Oct. 13, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's annual Midnight Madness celebration will be streamed live for free at GUHoyas.com beginning at 8:30 p.m., on Friday evening.
Wristband distribution for students for the event will begin at 6 p.m. Outdoor activities include a viewing of the 2010-11 men's and women's basketball highlight videos, games and a cookout from both the Georgetown University Grilling Society (GUGS) and Georgetown Catering, as well as various student acts including current lacrosse player DJ Matt Winter and former Georgetown baseball player Mike Stud.
The first 250 students will receive free GUGS burgers and students can swipe their GoCARD for additional food. Giveaways will include am exclusive Jordan Brand Georgetown Basketball T-shirt and a lighted thunderstick.
Doors to the arena open at 8 p.m. There will be performances by the Georgetown Step Team, GU Jawani and Groove Theory beginning at 8:30 p.m. Additionally, the men's and women's players will be matching up against students in a number of shooting games.
The Georgetown Pep Band and cheerleaders will take the floor at 9:30 p.m., and the women's basketball team will be introduced at 9:50 p.m., followed by an address from Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the unveiling of former Georgetown standout Patrick Ewing, Jr.'s NBA jersey on the back wall of McDonough Arena. The Hoya men's basketball team and Head Coach John Thompson III will be introduced at approximately 10:15 p.m. followed by a dunk showcase and a series of drills.
As always, the night will include surprise appearances and excitement for the upcoming season.
Fans can watch the event for free here on GUHoyas.com beginning at 8:30 p.m.