Aug. 21, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's and women's basketball teams will tip-off the 2014-15 season with Late Night Madness festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 in Mullaney Gymnasium on the Providence College campus.
The event will feature hip-hop icon Big Sean. He was recognized by GQ Magazine as 2012’s ‘Hottest Rookie’ and earned ‘Best New Artist’ honors at to 2012 BET Awards. Big Sean will perform for the crowd following the team introductions.
Also featured will be an ABC/ESPN Analyst, 13- year NBA Star and University of Michigan "Fab Five" member Jalen Rose. Rose, who is the son of Jimmy Walker (the greatest all-time Friar men’s basketball player), will introduce the men’s and women’s teams.
This year's Late Night Madness is only open to Providence College students. The event is FREE, but in order for a student to be guaranteed admittance to the event he/she must purchase a 2014-15 Providence College men's basketball student season ticket package. All Providence College men's basketball student season ticket holders can pick up Late Night Madness tickets on Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the lobby of Schneider Arena from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 16 from noon - 4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets to Late Night Madness that are not being claimed by student season ticket holders will be distributed to Providence College students at the Friar men’s ice hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 16. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis following the 7:00 p.m. game against the U.S. Under-18 team.
Prior to the Late Night Madness Festivities, Providence College students are invited to a pre-game tailgate (sponsored by Student Affairs) on Slavin Lawn from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature food and a cash bar for students with proper identification.
Doors to Late Night Madness will open at 6:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is limited. Before the men's and women's teams are introduced, there will be a student dance competition.
Third-year Friar women's basketball Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl and her team will be introduced at 7:45 p.m. Fourth-year Friar basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley and his squad will be introduced to the crowd at 8:00 p.m.
At 9:00 p.m., after the teams are introduced, Big Sean will hold a concert for all fans in attendance in Mullaney Gymnasium.
For more information on Late Night Madness or student season tickets, visit Friars.com/student.html or call 401.865.GOPC.