Oct. 3, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Fans can get their first look at the 2005-06 Saint Joseph's men's basketball team at "Midnight Madness" on Friday, October 21, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. The event will feature numerous contests and giveaways and will be highlighted by a Crimson vs. Gray intra-squad scrimmage.
Admission is free to the event and all SJU fans are invited to attend.
The student-geared event will begin with a pre-game barbeque with doors to the Fieldhouse opening at 7:20 p.m. T-shirts for the first 1,000 students will be among the giveaways, as well as free soft pretzels, pizza and Coca-Cola products. There will be numerous student contests, including a knock-out game to win a semester of free books.
The 2005-06 Hawks will be introduced for the first time and coach Phil Martelli will address the crowd prior to the game, which will consist of three 10-minute quarters.
The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team will hold "Mid-Day Madness" on Sunday, October 16 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse.
The first official day of practice for Saint Joseph's will be Saturday, October 15. The "Midnight Madness" event will be held a week later as to not conflict with the University's fall break.