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Herd fans invited to reception before game

Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Fans of Marshall University are invited to gather in the South Hall of the Charleston Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a reception that will precede the annual Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic men's basketball game between Marshall and West Virginia University.

The Marshall University Alumni Association is hosting the reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The first 175 people to arrive will receive a free 175th anniversary Kelly green T-shirt. The reception, which features complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, and a deejay providing music. The Marshall pep band and cheerleaders will stop by, as will Thundering Herd mascot Marco and the dance team. The women's game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center. The public is invited to a free reception sponsored by the Big Green that starts at 6 p.m. in Parlor A. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.