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Midnight Madness

  1. ‘Thriller’ dance by Longwood hoops teams highlights ‘Lancer Madness’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    Tristan Carey, Nate Lubick

    Longwood University held its preseason event at a later date than most Division I teams, holding “Lancer Madness” on Wednesday night. Given the proximity to Halloween, the men’s and women’s basketball teams came together to put forth their best version of the dance scenes in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. There seemed to be a little…

  2. POSTERIZED: Rysheed Jordan jumps over God’sgift Achiuwa at St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

    St. John’s 2013 Red Storm Tip-Off took place inside Carnesecca Arena on Friday night, with the dunk contest following the team’s full-court scrimmage. Sophomore forward Christian Jones defeated reigning team champion JaKarr Sampson to take home the dunk contest title. However, Jones didn’t even have the dunk of the night. Freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, the Big East’s…

  3. P.J. Hairston gets loudest ovation, shines at North Carolina’s Late Night with Roy (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s offseason was well-documented, as the North Carolina junior guard couldn’t stay out of trouble. Even though it is unclear when Hairston will take the floor this season, he did appear in front of the Tar Heel faithful in uniform on Friday night for the program’s annual Late Night with Roy. Despite his off-the-court…

  4. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard will compete in hot dog eating contest with Kobayashi

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Seton Hall v Syracuse

    Kobayashi’s six-year reign as Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest took place on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island. The former hot dog eating champ is taking his talents to South Orange on Oct. 25, competing against Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and women’s head coach Tony Bozzella as part of…

  5. Oklahoma State transforms court into projector at Homecoming and Hoops (VIDEO)

    Oct 21, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Kansas v Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State has been practicing, like many teams, for weeks now. But the Cowboys “kicked off” their season in style with a light show on Friday night inside the Gallagher-Iba Arena. Before player introductions, the court turned into a gigantic, 94-foot projector, showing the program through the years, as well as highlights from last season’s…

  6. Calipari to Big Blue Madness crowd: “We are college basketball” (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    In case it wasn’t obvious already, John Calipari knows how to tell people what they like to hear. If you’re a top-ten basketball talent and you want someone to tell you you’ll be a lottery pick with the right coaching, he can do that. If your stud forward wants to meet Jay-Z or Drake, he…

  7. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo gets shot out of a cannon? (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Few coaches in college basketball have embraced the concept of “Midnight Madness” the way that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has. Every year the head coach has come up with something original, with movies such as “300” and “Iron Man” serving as inspiration over the years. On Friday night Izzo and Michigan State seemingly…

  8. UAB’s Jerod Haase arrives at ‘Hoops on the Haasephalt’ via helicopter (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Southern Mississippi UAB Basketball

    While the majority of head coach entrances at “Midnight Madness” events tend to be routine, there are a few outliers as well. New Mexico head coach Craig Neal rode to “The Pit” on his Harley-Davidson, and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim took a short ride to the Carrier Dome floor in a New York City taxi in two…

  9. Semi Ojeleye wins Duke’s dunk contest but Jabari Parker steals the show (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Duke Athletics

    Duke’s slam dunk contest on Friday night ended up being a battle of the freshmen, with Jabari Parker and Semi Ojeleye squaring off in the final round. The winner: Ojeleye, who seems to be a bit of a “forgotten man” in some parts due to the presence of Parker and Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood…

  10. Rhode Island freshman Hassan Martin channels his inner ‘Jason Richardson’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

    Rhode Island Athletics

    Earlier this week our own Rob Dauster put together a list of some of the nation’s best dunkers entering the 2013-14 season. A good list for sure, but Rhode Island freshman forward Hassan Martin threw down a dunk during URI’s preseason event on Thursday night that merits mention. Martin did fall to Rutgers transfer Gilvydas…

  11. Kansas parodies Old School at Late Night in the Phog (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Kansas

    Is Andrew Wiggins even old enough to get this reference? During Late Night in the Phog this past weekend the newcomers to the Kansas Jayhawks — and there’s a lot of them — parodied the initiation scene from the comedy Old School, a movie that was released in theaters two days before Wiggins turned 8-years-old. It’s…

  12. Injury bug continues to bite Indiana at Hoosier Hysteria

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Reuters

    Indiana also unofficially kicked off its season with Hoosier Hysteria last night as one of the best fanbases in the country helped the Hoosiers raise the 2013 Big Ten Champions banner as fans saw many of the new Hoosiers and returning players like forwards Will Sheehey and Jeremy Hollowell and point guard Yogi Ferrell. But…

