Mountaineer Madness to Tip Off Basketball Season

Men's Basketball
By Katie Kane for
October 04, 2011 04:04 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia men’s and women’s basketball programs will tip off the 2011-12 season with Mountaineer Madness presented by Coke Zero, Friday, Oct. 14 at the WVU Coliseum.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the on-court portion of the program to start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Women’s coach Mike Carey and men’s coach Bob Huggins will each address the crowd and the players for the upcoming season will be introduced, along with the raising of the NCAA Tournament banners for each team. The men’s team will compete in a slam dunk contest and scrimmage. The event will conclude with a one-hour autograph session, with all players and coaches available on the court.

The women’s team officially opened practice, Sunday, Oct. 2, while the men’s team will begin practice on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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