JACKSON - The Jackson State University Division of Athletics will help kick the 2013 homecoming activities by holding its second annual JSU Basketball Madness on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (AAC) on the JSU main campus. The doors open at 7 pm and the event starts at 8 pm.
The night will offer JSU fans a first look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams. In addition, the event (which is free to the public) will include fun, games, a slam dunk contest, a three-point shootout, an alumni game and will conclude with a fireworks show that will take place behind the AAC.
JSU will hold its second Basketball Madness as a way to show appreciation for fans and students, as admission is free to the public and all concessions will be sold for $1. The event also helps the JSU basketball programs generate early excitement for the upcoming season.
Other features of the night will include:
* Introduction of the JSU Women's & Men's Basketball Teams
* Women's Basketball Three Point Contest
* Men's BasketballSlam Dunk Contest
* JSU Alumni Men's Basketball Game
* Honoring Legends of the Game - Coach Paul Covington & Coach Andrew Pennington
* JSU Sonic Boom of the South & J-Settes Performances
* JSU Cheerleaders & Tiger Mascot Performances
* Hamburger Eating Competition
* Greek Letter Organizations Step & Stroll Off
* Tiger Force Skills Competition sponsored by JSU Veterans Affairs Center
* Clash of the Classes Tug Of War Competition sponsored by Allstate Insurance
* The Ronald McDonald House Charities
* The JSU Fan Experience - "Form A Line" Dance sponsored by The Student Government Association
* Face Painting
* Concessions - Everything is $1.00 sponsored by Blue Bengals Athletics Association
* Gift Cards & Prizes give aways
* JSU Basketball Season Ticket Sales - Basketball at JSU is "More Than A Game"
For more information about JSU Basketball Madness 2013, call Mr. Reginald Johnson at 601-979-2420.