Orignially, rapper Tone Loc, a cast member from "Jersey Shore" and an act from "America's Got Talent" were all fans had to look forward too in addition to the men's and women's basketball teams for the Syracuse University Midnight Madness.
The rapper has since gotten into legal trouble for domestic violence and modern up-comer Meek Mill is in; the girl from the television show is apparently not coming, leaving us with just the acrobatic act from the reality show to pair with the relatively unknown rapper. That is until the week of the event, when multiple stories flooded the internet detailing how people with actual ties to the university were set to attend the event. Not just your everyday alums, either.
The Post-Standard reports that SU basketball legends including Derrick Coleman, Hakim Warrick, Billy Owens, Pearl Washington, John Wallace, Donte Greene, Jonny Flynn, Wes Johnson, Roosevelt Bouie, Andy Rautins and Donte Greene will compete in a scrimmage. If that wasn't good enough, the Syracuse Athletic Department announced on Tuesday that NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony – arguably the most famous former Orange – is scheduled to attend the event as well.
Tickets, although free, have gone fast but fans can catch the event on ESPNU or online at ESPN3.com.