Friday, October 15, 2010

Methods to the Madness

A last-minute guide to the various basketball tipoff celebrations on tap for tonight (Oct. 15):

Virginia Tech
"Late Night With The Hokies", 9 p.m., Cassell Coliseum
    - Along with introductions of the men's and women's team, this year’s lineup of activities includes many entertaining acts and skits by members of both teams. Also, this year, there will be a Seth Greenberg impersonation contest. The first 3,000 fans will receive a special “Late Night with the Hokies” t-shirt.

"Midnight Madness" , 9 p.m., Holland Hall.
   - Meet the Pirates and Lady Pirates, a student-faculty exhibition game and other activities.

William and Mary
"Tribal Tipoff", 9 p.m., Kaplan Arena
   - Players from both teams will compete in a three-point contest and a shooting competition called knockout. The evening will conclude with the always exciting dunk contest. Door prizes will be handed out and the Tribal Fever, the Griffin, W&M pep band and Tribal dancers will also provide entertainment.

George Mason
"Mason Madness", 9:30 p.m., Patriot Center
   - Fans will be treated to performances by a number of entertainment groups, headlined this year by street bucket drummer Peter Rabbit. This phenomenal talent has performed with the Neville Brothers/Summer Stage, Kanye West Dropout Tour. He was also part of the Broadway & first national touring company of the 5 time Tony Award winning smash hit "Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk" for 7 years. Mason groups scheduled to perform also include the dance group UrbanKnowology as well as the Masonettes, the Patriots cheerleading squad and Doc Nix and the Green Machine. Fans will hear from both head coaches before each member of the 2010-11 Patriots is introduced and the teams will take part in on-court basketball activities.

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