This Friday, the Northeastern Husky Mens’ and Womens’ basketball teams will begin their season with their own Midnight Madness celebration this Friday, October 12, at the Cabot Center. The center is a school athletic facility most commonly used for racquetball, indoor track and indoor soccer.
Just like all Division I Midnight Madness events, the Huskies will put on many activities for fans and members of the team throughout the night, beginning at 8:30 PM, and ending in the wee hours of the night. Free food and carnival games will preside in the Cabot quad until indoor festivities open at 9:30 PM. While indoors, fans will see slam dunk contests, 3-point shootouts, and other games featuring players from the men’s and women’s squads. The event also will include performances by the cheer team, dance team and band.
What separates Northeastern’s Midnight Madness from most, is not only the free admission to all who wish to attend, but they even will also announce the university’s 2012 homecoming King and Queen during the event. Overall, the program looks to include the entire campus community in a celebration of sport and school spirit.
The Huskies open their season on November 9 when they welcome cross-town rival, Boston University, to Matthews Arena. After finishing 7th in the CAA in 2011-2012, Northeastern set out to improve and grow together during an extensive Canadian tour this past summer and now looks to compete for this season’s conference crown.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.