‘Midnight Madness’ Intros New TAMIU Basketball Season Oct. 14

Midnight Madness to Introduce
New Basketball Season at TAMIU

Don’t sleep! Midnight is coming!

Texas A&M International University will start a new University tradition with Midnight Madness, a free event introducing the 2007-2008 Men’s and Womens’ basketball teams Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Kinesiology/Convocation Building.

The community is invited to attend the event, free of charge, to meet players and participate in contests, a free pizza party and a Wendy’s 4-shot contest for a chance to win $10,000.

Stephone Leary, Men’s Basketball coach and Midnight Madness organizer, said Midnight Madness will be a celebration that leads up to midnight of Oct. 15, the official day that the NCAA allows university basketball teams across the nation to begin practicing for the new season.

“We want the University and community to attend this large event and help us make it into a tradition that we look forward to yearly,” Leary said, “We will have live entertainment, a Men’s vs. Women’s 3-point shootout, Men’s slam dunk contest, Men’s and Women’s scrimmage as well as a DJ and a really fun environment for friends and families to enjoy as they meet our teams.”

Comedian Rip Michaels will also make a special presentation during the program.

Those attending can participate in a 3-on-3 tournament. Registration starts at 7 p.m.

TAMIU’s basketball program started in 2003 and is in its second year as a member of the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

For further information, please contact Trey Austin, assistant director of sports information, at 326-3007, e-mail taustin@tamiu.edu, visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 203 or click on GoDustdevils.com

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu