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020310Headline_BasketballA free pre-game SpartanFest carnival. Plus a tailgating competition between student groups. All culminating in a basketball match-up between the UNCG and Appalachian State men’s teams. That’s what’s on tap this Monday, Feb. 8, at the Greensboro Coliseum. It promises to be the most popular Southern Conference game of the season. The Spartans, 4-6 in the SoCon and 5-16 overall, have won three straight games in the Coliseum.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Those with questions about tickets may email the ticket office.

The free, family-friendly SpartanFest will be held in the Pavilion at the Coliseum. It will last from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature large inflatable games with a basketball theme, a d.j. and more.

Fans are welcome to tailgate in the parking lot, as well. Student tailgating teams will be judged on creativity, presence and school spirit. Phi Mu won last year.

The game will feature giveaway and halftime entertainment.

Various groups throughout campus have launched what they call “Operation 2010.” The goal is to ensure at least 2010 students attend the game, hopefully more. The game is one of the featured events of Winterfest 2010

The Campus Activities Board-sponsored Winterfest 2010 bears the theme ‘Walking in a Spartan Wonderland.”

It includes such student activities as an ice skating party, a dating game event, a sold-out Melanie Fiona concert and a Super Bowl party.

The NC Challenge Step Show, presented by Phi Beta Sigma, will be in Aycock Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

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