PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s and women’s basketball teams will tip-off their 2015-2016 seasons with the annual Late Night Madness celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Alumni Hall / Mullaney Gymnasium on the Providence College campus.
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.
The event will feature a performance by rap mogul and Fast and Furious movie star Ludacris. Throughout his lengthy music and acting career, Ludacris has received many awards, including Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, MTV and Grammy Awards. Ludacris will perform at Late Night Madness following team introductions. In addition to introducing the 2015-16 basketball teams, the 2014-15 men’s ice hockey team will be recognized for winning the 2015 NCAA National Championship.
This year's Late Night Madness is open only to Providence College students. The event is FREE, but in order for a student to be guaranteed admission to the event he/she must purchase a 2015-16 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 Thursday, Oct. 15 in the lobby of Schneider Arena from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 16 from noon - 4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets to Late Night Madness that are not claimed by student season ticket holders will be distributed to Providence College students at the Friar men’s ice hockey game on Friday, Oct. 16. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis following the 7:30 p.m. game against Holy Cross. Prior to the game, the hockey team will be raising their national championship banner in a grand celebration.
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 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature food and a cash bar for students with proper 21-plus identification. During the event, the 2015 BIG EAST champion men’s soccer team will be hosting Seton Hall with kick off at 4:00 p.m. at the Ray Treacy Track and Field Complex.
At 9:00 p.m., after the teams are introduced, Ludacris will hold a concert for all fans in attendance in Mullaney Gymnasium.
At the conclusion of Late Night Madness, students are encouraged to participate in a 3 v 3 basketball tournament in Peterson Recreation Center, hosted by the Rec Sports Department. The event also will feature shooting contests, prizes and a DJ. Or students can head down to McPhail’s for an after party sponsored by Student Affairs.
For more information on Late Night Madness or student season tickets, visit Friars.com/LNM.html or call 401.865.GOPC.
Thursday, October 15
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Season Ticket Holder Late Night Madness Wristband Pick Up
Friday, October 16
Noon – 4:00 pm: Season Ticket Holder Late Night Madness Wristband Pick Up
7:00 pm: Hockey National Championship Celebration
7:30 pm: Puck Drop for Friar Hockey vs. Holy Cross
End of Hockey Game: General Late Night Madness Wristband Pick Up First-Come, First-Served
Saturday, October 17
2:00 pm-6:00 pm: Tailgate on Slavin Lawn sponsored by Student Affairs
4:00 pm: Men’s Soccer vs. Seton Hall on Ray Treacy Track & Field Complex
6:30 pm: Doors to Late Night Madness Open
6:30 pm: McPhail’s opens for students who did not receive a wristband for the event but want to watch the live stream
9:00 pm: Ludacris takes the stage in Mullaney Gymnasium
End of Madness: 3 v 3 Tournament in Peterson Rec Center sponsored by the Rec Sports Department
End of Madness: After Party in McPhail’s
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