On Campus: Oct. 15 Weekend Visitors

Practices begin this weekend on college campuses. Many schools elect to host either "Midnight Madness" or elaborate opening night ceremonies. As usual, a ton of recruits will be on the move this weekend.

The NCAA, in a move to be user friendly for fans, has allowed colleges hosting "Midnight Madness" festivities, to begin practice 3 hours earlier than the usual 12:01.

Schools use this weekend differently. Some programs elect not to have elaborate celebrations and just tip it off with a practice on Saturday. Those proograms often to prefer bring smaller numbers of recruits onto campus thus giving them more personal attention.

Other programs, like Kentucky, invite 20,000 people into their arena for a big party. Typically, a gathering of elite players follow the crowd.

For many schools, the weekend and hype that comes with it, is a great opportunity to bring recruits onto campus and show off your program.

Kansas has been a leader in festivities for a long time. This year, Bill Self has quite a crew in Lawrence. Leading the way is Sherron Collins and junior Cole Aldrich.

Arizona has a strong contingent of youngsters in Tucson and the Big Ten has big prospect parties planned at Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Michigan!

DePaul's "Extreme Madness" apparently is an underclassmen only party. Plenty of young kids from the state are in town.

However, the best place to be this weekend has got to be South Ben where the No. 1 Trojans roll into town. Three strong prospects will be on hand!


  • Illinois
    • Eric Gordon (2007, 10/14)
    • Mike Tisdale (2007)
    • Derrick Rose (2007)
    • Bill Cole (2007)
  • DePaul
    • Matthew Humphrey (2008)
    • Josh Crittle (2008)
    • Tyler Storm (2008)
    • Michael Thompson (2007)
    • Johnathan Montgomery (2007)
    • Jeremy Montgomery (2007)
    • Jacob Pullen (2007)
  • Texas A&M
  • Marquette
    • Chas McFarland, Marquette
    • Korie Lucious (2008)
    • Keaton Nankovil (2007)
    • Bryan Brown (2008)
    • Scott Christopherson (2007)
  • North Carolina


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