Maroon Madness Right Around The Corner

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State University basketball fans will have their first opportunity to preview the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog basketball teams Friday, Oct. 11, as MSU will showcase both teams during 'Maroon Madness' at Humphrey Coliseum. Admission is free, and the Coliseum doors are set to open at 10:30 p.m.

As part of an eventful Homecoming weekend of activities on the Mississippi State campus, Friday's basketball festivities are slated to begin at 10:30 p.m., with both reigning NCAA Tournament teams set to sign autographs on the concourse level of the Coliseum.

Also prior to midnight, coach Sharon Fanning's Lady Bulldogs will be introduced, while members of the team, including three-time Kodak All-American LaToya Thomas and all-SEC standout Tan White, are expected to participate in some competitive drills. Coach Rick Stansbury's 2002-03 Bulldogs - the defending SEC Tournament champions - will then take part in a 20-minute scrimmage shortly after midnight to signal the official start of collegiate basketball practice.

Exhibition basketball competition begins next month at MSU's Humphrey Coliseum, with the Lady Bulldogs taking on the Houston Jaguars on Friday, Nov. 8, while the Bulldogs will play host to BWB of California the following day (Saturday, Nov. 9).

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