Maryland hosts “Madness” event Friday at Comcast Center

October 12, 2012 | WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The celebration of Maryland Madness, which tips off the new season of basketball at Comcast Center, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will present a special one-hour program, Maryland Madness presented by Wendy’s, on Friday, Oct. 12. The show will air live on CSN Plus at 7:30 p.m. with an encore at 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet following the network’s live coverage of the Terps’ men’s soccer game at Duke (7 p.m.).

Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of Maryland Madness will be highlighted by introductions of the 2012-13 Terps’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with head coaches Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese, and their team scrimmages. The event, which was first held 41 years ago, will also feature the unveiling of the teams’ new Under Armour uniforms.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free. No tickets are required and seating is first-come, first-served.

The evening includes a student dunk contest, – which will be judged by former Terps football players Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Josh Wilson and former basketball players Walt Williams, Juan Dixon and Dave Neal (subject to change) – and a performance by the Maryland Gymkana Troupe.

Students can register for the student dunk contest and vote on the best returning Terrapin dunker at, the official fan site of Maryland basketball. Free t-shirts will be given away to the first 4,000 students in attendance and the winner of the student dunk contest will be awarded with free books for the school year.

Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Rob Carlin will lead the network’s coverage live from Comcast Center in College Park, Md. He will be joined by former Terrapins star Christy Winters Scott and men’s radio analyst Chris Knoche, who also contributes to the network’s Terps coverage on and

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