  13. Kansas and stud freshman Andrew Wiggins show off during Late Night in the Phog (VIDEO)

    Oct 5, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Since the NCAA is now allowing teams to practice six weeks before their opening game, the unofficial festivities often known as Midnight Madness are now all over the place. But — on the bright side — it just gives us some highlights to watch over the next few weekends as teams put on Madness shows…

  14. Jamie Dixon dressed up as Uncle Si at Pitt’s Morning Madness (PHOTO)

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    We officially have our first highlight from 2013 Midnight Madness celebrations even if it didn’t happen at midnight. On Saturday, Pitt basketball hosted their Morning Madness, kicking off a day worth of tailgating for students getting ready to see the Panthers host Virginia on the gridiron. There were dunk contests and some Pitt hoops Family…

  15. Maryland to host their 2013 Midnight Madness at Cole Field House

    Sep 24, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    The 2013-2014 season will be Maryland’s last as a member of the ACC, and as a way to pay homage to their history in the conference, the Terps will be holding their Midnight Madness celebration in Cole Field House, the arena that Maryland called home from 1955-2002. “Cole Field House represented many of the most…

  16. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…

  17. Mark Gottfried zip-lines into NC State’s Midnight Madness festivities [Video]

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    To kick off the college basketball season, we’ve highlighted some of the best moment’s from this weekend’s Midnight Madness celebrations across the country. Mark Gottfried now makes the list, after he zip-lined into the NC State festivities on Friday night, which you can see in the video below. Wolfpack fans have a reason to be…

  18. Tom Izzo’s Midnight Madness entrance (VIDEO)

    Oct 13, 2012, 1:08 AM EDT

    Izzo

    It’s not quite Midnight Madness until Michigan State head coach, Tom Izzo has some sort of extravagant costume with an over the top entrance. Last year, Izzo entered as a Maverick from the movie Top Gun. The year before that he was an astronaut and before that he drove a racecar. The list goes on and on, most…

  19. Nerlens Noel gets dunked on by Willie Cauley-Stein at Kentucky Midnight Madness

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

    Noel

    Kentucky is always the place to be when it comes to Midnight Madness, especially Friday night as Big Blue Nation raised another banner inside Rupp Arena. During the scrimmage, one of John Calipari’s freshmen big men threw down a highlight-worthy dunk. But, it’s not the freshman center you’re probably thinking of, however he was on…

  20. St. John’s JaKarr Sampson making a statement slam at Midnight Madness

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT

    Lavin

    Friday night, the first of many highlight slams from Midnight Madness surfaced, as St. John’s freshman forward, JaKarr Sampson threw down a 360 dunk at Carnesecca Arena. The video was uploaded to SocialCam.com via NYCHoops.net (VIDEO). As part of the dunk contest, Sampson received some assistance from junior forward Orlando Sanchez. The 6-foot-9 Sanchez, showed off some soccer…

  21. Report: Stabbing inside the Carrier Dome ends Syracuse’s Orange Madness early

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Carrier Dome

    Syracuse’s Orange Madness ended prematurely Friday night after a stabbing that took place inside the Carrier Dome, according to reports. Around 9:30 p.m. a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the concourse area. Syracuse police are investigating the situation. Police say that everyone else left the building safely. According to reports, the victim is not cooperating…

  22. Wagner’s Josh Thompson jumps over his parents

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT

    Thompson

    Last year at as a junior, Wagner forward Josh Thompson jumped over his mother, Diane, to win his team’s dunk contest at “Madness Before Midnight.” Fast forward a year and Thompson wanted to get his father in on the fun, as the 6-foot-5 senior leaped over both of his parents. Thompson earned a share of…

  23. Scott Wood’s grandfather falls ill Friday night

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

    Wood

    North Carolina State’s “Primetime with the Pack” had a scary moment when the grandfather of senior forward, Scott Wood was taken away on a stretcher, cutting the the red and white scrimmage short. According to school officials, Wood’s grandfather was not feeling well and was brought to a local hospital for evaluation. Officials also stated…

  24. Midnight Madness started at Maryland

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    Driesell

    Midnight Madness is exactly that. It’s pandemonium, chaos, and excitement. All in the name of college basketball. The first official day of the college basketball season is more of a party than a practice, with extravagant entrances (Tom Izzo) to celebrity appearances and clips that will light up YouTube. Midnight Madness takes campuses across the country by storm. However, the…

  25. Midnight Madness throws in some fireworks

    Oct 16, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    AP Not everyone loves Midnight Madness. Sure, it’s a glorified scrimmage with a few goofy skits, speeches and a fancy entrance or two, but those celebrations are why fans embrace the whole thing. Well, that and the chance to see their basketball team for the first time. Friday was that night. And fans got to…