Oct. 5, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's annual Midnight Madness event to tip-off the 2010-11 basketball season will be held on Friday, Oct. 15. Spartan fans will have the opportunity to be a part of a banner ceremony as Michigan State will raise the 2010 Final Four banner to the rafters. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the 2010 Big Ten and Final Four trophies. Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The event begins with autographs for Spartan fans on the Breslin Center concourse. The formal program will begin at 10:30 p.m. and feature the introduction of the men's and women's basketball teams. The evening will also include promotional giveaways and performances by the Spartan Marching Band, Michigan State cheerleaders, MSU dance team and Sparty. The evening will include a slam-dunk contest and conclude with the men's basketball team playing on the court.