Iowa State’s rendition of Midnight Madness, called “Hilton Madness,” will take place in mid-October.
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“Hilton Madness” will take place on Saturday, October 18th, at 6:00 PM Central time. Obviously, the event takes place at Hilton Coliseum. Get to know the entire team and witness the hanging of the NCAA tournament banners from last season. There will also be a dunk and 3-point shooting contest amongst the players.
Admission is free. Doors will open about a half hour beforehand. Fans are invited to stick around and watch the Iowa State-Texas football game after the event. During that time, fans can also get some autographs.
Here’s the full schedule courtesy of the Cyclones official athletic website.
"5:30 p.m. Doors Open to the Public– South, Lower West and North Doors6:00 p.m. Hilton Madness Begins– Team Introductions– 2013-14 NCAA Tournament Banners– 3-Point Shooting Competition– Dunk Contest7:00 p.m. Football Game Watch– Iowa State vs. Texas displayed on videoboard7:30 p.m. Autograph Session Begins (in Johnny’s)– The line for the autograph session will form along the inner-concourse (diagram)."
Midnight Madness is an event that was started up by ESPN to give fans of the schools with rich basketball tradition to get excited for the season besides just watching them crush a Division III opponent in exhibition. It’s a great idea that thankfully won’t be taking place in the middle of the night.
There’s no official announcement that the event will be shown on Cyclones.tv. However, for those that don’t have Mediacom and don’t want to spend $10 to see the game against Texas, this is the best way to do it.