The Madness is about to begin

We're about 5 minutes out from the start of Field House Madness, and it's a who's who of Wisconsin basketball history inside the UW Field House.

The current Badgers squad has been split in two, with associate head coach Greg Gard and former Badger Michael Finley coaching the White team and assistant coach Gary Close and former Badger head coach John Erickson handling the coaching duties for the Red team.

In addition to the dignitaries on the benches, the event has also brought out former players Joe Chrnelich, Dick Cable, Rick Olson, Tim Valentyn and Jason Bohannon. Then there's the ESPN tandem of Scott Van Pelt and Madison resident Andy North. The crew from ESPNU Road Trip is also in the house to grab some video.

The scrimmage will consist of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. There will be scheduled timeouts at the 10- and 5-minute marks of both halves to facilitate some of the many contests -- including a shooting contest with new assistant coach Lamont Paris -- and giveaways planned for the day.

We'll have updates as the scrimmage progresses.
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