Sept. 24, 2010
Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin men’s basketball team will host two free events for basketball fans of all ages in October. The series includes a return to the UW Field House with “Wisconsin Basketball Field House Madness” and the annual Men’s Basketball Family Fun Day at the Kohl Center.
For the first time since 1998, the men’s basketball team returns to the historic UW Field House with “Wisconsin Basketball Field House Madness” presented by the University Book Store. The season tip-off event begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 prior to the Wisconsin football game vs. Ohio State at 6 p.m. that evening.
Celebrate Wisconsin basketball by watching the team gear-up for this year’s campaign during the first official practice of the year. There will be a team scrimmage, interactive contests, giveaways, and more. UW students will have a chance at winning a $500 Best Buy gift card and enjoy free pizza, while supplies last. One lucky fan will win a pair of season tickets for the 2010-11 season. In addition, there will be free t-shirts provided by the Big Ten Network, and other great prize giveaways throughout the day. Plus, the team will be available for autographs at the conclusion of the event.
Admission is free and fans are asked to enter Gate B of the UW Field House. Fans should take note of parking regulations in effect during the basketball event. Due to that evening’s football game, lots near the UW Field House/Camp Randall Stadium will be staffed beginning at 8 a.m. Fans attending the basketball event must have a parking permit valid for the football game that evening. Permits are sold out.
The second event in the series is the annual Men’s Basketball Family Fun Day. Join the team on Sunday, October 24 at 1 p.m. at the Kohl Center when the Badgers square-off for the Red and White Scrimmage. Following the intra-squad match up, fans will have the opportunity to get photos and autographs of their favorite Badger coaches and players. Admission is free.
Mark your calendars now for “Wisconsin Basketball Field House Madness” on October 16 and the annual Men’s Basketball Family Fun Day on October 24.