FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — 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 the first 15,000 fans will receive a free Razorback Basketball Poster featuring Chris Walker. Pre-practice events and games begin at 9 p.m. and the Razorbacks will take the court at midnight.
After introduction of the players, the Razorbacks will scrimmage for approximately 20 minutes. Following the completion of the men’s practice, the Lady Razorbacks will take the court. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Bank and Cooperative Emergency Outreach. Allen Canning of Siloam Springs has pledged to match all canned goods donated at Midnight Madness.
This year’s events will include a free-throw shooting contest, three-point shooting contest and the annual slam dunk competition. The Razorback Pom Squad and Razorback Band are also scheduled to make appearances. 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 is sponsored by First National Bank of Springdale, Citgo Petroleum, Gatorade, Act II Popcorn, KHBS/KHOG Channels 40/29 and Allen Canning.