Basketball Midnight Madness set for October 28 in Wisdom Gym

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STEPHENVILLE – As one of just a few institutions across the country, Tarleton Basketball is hosting Midnight Madness to celebrate the start of a new season and era.

Tarleton’s first Midnight Madness as a Division I program will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Wisdom Gym with the doors opening at 10:30 p.m. A live DJ will entertain the crowd until the program begins at 11:45 p.m. All attendees should enter through the front doors of Wisdom Gym.

The Tarleton Athletic Staff has put together a COVID-19 action plan to keep our student-athletes, staff, students and fans safe at Midnight Madness. Capacity inside Wisdom Gym is limited to a maximum of 50 percent, per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-28. All fans, staff and personnel inside Wisdom Gym must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times, per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-29. Face coverings will be provided, at no cost, to fans as they enter and sanitizing stations will be placed throughout Wisdom Gym.

Students and fans will be required to pick up a ticket in advance at the Wisdom Gym Ticket Office. Tickets are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket distribution information will be announced next week on TarletonSports.com and social media.

All fans, students and spirit groups must stay in the stands and cannot be on the court at any time. Only the participants of Tarleton’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be permitted on the playing court during Midnight Madness.

There will be plenty of chances for prizes and fan reward points throughout the evening as we celebrate the beginning of the 2020-21 basketball season. In order to be eligible for the contests, fans must download and be logged into the Tarleton Sports Fan Rewards Program. The app can be downloaded in the Apple and Google Play Store. Two fans will win $1,000 in cash prizes and all attendees will have a chance to win up to 10,000 Fan Rewards Points and other prizes including a flat screen TV. 250 Free T-Shirts will also be given out during the event. Midnight Madness will be a 500-point max event in the Tarleton Sports Fan Rewards Program.

Following the festivities, the Tarleton men’s and women’s basketball teams will take the court after the clock strikes midnight to signify the beginning of the NCAA College Basketball season. Both teams will have a special introduction to their rosters before each team performs.

The NCAA announced the earliest official start day for men’s and women’s basketball can take place on Nov. 25, 2020. Both Tarleton basketball programs are finalizing their 2020-21 schedules and they will be announced in the coming days.


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