Oct. 6, 2010
Madison, Wis. - For the first time since 1998, the men's basketball team returns to the historic UW Field House to host "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 later that evening.
Celebrate Wisconsin basketball by watching the team gear-up for this year's campaign during the first official practice of the year. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 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.
|Field House Madness
The Badgers return to the UW Field House for the first time since 1998 for Saturday's season tip-off event, Field House Madness. Doors open at 2 p.m., with the team's scrimmage at 2:30 p.m.
• Admission: Free (enter Gate B)
• Promotions: Autographs, free t-shirts courtesy Big Ten Network, prize giveaways
• UW Students: Free pizza, $500 Best Buy gift card drawing, season ticket giveaway
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 that football event parking regulations are in effect during the basketball event. Due to the evening's football game, lots near the UW Field House/Camp Randall Stadium will be staffed beginning at 8 a.m. In order to park in nearby lots, fans attending the basketball event must have a parking permit valid for the football game that evening. Permits are sold out.
There will be a second free basketball event for fans unable to make it Saturday. Mark your calendar for the annual Men's Basketball Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 24 at the Kohl Center. The team will participate in the asnnual Red and White Scrimmage beginning at 1 p.m. Following the intra-squad match up, fans will have the opportunity to get photos and autographs of their favorite Badger coaches and players. Admission and parking are free.