FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The 12th annual Midnight Madness, the first official practice of the Razorback Basketball team, will be held Friday, Oct. 15 in Bud Walton Arena. Gates open at 9 p.m. and all fans in attendance will receive a free Razorback basketball poster featuring Chris Walker.
Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Bank and the Cooperative Emergency Outreach. Allen Canning of Siloam Springs, Ark., has pledged once again to match all cans donated at Midnight Madness.
Pre-practice events and games begin at 9 p.m. and the Razorbacks will take the court at midnight. After the introduction of the Razorback and Lady Razorback players, the Arkansas Razorbacks will scrimmage for approximately 15 minutes, followed by the Lady Razorbacks.
This year’s events will include a free-throw shooting contest, hot-shot contest, three-point shooting contest and the annual slam dunk competition. The Razorback Pom Squad and Razorback Band are also scheduled to appear. In addition, fans can register at Bob Maloney Ford for a chance to shoot from half court for $10,000, courtesy of KKEG 92.1 FM.
Midnight Madness, one of the largest first practice events held, is sponsored by First National Bank of Springdale, Citgo Petroleum, Gatorade, KHBS/KHOG Channels 40/29, Act II Popcorn and Allen Canning. The 1994 event drew a college basketball record 20,100 fans.