COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland athletics department announced Thursday that the 2016 Maryland Madness will be held on Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. in XFINITY Center.
Maryland Madness will be the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of the 2016-17 Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Terrapin men and women will also be unveiling new 2016-17 Under Armour uniforms. In addition, the Maryland volleyball team will host Big Ten foe Iowa on XFINITY Center’s main court at 6 p.m
Doors will open at 5 p.m., as fans are encouraged to attend the Maryland volleyball team’s match prior to Maryland Madness.
Admission to the evening’s activities is free (no ticket required) and seating is first-come, first-serve.
The idea of Maryland Madness, which is celebrated in some fashion by teams all across the country, actually originated on the campus of the University of Maryland. Then-Maryland men’s basketball coach Lefty Driesell invited fans to an open practice on Oct. 15, 1971, to celebrate the beginning of the season, calling the event “Midnight Madness.”
Run of Show:
– Doors Open, 5 p.m.
– Volleyball: Iowa at Maryland, 6:00 p.m. – XFINITY Center Main Floor
– Maryland Madness begins, 8:00 p.m.
– Women’s Basketball team introductions, 8:10 p.m.
– Men’s Basketball team introductions, 8:30 p.m.
Fans are reminded that a new clear bag policy will be in effect for the upcoming 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season at XFINITY Center.