Basketball Season Tips Off with Mason Madness October 14

Posted: October 12, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Don’t miss your first chance to see the 2011-12 Mason men’s and women’s basketball teams at Mason Madness to be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Patriot Center. Doors open at 9 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free with general admission seating.

Festivities will include performances by Doc Nix and the Green Machine, UrbanKnowlogy, the Masonettes, the Patriots cheerleading squad and Peter Rabbit with Snap Boogie as seen on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.”

Fans will hear from men’s basketball first-year head coach Paul Hewitt and fourth-year head women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter before each member of the 2011-12 teams is introduced.

Both teams will take part in on-court activities as the women will challenge each other in a skills competition and the men will play the annual Green vs. Gold scrimmage.

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