Oct. 2, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- UT Arlington Athletics is hosting the 2013 Maverick Madness on Thursday, Oct. 17 at College Park Center. Maverick Madness is the official tipoff to the 2013-14 season for the Mavericks' men's and women's basketball programs and the university's Movin' Mavs Wheelchair team.
Doors to College Park Center open at 6:30 p.m. with a full slate of activities, including a number of contests and performances, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. This is the first opportunity for UTA fans and students to meet the men's and women's teams before they embark on their first season in the Sun Belt Conference.
Contests for UTA students include a chance to win a $5,000 by making a half court shot and $2,500 by making a series of three shots (layup, free throw and a 3-pointer) in 20 seconds. UT Arlington students can get a raffle ticket for these contests at the event.
The evening will also feature a performance by AcroDunk, a high-flying aerial dunk team that performs at NBA arenas throughout the year and who has appeared on America’s Got Talent. Following their appearance on the show, judge Piers Morgan said “one of the most extraordinary acts I've seen on a live show on America's Got Talent. You are brilliant, exciting, dynamic and creative. I could watch you again right now!”
Contests for the general public include the possibility to win free season tickets, tickets to the men's basketball Homecoming game against Cleveland State, and the opportunity to travel with the team to a select road game.
Admission is free to Maverick Madness. UTA students who are, or who purchase the All-Sports Pass ($25) at Maverick Madness can also enjoy the free food and beverages while supplies last. Free t-shirts and other items will also be given away.
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