Midnight Madness Ushers in Basketball Season Tonight in Wieden Gym

PRESQUE ISLE, ME (11-2-11) -- The term "Midnight Madness" has become synonymous with the official "beginning" of the college basketball season all over the nation.  Tonight the University of Maine-Presque Isle men's and women's basketball teams will be unveiled to the public at 7:30pm in Weiden Gym on the UMPI campus.  Doors will open at 7:00pm and the event is scheduled to go until 9:00pm.

The first 100 students to walk through the doors will get commemorative "Midnight Madness" t-shirts.

The interactive event will not only introduce this year's Owls but also feature selected fans taking part in free throw and three-point contests.  There will be a scrimmage between current UMPI students vs. UMPI faculty and staff.  The men's and women's teams will also take part in 10-minute inter-squad scrimmages.

The men's and women's teams will play in their first game of the season on Tuesday November 15th when they travel to Maine Maritime Academy.