Oct. 11, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's basketball teams will tip off the 2013-14 season with Late Night Madness festivities beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25 in Mullaney Gymnasium on the Providence College campus. The event will feature DJ Nick Cannon, the host of America's Got Talent and Wild `N Out. FOX Sports 1 will be capturing video of the event for its BIG EAST Tip Off Party that will air live from 9:00-11:00 p.m. that evening.
This year's Late Night Madness only is open to Providence College students. The event is FREE, but in order for a student to be guaranteed admittance to the event they must purchase a 2013-14 Providence College men's basketball student season ticket package. All Providence College men's basketball student season ticket holders can pick up their Late Night Madness tickets on Wednesday, October 23 in the lobby of Schneider Arena from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, October 24 from noon-4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets to Late Night Madness that are not being used by student season ticket holders will be distributed to Providence College students on Thursday, October 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the lobby of Schneider Arena on a first come, first served basis.
Third-year Friar Head Coach Ed Cooley and his squad will be introduced to the crowd at 8:00 p.m. Doors to the event will open at 7:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited.
Some of the highlights of the night will be a slam dunk competition featuring members of the men's basketball team. Senior guard Bryce Cotton, who won the 2010, 2011 and 2012 slam dunk competitions, will attempt to defend his titles. Former Friar greats will serve as the celebrity judges of the slam dunk competition.
Second-year Friar Women's Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl and her team will be introduced at 7:55 p.m. Once the men's and women's teams have been introduced, there will be a student dance competition. At 9:00 p.m., DJ Nick Cannon will hold a dance party for all fans in attendance in Mullaney Gym.
For more information on Late Night Madness, call 401.865.2733.
Prior to the Late Night Madness Festivities, the 14th-ranked Friar Men's Hockey Team will host No. 2 Miami in newly renovated Schneider Arena. The puck will drop at 5:20 p.m. All Providence College students are invited to a pre-game tailgate (sponsored by Student Affairs) outside Schneider Arena from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The event will feature live music and food.