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Oct. 6, 2003

In cooperation with the USC student body, the Carolina men’s basketball team will host its own MIDNIGHT MADNESS on Friday, October 17 in the USC Practice Facility. Practice is officially slated to begin on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The first 1,000 fans in the door will receive a one-of-a-kind MIDNIGHT MADNESS t-shirt. In addition, there will also be a number of valuable giveaways.

“MIDNIGHT MADNESS is a great opportunity for USC students and Gamecocks fans to celebrate the beginning of basketball season,” said USC Dave Odom. “We are very excited about this year – the team has worked extremely hard in the off-season. Our team is thrilled to begin practice in such an energetic setting like MIDNIGHT MADNESS!”

MIDNIGHT MADNESS, with free admission to everyone, will feature the following schedule on Friday, Oct. 17:

10:30 – Doors Open

10:40 – 3 on 3 Campus Intramural Semi-Finals (Basketball)

10:55 – USC volleyball coach Kim Christopher speaks

11:05 – Celebrity Hot Shot Contest (featuring Coaches, Student-Athletes, University personnel and a few surprises)

11:20 – 3 on 3 Campus Intramural Finals (Basketball)

11:35 – USC women’s basketball coach Susan Walvius speaks

11:40 – Cocky and the cheerleaders perform

11:50 – Student Contest – to be announced

Midnight!: Gamecock men’s basketball team introductions!

The men’s team will be introduced along with coaches and staff. In addition, Head Coach Dave Odom will speak and the men will hold a 15-minute scrimmage.

Stay tuned to for further details!