Basketball Midnight Mayhem kicks off Dad’s Weekend

PULLMAN – WSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold Midnight Mayhem to celebrate the official start of the 2010-11 season and begin Dad’s Weekend.
Festivities will begin 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Bohler Gym. The Cougars are expected to dazzle the crowd with a variety of tricks, skill and talent.
The women’s basketball team kicked off their season with their first practice Oct. 4.
The men’s team, on the other hand, will hold its first official day of practice the Oct. 15 prior to Midnight Mayhem.
At 8 p.m., WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos, Men’s Head Coach Ken Bone and Women’s Head Coach June Daugherty will begin the event with introductions. Both teams will open the on-court games with a 3-point contest. The men and women will compete against each other for the title of best long-range shooter.
After the 3-point shoot-off, the men and women’s teams will put their talents on display in a 15-minute scrimmage. The men will end the night as a handful of the high-flying Cougars will wow the crowd in a slam dunk contest.
Prizes will be offered all night with drawings and contests for audience members. Everyone will be able to pick up a team poster and autographs. Students also will be able to sign up for ZZU Cru at the event.
Early dates for Cougar Men’s Basketball include:
  • Friday, Oct. 15 – First official practice (5 p.m.)/Midnight Mayhem (8 p.m.)
  • Friday, Oct. 29 – Crimson and Gray scrimmage (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, Nov. 5 – Exhibition game vs. Lewis-Clark State (6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 13 – Season opener vs. Southern (5 p.m.)