Posted: Oct 08, 2001
October 8, 2001|
It's almost here. The official start of the 2001-2002 basketball season.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prepares to kick off the season with Midnight Madness on Sunday at the Vadalabene Center. Festivities begin at 11 p.m. with the one-hour practice beginning at midnight.
Students will have at least four opportunities to win $10,000 throughout the night. One student will walk away with free tuition for the semester. There also will be free "Red Zone" T-shirts to the first 500 students with a valid ID.
SIUE faculty, staff and the community also are invited to take part in free activities. The 2001-2002 Cougar players and coaches will be present to interact with fans all night. There will be free Papa John's pizza and soda.
At the stroke of midnight, both the men's and women's basketball teams will be introduced to the fans followed by a 60-minute practice. Oct. 15th is the first official day of practice for NCAA basketball players.