Purdue Basketball Exhibition Game Doubling as Halloween Costume Night

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The first Purdue Boilermakers exhibition game of the 2011-12 college basketball season is set for the day after Halloween. Therefore, the athletic department is encouraging hoops fans to retain Halloween costumes for one more day and wear them to Mackey Arena on November 1st, when the Boilermakers take on Northern State.

I predict that when the crowd shows up you’ll think “wow I didn’t know Purdue had such a large naughty nursing school within the university.”

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College Basketball Officially Begins Tonight

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345 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams begin their journey on the road they hope will culminate at the Final Four, as official practices will be conducted all across the country this weekend.

Many teams and their fans will gather across the country in arenas late Friday night to celebrate Midnight Madness, the annual celebration that marks the start to the season.  Practices are permitted to begin after 5 p.m. Friday.

A Snoop Dogg Concert accompanies Northwestern’s event this evening.

ESPNU will televise its Midnight Madness special featuring extensive whip-around coverage from top college basketball programs around the nation Friday at 9 p.m. ET.  Coverage will focus on several men’s programs including defending national champion Duke, as well as Kentucky, Memphis, Gonzaga, Kansas State and St. John’s. (No doubt because former ESPN personality Steve Lavin is now leading the program).

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