Oct. 9, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Mackey Madness is back and is the one event that you will not want to miss this year. The madness gets started with the No. 18 Purdue volleyball team taking on No. 20 Wisconsin, followed by the first practice of the year for the men's and women's basketball teams. It all happens Friday, October 17 in Mackey Arena. Admission will be free for all fans and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors will open at 5 p.m. ET.
Bring your Boilermaker spirit as portions of the Mackey Madness event will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.
Mackey Madness begins at 6 p.m. when the 18th-ranked Purdue volleyball team takes on No. 20 Wisconsin. Be sure to arrive early for great seats and witness the excitement of Big Ten volleyball.
The men's and women's basketball teams will sign autographs from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the entrances of Mackey Arena. The 2008-09 basketball posters and schedule cards will be available or fans can bring their own item, but everyone will be limited to one item per person for autographs.
Witness spectacular dunks by the Boilermaker basketball players in the dunk contest. Five players will participate in the preliminary round with the top two scores advancing to the final round.
The Boilermaker men and women will team up for a three-point shooting competition. Four men and four women will join forces to compete for bragging rights as the best shooter in Old Gold and Black.
Both the men's and women's teams will have a 10 minute intrasquad scrimmage to give fans a sneak peek at the Purdue basketball squads. Help us welcome the seven Purdue freshmen, three men and four women, as they take the floor for the first time as Boilermakers.
Keep your eyes on the court to make sure you don't miss any of the special performances scheduled to entertain the crowd throughout the evening. Get there early and stay late.
Coaches vs. Cancer
Join the Boilermakers in the fight against cancer. Special t-shirts will be sold at Mackey Madness with $2 from each t-shirt sold going to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. T-shirts will be available in both black and pink and will sell for $18 at the merchandise stands located inside Mackey Arena.
Special Pricing on Concessions
It is fan appreciation night at the concession stands. Select items will be discounted as a thank you to all our Boilermaker fans for their loyal support. The great deals include $1 popcorn, $2 hotdogs and brats, $3 sodas in a 22 oz. souvenir cup and with the purchase of a $5 souvenir tub of popcorn, fans get a free theatre-size box of Raisinets.
Mackey Madness Timeline:
5 p.m. - Mackey Arena doors open
5 - 5:45 p.m. - Men's and women's basketball team autograph session
6 pm - Volleyball match - No. 18 Purdue vs. No. 20 Wisconsin
Following the volleyball match, the basketball activities will begin