Lights, Camera, MARQUETTE MADNESS!!!

MILWAUKEE, October 5 - The day Marquette basketball fans have been awaiting for over six months is just around the corner as the men's and women's teams get set to tip-off their 2006-07 seasons with Marquette Madness, Friday, October 13 at the Al McGuire Center. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this highly anticipated, free event of contests, giveaways and basketball.

MILWAUKEE, October 5 - The day Marquette basketball fans have been awaiting for over six months is just around the corner as the men's and women's teams get set to tip-off their 2006-07 seasons with Marquette Madness, Friday, October 13 at the Al McGuire Center. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this highly anticipated, free event of contests, giveaways and basketball.

All fans are invited to meet, greet and collect autographs from the men's and women's coaches and players, and former MU basketball greats, and participate in contests in both the Kasten and main gyms beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone in attendance will receive a Marquette Madness t-shirt and team poster sponsored by Famous Dave¹s.

ESPN Radio's Steve "Homer" True will inaugurate the event at 8:00 p.m., followed by introductions of the men's and women's players and coaching staffs.

One lucky fan will be selected to participate in Marquette basketball's version of the hit NBC television show Deal or No Deal, and will have the opportunity to win a $1500 travel voucher, $1,000 Apple Computer coupon, $750 Visa card or one of many other great prizes.

The highlight of the evening will be men's basketball's dunk contest, three-point contest and scrimmage.

All the action can be heard live, on gomarquette.com, as True will be joined by Jim McIlvaine to broadcast the event. "Homer" will start the day's events with a live broadcast of his show, from The Al, from 3-6 p.m., followed by the live show of Steve Haywood, from 6-7 p.m.

The 2006-07 season marks the 90th year of men's basketball for Marquette University. Throughout the season, Marquette will commemorate the rich and storied tradition of the men's program through its communications and marketing efforts, publications and events. Highlights include the all class reunion on January 13, Dwyane Wade's jersey retirement ceremony on February 3, and recognition of the 1977 National Championship Team on March 3. Since 1916, Marquette men's basketball has been a model for success, integrity, dedication and commitment. The program is a source of pride for the university, its fans, students and alumni.

Marquette basketball season tickets are on sale now. Full season packages are available for as little as $180, to get in on the excitement call (414) 288-GOMU (4668) or long on to www.gomarquette.com.


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