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‘Red Out’ Shows Enthusiastic Heart of Penn College


Red attire and student energy fill the stands.
Red attire and student energy fill the stands.
Commuter Assistant Lauren J. Crouse gauges audience applause for a contestant.
Commuter Assistant Lauren J. Crouse gauges audience applause for a contestant.
Jessica R. Wiegand, a member of the Off-Campus Housing Organization, enjoys a noise-making giveaway.
Jessica R. Wiegand, a member of the Off-Campus Housing Organization, enjoys a noise-making giveaway.
Team Wildcat transforms into Team Nolan during the pregame.
Team Wildcat transforms into Team Nolan during the pregame.
Dance Team members Kacie Smith (left) and Chelsea Zimmerman
Dance Team members Kacie Smith (left) and Chelsea Zimmerman

Wednesday’s Wildcat men’s basketball game was a “Red Out” to raise awareness and money in fighting heart disease, and the evocative color was very much on display in Bardo Gym. During its pregame warmups, the team wore “Heart of Steel” T-shirts donated by nursing student Miranda S. Fink in honor of Baby Nolan, who has suffered from cardiomyopathy and recently received a heart transplant after being on a waiting list for 101 days. Team Nolan bracelets and T-shirts were available, and donations were accepted at a table near the gym entrance. The Wildcat Dance Team performed at halftime of the game against Alfred (N.Y.) State, Community and Commuter Assistants gave away candy apples and sponsored a “Reddest” competition (with $50 from Buffalo Wild Wings as the prize), and the Student Government Association supplied free hand-clappers. CA Daniel S. Honovic initiated a “Penn College Chant” with the help of the dance team, showing college support and testing how loud fans could be! It worked: The Wildcats won, 95-74, snapping a 10-game losing streak.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer

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