NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men’s and women’s basketball teams have announced that Midnight Madness will be held on the evening of October 14 inside Eleazer Arena.
Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. with refreshments being served at the concession area of Eleazer Arena with the event itself beginning at 10:50 p.m.
This event is done around the country by various colleges and universities to celebrate the official beginning of college basketball season.
There will be various contests performed throughout the evening including a three-point contest, a shooting contest and a free-throw contest as well as performances from other Newberry athletes and student organizations.
The three-point contest will include both coaches and players squaring off in a heated battle to see who reigns supreme from behind the arc.
Three separate shooting contests will occur including a battle of representatives from each Greek organization on campus as well as members of the other 15 varsity athletic teams at Newberry College.
Last but not least there will be a dunk contest by members of the men’s basketball team to see who can throw down their best slam.
Other events include a performance by the Newberry College cheerleaders and Scarlet Poms. There will also be a step-show performance by the Greek organizations and a dance performance by both the men’s and woman’s basketball teams. The night will conclude with a countdown to midnight.