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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Snoop Dogg at Northwestern Midnight Madness Tonight- Fo Schizzle Dizzle

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Pour out some gin and juice! For rizeal, the most famous resident of the LBC, Snoop D-O-double G, is coming to Evanston to officially open izup Northwestern Wildcat Basketball season.

Fans are invited to be in the hizzle for SPAC on Friday, Oct. 15 5:30 p.m. to check out the teams at the inaugural Friday Night Hoops. Meet the team, hear from the coaches, watch the players scrimmage, judge the dunk contest and be a part of the action. The event is free and open to the public.

And Later that evening in Welsh-Ryan Arena, A&O Productions proudly presents Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi for the A&O Blowout 2010. Tickets go on sale online for $15 for Northwestern undergraduates this Friday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. on the Norris Box Office online system.

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