Sept. 24, 2012
WASHINGTON - When ESPNU tips off its national college basketball coverage with more than four hours of Midnight Madness coverage on Friday, Oct. 12, one of the schools the network will visit will be Georgetown University, it was announced on Monday morning.
Coverage of Midnight Madness will begin on ESPNU starting at 5 p.m. ET The night starts with an in-depth look at what ESPN analyst Andy Katz has as his preseason Top 25 rankings. ESPN3 will continue complete live coverage of seven sites throughout the evening. The ESPNU studio will once again provide fans with a whip-around look at the highlighted teams coast-to-coast from 9 p.m. to midnight. The madness coverage will extend into its final hour on ESPNU's nightly entertainment show, UNITE, with their inaugural Midnight Madness Special.
This is the seventh-straight year ESPNU has featured Midnight Madness coverage and this is the fourth time Georgetown has been part of the televised coverage.
Analyst Tim Welsh, the former Providence College coach, will be on-site at Georgetown's Midnight Madness festivities. Other highlights include in-studio coverage and analysis provided by ESPNU host Dari Nowkhah and college basketball analysts Jay Bilas, Jalen Rose, Katz, as well as contributions from Dick Vitale.
Midnight Madness is a free event and open to all student with a valid Georgetown identification.
Georgetown opens the 2012-13 season on Friday, Nov. 9, playing Florida in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic on the USS Bataan in Jacksonville, Fla.