Oct. 5, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University men's and women's basketball teams will kick off the 2009-10 basketball season with Midnight Mayhem, Friday, Oct. 16, following the volleyball match against USC in Bohler Gym.
Returning to Pullman after a brief hiatus, Midnight Mayhem helps usher in the new basketball season on the first official day of practice. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Cougar fans are encouraged to attend the volleyball team's match against USC which begins at 7 p.m. Currently ranked 25th in the country, the Cougars hold a 14-1 overall record and are 3-1 in Pacific-10 Conference play.
WSU men's head coach Ken Bone and women's head coach June Daugherty will be on hand to address the crowd and introduce the teams. The women's team will compete in a 3-point contest, while the men will partake in a dunk contest followed by a scrimmage. Following the scrimmage, this season's men's and women's basketball posters will be available and both teams will be on hand to sign autographs. The event wraps up around 11:15 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for Midnight Mayhem, but free food is available in PEB following the volleyball match for those who arrive early. Any students interested, who haven't done so already, will have the opportunity to sign up to become a member of the ZZU Cru at Midnight Mayhem.