Memphis Madness Schedule Announced
Oct. 13, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - Memphis Madness is just over 48 hours away, and fans can start making plans for that evening as the schedule of events was released Wednesday afternoon.
Doors for Memphis Madness open at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, but the festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on the outdoor plaza of FedExForum with Rockasaurus Rex performing. When the doors open at 6:30 p.m. (CT), the Tigers will greet fans entering the arena by signing autographs, while the women's squad holds an open practice on the court.
Team autographs will begin at 6:45 p.m. The format for team autographs has changed. In order to accommodate autographs for more fans, the men's basketball team will be split into four different locations on the FedExForum Plaza level. As fans enter the Grand Lobby, they will receive a colored ticket for one of the four tables from the FEF Greeters. The voucher is good for one autograph from the Tigers at the corresponding table. No personalized autographs or photographs are allowed in order to keep the lines moving and to allow as many fans as possible to obtain a Tiger autograph before the autograph session ends at 7:20 p.m.
The Memphis women's squad introductions are scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. (CT) start, to be followed by a short set of drills.
After an 8 p.m. performance by Yo Gotti, the men's basketball team will be introduced at approximately 8:20 p.m.
A dunk contest and three-point shooting challenge are scheduled shortly after the introductions. The night's festivities conclude with the Tigers going through a scrimmage until about 9:30 p.m.
A reminder to all Tiger fans not able to attend Memphis Madness in person that the night's festivities will be live streamed on All-Access via the Memphis athletics web site at gotigersgo.com. Fans can watch Memphis Madness for free, but will need to register. Jeff Brightwell serves as the host for the live stream of Memphis Madness on Memphis Tiger Vision (UMTV). Parts of the night's event will also be televised on ESPNU.
The following are the highlights of Friday's Memphis Madness schedule (all times are approximate):
6:00 p.m. - Rockasaurus Rex plays on the Plaza