Marquette Madness Tips Off 2015-16 Season Oct. 9

Marquette Madness always brings a capacity crowd to the Al.
Oct. 5, 2015

Marquette University men’s and women’s basketball fans will get their first look at the 2015-16 teams on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. when the programs host the annual Marquette Madness event in the Al McGuire Center.

Admission is free, but capacity in the 3,700-seat arena is limited. Fans may begin to start lining up at 3 p.m. and doors to the Al McGuire Center will open at 6:30 p.m. Those in possession of a wristband, which will begin to be distributed at 4:30 p.m., will earn entrance not only to Madness, but also the free Blue & Gold Fund Block Party across the street from the Al.

While wristbands are not required for entrance to the block party, they will be mandatory for access to Madness. All seating in general admission, but only Gold wristbands will be allowed in the lower bowl and Blue wristbands provide a seat in the upper level.

Golden Eagle fans not able to attend the event will be able to watch live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. in the Southeast Wisconsin market, courtesy of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (available on channel 32 and HD channel 1332 on Time Warner Cable systems). Dennis Krause and JP Cadorin will host the broadcast, which will include exclusive content, including interviews with players and other special guests. The program will feature multiple replay appearances, beginning with 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.

The inaugural Blue & Gold Fund Block Party opens its doors at 4:30 p.m. and features live music, player autograph sessions (no post-Madness opportunities), complimentary snacks, pay-as-you-go food options, cash bar (open through conclusion of Madness) and appearances by head coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger. For those fans who choose to watch Marquette Madness from the block party, a large video wall will feature the TWC SportsChannel broadcast.

Highlights of Friday night’s activities include:

  • Free T-shirts (distributed in the arena)
  • Free men’s and women’s schedule posters
  • Team introduction videos and scrimmages
  • Dunk competition and student contests
  • Live 540 ESPN broadcast from 3-6 p.m.
  • Meijer student giveaways including TV, FitBits and gift cards
  • 2 Green Bay Packers tickets, courtesy of The Marq

 

 

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