouraged to follow the Northwestern Men's Basketball Twitter account -- @NUMensBball -- for the opportunity to win terrific prizes, including Northwestern prize packs, NU apparel, admission to the BMO Harris N Club at Welsh-Ryan Arena, gift cards to businesses such as Beck's Books, Sheffield's and Ditka's as well as much more.

    One lucky fan will also have the opportunity to win that night's game ball autographed by the entire Northwestern men's basketball team.

    There will also be special deals on concessions as well as discounted items for purchase from Let's Tailgate simply for following Northwestern Men's Basketball on Twitter.

    Northwestern students had the opportunity to register their personal Twitter handles to get them printed on an NU t-shirt which they'll be able to pick up at the game on Wednesday night. In addition, the Wildcats will each be wearing their own Twitter handles on the back of their shooting shirts during pregame warmups.

    Be on the lookout for our photographer who will be roaming the arena taking photos of fans which will then be posted on the Northwestern Men's Basketball Facebook page. Those who have their photograph taken are encouraged to visit the page later that evening to tag themselves in their photos.



    Users of Instagram are encouraged to mention @nu_sports as well as use the #B1GCats hashtag when posting their photos from the evening.

    Fans are invited to visit the Social Media Hub located in Section 216 (behind the Northwestern band) on Wednesday night for more information.


    Be the first to know what's going on with the 'Cats -- Follow @NU_Sports on Twitter, become a fan of Northwestern Athletics on Facebook, subscribe to the NU Sports Express e-newsletter and sign up to receive promotional text alerts for the latest news, schedule updates and video and to interact with NU. For more information on following specific Northwestern teams online, visit our Social Media page!