The Emerson Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs continue the Midnight Madness tradition on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, at 10:30 pm in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gymnasium in Piano Row.
The Lions are showcasing both programs as they head into their inaugural NEWMAC season by welcoming the Emerson community for a night of fun.
“We’re happy to be re-introducing Midnight Madness,” said Jim O’Brien, head coach of the Men’s Basketball program. “It’s a great thing to kick off the season with both teams, but it’s also an opportunity to connect with the student body. Any opportunity we get to interact more with the Emerson community is a positive thing for the programs.”
In addition to a showcase of the teams' skills, the event will include free custom T-shirts for the first 200 fans, food, a DJ, an MC, a contest for the most spirited Emerson fan, and a dunk contest.
“This is a great occasion for exposure for our programs,” said Bill Gould, head coach of the Women’s Basketball program. “The students are really excited, and when we hosted it a couple of years ago, the enthusiasm of the student body was a huge positive influence on the teams. To see the Emerson community rally around us is something that echoed throughout the season as well.”
The Men’s and Women’s programs will hit the home hardwood with tip-off tournaments November 15–17 at Emerson’s gym.