BRISTOL, Tenn. – Midnight Madness is coming back to King College and will make its grand reentry to campus on Monday, Oct. 15. The event, held in the Student Center Complex gymnasium, will begin at 10:30 p.m. Midnight Madness is an event that will bring students, faculty, and staff from all over King’s main campus to celebrate all 24 varsity athletic programs while preparing for the upcoming winter sports season.
Date: Monday, Oct. 15
When: 10: 30 p.m.
Where: Student Center Complex gymnasium
The program for Midnight Madness will begin promptly at 10:30 p.m. when the first of three sets of King’s 24 teams will be introduced and recognized for their successes over the past season. The event will be broken up into three segments with special activities for attendees to watch and participate in.
The defending Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champion King men’s basketball team will display their talents first with a 5-on-5 scrimmage to showcase the new and returning talent that will help attempt a repeat of their 2012 NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. The Lady Tornado team will engage in a three-point shooting exhibition similar to a professional basketball all-star format competition.
Students, faculty, and staff can have their hand in the event when up to four lucky people will be selected to participate in a whiffle ball home run derby, highlighted by a special guest hurler and slugger from the King baseball team. For your chance to contend to be the No. 1 challenger to take on a select Tornado Baseball player and win a King Tornado t-shirt, make your presence known with loud cheers and unmistakable King Tornado spirit at the event!
After performances from both the King Cheer and Dance squads, the men’s basketball team will retake the floor and put on an exciting and rim-rattling slam dunk exhibition to warm up the buckets inside the Student Center gymnasium. The event will conclude when a collection of coaches and staff members engage in a big-time trike race up and down the floor to see who pedals the fastest. Be warned, the last time these tricycles were brought out the competitive juices among the coaches flowed freely when competition mixed with entertainment for a good show seen by all!
Midnight Madness is open to all King students, faculty, and staff. It will be held inside the Student Center gymnasium and begin at 10:30 p.m. Total time for the program is expected to be no more than 90 minutes.